When I started blogging about 3 years ago, I never expected to make very dear friends in that virtual world but it happened. There is not a single day anymore, that I don’t think about, write to or talk to at least one of these friends. It’s amazing what familiar friendships have developed with some lovely women I have never met in person. We share happy and sad incidents, worries, hopes, everyday occurrences, creative ideas, plans etc. On special occasions or sometimes “just because” we send each other gifts. Opening a package from a blogging friend is always exciting for me and I had that pleasure several times lately. Suzy over at Suziqusthreadworks is one of the sweet ladies who have spoiled me. A lot of you know her gorgeous fabric creations but if you don’t, please hop over to her wonderful blog for lots of eye candies.
I was thrilled when I unwrapped this beautiful collage. I love the neutral colors Suzy has used, the adorable image as well as all the pretty laces, doilies and embellishments.
Suzy had also created this fabulous clutch bag for me. Isn’t it just stunning?
Here is a detail picture of the pretty yo-yo flowers and the layers of lace.
She also sent me this beautiful tag. I felt like a princess receiving all those lovely gifts. Thank you so very much again, dear Suzy!
Another fantastic package came from my dear friend Lisa at Tarnished & Tattered. She knows that I don’t get a lot of vintage treasures and craft items here and had sent me a care package with lots of goodies and one of her gorgeous creations. Isn’t that sweet?
Look at this awesome altered purse. Lisa had turned it inside out and filled it with ephemera, dried flowers and tulle. I love it! The adorable girl’s dress was a gift from Lisa as well.
Let’s see what else I found in Lisa’s package. Pretty laces and old buttons. Lisa knows so well how to make me happy. The metal feather-like piece and the vintage curtain rings are wonderful too.
A silver plated coffee measure, graphics, monograms and a pretty old book cover. In the paper bag I discovered several acrylic shapes to create with. I couldn’t get a reasonable picture of those though.
Lovely bird napkins and images.
Ceramic mushrooms to be altered, wonderful square clock glasses, a rusty ash tray and a monogram stamp.
As you can see, Lisa had spoiled me big time. Thank you so much, sweet friend! Your awesome purse is hanging on the wall here and I’m looking forward to playing with all the great goodies.
I’m very sorry that momentarily I can’t visit you as frequently as I would like to. The power outages have increased and the electricity drops out 4 – 5 times almost every day. Sometimes for only a few minutes but often enough for some hours. It doesn’t make much sense to reboot the computer every time because the electricity might be gone again some minutes later. Additionally we have internet outages almost every day. I’ll try to stop by as much as possible though.
Have a happy week!