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Saturday, August 16, 2008

Gifts from Afar

I am constantly amazed by the generosity of the bloggers I have met in the short time I've been reading and writing on this new (at least to me) world wide virtual bulletin board. I recently received two gifts from women I met here and have come to admire and enjoy on a regular basis.

Mary Jane at Blind Pig and the Acorn had a giveaway recently and I won! Look at this darling angel - she's sitting in my kitchen with my antique egg baskets guarding the eggs. Oops, the lemons. Those are lemons in the basket. Fake lemons because I don't have any fake eggs. That's beside the point - you gotta' love this angel. I've named her Abigail Angel and I love to see her there watching over my kitchen. Thank you so much Mary Jane - she is very special.













And Liz at Kentucky Bound sent me this Debbie Mumm book Country Settings. She wasn't using it and wanted it to have a good home. I wish I had her spirit of generosity! It has some great patterns in it but I especially like one that has barns on it and the one you can see on the cover that has tea cups on it. Those two have gone on my "I wanta' make this next" list which just seems to get longer with every book I see or blog I read.

To both of these ladies I say thank you - for the gifts and for the generosity and love you share with others. I hope that I can follow your example and be a friend to all those who drop in to visit my blog, and perhaps share a little laughter and a little wisdom and a little encouragement with each one. May God bless and keep you in His loving arms.

10 comments:

Adrienne said...

What nice gifts from your sweet blog friends. Liz has blessed me with her generosity and it touched my heart. She even included a little something for my dear little mother when she sent my package. The way blogging has changed my life amazes me. I have so many wonderful new friends, as do you. ~Adrienne~

Catherine said...

Two lovely gift....very special people!! I know what you mean about to do lists....mine is forever growing too!! Have a nice day, Cathyxx

Juri said...

I just stopped by your blog and have really enjoyed reading some of your past posts!! I am still smiling over the trip "back to the future"...and your vision of our trips to the gynecologist's office!!! I just love your kitchen angel!! What wonderful gifts from your friends!!!

Juri

Teresa said...

Lucky you to receive such nice gifts in the mail. Debbie Mumm in one of my favorite designers and the book looks interesting. Always lots of good ideas in her books.

Your checkerboard and rails quilt is marvelous. I just love the graphic design of this quilt and the teal and brown fabrics. It will be interesting to see how it is quilted - are you going to make any suggestions to the long arm quilter?

osagebluffquilter said...

What a great start to the week you have....winning Blind Pig and the acorns give away, plus the Debbie Mumm book. Those tea cups would look so cute in floral fabric. Your blog always makes me smile. We have a lot in common with sewing and the"grandkids". Enjoy the great weather....we even turned our AC off.
Osagebluffquilter

Dawn said...

Oh, my! What wonderful gifts to receive ~~ you are right ~~ we all admire the generosity of blogirl-friends.

elaine @ peace for the journey said...

When Liz got ready to move, she sent my son a huge box of legos! You're right...she's so generous. Blogland has birthed a bevy a generous people in my opinion. When I think about how stale my life was even 7 months ago...

I shudder. I would have missed a great deal had I not taken the steps toward this wild aventure...including having you as one of my regular visits.

Thanks for always blessing my heart. You're a treasure, friend.

peace~elaine

Connie W said...

So cool! Love 'em.

Salem Stitcher said...

I love the angel. Blind Pig & the Acorn is one of my favorite places to visit.

Your quilt in your last post is gorgeous!!

Tipper said...

Thank you for the shout out and for the blessings. The Angel looks like I painted it to go right there! It just looks perfect. I never know if folks will like them or not-but its wonderful to know you do!!