November 08, 2011

A Special Gift

~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.  


Carmen and the Primcats said...

Oh Steph! Isn't Linda just the sweetest and most talented lady. :) I love that she blesses us all. It feels so good to feel special and she doesn such a good job of that.: Love everything she sent you!

Carmen and the Primcats

Christine said...

How special! You have received so many wonderful treasures and Linda is the all year round Santa of the blogging world!
Best wishes

Ann said...

Steph, How lucky are you? What a wonderful package of goodies. Linda and I are working on a swap right now - I've got to get busy, she needs more than the basket she wanted! ~Ann

lilraggedyangie said...

Steph , Now you know why I call her Linda Claus! lol Im so glad Linda blessed you with some of her handwork , shes just the sweetest and I cannot think of anyone more deserving ! We are blessed and thrilled to have you along side of us on this crazy blog journey called life! Have a great evening! hugs lilraggedyangie

Jen said...

I am amazed that it looks like she designed each item especially for your home. If I didn't know better, I would have thought she snuck in one night, tiptoed around your house, then went home to pack up a box of goodies. I love how you incorporated everything into your design. What great friends you have! I am so happy for you!

TheCrankyCrow said...

Awwww....that is so, so, sweet. Having been on the receiving end of more than one of L'Claus's packages, I know that special feeling of opening a whole jam-packed box of warm fuzzies well....She is truly a sweet blessing to us all - and you, my dear friend, are such a gracious and deserving recipient....You've given each of her treasures a very special place in your wonderful home and I know they will be wonderful reminders to you of the friendships you've forged. Enjoy....Smiles & Hugs ~ Robin

bettyj said...

Linda is such a dear. Love all your goodies.

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Ah, Steph, I am glowing from all your kind words and the fact you found places for everything! It is great to know that someone appreciates my offerings. I am glad our paths have crossed and that we reached out to each other!

Gettysburg Homestead said...

You received some really adorable items!!! You found wonderful homes for everything.

annie said...

Wonderful things!

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi, Steph, been trying to hop around blogland~ as you can see way behind~ thanks for the e-mail I might have missed this post~
So very special the kindness that Linda shares~
Wonderful items~ love the displays~
hugs to you~

Tolentreasures said...

What great items, isn't she just the sweetest thing? I love the way you displayed everything, how fun! And the fact that you could do everything BEFORE you opened the box? I am stunned, I am ripping things open between the mailbox and the house. If it was acceptable, I would just leave a knife in the mailbox!

Raymond Homestead said...

Wow! What a lot of great things!!