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Thursday, December 22, 2011

A Very Special Surprise

My friend Linda from Random Creativity and I have been good friends for a long time. Last year, when I was visiting her blog, she happened to mention that her very favorite Christmas story is "The Gift of the Magi." It is mine too!

Well, I had this plan to make her something this year with that as the theme, however, I did not know HOW I was going to do it. Then, this summer, I won a surprise package through a blogging contest and inside of the goodies was a beautiful miniature hair comb (like the ones in the Magi story.) I put it in a safe place and couldn't wait to make a journal for Linda.

I sent it to her a few weeks ago, however, I also asked her not to visit my blog for a few days because I wanted her gift to be a surprise on Christmas morning and I wanted to be able to share the special story with all of you.

To me, it simply means that when we really want to do something in our hearts, somehow, things just work in such a way as to make them become a reality. Christmas is certainly a time of knowing that miracles happen.

The lovely image that I used to make this is from June at Dezinaworld. She has so many beautiful graphics in her shop!

But, there's more~Last night, I had almost reached 1,000 followers--I wrote to June and said, "Oh gosh, I need 5 more people and my personal Christmas dream will come true." Well, June got on Facebook and let people know and her friends came to visit and joined~Thank you to all of them and thank you to June!

Wishing you all a Christmas of miracles.



Jill said...

Blogger friends are the best! :)

Congratulations, Cindy! 1000 followers....WOW! Merry Christmas!

Carol Salisbury said...

Congrat's on the 1000 followers!
That journal is wonderful! She is going to love it I'm sure!

Have a Merry Christmas!!!

JulesinParadise said...

What a magical thing...finding the c comb and me finding your blog! Happiest of holidays to you and yours, dear Cindy!

Donna said...

Wow, Cindy! Now that is a wonderful gift for you, 1,000 followers! And your collage is beautiful, your friend will be so surprised!! Merry Christmas!!

Theresa MacNaughton said...

What a beautiful creation, Cindy. I know your friend will cherish it always. And BIG Congrats to you on 1000 followers - that is fabulous news!

Cindy Adkins said...

Love, love, love the journal, Cindy, and congratulations on 1,000 followers!!!
Hugs, Cindy

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You are sooooooooooooo WONDERFUL!!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE what you made for her!! It is GORGEOUS!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Gypsy Heart said...

Congrats!! I just found your blog so I'm another new follower. :-)

I will return when things are not so hectic and take awhile to peruse all the beauty I see.

Wishing you a very Merry Christmas!


Cinderella Moments said...

Such a sweet journal! And congratulations on hitting the 1000 mark! I'm so glad you visited my blog. Thank you. Merry Christmas!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What a perfectly sweet surprise! And you are WAY over 1000 now! Congrats, my dear friend! I am so happy for you! ♥♥♥

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Do you think if I had someone post on FB that I need to lose 10 more pounds by Christmas day MY wish might come true????

I am so happy for you! 1000!!! What a magical number. You are so deserving of everything that comes your way.

I love the beautiful piece you made for your friend. You know, I am an avid reader..and always have been....would you believe I have never read The Gift Of The Magi? I am headed to Barnes and Noble tomorrow morning when I go for my Starbucks!

Hope you are doing well- Love and prayers...and a one-armed hug for old Ralphy boy (no mean intentions on that statement;>) xo Diana

Heather's Blog-o-rama said...

There are some awesome ladies out in blogland ;) :) It sounds like you hav a few "gems" for friends, here ;) :) I'm so happy for you that you got the "likes" on your Facebook page ;) :) Happy CHRISTmas to you and your family. Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather :)

Blessings from Cindy said...

What a cool gift for your friend with even a comb that matches the character! Congrats on {now over} 100 followers! You are doing so awesome in this land of blogs!! So happy to know you too, my friend! Merry Christmas!!

Marti said...

Congratulations on your ever expanding number of followers. They are in for a treat when visiting your site. You friends gifts is so nice. I love vintage. Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Myric said...

I love your Christmas gift! I am so glad I have one of your artworks!
Oh Cindy, you are a part of my Christmas Miracle! I was visited by a number of people and who also became my followers after you posted my little project on your blog!!! It is nice to meet new friends :)
You are such and angel :)


Unknown said...

Yay, Cindy!!!! I'm so happy for and proud of you. I did mail you something that should arrive perhaps tomorrow....but I bought you something extra special and have not had a chance to get it in the mail yet! Maybe tomorrow and you will have a New Years gift!

camp and cottage living said...

Your journal is lovely! That story always makes me sad. But the lesson of their sacraficial love is timeless.
Congrats on your 1000 mark!

Donna said...

Congratulations Cindy on 1000+ followers!!! So many of us just love to tell our friends about you! You are a special, one of a kind, friend to all!

Merry Christmas,

Cindy said...

Wonderful gift Cindy! Congratulations on reaching that 1000 mark! You certainly deserve it my friend.

Hugs XX

sjmcdowell said...

Hi Dear Cindy,

What a wonderful gift to give your friend!! Yes indeed when something is meant to be it just falls perfectly together!!

The journal is just simply wonderful!!

Love and Blessings,

Susan :)

Unknown said...

Congrats on this wonderful achievement Cindy! Whoa!! And your gift to your friend is so precious, such a marvellours journal that she's going to LOVE! Hugs, Ira xox

Gloria said...

I enjoy seeing the creations you design with someone in mind, that makes them extra special, too. But, can she resist not visiting?

I received the card and want to Thank You! (Email sent.)

The Gift of the Magi is one of my favorite Christmas stories, too; wonderful irony.

Linda M. said...

Merry Christmas my dear friend, It's Christmas morning and I just opened your gift. The journal is gorgeous, I adore the sweet hair comb and how you used the tiny chain and the image for the pocket watch. You tell the story perfectly. I love your post story too. Thank you my sweet friend! Congratulation on reaching your Christmas goal of over 1000 followers. I must go blow my nose and dry my eyes now. Hugs, Linda

Anonymous said...

Cindy, I love your gorgeous work, have just been looking through your posts and seen the beautiful creations, like this and the spoon and WOW !! You never cease to amaze me. thanks so much for mentioning about the image and I am so glad you reached your goal too. Congrats my friend
hugs June xxxxx