July 8, 2010

Cherish Friends...

I received a package in the mail on Tuesday from Twyla and Lindsey of Two Crazy Crafters. I had entered their giveaway during the Mad Tea Party blog event. (Vanessa at A Fanciful Twist was the gracious hostess of the Mad Tea Party.) They were offering a beautiful tag made by Twyla's daughter, Lindsey...and I won!
They have a beautiful, vintage-flavored blog, and share their love of Barbie Dolls, vintage treasures and Twyla and Lindsey's handwork. I've become friends with them over the past year, and Twyla and I have exchanged gifts with each other over that time. When they notified me that I'd won their drawing, I expected an envelope which would contain the fabulous, magical Alice tag, but this was a box! Ohhhhhh, I love surprises!
Here is Lindsey's beautiful tag, which already has a spot of honor on my inspiration board in the studio. Lindsey works at a scrapbook store and regularly shares her talent for paper assembly on their blog. Thank you, Lindsey for such a lovely Alice keepsake! It's really a treasure!
I was so surprised to find a crocheted pincushion that Twyla made for me! Girlfriend, you know I love pincushions, and this one is perfect for the studio! It's on top of the pattern cabinet, along with the pincushions made by Dawn (The Feathered Nest) and Shell (The Raspberry Rabbits). I'm going to be using it, for sure, but for now, I'm going to look at it and remember the friend who created it for me.

Finally, the girls tucked the acorn tile (at the top of this post) into the box. Do these gals know me, or do these girls know me? I've hung the tile up in the studio and smile every time I look at the words that appear on it (Cherish Friends). I really do cherish all my friends. Thank you, Twyla and Lindsey.

P.S. This is a link to a few of the wedding photos taken of my cousin, Nate and his bride, Chelsea in Wisconsin last weekend. I'm so glad I was there!

Karly Jo Photography has a blog (My Picture Life) with lots of beautiful images of other photo shoots, but the photographer caught the essence of this couple perfectly!

I know that the albums she creates for them and their folks will be a real reminder of a perfect wedding on a beautiful day.

11 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Suzann said...

Such wonderful goodies to enjoy and treasure.

Vintage Sandy said...

Congratultions dear friend on your win what beautiful things they are...you really should sign up for the Silhouette cutting machine it's a great giveaway go now & do it!!!

Claudia said...

What thoughtful gifts! Those lovely bloggers know you indeed! I wonder how many acorn - themed treasures you have now? Maybe you can post about them sometime.


Faerie Moon Creations said...

Congratulations to you! The Mad Tea Party was so much fun. I visited with Twyla and Lindsey - their work is wonderful. :) Enjoy your new goodies AND the weekend! Theresa :)

Tins and Treasures said...

You are a lucky girl to receive such thoughtful gifts. Aren't blog friends the best?!

Have a fabulous Friday. ~Natalie

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Donna, we are so happy that you liked your surprises! Yes, we knew you loved acorns and I knew you loved pincushions. We were just so happy that you won. You are so dear to us. Your post was just beautiful and so sweet. Enjoy your weekend! Twyla

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Donna I love your gift that you received from Twyla and Lindsey. These are beautiful and I know you will enjoy them so much.
Glad you won!
Thank you so much for all you do for me especially the encouragement you so send my way so lovingly. What a sweetheart you are and thank you honey for being my friend.
I think of you often and hope your doing good.

House and Doll said...

Love the Alice card. Lovely blog xx

MosaicMagpie said...

I love the pincushion. That is so sweet. Where did they ever find that tile? So perfect for you.

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, Donna, what beautiful gifts you received. I really like that Alice in Wonderfland card!! I remember I used to have a lot of crocheted items but I've never seen a crocheted pin cushion, how sweet!!

Ohhh, I'd love to be able to have one of those new hoods over the stove but we have a small kitchen and there's no place else to put the microwave and I USE it a lot, LOL


Michelle May said...

Oooo! What wonderful presents! There is something so wonderful about getting presents in the mail!
Beautiful wedding photos too! Oh my gosh!


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