Thursday, June 9, 2011

Look What I Won!

Hello dear friends! It's here, it's here! Just wanted to tell you! I won an Easter giveaway from Peggy @Peggy apLSEEDS! If you haven't met this sweet, talented lady-you need to!

This was the outside of the package. She knows I love using embroidery pieces in my fabric collages, so she sent me this wonder piece with beads. Double click on all the photos and you can see them better. I love how she wrote my name in calligraphy.

Isn't it just beautiful? Peggy named this painting "Gentle". This photos just do not do this painting justice, I'm telling you. I love the colors she used and the lace. The texture of this painting is fabulous.

The title of this painting,"Gentle" comes from the scripture in 2Timothy 2:24. Paul is writing to Timothy and giving him advice about being kind and gentle, patiently and courteously explaining the Truth. Good teaching never promotes quarrels or foolish arguments. Here is the whole scripture of 2Timothy 2:24:

And the Lord's servant must not quarrel; instead, he must be kind to everyone, able to teach, not resentful.

That's something easier said than done sometimes, isn't it? Because it's in our nature for us to be "right". And we want everyone else to feel that we're right too. So this painting IS a "gentle" reminder for me. :) Something that is still a work in progress. So very important to be gentle and kind with our words and actions. Especially when we are sharing the Truth.

Beautiful face...

Love the lace!

Peggy sent this sweet letter with the painting. Thank you, dear Peggy for my beautiful painting. This will go in my lavender and pink guest bedroom perfectly. If you haven't met her go see her and tell her I said hi! You will love her, I know.

Thank you, friends for stopping by and for your sweet comments. For those of you who have been able to anyway! Blogger is still being a booger! I still have trouble with it too, but I'm not giving up! But if you don't have the patience and you really want to leave a comment-you can always email me too.

Have a wonderful weekend! We are going to have fabulous weather so I'm having a garage sale tomorrow and Saturday. Hopefully after that, I will get back into my craft room and do some ...some...crafting!

Hugs and love to you all,



Julie Harward said...

You are a lucky gal..that is beautiful. Enjoy it! :D

Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Sonya ~
That is so special and beautiful!!
I love that verse in Timothy ~

Vicki said...

Wow, she is a talented gal and you so lucky! Have a great weekend.

The Cranky Queen said...

Beautiful and meaningful art. Cherish it for art can look into your soul. Tiffany

Blessings from Cindy said...

Congrats to you on your winning such a lovely piece of art!! That is really special. Peggy is very talented & the verse in Timothy makes it have even more meaning.

Lynn Stevens said...

Well congratulations on winning Peggys beautiful art, She is very talented too.
Have a great weekend Sonya
hugs Lynn

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Sonya,
congratulations on winning Peggy's beautiful painting!!!Have a wonderful weekend.

Karen B. said...

Hi Sonya, I am so happy for you. It is such a lovely painting!!!
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Lululiz said...

Congrats, Sonya, what a beautiful gift!

Kasia said...

Oh isnt that so sweet!!!!! What an original and beautiful piece! Congrats again on the win! The lady who painted this really is talented! And it suits you perfectly! Have a great garage sale my friend! Hope you sell everything! ;)


Dorthe said...

Sonya, congratulations, you won a very beautiful painting from Peggy- I love how she used lace, too.

Candy C said...

Wow! That is really cool! Beautiful piece and perfect for someone like you...who lives their faith! So many wonderful lessons on this piece!!! Congratulations Sonya! <3 Candy

bj said...

This is so so beautiful. What a lovely talent she has. I am so glad you won this beautiful gift.
Thanks for coming by..come again soon and we'll have a cup of sweet tea and a scone.:)

peggy aplSEEDS said...

Thank you so much for your lovely words. I'm so glad you're enjoying your painting, Sonya!

Fabric Art said...

Oh Sonya you are so lucky, what a beautiful painting you have won, love the lace.
Hugs Anni

Barbara Jean said...

The painting is beautiful. and so are the comments you wrote about it.
I do hope you feel better soon! (and your hubby). Enough with all this illness!!

See you in about a week.

blessings sweet girl

barbara jean