Saturday, 10 April 2010

What sweet and thoughtful friends I have....

I just have to share something with sweet friend, Monica, in Italy sent me the most precious gift....and she hasn't been feeling well 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 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!!!

Thursday, 8 April 2010

Not lost just misplaced......

Main Entry: much·ness
Pronunciation: \ˈməch-nəs\
Function: noun
Date: 14th century

: the quality or state of being great in quantity, extent, or degree

much of a muchness : very much the same

Dear Friends, I have to say that when I came home the other day I never expected to see these wonderful comments and words of comfort. I was in such a funk when I posted about losing my way and not having any "muchness". When I came home the Dutchman told that I had really nice friends on my blog and that I should be happy, they say nice things...(imagine a deep gruff voice, and a blunt, to the point man). Of course he was right!
Then he handed me these parcels, I love it, how it makes a day seem brighter!
Look at this packaging, you don't even want to open it, except when you know that inside are these incredible dolls!!!
I ordered these from Staffordshire Gardens..... beautiful!!! Thank you Shari!!!

Look at my gorgeous new ribbon made by Lillalotta....... Thank you Anna!!

Happiness and joy, feeling better and better, thanking the Lord for all that He has given me....
Thanking you my friends for being there when I needed you.....

Tuesday, 6 April 2010

Must have the wrong map cause I am lost......

Somewhere along the way on my journey in life I lost my sense of direction.....maybe even turned around completely and started going backwards. I have tried hard to find the right path but because my luggage is so heavy it keeps me falling by the wayside. You know I can't ask the Dutchman for help, men don't stop and ask for directions....
I stopped in to a place that looked very nice and asked for help, but they just had small jars of "italkeepyagoin" and I soon ran out of steam. In effort to lighten my load I dropped some of the baggage and felt a little better but it didn't last long.
There are so many people out there that would rather take great pains to make a person feel sad and lonely instead of lending a hand to help someone who is stumbling and falling. I sometimes feel like I am flying by instrument alone, like there is a heavy fog and I can't see where I am going.
I really feel like I have lost my "muchness" and I was wondering what to do.
One day I tried to look at only pink things because pink makes me happy. Then I tried yellow because yellow is like sunshine and who can be lost or sad with the sun shining.
Each day I start with a list and then try to do one thing on the list. Soon I started leaving the lists or hiding them so I wouldn't have to read them. I have even tried to make myself do small things so at least I can keep moving. Has anyone ever felt like this?
Think happy thoughts, yes I know I am responsible for my own destiny and that I can look forward. Look on the bright side and the glass is half full.......
If you come across my "muchness", can you please bring it back to me? You will know it when you see it because it is always smiling and thinking positive. She is full of life and happy thoughts.........
If you have read this far, I thank you for letting me get this off my chest.
I am sure I will be out of this "funk" by the time I get back from work. There's nothing like a healthy dose of reality to shake the doldrums away.....

Monday, 5 April 2010

Yellow, sunshine and happy...

Yellow makes me are some random images that made me smile when I saw all this yellow.........have a happy yellow week!! What a sweet ride in this cab.....
How about some yellow roses....

I would love these yellow pots and pans.....
Yumm......sweetness for sure....

Who wouldn't love all this yellow!!!

Sunday, 4 April 2010

Christ est ressuscité! Cristo è risorto! Христос воскрес! Christus is verrezen!

He Has Risen....

In the end of the Sabbath, as it began to dawn toward
the first day of the week, came Mary Magdalene and the other Mary to see the sepulcher.

And behold, there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord descended from heaven, and came and rolled back the stone from the door, and sat upon it.

His countenance was like lightning, and his raiment white as snow;

And for fear of him the keepers did shake, and became as dead men.

And the angel answered and said unto the women, Fear not; for I know
that ye seek Jesus, who was crucified.

He is not here; for he is risen, as he said.

Come see the place where the Lord lay. And go quickly, and tell his disciples
that he is risen from the dead; and, behold, he goeth before you into Galilee.
There shall ye see him; lo, I have told you.

And they departed quickly from the sepulcher with fear and great joy,
and did run to bring his disciples word.

And as they went to tell his disciples, behold, Jesus met them, saying,
All hail. And they came and worshiped him.

From the King James version of the Bible