Saturday, November 1, 2008

Thankful for friends

I was recently the lucky winner of Deb's 2 year blog anniversary give-away!

Her beautiful blog, Posted from Home, is a place I visit often to enjoy her stories, her quotes, her garden and home, recipes, and crafts. I know you will enjoy your visit there too!

So today the package came in the mail. I was so excited to open it, but first, grabbed my camera so I could show you too!

It was wrapped beautifully and there was a sweet note inside from Deb.

The first thing I opened were four beautiful hand knitted dish clothes. Aren't they wonderful! I love the colors and the shapes. They're almost too pretty to use.

Then I found these great refrigerator magnets. How fun!

Next, was a lovely delicate button bracelet. Beautiful! I'm wearing it right now, Deb.

A Maya Angelou sun catcher ~ I love the quote.

A mail-a-magnet photo frame. How great! I already have an idea for this.

And, a fabulous Martha Stewart "good things" book. I'm looking forward to sitting down with a cup of coffee and enjoying each and every page!

Oh, but wait...there is something else. It's for Otis and Riley!

Look, Otis and Riley. It's a doggie calender! How cute...and there are doxies just like you.

Otis and Riley would like to thank you.

And I would like to thank you too, Deb. What a very kind and generous giveaway.

Thank you, Thank you, Thank you!

And now, I'd also like to mention two awards I received.

Protege at Life Work and Pleasure gave me the Kreativ Blogger award. Thank you, Protege! She writes about her adventures of life, work and pleasure and has a beautiful blog. Be sure to go and visit her.

And I was given the ~ fabulous fall decor ~ award from Kim at Happy at Home. Thank you, Kim! You'll want to visit Kim's blog where she shares her lovely home, garden, decorating, books and recipes.

"Friends are the sunshine of life." -- John Hay (1871)

Thank you, my dear friends!


Donna said...

Awwwww...My Favorite little Guys in the whole world!! I Love when you post about them sweetie!! And All you artwork!! Beautiful!!hughugs

Donna said...

PS-Hahaaa..I was So "taken" by the babies photo, I Forgot to say Congratulations on the package and awards!!! I'm such a nitwit!!! Happy day sweetie!!hughugs

Protege said...

Thank you for sharing with us your beautiful gifts Donna; what a very nice award that you richly deserve. The pictures are lovely, I particularly love the bracelet.
I was happy to pass on the "kreativ blogger" award as I can not think of anyone who deserves is better than you do.:)

Sue said...

What a lovely package you must have made you feel special to receive such cute things...I was telling my husband how the bloggers are always sending things to one another and the little contests....Typical man he said..."I don't believe anybody would do that".....What does he know....Hope your having a great weekend. The weather here in Altanta is in the 70's today. It's simply beautiful...

Charlene said...

LUCKY YOU! Great goodies

Firefly Hill said...

What a lovely gift! I love the painting you did of your beautiful are so talented.

My dad was born and raised in Wilmington. I visit there often and love seeing the old homes downtown...the one you painted is gorgeous.

Deb said...

Hi Donna, Otis & Riley
I'm so happy your little parcel arrived safely and you are enjoy your goodies. Thanks for such a lovely post & congratulations on all your blog awards.

Mimi Sue said...

Congrats on the award and the giveaway. You've been a lucky girl. Mimi

Fifi Flowers said...

CONGRATULATIONS! You are lucky and liked girl! ENJOY! Fifi

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Donna!
What wonderful gifts! And sweet Otis & Riley got something too, so nice!!
Hugs, Sherry

Pat said...

Congrats on your awards, Donna!
This has to be one of the nicest give aways I've ever seen --I will definitely check out Deb's blog --it sounds lovely!

Have a good week!

Hugs, Pat