July 17, 2010

It All Started With An Acorn...

Imagine my glee as I opened a package from
Debbie at Mosaic Magpie
to find all these wonderful gifts! Debbie had told me that she had a little
surprise for me, and that she also wanted to make an ATC for me...only
her second one ever...but, I never expected everything else she added!
Shell...Can you see all the sweet bunnies Debbie sent my way?
Look! Here's the sweetest little acorn cookie cutter!
Debbie also included laces, those bunny embroideries, a charm
and more ephemera that I just can't wait to use!
Debbie, dear. I love your ATC! It's so cute and clever and PERFECT!
I'm sure you're gonna be hooked on making and sharing your artwork.
I know I'm thrilled to have a piece from you, and the acorn and "extras"
are all over-the-top generous! I so appreciate your thoughtfulness.
Your artist trading card will be on its way Monday!
You are truly a blessing and I'm very grateful for you and your gifts.

All those wonderful goodies - and then another package arrived
from Canada. I'd had an alert that this was on its way, but I
really had nooooo idea! I was just giddy with anticipation.
As Mum taught me, I opened the card first and read the message...
it was from Margaret B of The French Bear!
I had sent her a gift of one of my knitted Bead Fringe Scarves and
she said she was going to send a little somethingone my way.
I have to admit, I was curious and just wanted to tear open the
beautiful wrapping...but I carefully undid the ribbons and bows to reveal......Friends, I'd like to introduce you to "Nutmeg".
This sweet thang has jointed legs, soft white pads
and
The. Sweetest. Face.
MUAH!
And, when I straightened up her tie, I found a tiny
acorn charm hanging around her neck!
Margaret, I promise that Nutmeg will hold court in a place of
honor in the studio. I love her and will care for her forever.
A thoughtful and beautiful gift from the hands of my Canadian friend.
Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

And to think, these wonderful gifts all started with an acorn - The mighty oaks, the talented and strong women who I call friends. Not just those in today's post, but all the friends I've made here in Blogland. My heart is full because of you.

PS. I finished the quilt top last night!! I'll take photos to share with you this week. Once I put the backing together, I'll be taking it to Harbor Heights to machine quilt everything together! woo hoo!

18 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Tracy Suzanne said...

Hi Donna! What a wonderful package indeed. I know you felt so blessed to receive so a caring and creative package from Debbie. Everything is beautiful including your words about the mighty oaks these blogging acorns have created.

Love you, Tracy :)

Diane said...

There must be something in the air...I just made an acorn pillow and I collect them too...and I find little oak seedlings in our garden from the tree in our neighbor's garden, planted by busy squirrels!
Everything you received is beautiful and that Debbie is going to be hooked! You're right!
Diane

Blissfull ATC swap said...

Donna,
Thank you for your kind words. You are such an encouragement to me and an inspiration to so many. You were the first to tell me I would be hooked on the ATC's...and you were right. I am honored to call you friend.
Debbie

Michelle May said...

Oh boy oh boy! What fantastic presents! (yes, the bunnies caught my eye on the thumbnail photo on my blog) hee,hee, hee.
Mag's told me she mailed your bear. I've been dying to see it! Nutmeg is truly gorgeous! She makes such beautiful things.
Fun! Fun! Fun!
You had the best mail day!

Suzann said...

So many lovely goodies. How exciting!!

Jane said...

Hi Donna,
What wonderful blogland friends. The gifts you received were just amazing and the fact that they were handmade especially for you makes them so special!
Jane

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Oh, Donna, what beautiful treasures you have received!!

That little Nutmeg is absolutely precious!!!

xxoo

The French Bear said...

Dee, I am so glad Nutmeg arrived safe and sound. I love the acorn cookie cutter...and the bunnies. Until I met you I never knew what an ATC card was, I love them, I little piece of an artist to remember them by, so sweet...Debbie's card is adorable!
Happy sunday!
Hugs,
Mags

Carol said...

Hi Donna
As I read this post, I was thinking how much you are loved! I don't know you, but you have made a wonderful impression and given insperation to both those that do, and don't, know you well.

xx, Carol

Claudia said...

Your generous, giving spirit has drawn others to you with the same generous, creative spirit. How lovely! Such wondrous treats from your friends. I am such a fan of Margaret's bears - I can never resist a teddy bear.

Your acorns are indeed the seed of blessings galore.

xo
Claudia

Deb said...

What absolutely wonderful things to receive from your friends!

Lynn said...

Ohhhhhh you lucky girl, Nutmeg is adorable, and I know Margaret's work because we were partners in an Easter Swap and she made me the most beautiful bunny and chic, she is such a generous giving person :)
Your other gifts are so lovely too, it was a fun mail week for you.

DeeDee said...

lots and lots of lovelies...you lucky lady...your are blessed.

thanks for sharing and introducing nutmeg to us

Shirley said...

Your presents are so wonderful and I love Nutmeg. Margaret B is so talented and I love watching what she is working on next. It is so much fun. I am trying to catch up this afternoon before I go back to working on some new things. I have been visiting, but haven't always been able to leave a comment. Blogger wouldn't let me. It makes it a little discouraging that after you get it all typed, and then you couldn't post it. Have a great Sunday afternoon and I am looking forward to seeing your quilt. Your Missouri Friend.

Lady Farmer said...

All of your gifts are so lovely! And that bear is simply precious! I love the name and how special that she/he comes with an acorn pendant! Perfect for you! Aren't friends a blessing?

Stacey said...

Hi Donna. Nutmeg is precious and his acorn is perfect. So sweet. :)

Mary Helen-Art Saves Lives said...

This is absolutely the most delightful package..the acorn is a very special symbol...the mighty oak towers over us and shades us from the hot hot sun. Nutmeg is pretty awesome also :O)! Imagine and live in Peace. Mary Helen Fernandez Stewart

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Donna, you are such a positive, loving, giving woman, you can't help but attract the same from others. It's one of the laws of the universe! :-)

And I can't think of a nicer and more deserving gal!

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