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6/18/2014

Happiness Is Having Something Lovely in the Mail

Good evening. Before I get started with the reason for this post, let me welcome some lovely new followers.

(1) Karen Hasheck of Karen's Kreative Kards
 
(2)Maxine D of Kiwime's Kreations  
 
(3) Rachel Fisher of Fisher's Cards and Crafts  (actually I think Rachel has been a follower, and I must have missed seeing her join. Usually I see a new 'face' in the list, but sometimes if a blogger doesn't  have a picture associated with their blog, then the 'gray head' shows at the end of the pictures. If I've missed welcoming anyone, please leave me a comment so I can do so. I appreciate my followers and wouldn't want to leave out anyone. It's always lovely to be able to post a link to new friends (another Darnell idea!) and help each other build our blog following). Thanks for joining as new followers here.
 
I get so many ideas from all of you, and I've warned you: I'm a copier!
 
Today the Fed Ex truck stopped and DH said "NOW what have you ordered?". Of course I said "Nothing" - which was a little white lie {well, not really, cause nothing I've ordered is coming by Fed Ex :-) }
 
Signed for the package, wondering what it could be. Once in my hot little  hands, I could open the shipping slip and saw who - from where. This is what was in the package:
 
 
 
Isn't it just beautiful? It's made by temp-tations, safe for oven, dishwasher & microwave - my kind of dish! You wanna talk sniffling & sniveling? Well let me share a larger view of what's written on the inside.
 
 
 
Now this brought tears to my eyes. No - it's not from DD...but another DD, who has become my 2nd daughter, whom I've never met, but feel like she belongs to me. (I'm a lot older than she is, so she couldn't really be my sister! So I gotta be her other Mom, and proud to say so too.) We've gotten to know each other pret-tee well with lots of emails, and this Sweetie is very special to me.
 
This lovely surprise was from my dear sweet unofficially adopted daughter, Brenda of Friends Crafting with Friends.  So thank you, Dear Brenda, for thinking of me, with this beautiful dish. How did you know red happens to be my favorite color? It's so cheerful & bright and will look very pretty on the table or on the counter (Brenda is fantasizing that I will cook something...HA! But it's pretty & I like pretty things, even if I don't like to cook!) LOL!
 
I'm off now, got a card to schedule a post, a sympathy card to finish up & mail, plus some other commitments I need to get crackin' on. Ya'll have a wonderful evening, thanks for joining me, and Hugs to all. Come again when you can. 

 

25 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

A stunning gift to receive from a lovely DD you welcomed into your heart...love the sentiment too.,
Mary I have re joined your blog under my new blog addy...luv aNNie xx
The Journey is the Start

Carol L said...

What a lovely surprise gift, and such a thoughtful sentiment on the dish! WTG Brenda, you're a special kind of friend/daughter! Lucky you Mary - this is such a treasured thing to receive! Hugs to ya both!

Lisa said...

Wow, this is so gorgeous!! What a sweet gesture from Brenda!! It's absolutely beautiful!! She is so thoughtful and kind!! I hope you have a wonderful evening :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Irish Cherokee said...

Could not have happened to a more deserving person. Happy, happy, happy.

Blessings
Jim

Patti J said...

What a beautiful gift! I love my blogging friends! We are like this uber creative cyber family! Hugs...

Patricia said...

What a wonderful gift, a beautiful dish from a very special person. Sent to a special person, to treasure for ever.

Patricia x

Maxine D said...

What a beautiful dish - from a loving 'other daughter'. I have a few and they are so special. Thank you for your welcome :-)
Blessings
Maxine

Pippa said...

What a lovely dish. I'm with you on the cooking front Mary, anyway if you put anything into it you would not be able to read the verse. x

vic said...

What a gorgeous gift from Brenda wow how lovely :)

Vic x

SarahGeorge said...

What a beautiful gift and a beautiful post! Altogether lovely :)

Sheila H said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift :)

Tina Campbell said...

Awwww what a beautiful gift, Brenda has such a beautiful heart too. <3

Tina Campbell said...

Awwww what a beautiful gift, Brenda has such a beautiful heart too. <3

Bonnie said...

This is beautiful, Mary! What a treat and a sweet friend!

jimlynn said...

A beautiful gift!!! Something to always treasure too. Know that it means the world to you coming from Brenda - such a sweetie!
Lynn

Brenda in IN said...

What a wonderful surprise and a sweet gift! How nice of Brenda to send such a meaningful gift, as well as useful. It is really pretty.

Pat said...

What a lovely gift from Brenda and what a great surprise for you. x

Brenda said...

You mean the world to me Momma Mary and this fit you to a "T". I'm so glad you love it. Big hugs, Brenda

Chrisboldo said...

What a special gift! Congrats.

Hugs
Chris B

Chrisboldo said...

What a special gift! Congrats.

Hugs
Chris B

Chrisboldo said...

What a special gift! Congrats.

Hugs
Chris B

crafty-stamper said...

What a beautiful gift and fabulous verse just beautiful
carol x

Gloria said...

OMG I am so jealous lol what a wonderful gift I want some pie or something sweet I'll even come get it hehe have a good evening. Hugs friend

Petra Swart said...

What a lovely gift from your 'adopted daugter', Mary!!! The people we meet in Blogland are just the best, hey!!!

Hugz

Princess Judy Palmer said...

Oh my gosh! What a wonderful mail day indeed. That bowl is quite the stunning and how wonderful that it came as a surprise. How fun!!!