You know that everyday is special
a day can feel even more special when friends
want to share your Birthday with them!
by sending and giving me a string of cards
and a few special gifts
A dear little altered box filled with all number
of things like
these beautiful soldered pendants
and charms as well as some
These came from dear Marie
Marie knows that I am creating a journal of collaged pages
and tags which I have collected from many blogging
Marie has created the beautiful "Friends" bezel
for me to incorporate on the cover.
Thank you so very much Marie for thinking of me!
She is a darling and knows just the images that I love!
Now we all know that books give us so much inspiraton
for our creativity so no doubt
I'm going to love these!
A beautiful cloche sitting on a decorated tin base
- another gift from Maggie
in which I have for the moment placed this most precious
vintage shawl and on top of which is one
of Marie's pendants.
Now there is a story which came with this from my dear friend,
Rosemary (of some 46 years).
The shawl(which is almost like gossamer!)
belonged to her favourite Auntie (her mother's older sister)
it was kept with her lace wedding dress so Ro
assumes it may have been her Auntie's wedding day shawl which
she says is over 80 years old!
Just how special is that - a true treasure!
I feel so blessed to receive such an amazing piece of the
finest knitting I have ever seen!
Have you ever seen one of these?
Well it happens to be a "dibbler" - an instrument
which has been turned from some red gum timber
for using in planting seeds -
what more could a garden enthusiast want???
Such a thoughtful gift from Jenny.
A stunning cheese plate with cover so beautifully fashioned
with scrolls and leaves with silver plating
and sitting next to it is this most amazing hand fashioned angel
doll created so incredibly by my very talented doll artist and dear friend, Dorthe
So please pay these girls a visit and view their creations.
You will not be disappointed I assure you - anything but!
Their work is truly inspirational!!!
and both are so gifted!
And here she sits watching over me looking so elegant now
with her pearls over her cream and beige laces, ribbons
and tuille with the sweetest blue eyes
and feather like
Now, I had to show you this very special gift from my friend,
Jo in New Zealand
This special gift which she organized will go to a family in
East Timor to provide them with a Watering can, one of the gardening implements
which may help them in growing a healthy and stable diet to
avoid the incidence of malnutrition.
This is organized through Oxfam who work with
Movimento Co-operativo Economico Agricola
to assist the people in East Timor with self sufficiency.
My Birthday Card message to you all is above!
Have a fantastic week full of adventure
Thank you for all of your kind wishes and
comments as well as a warm welcome
to all my new followers!!!