Saturday, May 7, 2011

Gift of Friendship

Today I received the sweetest gift in the mail from Darlene with a note that simply read, "Happy Everything!" In Friendship, Darlene. We've been blogging friends for a few years now and have even enjoyed the time spent chatting on the phone with each other. We've never met in person but she is one of those gal's I'd love to have as my neighbor!

My gift arrived wrapped by Ivonne the owner/artist of The Cracklin Crows. She makes beautiful Folk-Art and Primitive Banners. The gift wrap absolutely wonderful!






I quickly took this photo at our fireplace mantel to show you my gift is so me. It goes with my home perfectly!


While visiting Ivonne's blog I discovered she is an awesome photographer and snagged this photo for my blog to give you even a better view of her work.


Thank you Darlene for my gift of friendship. I love it....you knew I would.

36 comments:

Linda said...

Very pretty! It's perfect in your home. Happy Mother's Day, Mary!

Carol said...

It's wonderful Mary...perfect on your mantle. Have an awesome Mother's Day!

Karen said...

Perfect gift for a quilter or even just a lover of quilts.

Michelle said...

What a sweet gift from a sweet lady!

onlymehere said...

Love it! I emailed her to find out more information. I have the perfect spot for something like this with a different saying. What a great friend Darlene is to you and what a perfect gift for you! You'll have to design your new studio around it!

AnnieO said...

Lucky you! You are a worthy friend indeed:)

Cheryl said...

What a lovely gift...well deserved.
Happy Mother's Day!

Kaaren said...

A wonderful gift from one friend to another. Is there anything better?

And you're soooo right, Mary. It look like it 'belongs' in your home.

Needled Mom said...

I love it. It is sooo you too!

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Darlene is such a sweetie. And the banner is awesome!

WoolenSails said...

Beautiful gift and does look perfect on your mantle. That pineapple quilt looks like one I still need to finish;)

Debbie

Barb said...

Lucky you...it does fit perfectly....aren't blogging friends the best!

Happy Mother's Day!

Shakerwood said...

Yes, it does fit perfectly. And I am sure it will fit just as well in the new house, too! Darlene is such a sweetie!

Wendy said...

Darlene is so very thoughtful. It's prefect on the mantle. Happy Mother's Day!

PunkiePie (Jen) said...

Very nice! And I think your mantle displays it nicely too.

Me and My Stitches said...

It looks great! Don't you love getting surprises in the mail?

Tonya said...

very pretty, what an awesome friend

Michele said...

Lovely gift! Blog friends are wonderful :-) Have a great Mother's Day!

Quilts And Pieces said...

What a wonderful surprise!

Darlene said...

You're very welcome, Mary. Your friendship is important to me.

Your banner looks fabulous in your home. Enjoy!

Mary on Lake Pulaski said...

What a sweet gift from Darlene! It looks perfect on your mantle Mary.

Karen said...

I'm so glad I've gotten to know both you and Darlene. The banner looks great on your mantle! Happy Mother's Day.

Gene Black said...

That is so perfect where you placed it.

Valerie Z said...

Happy Mother's Day! Have an awesome day! I'll let you know when I ship my package! Thank you for your friendship!

Cyndi said...

That is a truly awesome gift, Mary, and it looks perfect in your home! I think it's so great that we can and do build such wonderful friendships through blogging, even without having to meet the person "in the flesh". Your friendship with Darlene and hers with you is truly a gift! You are both blessed!

XOXO,

Cynmdi

Wendy said...

Mary, what a wonderful treat :) Enjoy!!

Loris said...

Such a sweet gift for a sweet friend. Love the banner!

Pat said...

That is a lovely, thoughtful gift. What a fun gift, too!

Kim D. said...

What a special gift, how fun to become fast friends. Quilters are really the best!

Mrs. Goodneedle said...

It is terrific... and SEW you!!

Red Geranium Cottage said...

Love it. I went to her site. She has some great banners. Looks great on your mantle.

Allyson said...

That is just darling! Is it tin? Or paper? Wood blocks? I can't quite tell. Regardless, it looks perfect in your house.

Gran - Knot-y Embroidery Lady said...

Very sweet - wonderful - thoughtful - generous of Darlene and then again, so are you!!!!

Barb said...

What a love gift! it looks great.

Vivian said...

How nice to see that you were one of the lucky ladies to get a banner from Darlene. Well deserved, Mary, well deserved. And it does fit perfectly.

The Crackling Crows said...

Hello Mary :) your banner looks great on your mantel :))) I'm happy you like it so much :) and a big thank you for putting it on your blog...so sweet of you...hugs Ivonne