January 16, 2016

Sweet Friends

Ah, my lovelies.  Hope all is well with you, and you're enjoying a wild or relaxing weekend .... whichever suits you.  :o)

I have to say it yet again.  I have met some very dear people through my years of blogging.  Valerie is one of them ... yes, the Valerie that many of you know.  Yet another care package has arrived, beautifully decorated and filled with amazing gifts.  Have a peek ....

What fun to receive a parcel decorated like this!  So beautiful, I had to stare at it for awhile.

 Filled to the brim with stamps, stencils, inks ...

 fun embellishments ...

And a piece of art I will always covet.  A signed print of the wailing wall in Jerusalem.  I longed to go to Israel during my young an foolish years, when I was in Europe.  It was on my agenda to work on a kibbutz.  Unfortunately, my timing was not good .. the seven day war broke out, a friend of mine was blown up by a land mine while driving a tractor ... so it was not to be.  I, in all likelihood would have been fine.  I just got cold feet.  I will treasure this piece, Valerie.  xo

AND .. a beautiful large hand made tag .. magpie wearing a crown (she knows I like those, lol), with a real feather attached.

How lovely you are, dear Valerie.  Thanking you from the bottom of my heart.

It's pouring rain here.  Unlike Elvis, I'm not leaving the building.  Hope you are having some fun today creating.  Enjoy the moment.

“There is no exercise better for the heart than reaching down and lifting people up.”
~ John Holmes


  1. Glad you like your goodies, you are very welcome Donna. People who are loving and caring and generous as you are deserve to sometimes get a little something in return. I am glad you are staying home by such bad weather. Hugs, Valerie

  2. Such a wonderful package from the very generous Valerie. The painting is definitely something special for you for sure..

    Thank you for sharing them Donna

    Love Chrissie xx

  3. Now that is what I call a fist full of good stuff! I must admit, I do covet the signed print. Like your - I have always wanted to go to Jerusalem. The time has never presented itself -- like wise about Egypt.
    Enjoy all your goodies Donna!
    sandy xx

  4. You so deserve these wonderful packages of kindness. This one is as great as the other ones and will give you hours of fun. Wishing you all the best with your health issues and selling your home in Mexico.

  5. Beautiful and thoughtful gifts from one lovely lady to another lovely. Enjoy the gifts, Donna.

  6. What wonderful delights... and how kind of Valerie to send them to you.
    They all look gorgeous.
    I'm not surprised you got cold feet about travelling to Jerusalem. It's totally understandable in the circumstances.
    Enjoy your goodies ;D

  7. Oh, lovely! My eye went right to something in every photo, esp. the filigree butterfly die cuts and the old car stamp. Have fun.

  8. Just LOVELY from Valerie!
    She is such a Sweetie!
    Wishing you fun with your beautiful new goodies Donna!
    Happy new week!

  9. What a great package, That wailing wall art piece is gorgeous! And those other gifts are really fun too and should help build up your stash! Lucky you!