The Kindness of Bloggers

After 2+ years of blogging, the kindness of bloggers
still never ceases to amaze and delight me!

I recently received a pretty, handmade envelope in the mail.
In it was a sweet note from the wonderfully Creative Carmelina.

She included two beautiful thank you notes/envelopes
that were made using one of her gorgeous rose paintings.

She sent them 'just because'.

You made my day Carmelina!!! What a sweet gal you are!
I hope you don't mind if I don't use them, but simply
hoard them. They are just too pretty to give away!

Thank you so very much!!

Then this week, I received a box filled with
the most beautiful laces and trims. They came
from Katie. She was my very first swap partner.

She was going through her supplies and destashing....

and thought I might like to have her laces and trims.

Curiosity got the better of me, and I started counting.

I got tired after measuring 125 YARDS!!

And I still haven't finished unpacking the box!!!!

In her sweet letter, she said she hoped her package
would surprise and delight me.

Surprise and delight?

Try shocked, stunned, overwhelmed, thrilled, giddy.......

Katie, I am blown away by your sweet generosity.
 Thank you from the bottom of my heart!! 

Sweet 'n' Shabby Roses

I love blogland!!

I appreciate the support, generosity and
friendship that I have been shown. And, your
sweet comments really brighten my day!!
So, I want to share my sweet gift with you.

I am going to put together two pretty packages
of the beautiful laces and trims I received from Katie.

Next Monday, October 4, I will draw two names
to send a package to.

Leave a comment to be entered. If you leave
a second comment telling me that you have
shared this on your blog, I will
enter your name two more times.

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Edited: This giveaway is now closed.


Terri Gordon said...

Hi Debi, You are such a sweet person, it is not a surprise to me that these two lovely ladies sent you such beautiful things. You are always supportive and kind and so generous. The lace is just beautiful. Have a wonderful week my friend. Hugs, Terri

A Vintage Chic said...

OOooh, Debi! What a generous girl you are! And what sweet friends you have...bloggy friends are wonderful, aren't they?!

Thanks for sharing your treasures! I'm off to add your giveaway to today's post...be right back!


A Vintage Chic said...

Just added your giveaway to my blog post...how fun!

Thanks again for your sweet generosity, Debi! Your inspire me...


Paula Clare said...

Hi Deb! I am here via Julie at A Vintage Chic! Your blog is beautiful, and the lace trims STUNNING! I am utterly oooooooohing and ahhhhhhhhhhhing over here! Please add me to your generous giveaway! Blogdom is an AMAZING place!

Nany said...

hi sweetie... it's been a looong time... I wasn't commenting or writing in my blog.. but I'm always reading...this blogland world is soo sweet, charm and delightful...you have very sweet friends..hugs from PR.

Lynn said...

I agree, there are so many kind and giving people in our area of blogland, it really warms the heart. You my dear are just as warm and giving too, it is no wonder everyone loves you :)
please add me to your draw, I love lace.
Hugs, Lynn

Life At Camellia Cottage said...

I found your blog through Julie at A Vintage Chic - and it is definitely going into my blog roll! Please count me in once! Becky G.


Life At Camellia Cottage said...

I've posted in my right hand column about this wonderful giveaway! Please count me in again! Becky G.


Claudia said...

I am always amazed and heartened by the kindness of bloggers. We are blessed by knowing each other.


Leanne said...

I just love the generosity of bloggers... would love to be entered into your giveaway....

Rella said...

You are so right about the kindness and generosity of bloggers which includes messages of encouragement and compassion as well as surprise gifts. How lovely that you have been shown these kindnesses.....as you have been thoughtful and generous many, many times. Full circle, my friend.

xox Rella

Suzann said...


The English Romantic said...

Love your Lace. I agree bloggers are the best and often are a real blessing, always a kind word and with such uplifting stories.
Enjoy your gift.
Smiles, Angela.

Pansy Cottage Girl said...

ooohs and aaahs over the lace!

GardenofDaisies said...

What gorgeous gifts!!

jojo said...

I think the best thing I've ever done for myself was to join blogland. It is the most inspiring, heart-warming, soul-singing connection I've ever known. What sweet friends you have made...Blessings and joy to you!

Anonymous said...

Hi Debi!

Okay, first of all..I'm glad you liked my 'small' gesture in the mail....it was the least I could do for someone who delights and inspires me here in blogland!

I am happy to know you....

and secondly! wow...those laces are a true 'grand' gesture..they are delightfully scrumptious..and you are so well deserving...I know you're going to have fun creating with all that lace!

thanks for the mention....AND FOR YOUR VISITS TO MY BLOG!
ciao bella


Lisa said...

You know I too love the kindness in blogland! You have been very generous to me! Enjoy all your goodies and thanks for being such a great blog friend!
Hugs, Lisa

Francie...The Scented Cottage Studio said...

LOL I just posted about YOUR generosity on my blog...you deserve to get sweet things, you certainly give them.


Susan said...

A surprise like that would be awesome~ Bloggers are really wonderful people~~

Charlene said...

I just happened upon you at Karen' (Some Days are Diamonds) & thought I would visit. ONLY to find this wonderful give away. Oh I would love some of your wonderful lace. I just bought new Magnolia Pearl bloomers & I think they are too short & planned on adding some more lace to the bottom. That would be fabulous if I won some of yours!!!! Love that I found a sister Bloggerette Society gal. Have a great week. Charlene

Miss Rhea said...

Wow, the laces are Awesome !! Lucky you. But Really, you do deserve it :) :) I love all of the pictures of your home, sigh, just beautiful. :) And the Mini Patisserie is adorable !!! I would love to do a one on one swap with you sometime :) I just adore everything you make :) Hugs :)

Olivia said...

Hello sweet friend! Aren't you just amazed by the creativity and generosity floating around! I just love it! Your laces are gorgeous. Enter me if you like. I am going down again to look at what you have to say about the new magazine.

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Debi,

What a beautiful blog you have and thank you so much for stopping by to visit mine. Don't you just love to receive surprises? What absolutely beautiful trims and lace your friend sent you. It's a blessing. I absolutely love to blog. I have made so many sweet and dear friends from all over. It's so nice when someone takes the time to stop by and leave a comment. It sure makes my day as I am sure it does for you too.
Enjoy the week and it was fun visiting you. I will be sure to stop by again real soon.
Janet Bernasconi
Janet's Creative Pillows