Friday, May 7, 2010

Mary Jane Shoes...

Remember last month when I joined an April challenge for Letter Writing Month? We were assigned one special Blog Pal to correspond with. Well, I was super lucky and my special Blog Pal was exactly that...SPECIAL. I still have yet to meet this wonderful lady but I am thrilled to call her friend just from our correspondence. This Mary Jane Shoes scrappy book is something she made and sent to me on the final days of April.
I actually had tears when I opened the package and look through this wonderful handmade book. For someone I have yet to meet to take the time to view my entire blog and realize I am infatuated with Mary Jane shoes and then to honor me with this treasure is quite overwhelming. She took the time to print out the numerous photos I had posted showing Mary Jane shoes. I didn't even realize how many I had shown. These are my green suede ones.

This photo on the left is my newest black pair. The little red Mary Jane is my daughter's from when she was little and I still have this shoe. My grandma had the other one and it sadly has gotten lost through the passage of time and lives.

These two pages of the book show my Mary Jane stamp I am in love with. My wonderful Blog Pal took the time to embellish each page with so many happy and cheerful things like hearts, flowers, lace and buttons. I love them all.

She even took the time to research the history of Mary Jane shoes and include that with the photos. I am truly amazed at how much effort, time and care she put into this book of mine.
Fortunately my wonderful Blog Pal signed this treasure and I shall keep it close to me forever.
Hopefully we will get to meet in person as she does not live too far from me.
Thank you so much for your time and talents and thoughtfulness Miss Blog Pal. I am eternally grateful.


  1. What a wonderful gift! Every day I'm discovering some of the sweetest people in's absolutely contagious! It makes me incredibly happy when hearing stories like this! Thank you so very much for sharing.

    Hugs and Sunshine, Terri

  2. You recieved a very wonderfull gift, so full of what is dear to you,-it is lovely.And it is indeed fantastic to be a part of this community called blogland, with all the wonderfull people ,we meet.
    I understand so very well, your happiness about such a dear gift.
    xo Dorthe

  3. Isn't it amazing when someone you have not met in person "gets" you? I was almost crying reading it. The book is so cute, too...sniff, sniff.


  4. A true gift indeed. What a wonderful friend you have made. The work she put into that sweet book is amazing.

  5. So sweet and thoughtful. Hugs!

  6. THis is truly a personally precious treasure!

  7. What a fabulous gift! I have a 'thing' for Mary Jane shoes too :)

  8. Blush, Blush! That is the sweetest post. Thank you so much. I am soo, sooo pleased that you like your hand-made book. I had lots of fun putting it together for blog pal.

    Looking forward to getting together soon.



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