Friday, June 26, 2009

My dear friend....

My birthday is coming up..... quicker than I want it to, in fact :o( And on Wednesday of this week, my buddy the Postman delivered this long skinny box from my friend Marie P. I was shocked, dumbfounded and amazed at what sweet Marie did for me, I'll let the photos do the talking:

A sweet Annalee elf holding a pinkeep announcing my birthday!

After my birthday is over I can just flip the pinkeep and Celebrate my Freedom as an American


Marie knows my scissors fetish and my Prairie Schooler lust so she gifted me with Premax scissors and a Prairie Schooler Strawberry to match :)


Marie found out about my obsession with red handled 1950's kitchen utensils

What does a girl say about this thoughtful, wonderfully beautiful, stunningly kind birthday gift? All I can say is, I have been blessed many times over in my life and one of the biggest blessings I have and count myself so lucky is that I have many people that I can call my friend and Marie is one of them. Marie, my dear, I know we've spoken of this many times.....but how I wish we lived across the street from each other, we would tear it up! Thank you for your kindness, your generosity and your friendship! Love ya!

And in closing, I shall leave you with a wee picture of two other best friends :0)
BFF's~ Lil' Red and Chatty

And until next time my dear readers, friends and fellow stitchers ~ Love and best wishes, as you count your blessings and your stitches, from our house to yours! XXxxxx

Were there no God we would be
in this glorious world with grateful hearts and no one to thank.
~~Christina Rossetti~~

46 comments:

  1. That is an AWESOME and thoughtful gift from Marie! Love, love, love the elf holding your pinkeep...so creative!

    Enjoy your lovelies!

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  2. what a sweet surprise... She did a beautiful job on that fob and oyn keep.

    The kittys are now BFF's so very cute. I Hope you have a wonderful weekend you deserve it.
    Take Care

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  3. ciao cats are beautiful and so cute!!!!
    it's nice the elf and a nice gift from a real friend!
    bye
    silvia

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  4. Awesome gift! Happy Birthday! Love the cats picture, too. :)

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  5. Awesome package! Happy early birthday!!

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  6. What a lovely gift...that elf is just the cutest little thing :) And I love the photo of your kitties - I can´t believe they have only just met, they look like they have been friends forever.

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  7. What a cute delivery elf assisting with the Birthday message and the Patriotic one too! What a sweet gift! And the stitching & finishing of the pin keep is beautiful. What a fun gift for an upcoming birthday!
    Take care and have a great weekend!

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  8. Lovely package from Marie. Love the presentation of the elf holding the pinkeep! And that strawberry is delicious. Great pre-empter for your birthday!

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  9. SUch a wonderful gift.

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  10. An amazing gift! What an amazing friend!

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  11. Awesome gift !! Such a sweet picture of the BFFs.

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  12. What a wonderful surprise from your sweet friend. Both stitches are darling...I have a small collection of Annalee's and this little patriotic one is precious, I like the way you are able to chance the message...hugs, Linda

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  13. Wow, what nice birthday gifts!

    Glad Chatty & Lil' Red are now friends....that was a quick adjustment period!

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  14. Oh, what a great gift! I LOOOVE that! And happy birthday (in a few days) to you !

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  15. Wow! What an amazing & thoughtful gift. You must be so thrilled. Wow. Too cool. Love the pic of the cats, too--I'm so glad they're buddies. :)

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  16. Awwww, look at Lil Red all curled up with Chatty - makes me smile. Wow! What wonderful birthday gifts you received and what a wonderful, thoughtful friend.

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  17. Aren't surprises the BEST!? The little elf and pinkeep are adorable - what a lovely gift!

    Glad the kitties are now buddies!

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  18. Happy birthday ---

    The strawberry pin keep is beautiful!

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  19. Wow, what a great gift for your birthday. Very thoughtful to have it two sided!! Hope you have a wonderful birthday.

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  20. Terrific gifts from what must a great friend and a great stitcher. Although it is easy to be generous to those that are so giving of themselves. Happy Birthday,
    CJ ok;-)

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  21. What a wonderful and very COOL surprise! I know you will treasure that! And Chatty! I'm so proud of you welcoming Lil' Red like that by sharing your window seat! Good kitty!! :0)

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  22. What a gorgeous present :) Hope you have a lovely birthday!

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  23. Happy Birthday!
    What a nice package from Marie!
    Love the picture of Chatty and Lil Red. It is so sweet that they took to each other so well, so soon!

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  24. Wow!!!! Those are some unique and wonderful gift!!!!
    Happy birthday to you~~~~

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  25. Oh my gosh Vonna, what a sweet little kitty. Chatty seems to have adjusted very well. I am so far behind on my blog-reading and now I see this thrilling news. I have 6 kitties now, since our dear Alix passed, but the house is still quite full....of love!

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  26. What thoughtful gifts-and just perfect for you! Wow-wish my husband would take a few lessons from Marie.
    Lil'Red and Chatty look so cute together. I hope they will be the best of pals!
    Happy Birthday!

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  27. Awesome package from Marie! She sure spoiled you. Enjoy!

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  28. Happy Birthday - Friends are the family we choose for ourselves...you've chosen a great Sister!

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  29. What a lovely elf you found in the post Vonna. Your new kitty is gorgeous and I have to mention that we now have cats the same colour. I have a grey and a ginger too and goodness me don't they photograph well together! Bx

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  30. No wonder you were stunned! What a beautiful and well thought out gift.

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  31. The "Little Elf" looks great at your house...hey, is that my house across the street? (wishful thinking ;D )

    Hope you are having a great weekend~ G/D just left to head back to the NJ and I am truly sad. Can you send me your children??? Didn't think so :(

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  32. How cute is that? Happy birthday hon. Love the kitty pic too.

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  33. Anonymous12:24 PM

    Von,
    Love the elf and thoughtfulness that you received from Marie. The kitty cats are adorable. You are gonna have to get a larger kitty lounge when Lil Red starts to grow. Love how Chatty has his eyes open and Lil Red is sound asleep.

    Love, Mom

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  34. What a thoughtful gift from Marie. So cute.
    Look at those kitties they sure have taken to one another!
    Have a Happy birthday!!!

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  35. Have a fabtastic birthday Vonna! Love the gifts and the kitties of course! xx

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  36. Wow what a fantastic and unique gifts! If I miss it... and don't say so on the day Happy Birthday!

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  37. Happy Birthday, Vonna!
    Great gifts, very talented friend.
    The cats look all cozy in that last pic........sweet.

    Jennifer
    http://www.feathersinthenest.blogspot.com/

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  38. What a fabulous gift!

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  39. Oh, Vonna, isn't that just the SWEETEST!!! I love it!

    Happy upcoming birthday, you wonderful woman!

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  40. What thoughtful gifts, and so you, Vonna!! I am thinking that you are worthey!;) Happiest of Birthday wishes to you!

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  41. Happy Birthday to you!!! Those indeed are awesome gifts and you are blessed with many friends. Enjoy your birthday.

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  42. Happy birthday, Vonna.

    I love the gifts you received, especially the PS strawberry. The finishing is beautiful!

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  43. Happy Birthday Vonna ! You are blessed with many friends. Lovely gifts from sweet Marie :)

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  44. What an awesome birthday gift!!!

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  45. Oh Marie, she is simply amazing. What a nice gift! I love it all. You deserve it, and happy birthday to you!

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  46. What a great gift. WHen is your birthday exactly btw?
    Your cats are too cute :)

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