The kindness of those in this blogging community continues to amaze, enlighten, and thrill me on a daily basis. This week I was the fortunate recipient of several random acts of kindness.
On Thursday, this fabulous box of goodies arrived from Raffaella. (No blog yet but I am working on it. ;o))
Then today I was so surprised to open my mailbox to reveal 3 packages, only one of which I was expecting.
Elaine. She had read that I am working on stitching enough patriotic ornaments to fill my tree this summer and made me this fabulous R, W, & Blue apple ornament. Isn't it just perfect?! She also sent along some wonderful chocolates (watch out hips!), lovely tartan napkins, and a new mascot for my sewing room. :o)
Then Lois blessed me with some luck from Ireland. :o)
Then, the one package I was expecting arrived from Catherine.
It was a dreary day here so my pictures don't do justice to the lovely work of these talented ladies. I just can't thank each of you enough for brightening my day and bringing such loveliness to the end of an otherwise tough week. I will proudly display and treasure each one of these lovelies as I treasure our friendships.
I also want to thank each and every one of you who stops by to see what is happening in my little corner of the world. I really appreciate all the comments, encouragement, and fun you give me on a daily basis. I truly believe I am becoming a better person because of you. :o)
I was deeply saddened by the loss of Lisa Roswell this week as I know many of you were. I didn't know her personally but she still made an impact on my life through her designs and her blog. It really made me stop and think about how precious each moment of every day is. I have always made it a practice to say "I love you" to those I hold dear and to never hesitate to give a kind word to someone or to let others know I appreciate them. Lisa's death made me realize that it could be any one of us, at any time. I guess what I am trying to say is this just reminds me that every day is a gift, we should make the most of it and never hesitate to let those we love and appreciate know how we feel.
Wishing you all the gift of a blessed tomorrow filled with people and things you love. :o)