Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Twyla on Tuesday

Hello, lovely ladies!
I found this picture at an antique store this weekend.  I loved
how she was clutching her doll and her little wrinkled socks.
The picture just pulled at my heartstrings.  Isn't that one of the things that get us
when we are collectors, darn heartstrings!

I just finished another baby blanket that happened to be a special order for my friend
Sarita.  It is baby blue and brown.  It was so sweet of Sarita to order this from me.  She often buys Lindsey's tags, too!
I first met Sarita one day when I checked my emails and had one titled 'I love your blog!'

She introduced herself and told how she enjoyed our blog so much that she had read all the way back to the beginning!  We were so touched.  Sarita and I have continued to email one another ever since. 
If you read our comments you'll see her name pop up.  She doesn't have a blog herself.  Sure wish she did!

I was overwhelmed when she sent me this shadowbox.  She lovingly put together items that had been in her own mother's sewing box.  Do you know how special that is to me?! 

Each little item has a story and it means so much that Sarita shared these with me.  I will treasure it the rest of my life. 
  Blogging has been so wonderful because it has brought so many wonderful ladies into my life. 
Thank you all for stopping by today!
Have a wonderful week!
Love, Twyla


~Carrie from Cottage Cozy~ said...

Oh Twyla...that shadow box is just beautiful and so meaningful! It will always be so special!

marble rose said...

Oh wow - that is such a pretty shadow box - perhaps one of the loveliest I have ever seen. It really makes you think doesn't it? How jolly special we all are to each other, and how comforting it is to know there is such unity in the world between people who sometimes don't need to meet to know they are cared about.


Kelly said...

Waht an amazin shadow box!! I love it how lucky are you!!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

I love your baby blanket. Blue and brown is so lovely together. The shadowbox is beautiful and so sweet that Sarita filled it with so many wonderful cheished items just for you. Have a terrific Tuesday. :) Tammy

Holly- Girls At Heart said...

The shadow box is precious! So sweet of Sarita! The blanket looks yummy, Twyla! I like Blue and brown together. ♥

Anonymous said...

As a crocheter myself I can appreciate the work you put into your afghans. They are beautiful!!
The shadow box is so nice!!

Irma said...

Hello girls,

ohhhh your pictures and creations are so beautiful, de baby girl is so cute,

have a nice week greetings from irmaxxx

Linens Lace and Lattes said...

Crochet afghans pulls on my heart strings...my mom crocheted many and I have one in these exact colors. You are both so lucky to be such good friends.

pammyjo said...

What a special post! The shadow box is the wonderful. :)

pammyjo said...

What a special post! The shadow box is the wonderful. :)

Florence and Mary said...

What an amazing shadow box! You must be delighted.

Victoria x

A Cottage Muse said...

What a thoughtful, beautiful gift! So many little details!! You are a lucky girl!!

Julie said...

Good morning, Twyla! Love that sweet picture...I know what you mean about those heartstrings...they really control us, don't they?!

Your blanket is so beautiful--love those colors!

And that shadowbox??? WOW! I can't believe she made that for you--what treasures it contains--such a loving gift from a sweet friend--lucky you!

Hope you're having a beautiful day!

craftyles said...

The shadow box is really pretty. Lucky you to recieve it. The baby blanket is wonderful. Have a great day!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

The shadow box is amazing! I have a few sewing things from my grandmother! I would love to make one! Love the sweet photo...what a cute little dollie! Your blanket is gorgeous, too! ♥

Shelley said...

Love the little picture and the shadow box is so wonderful...a very special gift indeed....blessings

Michelle Palmer said...

The sweet wee girl and her baby doll are adorable!
Your blanket... GORGEOUS!
Your post about your blogging friend is wonderful... and her gift, a treasure~
Thank you for sharing!

~~Carol~~ said...

What a wonderful gift that shadowbox was, and so thoughtfully put together! I don't think a day goes by that I am not amazed at the generosity of our fellow bloggers!
Have a great day!

Heidi Ann said...

Your baby blanket is so lovely - and that shadowbox is so special!! I can, of course, see why you love it so much! It is absolutely precious, in the true sense of the word.

Lisa said...

Love your box!! It is just wonderful!! The picture is very sweet! Great blanket!
Hugs, Lisa


Hi Twyla,
That is a wonderful gift you received!
There are so many special gals in blogland.
The baby blanket has great colors.
Deb :)

Tonje said...

Such a little darling she is! I feel that sometimes these vintage pictures can tell me an entire story. Or, at least I fantasize about the life story of the people on the picture.
Its a marvellous shadowbox you made, so sweet!

SueLovesCherries said...

Love that shadow box! What a great idea!

Creative Breathing said...

Twyla, This is the most touching post. I have seen her sweet comments often after your posts. A treasured friendship richly deserved! Elizabeth

Jacqueline said...

Wow, you are really really loved. How blessed you are to be on the receiving end of this treasure box.

Sarita Boyette said...

Thank you Twyla for showing the shadow box I made. It was made with LOVE for you! The blanket I ordered from you is amazing - I can hardly wait to give it to the expectant mom.And I love your little girl photo.(My socks used to do that way, too!) The sweet comments touch my heart. You and your blogging friends are so sweet!

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