Saturday, 10 April 2010

What sweet and thoughtful friends I have....

I just have to share something with you....my sweet friend, Monica, in Italy sent me the most precious gift....and she hasn't been feeling well either......my goodness..... I have the greatest and most loving friends. It felt like Christmas when the postman delivered these packages.
Look at how beautifully they were wrapped......isn't she just the most talented artist? She has a beautiful shop...The White Bench......lovely hand made gifts, all unique and one of a kind.

Monica's hand work preserved in these sweet note cards!!!
There were tears of happiness when I opened this stunning gift......what a beautiful necklace...I don't know what to say, my dear you are very thoughtful, I do hope that I can be the friend to you that you are to me.......
Then when I thought the day couldn't be happier another parcel arrived......
Last February I participated in a doll swap and you might remember I sent my partner a handmade doll that I had sewn and sculpted. To my disappointment and dismay I never received a doll back.....
I don't want to dwell on it because I know that sometimes life happens and we just can't fulfill our obligations, but it did make me think twice about doing swaps.
Then out of the blue, this wonderful email came from Cindy at Thimbleprims Studio.... she heard that I didn't get a doll and she wanted to know that she was making me one and sending it my way!!!!
Oh my, can you believe that, she never knew me, we hadn't met before and she felt bad and wanted to make me something!!!! I can't get over the generosity and kindness of my blogging friends!!! Look what came in the mail....and you all know I was feeling a little blue.....well not anymore I can tell you!!!
Vintage ribbon and trims.....in a very old box, so cute!!!
This little book for brilliant ideas!!! Some hand stamped gorgeous ribbon....
And here is the best part, amongst all the fabulous gifts, my new doll, made just for me.....
Tucked in is a little Valentine doll Cindy sent along to add to the multitude of goodies!!!
Look at this beautiful doll she made for me!!!! She is named "Marie", how wonderful is that?
I just can't believe how generous and thoughtful Cindy is......I was truly overcome with emotion when I saw this sweet doll!!!
Her little hand painted face and the details!!!! I really wish you could hold her and look at her up close, what a lot of work went into the making of Marie.
Look at her under clothes, so pretty, and her shoes!!!!
Thank you Cindy, I am so happy with my new baby Marie!!!

31 comments:

La Table De Nana said...

How divinely sweet of both those lovely girls♥
I can tell how happy they made you..
I am so glad.

Lori said...

Margaret, i am SO happy for you:) that you received such sweet goodness in the mail from your friends...everything is so beautiful, and sent with such love...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Reading your post this afternoon, Margaret, makes me realize that there are many more good people in this world than bad. I also believe that you get back from this world what you put out into it. I think you are a lovely, friendly and caring person and I think you are receiving some of that back just when you need it most.

Erna said...

What a wonderful gifts from wonderful girls, but that's what you deserve my dearest Margaret.
Big Hugs, take care,love
Er
TODC

Lisa said...

I am so gald that your gifts have lifted your spirits!! You are a loved member of our community! It is hard when one of our own feels bad!
Big Hugs and smiles my sweet friend!!
Lisa

Kimberly said...

Oh Margaret...you lucky girl! You are loved and deserve the surprises that these two ladies bestowed upon you! I am blessed with a wonderful support network, in "real life", but have never encountered such a selfless outpouring of genuine affection as I have with my blogger friends. It truly is amazing!

Love & hugs!
Kimberly

ginger@bearbits said...

It's always nice to get a surprise in the mail! This one looks especially wonderful. A nice end to a week!

~ginger

Libbie said...

Margret your new dollie is just the sweetest!!! How sweet that Cindy would do that! She inspiring me to surprise people with kindness in some way. What a lovely story!

Both packages surely were filled with treasures! Those notecards!!! The wrapping! The doll package stuffed with goodies! Yes...you are loved!!! I loved this post...it was really heartwarming! I hope this coming week is even better than the last :) Bye Margret!

Valarie said...

What sweet surprises you received. I hope they make you feel better. Much love.
Valarie

Cape Cod Rambling Rose said...

You have some very lovely friends! Those handmade gifts are so dear, and you deserve them! =)

Gerry said...

Guess this proves what goes 'round comes 'round.
Wonderful, aren't Friends just the best.
Took a jump over to check out Cindy's blog, Thanks for showing the way.
Hug ♥,
Gerry

Charlene said...

Good things happen to GOOD people & that would be you my sweet friend. Enjoy your goodies. Have a wonderful weekend. I am missing you! HUGS! Charlene

Diane said...

What pretty things and just at the perfect time, too. It's simply wonderful to receive a beautiful parcel in the mail just for you. And bloggers are really good at knowing what you like. I'm happy for you, Margaret.

Marydon Ford said...

Oh, your necklace is to die for ... she is so sweet to send this to you. Memories each time you wear it .....

And all the other gifts you received are lovely ... the doll is darling.

Have a lovely weekend.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Michelle (Shell) May said...

I told you that you were loved! Sometimes life is just a bunch of poo poo, but it never fails to amaze me how much true friends always come through when you need to turn your frown upside down.
Beautiful gifts girlfriend and yes.... you sooooooooo deserve them!
hugs and love and friends always!
shell

icandy... said...

Hello there, sweetie!
What an amazing WoNdErLaNd this blog world IS!!!!
I know that you are just drooling over those beautiful treats~ we are very blessed to have such wonderful friends in our lives!
Hugs and happy weekend to you, my dear friend!!!
ox
Christina

Denise said...

Oh my..... what treasures you received.. The Doll is gorgeous!

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Hi Margaret!
I got the most beautiful card in the mail today! I'll be blogging about the sweet Michelle Palmer acorn you sent to me. I think I'll do something with it first - and then write about it. You are such a generous friend. Thank you, thank you, from the bottom of my heart.

You truly deserve all the lovely gifts you received...and more! Chat with you again soon.
xoxo
Donna

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Margaret,

I am so happy for you and how very lucky you are to get thoughtful gifts from Monica and Cindy.
Love the sweet gifts and especially your new sweet doll Marie.
How cute she is, from her head down to her little shoes.
I hope that you are having a lovely weekend

Hugs
Carolyn

TinyBear said...

Oh How wonderful Margaret - so good for you.
Those presents are so wonderful and filled with goodies.
Wishing you a wonderful sunday
~ Tina

Mayflower said...

Hello dear Margaret, what a lucky girl you are and what a beautiful gifts from these Monica and Cindy, what a lovely gesture.
With blogging we meet so many lovely people.
Have a nice sunday.
Lovely greetings, Mea

Jientje said...

Ooooh you lucky girl! Both gifts are fabulous and I'm so happy they made you feel better!

Jientje said...

Both gifts are fabulous! I'm so happy for you!

Deb said...

Oh my goodness, such wonderful gifts! Just like Christmas!

Bertie said...

Lovely gifts Margaret, the necklace is gorgeous and as usual you have made lovely pictures of them all.

Hugs

jackanne said...

oh you have a wonderful blog, i am now a follower of your blog....xx

Marsha (Sassy Mini Dolls) said...

Wha a wonderful, kind thing for Cindy to do and such beautiful treasures and doll you received!

Your treasures from Monica are lovely!!

xxoo

vvb32 reads said...

ah such cuteness. love marie's shoes! there are surely special ladies out there!

RabbitHollowPrims said...

Glad she made it and wow look at all the goodies. Cindy is a great person and I am so glad we are friends... :)

jojo-caramel said...

Beautiful gifts! Monica is so sweet! The dolls are both gorgeous!!! Two beautiful pieces of Heart!!!!

peggy aplSEEDS said...

what wonderful surprises!