Sunday, January 11, 2009

Blogging Kindness

I can't believe that it is now eleven days into the new year. I spent the past week just resting trying to get over a little cold. It never amounted to anything big, just enough to make me feel under the weather for a few days.

I thought I would recap some of the lovely treasures I won on blog giveaways. I received these while still on my extended blogging vacation/leave of absence.

Miss Sandy over at Quill Cottage had a month of Christmas goodness filled with wonderful craft tutorials, giveaways and her very special Advent celebration. I was so lucky to win one of Sandy's special snowman. I received the pink one and she also added a little surprise, a beautiful blue crochet snowflake.
Pink Snowman and Blue Snowflake
The parcel was wrapped so pretty and tied with "let it snow" ribbon.
Pretty Wrappings

Thank you Miss Sandy for helping to make my Christmas so special.

Back in September I won two more giveaways. One from Louise at The Whispering Poppies
She was giving away one of her gorgeous Mermaid brooches and I was the lucky one picked.
This lovely brooch is crafted on a shell encrusted with vintage lace and pearls.
Mermaid Pin
The parcel also contained many more lovely treasures. A sachet made from vintage fabric, beautiful handcrafted tags and a collage, owl beads and vintage milk cap pins.
Lovely Extras
Thank you Louise for all your kindness.

Sandra Evertson had a celebration for her first year of blogging. I was the winner of this exquisite piece of art "The Risque Mannequin".
A risque mannequin
Also included in the package was some wonderful extras, a lovely card and a fanciful collage on a stick.
Beautiful cards
Thank you Sandra for having such a wonderful giveaway.

I was also very fortunate to be able to purchase a pair of beautiful blue doll shoes from Nancy at Fete et Fleur. These lovely shoes crafted with vintage wallpaper and sparkly gems also came with a companion rosette picturing Marie Antoinette.
Blue Shoes
The parcel was beautifully wrapped
Pretty Parcel
Attention to detail on back of parcel
Back of Parcel
Close up of all the little extras Nancy used
The little extras
Nancy, I am so pleased with my little blue shoes.

I am so overwhelmed with the generosity of the wonderful people in our blogging community and hopefully this year I will be able to give something back to this great group.



The Whispering Poppies said...

Hello Karen! Thank you for stopping by today and commenting on hubby's cooking! =) He really does love to cook, but I must admit must of the things he cooks are loaded with BUTTER! lol I need to diet the day after I eat his meals!

What gorgeous giveaways you've won! I LOVE that darling snowman and snowflake from Miss Sandy! I'm happy you were pleased with the oyster shell. =0

Candy said...

Happy you came to check me out.I am grateful to Dawn for getting me started with having a wonderful time. The little package wrapped in a paper doily is a great idea and your header is so cute.

LW said...

Wow! What wonderful treasures…

You are one lucky girl.
I love how everyone wrapped the gifts to you and the added extras..
Enjoy all of your new goodies…


Andrea - Under a Blue Moon said...

what lovely things you received! Thank you for showing the wrappings too - I think that is one of my favorite parts (either as the giver or recipient) - I'm SO stealing the pale plue tissue and white doily idea.

Happy New Year to you! I hope the rest of your year is filled with generosity and bloggy fellowship!

The Rose Room said...

What fabulous, fabulous goodies you received Karen. Love all the extras and beautiful wrappings. Well deserved:) Rachaelxo

black eyed susans kitchen said...

I hope that you are feeling better now. There are some nasty bugs out there this winter! Congratulations on all the fabulous loot that you won. You are a lucky girl.
♥, Susan

LiLi M. said...

Whow you lucky lady! What treasures here! I like them all!

Fete et Fleur said...

Dear Karen!
I'm so glad you're happy with your little slippers. What wonderful goodies you won. Thanks for sharing all the loveliness.


Linda said...

Hi Karen,
How lucky you have been, everything is just beautiful.
Cheers Linda

Maija said...

Oh Karen! You made out like a bandit with so many wonderful goodies!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Karen, so glad you are feeling a wee bit better. I love all your goodies....m..

She'sSewPretty said...

Karen! Wow!! Look at all of those beautiful treasures!! Lucky you!

Jenny Fowler said...

Wow! Your goodies are amazing! Thanks for entering my giveaway! I've put your name in the hat. Stop by again soon!

TattingChic said...

WOW! Look at those giveaway giftees you have already won! How fabulous! Guess what!? I won one of Sandra Evertson's giveaway's too! I won an altered journal and I use it to write my original tatting designs in it! LOL! It's great! Isn't she fabulous! You won a fabulous prize from her, too! I LOVE Nancy's crepe paper shoes! They are so sweet! Lucky you!
Speaking of giveaways I just wanted to say thank you for entering mine for the OWOH event. Good luck to you! So nice to meet you, too! :)

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

WOW!!! What treasures!!! Lucky you!!!

M ^..^

Miss Sandy said...

Hi Karen,
I am so glad you stopped over for a visit and for your kind comment. It looks like you are enjoying a shower of blessings! The shoes are just wonderful! I greatly admire the work of Nancy and Sandra too, lucky duck to own some of their pieces. Have a restful Sunday!

kari and kijsa said...

You have won so many beautiful things!! For one more...If you get a chance...we are having a fun GIVEAWAY!!! this week!! Stop on by!!

kari & kijsa

Felicia said...

Lovely new treasures. Hope your new year is going well!