Sunday, March 29, 2009

A wonderful surprise!















Wow! This week was a long week....work is getting a little easier on the feet and I got a lot accomplished. Glad it is over though and here is to starting a new one...I actually got home on Saturday after working a whole day and felt ambitious...It was great. I have been working on my sisters quilt, I made pajamas for the three kids and my craft room is still clean. How about those apples? To top it off in a big way, this morning I noticed a package upstairs leaning against the wall, and by gosh, it was for me! I opened it up and it is the most wonderful handmade scrapbook I have ever seen made for me by my good friend Sherry from http://ificouldsetmysoulfree.blogspot.com ! I am calling it my blog friend book and it is so wonderful....I am going to post some of the pictures tonight and some the next time I blog. She contacted some of my blog friends and asked that they send well wishes and then she made a page or two based around what they sent. Every page is layered with beautiful papers and sewn and there is ribbons and all kinds of pretty stuff. I had to call her today in New York and it is the first time we actually spoke other than on the computer. She is a great person with a huge heart and I just love that about her. I can tell she is shy too, but fun to talk too. Thank you again so much Sherry for being such a thoughtful and great friend. I have to thank everyone for all their love and support and the beautiful cards, atc's and notes that they sent along...You all are wonderful. I hope you enjoy looking at some of the pages and stay posted for more...Thank you so much Sherry, Jean, Laurie, Tonya May, Miss Marva, Val and Curly Girl, Michelle, Dagmar, Karen, Elizabeth and Terrie ...You all are the best....

11 comments:

Rannyjean said...

And you my friend, are loved by all of us that read your blog! It was a wonderful love for Sherry to do this!

Sherry said...

I'm glad you like it and it was so nice to actually "talk" to you!!

Sherry

Tamerie Shriver said...

What a wonderful surprise! Lucky you.

Marilyn said...

What an absolute treasure! Such lovely and special friends:)

Lorraine said...

you have very special friends who thought of you after the upheaval of your move, new job etc..sometimes life brings us friends like that when we need them the most

Laurie said...

You are most welcome! Enjoy your new life, you deserve it. It was an honor to be asked to participate.
Blessings,
Laurie

Laurie said...

"Life is too short to stuff a mushroom" -- LOL! That is too funny. Enjoy your book!

Margaret said...

Absolutely beautiful! it's your lucky week, you won the draw over at my Blog, drop ,me a line with your addy sometime soon. Margaret

Pearl said...

Hi Melinda... So glad that you survived the first week at your new job... I'm holding good thoughts for each day to be better than the one before! So glad you go your friendship book, and that you like it... I wasn't able to participate due to health reasons, but have been wanting to get in touch with you via email so I can make some other arrangements for you for your book... Hope all is going well with you and the kids...
God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~

Pearl

Yarni Gras! said...

I am so glad you are settling in and finding time (and energy) to do a little creating. We are all out here cheering you on!

GOD BLESS!

Val

purplepaint said...

Hey Lady! Oh Sherry did an awesome job!!!! So glad you like it! It turned out so cool!!!! :) Marva