Earlier this week - the doorbell rang and when I opened the door I was very surprised to see a FedEx truck driving away. I was not expecting anything – but there sat a big box, with my name on it, on the front porch. I couldn’t wait to open it and see what was inside. Oh my, I was blown away. My sweet friend Lori, theblackcrow, had sent me a “just because” gift.
There was a book – Country Decorating – to add to my American Country collection. And then, Lori had sent something for my Blue/Brown Guest Room – a huge old blue wooden bowl and a few brown rag balls.
Here they are just out of the box.
Here is the bowl on my quilt. I hope you can see the wonderful patina and how great the colors are for this room.
I placed the bowl on my great-grandmother’s sewing machine, that I use as a bedside table. I love it! Lori, thank you for being so thoughtful - it is perfect!
Lori has been going through a busy season of life lately and hasn’t been able to post on her blog for awhile, but I encourage you to visit her blog anyway and check out her past posts here - you won’t be disappointed.
Yesterday - when my husband checked the mail our mailbox was empty, so we thought we had just not received any mail for that day. Later in the afternoon my sister came by and when I opened the door there sat a box, with the mail tucked underneath it. This box had my name on it too!
Now that is two packages (for me) in one week – this is definitely out of the ordinary. Again, I couldn’t wait to open the box and see what was inside. It was a gift from my dear friend Linda, Parker’s Paradise.
Linda had posted a picture of a sampler that she stitched (here), with the name of each grandchild, in a heart, around the words “Grandma’s Blessings” - and my grandmother’s heart was touched. My “grands” are one of the great delights of my life and I just love that Linda feels the same way about hers. I had posted a comment on Linda’s blog and she emailed me about my grandchildren – and then this wonderful gift arrived in the mail!
This picture does not do it justice. It is beautiful! Thank you, Linda, for being so thoughtful – I love it! (I will be rearranging a wall display to make a special place to hang this – need DH’s help for this, so will post a picture later.)
Linda is a dear and her blog is delightful –be sure to visit her here.
GRATITUDE - I have made many dear friends through blogging. I had no idea when I began this journey what to expect, but I have been blessed beyond measure.
Thank you to each of my followers - and a special thank you to those of you who take the time to comment. You touch my life with your friendship, as you encourage and inspire me.