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Sunday, February 13, 2011

Treasures from Treasured Friends

Hi Everyone--
I hope you are having a beautiful Sunday! I received
some wonderful surprises in the mail today~I
wanted to share them with you.

The first is a Valentine from my dear friend
Donna at My Shabby Chateau...Look at all
this vintage goodness! It just warms my heart!

A day without a call or email from Donna just
feels empty~we may be far away, but we're
close in heart.

And I received this beautiful handmade card from my
sweet friend Carol at The Answer is Chocolate! Oh
my goodness--her card was even chocolate-colored! Such
special Valentine goodness from a wonderful woman
and precious friend--and such an unexpected

Carol has a hoppin' blog, but always finds the time
to give of herself and always be such an inspiration
to others.

And then, be still my heart--I received not one, but
TWO bracelets from Linda at Charmed Victorian...
I am so excited--Oh my, when I won her contest, I
had no idea that it was for 2 bracelets! She is such
a sweet and generous spirit that emanates joy.

So many of you have blessed me with your joy and
friendship--and prayers--during my short time of
blogging...Thank you to these amazing women
and to all of my special friends who come to
visit and share my shenanigans and art.

I pray for you to have a beautiful Sunday and
a Happy Valentine's day!

And one more thing I need to tell you about
because it is so awesome...Tonight my husband
and I got some Dove chocolate candy. When
my husband opened a piece, he noticed
that on the packaging in the inside it read,
"The more you praise and celebrate your
life, the more there is in life to celebrate."

How special is that? So friends, let's
celebrate! And praise!


Linking this to Spiritual Sunday!!


Cameron said...

Happy Love Day to you, too! What wonderful goodies you are enjoying :)

...and chocolate is always something to celebrate...heehee :)

suziqu's thread works said...

Hi Cindy...How true is that saying and, oh yes!,
we all have just so much to be grateful for.
Those gifts are truely beautiful and so well deserved by such a wonderful and giving woman as you!
If you get a minute pop over to my blog and see an exciting new book on Crazy Quilting by Pat Winter which has just been published. You will LOVE it!!!
Love and Hugs,

Ira said...

All such lovely and precious gifts Cindy, enjoy them to the fullest! Hope you have a marvellous Valentine's Day, too!! Ira x

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous and beautiful things to receive Cindy, so well deserved.
Have a wonderful valentine day and the message in the candy is so true. We all need a little reminder sometimes, so thankyou for sharing it with us,
Enjoy the rest of the day and hope you have better weather than our wet and soggy Sunday in the south of England.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Donnie said...

You definitely received some love in the mail and hubby buying Dove chocolate is wonderful. Great blessings in chocolate are great too.

Donna said...

What a great saying that is, Cindy! And how sweet of Ralph to buy you Dove chocolates! So glad that you like your card, you are such a sweetheart! And I love the card that Carol made you, and those bracelets are fabulous! Oh, and I love your new header! So funny, I just sent you a message saying maybe you could share some photos of the French Quarter with us, and you beat me to it! Happy Valentine's Day!!

Lululiz said...

Lovely presents from dear friends, how sweet!

Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

o yes DOVE chocolate ")
my total FaVe!! enJoY !
and thx for sharing the lovely cards -
"CHOCOLATE" was my 1st reaction to the 2nd card!
luving the creativity ~
HaPpY St VaLenTinE's Cindy!
and a peacefilled sunday...

Love of the Sea said...

Donna is so creative and makes fabulous cards. I love the Valentines Day card. That is definitely a keeper. So pretty! Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday.

sarah said...

..your heart is so beautiful deserve these beautiful things...wishing you a Happy Sonday and Valentines......

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Valentines gifts, Cindy, from some very talented friends! So sweet! :)
Happy Valentine's Day!
~ Jo :)

Dawn said...

Beautiful gifts worthily received I am sure

Love Dawn xx

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

So very glad you like your card and your other surprises are gorgeous! Can't think of a more deserving person are so giving of yourself. And of course YUM on the Dove chocolates.....happy Chocolate er I mean Valentine's Day!

She Uses Her Words said...

Happy Valentine's Day Cindy! The message in your Dove heart is right on! Life is for praising and the celebrating the One who gave it to us. Powerful!
Love your cards and bracelets!
xo, Karen

Kaye Swain - SandwichINK for the Sandwich Generation said...

What delightful ways to celebrate Valentine's Day, and indeed, Valentine's Week. Have a blessed day tomorrow as well. :)

La said...

Happy Valentine's Day, Cindy.

MTJ said...

Hi Cindy,

I am so encouraged by the joy you share. Congratulations on winning the contest and thank you for sharing the beauty of the gifts you received.

Sending you a Happy Valentine's Day.

Blessings and peace.


Linda M. said...

Cindy, Thanks for sharing the Dove chocolate message! Have a wonderful evening. Hugs, Linda

Whidbey Woman said...

Valentine's Day is so much fun! Its always been one of my favorite holidays. Those were really nice cards and gifts your friends sent you.

Sherry said...

Sounds like a wonderful Valentines Day. I too had a good day, three gifts. All Chocolate!!!!! what could be better. haha

Charlotte said...

Beautiful and sweet. Glad you had a grand Valentine's Day. I especially like that chocolate card. Let's celebrate and praise. I like that.
Hugs & blessings,