Thursday, September 18, 2008

Friends are a True Blessing..

I worked my half day at the Carriage House yesterday and while I was there Sherry came to visit me! It was great to see her. She has been very sick lately and she is finally feeling better. Sherry surprised me and brought me some goodies! Sherry brought me the new Artful Blogging. What a beautiful magazine. Sherry asked me if I had ever seen it before and I told her that I had bought one about 6 months ago. My first reaction back then was OMG these blogs are so amazing and I was so depressed about how much work my blog needed and how much there was to learn. (Silly, I know.) But this time, I am inspired by these gorgeous pictures and unusual art. I will keep working on my blog to make it a true reflection of me and my creations.
Thanks Sherry for being my friend, too and for this great, inspiring publication! As if that lovely magazine wasn't enough, look what else she brought me...
This is the sweetest minibook. Sherry made this for me and it is all pictures from her beautiful collection of vintage and romantic decor. She cut out these images and added inspirational words and phrases to it. It is so wonderful. Here are some of the pages: Don't you love this blue prom gown? She has it displayed beautifully in her home. Now I get to see it whenever I want. This pretty book is now in my studio gracing one of my tables. Many thanks, sweet friend!!!

Another surprise this week was from my friend Tam in Savannah! She has given me this blogging award.

To translate the gift from Portuguese to English, it means:"This blog invests and believes, the proximity"[meaning, that blogging makes us 'close' -being close through proxy] How awesome is that??
"They all are charmed with the blogs, where in the majority of its aims are to show the marvels and to do friendship; there are persons who are not interested when we give them a prize, and then they help to cut these bows; do we want that they are cut, or that they propagate?"

Thanks for thinking of me, Tam. To reciprocate, there is a list if very talented and special women that I visit and you can find them all in my List of Favorite Places to Visit found on my blog . If you haven't been to see them before, please go say hello!


Sugar Bear said...

Presents! What fun. Sherry sounds like a wonderful friend.

Susan Tuttle said...

Such loveliness here! Your blog looks terrific Tammy!

Thank you for your sweet and thoughtful comment -- I always enjoy your visits.


Sandy Michelle said...

Isn't it AWESOME when you can meet your blogger friends! Sherry brought you some sweet goodies! I too was impressed with the Artful blogger! Hopefully one day we'll all be on it!


Lee W. said...

cool- wish I had some blogger friends shower me with gifts!! LOL. Love the little album- great idea!


OOOOh la la..yOU've hit the jackpot baby!!! Some sweets for the sweet!! That is some beautiful stuff.

Oh yes..that mag is also to dye for. I felt the same way too. Plus I also thought...who's got that kind of time.. school will be our soon and maybe..I'll have that kind of time to create.

XOXO..miss you!
PS..your blog is rocking!!!!

My Petite Maison said...

Hi Tammy,
Congratulation on the award and on having such a wonderful friend in Sherry too. What a pick me up for you. Artful Blogging is a real inspiration for all of us to get out there and do what we love. Love the little book too, it's beautiful.

SherryRoseBella said...

Tammy, you are just so sweet!! Girls, Tammy didn't mention what she did for me!!! Check out my blog and you can see more of her incredible talent....she embellished a plain apron and made it just soooo fantastic!! I am really awestruck!! I can hardly wait to wear it!(shhhh...don't tell anyone, but I did wear it a little today at home) Thanks again, sweetpea!! Happy Anniversary tomorrow!!
love, Sherry

alittlebitofscrap said...

Nice gifts! the mini is very adorable :)

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

"Friends are a True Blessing"....yes they are! You received some terrific things there and some good friends.

Andrea said...

Isn't it wonderful when you receive something unexpected. So sweet of your friend to think of you :o)

Pearl said...

Hi Tammy... What a sweet friend you have to give you such beautiful gifts... just lovely!

Congratulations on your award, too!!! How exciting!

I wanted to thank you for your visits and sweet words during my recent health problems. Your kindnesses were very uplifting and I am so grateful... Thank You!

I'm slowly getting caught up with everyone... I'm off to read more and I hope you're having a wonderful weekend... God bless...

~hugs 'n prayers~


Faith's Vintage Vanity said...

Hey there!

I know I have been away for a little while, but love your new blog look! (I do love that little blue prom dress!) I will have to come by more often. See ya soon.


Linda said...

I love getting gifts in the mail from my online friends - it's pure joy. Thanks for visiting my blog and checking on me. We got power at our house last Wed and each day gets a little better here. But we have a long way to go!!

Stink Bone Jones said...

I found your blog through Alisa Jane's blog and her post of your BEAUTIFUL Marie Antoinette Candy page. Can't wait to see your posts on that!

Happy Anniversary!

Best Wishes,