Tuesday, August 7, 2012

~Happy Anniversary~

Hello friends.  Today would have been Mel's and my anniversary.  We danced at our wedding and every anniversary to this song. I am missing our dance, dearest Mel and I'm especially missing you. Til we meet again, beloved...

PS~ Please excuse the hideous commercial that comes on before the video.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Treasures from Friends~

Hello again my friends. I told you I have more gifts of love to share with you. LYNN from Trash to Treasure Art sent me a beautiful tag and one of her gorgeous necklaces. She is the sweetest gal AND talented! Wow, is she ever! If you haven't met her, go visit her blog. You will be amazed with her artistic talent that she has!  She also has an Etsy shop where she sells her wonderful creations-Trash to Treasure Art.

See what I mean? Thank you for your big heart and for thinking of me, dearest Lynn. It means a lot to me. 
I also received a touching card and beautiful gift from NANCY from Sugar Lump Studios. I'm sure you all know her and have seen her gorgeous creations as well. 

I just love this collage pouch that she made!  She also has an Etsy shop-Sugar Lump Studios where you can purchase her treasures as well. Thank you, dear Nancy!
Inside the pouch, I found these wonderful mother-of-pearl buttons.
Isn't this heart pin darling? Thank you so much, Nancy AND Lynn for your thoughtfulness.

Many of you have asked me if I've been back in my craft room and that is on my list of things I need to get back into doing. I have missed it but it's amazing how hard it is to  concentrate on anything for even a short period of time in the midst of grief. But I promise it won't be long-I know it will be good for me. I have been missing you all and visiting your blogs as well. 

Tuesday the 7th would have been Mel's and my anniversary so it will be a sad day for me. My grief counselor suggested that I do something fun on that day to create another happy memory...so I invited some of my gal friends to dinner and will be sharing many happy memories and hopefully some good laughs. 

Thank you dear ones for dropping by and for your encouraging, caring comments. I appreciate each and every one. 

Love and bunches of grateful hugs,


Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Just Sharin' the Love...

 Hello dear friends. I'm sure most of you know my dear friend Katherine by now. If you haven't met her, visit her blog, Chatelet and tell her how sweet and kind she is.  We've been writing to each other for quite awhile now and since Mel's been sick I haven't been writing as much to her and I'll tell you...I miss her a lot! 
I have to share with you the BIG box full of love that she sent to me recently. Just warning you ahead of time, there's lots of photos! But you just have to see what she sent.
 This is the lovely card she made for me. I love the colors...
 and the angel is so sweet and Mel's name...
 inside the card...
 Looking inside the box...
 I just love Katherine's style of wrapping presents. 
 Don't you love it?
 Such a little darling of a bird.
 These shoes were inside too! Soooo cute!!
 A birdhouse for my kitchen! 

 How beautiful is this little sweet shoe? 
 The roses and pearls are gorgeous, aren't they? Such beautiful work, Katherine.
 This pretty egg was inside the little box too.
 This cute little altered box...
 with cute little playing cards inside. 

 I love the roses on this box! 
 AND the kitty, sparkles and bling too!
 These crimson red knobs were inside the box and...
 these ceramic carved knobs.

 More goodies!

 AND even more!

 Isn't this fabric a beautiful lavender color? I can't wait to make something with this!
 This gorgeous fabric too!
 Are you drooling? :)
 Katherine also forwarded a gift from Viola @ Violi Igla Malowa.
 So pretty, Viola! Thank you, dear friend! 
 AND yes, Katherine and her girls thought of Deacon too. He was so excited as he was here when the package arrived. He received Spiderman  toys and candy which he absolutely loved! 

 He's blowing you a kiss dear Katherine, Magda and Vanda! 
 WOW! What treasures from my treasured friend. Thank you so much, Katherine.
The card is sitting in my lavender bedroom, right next to my photo of my Mel. 

Dear friends, I appreciate all the gifts, emails, and cards of love that has been shown. It has touched my heart so much, you don't even know how much.  

I will be back soon to share more gifts that have been sent. I hope that you are all doing well and enjoying your summer. 

Love and grateful hugs,


Sunday, July 15, 2012

Sharing More Love in the Mail...

Hello again dear friends. Yesterday was Mel's memorial service and it turned out beautifully. Just the way he wanted it. Our pastor did an awesome job-said just the right things. And yes, of course, I cried. Well, a lot of people did. But we laughed too. A few people shared great stories which I won't ever forget. Thankfully it was video taped so I will be able to watch it over and over.  
I wanted to share a few things that have recently come in the mail. These gifts touched my heart, I just want you to know. 
This first gift was made by my sister, Kathy. It's a prayer shawl. Isn't it just beautiful? The shawl is made in Mel's favorite color. 
Pretty bead work at the ends of the shawl. So, so pretty...

This came with it.  Thank you dear Kathy for thinking of me. I will wear the prayer shawl often and think of this time of my life. 
I also received a gift from my dear friend, Marie @ Lost Bird Studio. Do you know her?  Isn't she the sweetest? This is the tag she made.  Love it.
The back of the tag...
This box with the heart and rose at the center...
What's inside this German written page?
One of Marie's gorgeous soldered necklaces! The heart with the cross and the rhinestones. Wow, Marie! Thank you SO much! I just love her work, don't you?
The back of the soldered piece.
She sent me 2 of these pictures with Jesus on them! Oh, these will be great in a craft project! Thank you, dear Marie! You are so sweet!
Hmmm, I wonder who this is from? 
Remember Linda @ Charmed Victorian? She is the friend that sent the watch with Mel's and my photo inside? Well, she sent me a card and another gift!!!
Have you ever seen one of these before?
This lovely box is musical too.
Written on the inside of the box...
With these angels inside the box as well. Thank you so, so much Linda. Please pay her a visit on her blog @ Charmed Victorian. She is such a sweet generous soul! 
I have the sweetest, dearest friends! And I am BLESSED! I so appreciate all the emails and comments you've been sending me. Please visit these ladies and get to know them. 

Lots of hugs and love,