Tuesday, August 4, 2009

I can't begin to say what a blessing you all are to me and Lindsey. We have been so blessed by our dear blogging friends in so many ways. Not only do you open your heart and homes to us and share your joys and dreams, you also give of yourself to make others happy.

We received these lovely gifts from Holly at Girls at Heart. Holly knows Lindsey likes Hello Kitty and she knows we love craft supplies!

Aren't these tags beautiful? She shared these adorable little decals with us too. So sweet. We have to find something worthy of them to put them on. I love those little bluebirds! Thank you, Holly!

I got a special surprise in the mail from Deb. It was for my birthday! Isn't she sweet to remember my birthday? She collected these items knowing that I would like them. It's so awesome that people read our blog and know exactly what we like!

I commented on her post where she showed this little kitten planter that I had one in pink, one in blue and one in green. She thought I should have the yellow one too! I must admit they make a very cute litter.

This vintage poodle tea towel was from Deb also. By the way, I am still virtually walking to Deb's house. As of today I have now walked 155 miles! I am getting up into northern Missouri, but I still have Iowa to walk through!

Elizabeth of Creative Breathing is having a wonderful swap. She is asking anyone who would like to participate to send her a 5 inch square block that you have decorated in your style, then she will send you a square she made. Once she gets everyone's block she will make a banner with the blocks to hang in her craft room. I was so thrilled today when I received my block from her!

Isn't that adorable?! And, she decorated the back too! Too cute! I love both sides! Thank you, Elizabeth!

One of our readers who lives in Missouri came to the Scrap Nook about a month ago hoping to run into Lindsey. You may remember Lindsey telling about it in an earlier post. I had the pleasure last Saturday of getting to visit with her when she was down for a visit and came back to the store. She also sent us a lovely box with items that she'd found at sales that she new we'd like. This sweet little motto print just thrilled me! You know how I love these! She also sent me a mushroom tidleywink game and Lindsey some Barbie items. Thank you, Michelle, I enjoyed our visit so much!

Like I said, we are so blessed to know each and every one of you. All who read our blog and those we have come to know, are so special to us.
It is a blessing to be able to share what we like with others who have similar interests. It's a wonderful world where we can talk and make friends and enjoy each other's company on a daily basis. In this world of so much busy going on, I am so thankful for those of you who reach out to us with kindness. Thank you to all who read and leave comments. It truly warms my heart.

It is my heartfelt wish that you all have a joyful week! Twyla


For the love of a teddy bear said...

Hi Twyla and Lindsey! You both are so sweet! I just wanted to stop in and say hi, It's been a busy day but I was able to look at a few blogs tonight... You both have touched my heart and I feel the same about meeting you! I love all the neat things you both received the kitty is so cute and the crafting goodies..very nice! : ) ...I won't be able to do Barbie Wednesday tomorrow, but I will be back next week. You both have a super week!! hugs, Jennifer

Anonymous said...

You received a lot of sweet things - how lucky and special you are! That cat is cute and now you have a whole set.I love all the art supplies and the tags.It makes me want to get busy and create!
Blessings, Sarita

Florence and Mary said...

Such wonderful treasures and so thougtfully put together,

Victoria xx

Stacey said...

How neat. You have been showered by some nice friends because you deserve it!

Holly said...

I know just how you feel Twyla because I feel just the same way! You all are like my lovely neighbors ladies that I get to chat over the fence with AND you're always home and you don't roll your eyes at my treasures!

Well, um, I want to see the whole litter of kitty's! ☺ Too cute!

I knew you'd like those Bluebirds...

I knew I'd deliberate forever about WHAT to put my decals on so I just started slapping them on! Now I'm like, "Oh... I should have put that one on thus and such..." Oh well! ☺

Can't wait to Elizabeth's banner once it's all put together!

Have a great day! ♥

lori vliegen said...

all of your new goodies are just wonderful! and, i agree...blogland is such a fantastic place....i'm so glad to have recently met you, as well!! thanks for sharing a little slice of your life with us! :)

Sherry said...

Wonderful goodies! It was so sweet of Deb to send you the matching kitty planter!

Have a great day!

Shelley said...

Hi There,I very much enjoyed this post.Seeing all your wonderful things you have recieved from your blogging sisters. Blogging has been a huge blessing to me in so many ways...for one I have met so many sweet lovely souls,like Lindsey and you.....


Brynwood Needleworks said...

What a lovely blog. Thanks so much for posting on mine today! (I don't know who to say "hi" to until they leave a comment.)
I've just added my name to the list of your followers. I'll be back!

TattingChic said...

Those trims are beautiful! I love the goodies you got! The cards are so pretty! :)

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Wishing you a very Happy Belated Birthday Twyla! I've only been reading your blog a short while but it's clear that you and Lindsey are very dear souls and much beloved. Wishing you much enjoyment with all of your darling goodies.

FrenchGardenHouse said...

First time to your blog...and I love it! It's always such a pleasure to meet new kindred spirits in the blogworld.
Hope you have a happy day!
ps. come over and have some French Tarts in the garden with me.


Blogging buddies are one of a kind!!
So many blessings!!
The guest room is all ready!!
We, Kailee and I are off to the park today.
Deb :)

Rose Charles said...

Hi Twyla,

What fab gifts you have received!
You are right, blogland is a constant source of inspiration, support, and kindness!

Rose XXX

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Twyla and Lindsey! You are both two of the nicest ladies that I have had the pleasure of meeting since I started blogging. It is people like you two that keep us wanting to try harder. Love all your little treasures that you have received along the way. People love you both. How sweet is that? Have a wonderful week. I will see you soon. Country Hugs, Sherry

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

Hi Twyla and Lindsy,
What sweet gifts to have received from three very special blogging friends.
Your post was very enjoyable today.
Have a great day,

goldenbird said...

What a beautiful post! I feel the same way about my bloggy friends-- they enrich my life. Thanks for expressing it so beautifully.

You received such sweet and thoughtful gifts. I love those tags from Holly and the kitten planter from Deb.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Twyla & Lindsey
What lovely gifts your friends sent. You are both loved by so many of your blogging friends including me. I enjoy my visits to you both every week. It's like meeting up and chatting and sharing our interests.
Best Wishes

creative breathing said...

Truly a joyous place to be. Do you think we are in OZ! I am so glad that you like your block! I have so many baby planters because of you Twyla, I thought a baby image would be appropriate! Tuesdays are a special day because of you! Elizabeth

Bearly Sane said...

Hi Twyla
What a lovely array of gifts...you must be greatly loved by all your friends.
Sandi My Blog

Lesley said...

Just stopping by for the party that Artsy Mama is having. What inspiring things you have on your site.

Queenie said...

Those are such "Sweet" gifts for you sweet girls...
everything is precious!
Big Hugs,

beedeebabee said...

Lots of very sweet goodies for a very sweet girl! Hugs, Paulette :o)

KatCollects said...

I love all of your sweet gifts and surprises. You are loved!

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Wow--you really have been getting spoiled!! Such lovely and thoughtful gifts, and they couldn't go to nicer people!
Smiles, Karen

Lisa Lectura Creations said...

Hello Twyla! What a lucky gal! Those are all fabulous goodies to receive. Love the Hello Kitty treasures and the kitten planter is precious too! Have a wonderful weekend!

Lisa :)

Kathy said...


Heidi Ann said...

Adorable cottage card!