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Wednesday, December 26, 2007

My heart is full ~

I have been so very blessed this Christmas!! My family is happy and healthy, I've had all of my sons around me, my sweet future daughter-in-law (we are kindred spirits), my wonderful husband and it truly has been a wonderful holiday for us all.

Thank you all for your sweet wishes for Christmas and I want you to know how much I treasure each and every one of you! Your kindness, friendship and encouragement make me smile and warm my soul. You truly are the wind beneath my creative wings as well. You make me want to create my art and show you what I've done, just like a little child! I thank you for that....

As we drove up to the house last night, after my husband's family Christmas gathering, I remembered that we didn't check the mailbox Christmas eve so we pulled up to the mailbox. Well, Dennis pulled out a few envelopes and a brown package with my name on it. Yaaay! I couldn't believe it, another gift? Did I win a contest at one of your blogs and not remember it?

Well, we go inside and I change, get comfortable and cozy and have a seat on my loveseat. As I read the outside "Quill Cottage." It has made a journey from Arkansas. I'm thinking, this is from Sandy! I slowly open the parcel and discover the most wonderful gift . . . it was like it was meant for me!!! I remembered reading the most precious story on your blog about this little bird...Sandy, this is the most precious gift I've received ~ and what beautiful timing...my birthday is today and I consider it my most treasured gift of all....

Inside was a sweet lace handsewn bird with a tiny button on it's wing. It was tucked inside of a little nest with handmade little velvet acorns with real acorn tops! A precious little nut half filled with little buttons and wrapped in tulle, a scrolled metal fragment, a tiny faerie pouch filled to the brim with little feathers, ephemera and four little stencils that spell B-I-R-D! A cluster of nature's finds intertwined with beautiful yarns and on the bottom of the box a bundle of papers that look like faerie maps!!! Oh Sandy, this is such a wonderful gift to me, thank you so very much!!! I hope you all can see the sheer loveliness of this parcel.....you have definitely paid it forward to me!!


I'm off to Hobby Lobby today to go hunting for more goodies to create with . . .

Much love to you all, Dawn









14 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy,Happy Birthday sweet Dawn!!!

The gift is just so you and beautiful!!!

NAME: CIELO said...

Everything is just lovely! Hope you and yours had a marvelous Christmas!

Cielo

Barbara Jacksier said...

Such a pretty post.Thank you for sharing your gifts.
Barbara

madrekarin said...

What a beautiful gift.
Happiest of birthday wishes to you, sweet Dawn! Hope your trip to Hobby Lobby was successful. :)

Lori said...

what a beautiful gift!!! so sweet and wonderfully made, it IS so YOU Dawn:)

Miss Sandy said...

Ahhh, so that is where she fluttered off to! Can't wait to see what delectible creations you come up with next!

windycorner said...

Happy birthday Dawn! You are truly blessed to have such selfless friendship from others. With wishes for a year of abundant love,
Holley

Mrs. Jones said...

Happy holidays to you, Dawn. I hope you and your family had a wonderful time!

Blessings,
Heather

Lee W. said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful gift- you are blessed!

LaurieAnna's Vintage Home said...

Happy Birthday Dawn! Friendship is the best gift you can get, you are surely blessed abundantly my dear!

May you be blessed with love and happiness in the coming year.

LaurieAnna

martha said...

Happy Birthday dear Dawn. You have such a gift of creativity, and I'm thankful that God made you generous too! Thank you for all the time and effort you put into your pictures and posts. I consider them a delicious and personal treat!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

You lucky girl you! How beautiful that is!! Happy Birthday!
Penny

red tin heart said...

happy birthday dear heart! i am so happy that you received such lovely gifts. you are a wonderful woman with such a sweet spirit. i pray you receive everything you wish for this year.
the velvet acorns are the most wonderful little creations and that bird!!! xoxo nita

teemie said...

BEAUTIFUL!! Happy B'day Dawn! Happy New Year too!
Teemie

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