December 21, 2010

I Must Have Been Good...

Over the past week, the postman has been delivering the most wonderful surprises for me. I received a package with a familiar return address. Upon opening the wrapping from Michelle Palmer, I saw her enclosed gift note that told me the acorn trinkets were gifts from Marydon of The Blushing Rose!

My dear friend, Marydon. How thoughtful and generous of you to think of me at this time of year. Of course, you knew that Michelle's acorn charms would be perfect for me! I can't wait to create something beautiful with them. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.
A couple of weeks ago, I sent a birthday package to Terri Gordon of Designs by Terri Gordon. I never expected anything in return, so you can imagine my glee upon receiving a box in the mail from her. What could it be?

I carefully tore open the box to find the black and white diamond wrapping paper. Inside was this handcrafted piece from her.
She made the cone filled with creamy shred, embellished with an amber crystal at the bottom and wrapped in beautiful paper. Then she attached a key, beads and ribbons...
...and this sweet image embellished with laces and mounted onto a tag. She attached a wire so that I can hang it to display and enjoy. I am awestruck by this lady's talent!

Terri, my friend. You really didn't need to reciprocate for the birthday package, but I'M SO GLAD YOU DID! I love your creation and will treasure it. It's already hanging in the studio!
Last, but certainly not least, one of my very first blogging friends, Christina Jackson of iCandy sent a sweet, tiny box that was a gift in itself! She took a checkers playing piece -
star facing up, and glued it to the top of the box. She also glued a soft ribbon to the box for a little sheen. Then, she tied the top with a primitive stripe fabric strip. I was happy with the box, I tell you, but I thought I'd better check inside - just in case.
Look at the adorable, pearly charms that she tucked inside! I'm going to hang these beribboned, acorn charms above my sewing machine where I can just admire them for a while. I know I'll think of something to create with them, but for now, I'll look at them and smile at the gift my friend sent to me this Christmas.

All of these friends took time from their holiday preparations to think of me, and I'm tremendously grateful for their care and generosity. Really, I must have been good this year. Someone call Santa...please!


  1. Hi Donna, I couldn't sleep and it was almost time for the alarm to go off so I got up. You have received so many wonderful things so you definitely must have been good. Maybe Santa will hear you. Your Fezzik is growing and Kes has become more tolerable with him. The same way with Spot and Shorty, Spot is a blue healer and Shorty is a Corgi. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and beautiful weather. Merry Christmas to you and Handsome. Your Missouri Friend.

  2. Hey Miss Donna

    You certainly must have been a good have recieved such lovely gifts...which in return shows you have such lovely freinds...

    Happy Holidays...from my home to yours..

  3. Donna, you must have been a good girl this year :)!! You received some really beautiful gifts!

    Merry Christmas to you!

  4. Hello Donna, Oh you are so welcome, you were just so sweet to me. Please enjoy. I want to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas. Hugs, Terri

  5. What gorgeous treasures!!!
    Of course you were good, have you even been anything but? :-)

    Love ya, sweet friend!

  6. Donna, You Are Good! All these lovely gifts just prove how much we love you. Merry Christmas! Twyla

  7. Well of course you were...are... good! I can't think of one more deserving of displays of affection - you are such a wonderful presence on this wide world of blogging!!!

    Merry Christmas my friend!

  8. Such lovely gifts from treasured friends. Yes, you must have been very good. I think Santa already knows. Enjoy your days with merry mirth...

  9. Well, I am absolutely sure you have been good! What lovely presents from lovely friends. The blogging world is a generous, caring one, indeed.


  10. You have been a very good girl indeed! I love seeing what presents people get. It's just so much fun!
    I love everything you received!
    xx, shell

  11. What beautiful treats you received! You have been very very good! It's always a pleasure to visit with you - and you deserve the treasures you've received. Happy holidays to you and your family ! Theresa


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