Wednesday, February 13, 2013

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY and GIVEAWAY LOVIN'...

"There is no remedy for love but to love more"...
Henry David Thoreau
February, already...VALENTINES DAY, already.  Wishing my family and friends, near and far, the sweetest day EVER!  Wanted to share some heartfelt items that arrived last week, after a lucky, LUCKY day of wins resulting from the Grow Your Blog party.  My wins were numerous, and as they kept mounting that day, I felt the need to buy Powerball tickets.  I also felt a need to spread the love.  I offered up each "gifter" the chance for a "do-over", or an exchange between us.  The gifters all opted for the exchange...we are having some fun, now!
These goodies arrived from the first two wins, right before the weekend.  YES!  We ARE having some fun, now.
My first win was from Maggie of THE MAG RAG - Maggie is an absolute delight (you know how you sometimes get an instant "good" feeling about someone?  I've made some wonderful friends through this blog, some of whom I've actually had the great pleasure of meeting up with), and I have a sneaking suspicion that Maggie's gonna' be around for awhile.  An incredible artist, with a genuine heart (she is an illustrator for Simplicity Patterns - one of my favorite books).
 
I won a BEAUTIFUL hand soldered necklace, encasing a piece of antique lace - soldering is no easy task, and this is impeccable.  She also enclosed a card with one of her gorgeous angels on it...too pretty to let go of, this will be framed and hung in a special spot.  All this, and more, is available in Maggie's ETSY SHOP (The MagRag).  I shouldn't be the only one lucky enough to enjoy her artistry - run, don't walk...she even made that stinkin' cute gift box up there!!!
And, as if THAT fun wasn't enough, a whole envelope of handcrafted hearts - lots and LOTS - showed up in my mailbox the very next day.  Cut, pieced, embossed,  and sewn - these are pretty darn cute, and I know a lot of love went into their making.  The handiwork of Andria of DRAWING NEAR - Andria is planning on opening an Etsy shop, SOON.  Until then, you can find her at her wonderful blog.  All in all, an awful lot of fun! 
"Love, love, love.  Love, love, love.  Love, love, love"...
The Beatles
P.S.  "Love you more"...ME
 

14 comments:

Hindustanka said...

Hi, Tanya!
Happy Valentine's day to you!
You are lucky!!! So many wins, great! I loved those harts...:)pretty!
Sending loads of love your side too! (see, only ! marks in my comment :))

Elisabeth said...

I am loving all your wins! SO cute :) Have a very happy valentine's day full of love xx

Everyday Things said...

OH I love all your wins too - have a fabulous day!

Dorthe said...

Dear Tanya,
A happy Valentine Day to you -
it seems you already have gotten many heartfelt gifts, from sweet friends.
Such beautiful painted card and the necklace is lovely ,too. And whom woulden`t love to recieve such a bunch of wonderful hearts.
I hope your day is great, and send you a warm hug and a kiss.
Dorthe

Gabriela said...

Hi Tanya! My gift went out priority yesterday!
Have a wonderful Valentine's Day!!!

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

What a great idea to do an exchange. Everyone's a winner. Those are lovely gifts indeed. Wishing you a wonderful day. Tammy

Colleen Mcgraw said...

Wow lucky girl...you must be hanging out with Jackie alot these days and her luck is rubbing off on you.
Congrats!

Maggie said...

awwww, you make me blush! I need to hire you to do promotional work for me!! Thanks for the shout out, and gushiness :-)

And happy Valentine's Day to you... Hope you get some Sweet Tarts, too!

My Garden Diaries said...

These are awesome treasures lady!! WOW! I hope you went out and bought that ticket!!! I will have to pop over and visit these ladies! And to you...I have enjoyed chatting with you! You remind me a lot of my girlfriends here in Chicago...you tell it like you see it! Wishing you a lovely day Tanya!!

Createology said...

Tanya these are wonderful gifts you won. And the GYB party continues as I am now following your links. Thank you for the introductions. Happy Valentine Hearts Dear...

Ronna said...

Lots of love around you......happy Valentines Day!

Sarah Jane said...

How lovely to do an exchange with the prize givers! :-)

Sea Witch said...

Happy Valentines Day to you. What a neat exchange you had. One of these days when I'm not so busy I will do these again. Sea Witch

Jillayne said...

Lucky Duck! So happy for you and what a brilliant idea to exchange - you are amazing Tanya, no doubt about it. I love how you love blogging and those you meet - I feel pretty darn lucky to have found you.
All you need is love - love me do, silly love songs - they were the best!