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