The mailman brought a big box to our house - and it wasn't for the Geek neither for Kaefer, but for ME !!!
About a week ago I had won a giveaway on Marianne's blog Life@RuffHaven, a big box filled with goodies. I knew what some of the goodies were, but Marianne was clever and told me that in addition there were many more things I would certainly love for making any kind of mixed media art.
How right she was!
I unpacked the box - and felt like a kid in a candy store.
There was sticky-back canvas, nature papers, stickers and fabric...
... canvas and ribbon...
...beautiful border punches (hello Martha!), more ribbon and brushes...
as well as dimensional stickers, die-cuts and beads.
But this is not all of it. There were two items wrapped in tissue paper:
One was pretty easy to guess - six Mars bars. I had seen one Mars bar on her desk in one of Marianne's photos for WOYWW and had commented how much I like them and that it's difficult to get them here (except at Powell's Sweet Shoppe, and we don't have one in our town). This was BEFORE I had won the box and I had never thought that she would remember that - isn't she a sweetie?
But what came out of the red tissue paper was the sweetest, most thoughtful little gift:
One of Kelly Rae Roberts' adorable girls.
Marianne and I both took Kelly's Flying Lessons, and Marianne actually was one of the first people to leave a comment on my fresh new blog and she welcomed me in the blogosphere. Since then we have kept in touch and sometimes exchanged e-mails in addition to visiting each other's blog. She is a wonderful warm woman who has a very special love for dogs, and it's a delight to visit her blogs. If you want to "meet" her just hop over and look around at her place.
Marianne - when I unpacked this box I was almost speechless (which doesn't happen very often, believe me). This is such a delight, and I can't wait to play with all of my new toys. The Girl will get a special place in my studio where I can see her every day and remember these wonderful connections I've made in blogland. You are a wonderful blogger buddy and your warmth and generosity has brought so much light in my life.
Thank you so much my friend!