Saturday, December 11, 2010

Online Friendships!

I and I am sure a lot of you, have made some wonderful friends on the internet and through blogging.
Friends who we would never have known without online access and are blessed to know them.

This week, being rough with my rib pain, was a bit better by the generosity and thoughtfulness of my friends and the wonderful contests that they do. I have entered contests for the prizes like we all do, but have enjoyed the blogs so much, that I visit often and have made friends with many of them.

I wanted to show you some of the wonderful things that they have given me and some I have won.

This pilgrim doll was made by Jane, of Nothing Plain by Jane. It was part of a contest run by TDIPT and I was the lucky winner of Janes pilgrim doll. Is she not the most beautiful thing and the face details are wonderful. TDIPT has a group of wonderful artists if you are looking for finished primitive goodies.

Another prize I won, was from Madalynne of Pineapple Primitives. She generously gave away 12 handpainted ornaments and I was the lucky winner of this beautiful santa ornament. I love hand painted items and it looks wonderful on my tree.

Then this week, out of the blue, I received a package from Mary of Quilt Hollow. She sent me a card and a beautiful pin cushion that I will treasure and use. It sure made my day when I was feeling blue.

And to top it off, Carole of Quilting Adventures sent me a surprise package. I had chosen Carole's name in our group swap and
she went and sent me a little something to say thank you. She wasn't supposed to do that;) But it sure was nice of her and so much appreciated to get something to perk me up. She wrapped the present in this beautiful piece of homespun, I love homespun. I really needed those tissues, too, lol.

Inside was a beautiful wood, spool holder that her husband made. I should have taken side pictures, his work is so beautifully done, I just love it. It might just be the thing I need to hold my thin wool skeins when I machine couch. I just feel so blessed to have so many wonderful friends, who seem to send me something, just when I need them. And also blessed by my friends and visitors who leave me such wonderful comments.


Linda said...

Oh my goodness, Debbie, you sure did get some awesome gifts! Beautiful things! How wonderful! I'm so glad they helped you feel a little better! My Daughters have so enjoyed your cute kitty pics! They ask me to bring up your blog every day just to see them. I love to hear their liile giggles as they viewm them!

Joanne said...

Wonderful gifts from your wonderful friends Debbie! What a great time to receive - especially feeling down and not so well!

Kaaren said...

Blogging friends are definitely the best, Debbie.

As you know I've been out of the blogging loop lately because of our move and I'm sorry that you haven't been feeling well. You're so right when you say that wee gifties from friends sure brighten one's day.

I hope you're feeling better soon. Sending 'get well' hugs your way.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Wow! Some great stuff here!

And thanks for the freebie cross stitch. I just got a pile of linen scraps off ebay - enough that I can stitch for years! I'm going to make this one up!

Chris said...

It sounds like you are on a streak! What beautiful gifts and friends that you have.
I love the new holiday background that you have chosen for your blog.

Lori said...

It still amazes me how we can make friends online! Other people don't get it.
What special treasures you received!!

Quilt Hollow said...

You have had a wonderful week mailbox lets hope you feel good soon!! Hugs!!

paulette said...

Hi Debbie!

Wow! You really cleaned up this week and no one is more deserving! Your gifts are all lovely and there is nothing like a little somethin',somethin' to cheer one up! It means you were thought of in a very special way! AND I agree with you..blogging friends are the best! Take care!

primitivebettys said...

Wonderful gifts & prizes! You are so sweet & deserve them all! :)

acorn hollow said...

Such wonderful gifts. I feel the same I think my online friends are the best. I love their comments and emails. And how wonderful is it to open the computer and see what your fiends have been up to. I had no idea it was this great to blog.

Carrie P. said...

You are definitely on a winning streak. Congrats and how nice of others to send little friendship gifts.

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Beautiful gifts! Hope you will be on the mend soon! Sending you a get well "blog" hug! ANd thanks for the cross stitch freebie ... it is wonderful and I will definitely be stitching it up!

Micki said...

So glad that you got some lovely gifts. It is a great way to perk up one's spirits.