Monday, February 11, 2013

Precious Friends & Gifts...

This is my friend Tag.  Formally Taggart of Brynwood Needleworks.  Tag does his very own blog posts on Tuesdays so definitely check them out here

Here is Tag with his family.  "Handsome" is a musician and plays lovely music that Donna shares with us.  Now I know you follow Donna of Brynwood Needleworks.  She is completely talented with all types of needle and thread...both hand and machine.  I am so happy and proud to share Donna's friendship.  I feel like we are sisters yet we have never met in person.  If we lived closer than the Gulf Coast vs. the Pacific Ocean I would be taking her classes and learning such wonderful needlework techniques.  However I am not able to move so we stay in contact via blogging and email.

One day recently I received a package from Donna as a complete shock since I was not expecting anything and hadn't won one of her fabulous give-away's.  In the package were some very beautiful gifts she made just for me.  I had seen her blog post of these items she had completed and was drooling but never thought they were made for me.  This is a bookmark and I adore it. The little fairy and bling button on the soft scripted and rose fabric is beautiful.

And...a needlebook of my very own that Donna made.  The scripted and rose fabric is so feminine.  The little teacup ribbon is just so special.  I feel like we are sitting and sipping tea together sharing stories and being creative.

Inside the needlebook are pages of the softest wool for keeping needles and pins.  There are also pockets for special keepsakes.  This needlebook is very thoughtful and beautiful.  Thank you Donna Dear.

And if all the above was not enough...Donna made me one of her very special Ribbon Embroidered Rose Strawberry pin cushions.  I am swooning with delight over this as I admire her stitching so very much.  I can honestly say I will not be putting anything sharp into this silk ribbon embroidered piece of art.  I feel very special to receive such heartfelt and handmade gifts from such a dear lady.  Donna you are a gem and I am proud and honored to be the keeper of these heirloom treasures.  Thank you very sincerely.
Blogging has expanded my world and I am very grateful.
I do pray everyone is safe from the snowstorms and what Mother Nature is giving us.  Our weather has been cold but sunny with a complete lack of snow and far.  Here we know it can snow as late as June with March and April being horrible Winter months so I am not digging out the summer clothes yet.
Valentine's Day/Week/Month is here and in full mode.  May your chocolate be abundant.
Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...


  1. What thoughtful and beautiful gifts from a very creative and generous blogging friend. Thanks for sharing them with us.

  2. what beautiful creations!! No worries about not enough chocolate in this house,lol, have a great day!

  3. Oh, what beautiful gifts! Lovely to look at and even lovlier to hold in person, I'm sure!
    Have a chocolate heart-y week! Jane

  4. Your new bookmark, needlebook, and pincushion are just so beautiful! What lovely gifts to receive. That pin cushion looks deliciously frilly.

  5. What beautiful treasures that you received! Gorgeous stitches!

  6. What a beautiful gift I love the needlepoint


  7. Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh - is that pincushion fabulous - and the perfect place for those new needles (I'm assuming you laid the broken and bent ones to rest on needle day, from your last post!) Happy Tuesday, Sherry - XOXO

  8. Wow, the pin cushion is gorgeous. Love all the embroidered flowers. Beautiful. TFS. ana

  9. You are a gem too Sherry and I am thrilled for you in your lovely gifts. I follow Donna too, and she is a brilliant and talented stitcher as well as a generous soul. It is so wonderful to make beautiful, personal connections like this and the pretties that come in the mail from time to time are the icing on the cake!

  10. Oh Sherry, I am so thrilled for you! She made you a lovely gift, and I too am swooning over the strawberry!

  11. That really is a special friend!! I would not put a pin in that cushion ever!! And the needle book is so sweet!! Since I don't sew, as you know, I've never heard of it!! It is so beautiful!!!
    Keep making special friends!

  12. some lovely gifts you are one lucky lady.

  13. Oh Sherry would an adorable gift from Donna! The little needlebook and pincushion both are so precious and so is Donna to you.
    Blogging friends are the best and so thoughtful of each other.
    Sending hugs and Valentine's Day happiness,

  14. I will be right off to meet your friend if I haven't already.Gorgeous and generous were her creative gifts to you.Thank you for dropping by My blog and leaving your sweet comment. Hugs to you Denise

  15. Dear Sherry,
    they are endeed all THE MOST BEAUTIFULL gifts from Donna- I must say I love the needlebook and the bookmark, made from that very beautiful fabric.
    And the strawberry is out of this world lovely- such wonderful gifts for sweet you.
    Hugs from Dorthe

  16. Dear Sherry,
    What a beautiful gift from the very talented Donna. I love the strawberry too. I know you will so enjoy these special treasures from the heart.
    Darling Tag is such a cutie and how precious the pic of a sweet family all together.

    Wishing you a wonderful Valentine's Day filled with love and special moments.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  17. What beautiful gifts Donna has sent you. No doubt you two share a special bond even though your separated by oceans.
    Happy Valentines day.
    hugs Lynn

  18. Dear Sherry:
    I've been so behind that I'm only just catching up on my reading. Imagine my surprise to see that you blogged about my gifts to you - just as I'm writing this evening's post about yours to me! Your beautiful words brought happy tears to my eyes...and your friendship is so very precious to me. Whether in the same state or far apart, I'm sure that we will only become closer by the day.
    Sending love and gratitude across the miles.


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