July 5, 2011

* Are you sure it's not Christmas already? ...

Time is flying by.  July already.  Where did six months go.  I'm convinced someone is up there playing with the big clock!

It has seemed like Christmas a lot around here lately.  I often find myself on my little covered terrace, opening envelopes of delight, going through them piece by piece and enjoying every minute of it.  When I picked up the mail, yesterday was no exception.

It all began when I asked Gerri of It's All Treasure, where she got some alphabet letters she was using.  Her reply was, "What's your address, I'll send you some.".  I was doing the happy dance.  Yesterday, the 'letters' arrived, and I was doing the cha cha.  Lookie see ...

Vintage linens.  OOOOoooo YUM!  You have no idea how much I adore these.  I brought a very small bit of old lace with me, but that was it.  This will significantly boost my stash .. and, just look at the colour of these pieces!  No coffee or tea dye needed here.  GORGEOUS.

Next comes the sparkly stuff.  Bits of German scrap, beaded fabric, brass brads, netting, sequins and more.
Then the paper goodies, and fibers.  Stickers and fibers, and labels, and book plates, and tiny beautiful note cards, and a gorgeous little tag from Gerri in a little bag of special treats, AND 'the letters'.

Thanks so much Gerri.  I will enjoy every piece.  None of these goodies could I go out and buy here in Mexico.

I spent yesterday out and about.  When I came home, after drooling over the mail, I did some organizing in my Studio.  I'm beginning to get things sorted, so they are at hand when I need and want them.  I've resorted to a series of plastic bins.  It seems necessary here in order to keep the dust at bay during the hot dry season.  Once I have shelving built, I think it will work wonderfully.

Hope you have a very lovely day.  Thanks so much for stopping by.  Always a pleasure to find your comments of support and love left on my pages.  Take care.

"The majority of us lead quiet, unheralded lives as we pass through this world.  There will most likely be no ticker-tape parades for us, no monuments created in our honor. But that does not lessen our possible impact, for there are scores of people waiting for someone just like us to come along; people who will appreciate our compassion, our unique talents. Someone who will live a happier life merely because we took the time to share what we had to give.  Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have a potential to turn a life around. It's overwhelming to consider the continuous opportunities there are to make our love felt."  ~ Leo Buscaglii


  1. Ooooooooooooooh, what gorgeous things, you lucky girl! How kind of Gerri! Enjoy playing with them, I know you will! Glad your studio is slowly taking shape, there is always so much to do in a new place to get it how it should be. And I love the quote today! Have a lovely day, Valerie

  2. Isn't it amazing how mail can CHEER up one's day?! I made collages to send yesterday, just love thinking of my little collages popping up in someone's mail box and making them smile!

  3. Geri sent you some gorgeous items. Aren't bloggers just the greatest! You will have fun adding items to your special journals. It's interesting what each of us has in our craft bins. Not identical at all making a package exciting to open and enjoy.


  4. My dearest Donna,
    So happy you enjoyed the package of various craft supplies.I loved sending them to you!I like what Carolyn said about how we all have such different stashs.It really is interesting... thanks for you comments on my RCA Lucy fairy today. take care dearie, gerri

  5. wow I'm kind of jealous. I love the dollies.

  6. Hi Donna , what beautiful gifts and so many of them !!!! Here in Greece it is also difficult to buy anything I can,t even buy an ink pad where I live ! Gerri is suck a lovely lady and I,m sure you will have many wonderful hours creating with these beautiful items. Hope you have a wonderful day.