"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"...
P.S. "Love you more"...ME