Saturday, February 20, 2010

OWOH Gifts

First, right off the top I want to tell you that I joined Lisa's One World One Heart party ONLY for the new blogs that I would be able to meet.  I wrote a note to alot of the participants just to be kind.  I honestly never thought I would be able to win anything.  I loved some of the giveaways and would love to have had my name drawn but my honest thought was to support all of the wonderful blogs.
Well, I was shocked, surprised and pleased to receive notice that my name had been drawn by the number generators from around the world not once but several times.
In all humility I want to give credit where credit is due therefore I want to post some of the gifts that have arrived to show you what sweet ladies there are in this wonderful world of BLOG!
I want
 to stop once again and thank
Lisa for OWOH. 


I have received wondeful items  from other blogs that had also signed up to go on
The Magic Carpet Ride. 
None of  the gifts  are any more appreciated than another. 
What does one say when they receive gifts?
Thank You!
That seems so inadequate, so insignificant.
I think we should somehow, in our language
and in our world, be able to express appreciation better than a simple
Thank You!
But for lack of a better vocabulary, all I can truly say is
A Heart Felt,Thank You!
The very first gift arrived from Jill of Bailiwick Designs
When this lovely package came, all tied up in a gorgeous pink ribbon my husband just could not get over how pretty it looked.  His statement: "It is too pretty to open!"  That was my sentiment also.  I did, however open the box to find heart candies, heart cookie cutters, a bright red carved stone heart, to lovely smelling pinky ball, a handmade stuffed heart, word cards of love in French, and last but not the least another tin heart filled with hearts.  Now how sweet is that???
Thank you, Jill so much! 
My hubby actually remembered that it was Valentines Day and got me a dozen yellow  roses!
  (First time ever!!)

Penny
of Penny Duncan Creations
Penny sent me this gorgeous journal. 
It is so detailed that it is hard to see how delightful it really is. 
The rose is made of a Swiss dotted paper that is beautiful. Then it is tied up with a dark green and gold ribbon.  I wish you could see the elegance of this piece of artwork. 
Everything she does is so classy!!  
Penny, I am so glad I found your blog through
OWOH Magic Carpet Ride.


 
sent this uniquely stunning piece of art work that can be worn as a necklace or hung in a frame to admire.  It is a paper sculpture that has the most interesting waves of fiber,  jewels, and  colors.
As I predicted, Amy, my daughter was here when I opened the beautiful gift and immediately put it on. 
( But she lives right next door so I know where to find it anytime I want to wear it!)


Miss Shari of
sent this lovely story/sticker book and darling puppy dog so I can read it to my precious Grandchildren!  (I do not have anything around the house, until now, that is age appropriate
for a seven, six and five year olds.)  The colors and the story are too wonderful!
Thank you so much, Shari!!!


Chelsea of
made this darling hair clip into a lollie pop! 
Isn't it darling?  Guess who will wear this cutie?
Chelsea calls it a "Rosie Clip"  but whatever you call it it is SO sweet! 
Thank you, sweet Chelsea so much!

(I KNOW this is ridiculous but I MUST show them all and not leave anyone out!
My mail lady is going nuts just hauling in all the packages...lol)

Kate  of
makes the most gorgeous beaded jewelry! 
You MUST stop in there!  I am talking about one talented lady here.  She not only made these darling polymer clay ear rings for me but  drew the lady on the ear ring  card too.  Plus made a card to send along with the gift. 
Kate, thank you for the earrings and for the detailed beauty they behold.




Louise of
sent the cutest little package. 
( I know this post is long but ya' have ta' stop once in a while and enjoy the details. )
Look at that cute Raggedy Ann and Andy and they were sent First Class....lol
Louise made this sweet pillow after cross stitching for hours and hours.   It is so darling!!! 
 This is definately a labor of love that will be appreciated every time I see it!
I will put it on my sofa and think of how sweet my life has become since learning about blogging.

I have purposely saved this one for last.
When I got almost 600 people commenting on my giveaway, I decided to add two more bracelets as a giveaway and one of the numbers chosen belonged to
Marcie of 
Well when she got the numbers from her drawing MY name was one she drew!  Out of almost 1,011 blogs we each chose each others numbers!  How fun!
Here is what she sent me:

 
This was the outside of the package!
This was the package!
There  were four handmade ribbon spools filled with ribbon and decorated on both sides with the most darling tiny buttons, lace and flowers.  They were wrapped with a beautiful lace doily.  Thank you, Marcie for this sweet Victorian surprise.

Okay, this is the longest post of all time for me but blame it all on Lisa at:


Thank you again everyone!  I love my gifts and I love that number generator thingy too!
Sharon

17 comments:

Ivonnardona said...

I loved your article and would like to add that obviously someone as kind as you deserves all this and more.

Congratulations.

Sherry Goodloe said...

What beautiful gifts you received Sharon! I soooo look forward to meeting so many nice people each year through OWOH. It's where I met YOU last year! *smiles*

Cynthia K. said...

Sharon ~ it's incredible you won so many giveaways with probably thousands of entries!! It has to be a God thang!! You were specially blessed - and I'm so happy for you! What fun opening all the great packages - nothing is as wonderful as getting a package in the mail, is there?! Except, maybe getting yellow roses from your husband!! So special - I've always thought yellow roses were stunning...

Cynthia K. (Beauty and Blessings)

sharicakes said...

Sharon,

I am so glad that your OWOH gifts arrived safely. Enjoy! It was such a pleasure to meet you and everyone this year! I will be adding your blog to my blogroll on all of my blogs (I have three :-O)---and I am sure I will be stopping by to "shop" soon! Take care!

~Shari~

Raggedy Ann said...

Sharon, What beautiful gifts you received! I am so very happy for you. :)
I am so glad too, that you enjoyed receiving the crossed stitched pillow. I am glad you won!
I am happy we met with OWOH.
What a fun time it was.
Looking forward to visiting all the blogs over and over again :)
Raggedystitches,
Louise in NC

Debby said...

SO many beautiful treasures, good for you!
Debby

shibori girl said...

Hey Sharon,

Wow, you really cleaned up this time, huh? :D

Enjoy all your goodies, and I'm so happy you like your earrings. It was my pleasure to draw your name out of my hat.

Oh, and thanks for the linky love!

Happy Sunday,

Kate

LuLu Kellogg said...

Oooooooooo, you received some wonderful surcies! Lucky girl!

Have a beautiful Sunday!

LuLu♥

Sylvia said...

LOL...you sure scored on the gifts...hahaha...OWOH was so much fun, especially the new friendships that developed along the way...

Have a great day,
Sylvia

BailiwickStudio said...

Wow! You were surely smiled upon from above! I've found bloggers to be so generous and kind - everything you received is lovely. Enjoy all your goodies! ::Jill

Beadwright said...

Hi SharDon and congratulations on your beautiful wins. I agree each gift for me is held in the highest regard. I am so honored to have recieved such heartfelt art. I also am the proud owner of a pair of Kate's earrings. I wore them yesterday.

I also agree Thank you just doesn't seem to say how I feel.

You have a great Sunday
Nicole/Beadwright

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Lovely gifts... makes for a lovely weekend... Hope all is well with you. Enjoy..

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

OH my gosh Sharon you really received a lot of goodies! Not sure which one is my favorite love them all. So happy for you and I know that you will enjoy all of these.
Love the picture on the previous post of you and Yvette. I know that is going to be fun all of you getting together.
Take care my friend
Maggie

Craftymoose Crafts said...

Congrats on all the beautiful gifts you won. I certainly agree that the greatest gift was making so many new friends!

The Other Side of Me said...

Holy Cow Sharon! You hit the jackpot! Maybe you should play the lottery. LOL! They are all so beautiful. Enjoy.

Tammy

Nancy Lee Malay said...

It's just fantastic that you won so many wonderful gifts, Sharon!

I wanted to let you know that I shipped mine off to you today - you should receive it by Thursday!!


Nancy

jacque4u2c said...

SCORE!!!!!!!! What wonderful gifts you received - all because you were so generous with your own gift giving!!!! Everyone who has seen my beautiful beaded bracelet is in awe!!!!

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