Sunday, June 5, 2011

SO MUCH TO BE THANKFUL FOR


Pages inside a handmade journal made by my friend Lesley Edmonds.....gorgeous!


Extra's Lesley included to play with! I have never seen such beautiful papers!



Handmade card by Lesley....incredible! And some people can really wrap a gift...I am not one of them. Actually Lesley had sent me instructions not to open this till my birthday, but 45 minutes early I think is okay since I have to go to work tomorrow.


These are some gorgeous jewelry pieces sent to me my friend Karen.


An incredible handmade driftwood doll made by my sweet friend Dorthe! Dorthe makes these from collecting the driftwood from the beaches by her home. Every detail in this doll is amazing, I am still finding things to look at!


This is the cover of the handmade journal Lesley made for me...I still can't believe it! Bits of lace, and so many layers of paper. When you open the journal, it opens to the right and the left, I wish I could show you but couldn't get it in the pictures, it's amazing!



My friend Karen is an expert and avid antiquer....she sent me this lovely cup and saucer in my favorite color in the world, and she crocheted this birds nest and bowl....amazing again!
I have more things to show you that Karen sent, but that is for later!


These are lovely postcards and beautiful mail art that Roben-Marie made and sent to me! Roben and I did a trade on some things and her style is colorful, whimsical, beautiful and addicting!


This is a gorgeous handmade and handfelted clutch made by Marilyn Rock, and I won it....wooooow! It is stunning! Marilyn included a beautiful old cabinet card and a pretty note inside a gorgeous bird envelope!

In about 45 minutes I will turn the big 50....and it has me thinking of how much I have to be grateful for, and I want to share with you just a little piece of that. Tangible gifts from my beautiful blog friends are only the beginning, the warmth, love, caring, and friendship I have found here is just something that cannot be put into words. There are many things not shown here that I share in mails and conversations with blog friends that I carry with me always.
Since blogger has been screwy lately, the order in which my pictures uploaded is not exactly what I wanted it to be, but I think you will get the idea!
Thanks for taking a peek, and for being a wonderful part of my life!

Like I said to begin with, I have so much to be thankful for.

17 comments:

stregata said...

Lovely gifts for a wonderful woman! Wishing you a most incredible birthday - happiness, health, love and much, much more!

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday Sharon, wishing you a delightful day! Don't be afraid of fabulous 50s, it's the 60s that's beating me up!
Bless you dear lady!!

Mary Newton Designs said...

Wonderful friends! Happy Birthday!

Esther said...

happy birthday sharon!! you have a lot of beautiful presents here!! Dorthe's one is... so Dorthe!! wow!! a big big big hug for you!!

Steph said...

Happy Happy brithday dear Sharon!!!
Enjoy yourself and here's to a good year ahead!! hugs Steph

Dorthe said...

Dearest sweet Sharon-
HAPPY BIRTHDAY- dear friend,-You are a beautiful soul, and we love you.
I wish you a wonderful and happy day- you will hear from me soon.
birthday kis from Dorthe

Lesley said...

Happy Birthday Dear Sharon,
I am so glad that you enjoyed your gifts. We are indeed blessed with the friends we make online. Try and enjoy your day even though you are at work!!!
Love and hugs
Lesley x

Diane said...

I was just over at Lesley's and saw her amazing artwork and gift to you. Happy Birthday Sharon--you are blessed with many friends in this blog community--and 50--ah--you're just a baby--life is just beginning for you! :)

Cristi Baxter Clothier said...

What fabulous gifts you received! I hope you have a blessed and creativity filled birthday.

Barbara Lewis said...

Sharon, You get the best stuff! Enjoy! :-)

Renee Stien said...

Happy Birthday, Sharon. I hope you find time to do something special just for you today. Congratulations - 50 is awesome!

umelecky said...

Happy, happy birthday Sharon!!! I wish I would have known. I have a package here for you and I would have sent it already had I known it was your birthday. I hope you have the best day ever!

steufel said...

Wonderful presents for a wondrful person. I wish you a great new year and that everything comes true what you wish for! A big birthday hug from Germany!

roc said...

what beautiful gifts you received. how awesome! i hope your birthday was simply amazing!

Pilar said...

Happy Birthday, beautiful friend! I wish you all the happiness and blessings in the world for you! xoxoxoxo

Marilyn Rock said...

Sharon! Happy Birthday! Gee; I found it timely winning my giveaway then - wonderful! You received such lovely gifts, here, and I loved seeing them. Thank you for sharing and hope your birthday was magical; it looked like it was - so happy for you! xxoo

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