~An e-mail I wrote to Linda Parker~
Dear Linda, Oh the giddiness was a sight as I opened my mailbox today. 3 little girls crowded around and begged me to open the box you sent me. You have never seen a woman prepare, cook, and serve dinner as fast as I did that evening for I wanted to open that box!!!! After dinner we sat on the couch and tried to unwrap the package. You do a good job. 2 pairs a scissors and a sharp knife later. I couldn't believe all the wonderful things that kept coming out. Linda, I love every single thing!! I do hold the framed fall stitching dear though. What a wonderful thing you have done for me, someone that you have never even met in person or have even known very long. It wasn't long after I started blogging that I discovered the friendships that everyone has with each other. I felt that I was peeking in on personal relationships between a network of people. I didn't know that sort of thing could even exist. Ladies cheering each other on, crying with each other over life's tragedy's, laughing with each other over the silly things that happen to them, etc. I wanted to be a part of that so, I set out to make some friends. Soon I found myself crying right along with them and laughing with them and praying for people I had never met. I just wanted you to know that you have made me feel excepted and a part of that something. You have shown me that there are people in the world who want to do things for other people without thinking of a return~ That will give to people they haven't even met~ Who are charitable. You have made me feel special, and important, and noticed and for that I thank you. Your friend -Stephani-
I needed something else to hang on this wall in my kitchen!
Funny, I was just thinking the other day I needed a luminary for the corner this sits in:)
I wanted to replace an broken frame that has been sitting on my piano and this (my favorite) was a perfect replacement.
Just perfect for filling up that empty space.
I recently acquired this big jar and really needed something to fill it up with to tie it all together.
These old books have been sitting on the floor next to the shelf forever. I just didn't know how to fit them in, but now I think they look perfect.
My ever tree was looking dead. The star garland spruced it up a bunch.
Now I am not the only one without a cat. He loves a good boat ride. And the pumpkin does too.
I absolutely love the chestnuts. I put them right up to my nose to smell them. It brought back so many memories of my Grandmother and how we would pick them up off of the ground for her and climb her big trees. Maybe I will try to roast them.
Perfect for my hot chocolate. I love to drink it before bed.
My month has been made dear Peeps and friends.