Sunday, March 15, 2009

I've Been Feelin' The Love!

Hello, Dear Ones! I don't usually post on Sunday - it's my day of blog rest, but I just had to today! You see, I have been feeling the love from The Land of Blog! Oh, my goodness! I do feel loved and accepted by you and I certainly didn't want to miss the opportunity to share with you the love that's been sent my way! I want to show you some awards I've been given, a giveaway I've won and a wonderful gift sent to me for me just being me! Hang on!!!

Awards! Oh, my goodness! Now just sit down and let met get started!

I am so proud to receive this Let's Be Friends award from Susan at Thoughts From Over the Rainbow. She gave this to her first commenters on her blog and I was one of them! Thank you so much Susan. I know I'm breaking the rules and I hope you'll forgive me, but since Susan passed this on to me, I am passing this award along to you, Dear Ones, if you've ever commented on my blog! Feel the love!

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This lovely "You Are Truly Beautiful" award was given out by my dear friend, Sally to all of her blog peeps, which I am! Thank you , Dear Sally, for giving me this lovely award! If you're not familiar with Dear Sally's blog, you're missing a treat! She will make you smile!! Since Sweet

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Oh, my goodness! Look at this most lovely award! A crown! Isn't this the most beautiful award?
Well, I am considered a jewel in God's crown from my Dear friend, Monica! I met Monica a few months ago and have loved getting to know her. She lives across the land in Norway! Oh, go and visit her and you'll be breathless after see the gorgeous sights of her country! Also, Dear Monica bestowed upon me the above "Beautiful Award"! Thank you, Dear Monica, for these lovely awards! Since Sweet Monica passed this on to me, I am passing this award along to you, Dear Ones, if you've ever commented on my blog! Feel the love!

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Lookee! Another sweet sweet award from my Dear friend, Sally! She loves me!! She passed this out to her commenter's! Thank you Dear Sally, I love you, too!! Hug hug hug! :)
Since Sweet Sally passed this on to me, I am passing this award along to you, Dear Ones, if you've ever commented on my blog! Feel the love!
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What gal doesn't like shoes? Well, this most gorgeous award was given out to all of her bloggees! I'm one of Laurie's bloggies and I took the socks off this pretty award! Now you must go visit Laurie if you don't know her! This gal has everything! Dishes, pretties and man can she tell us stories! We all love to hear little stories, don't we? Thank you Dear Friend Laurie!!
Since Sweet Laurie passed this on to me, I am passing this award along to you, Dear Ones, if you've ever commented on my blog! Feel the love!
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Another beautiful award was given to me by another sweet new friend, Carolyn! She made this! Oh, thank you, Dear Carolyn. I love her blog! She is all about recipes and TABLESCAPING! Please go visit sweet Carolyn and you'll fall in love with her too! Thank you so much for this award, Dear Carolyn! Since Sweet Carolyn passed this on to me, I am passing this award along to you, Dear Ones, if you've ever commented on my blog! Feel the love!

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It goes on! I told you I was feeling the love! Oh, my sweet friend Terri passed this most wonderful award on to me. Thank you, Dearest! Here is what this award is all about:

"This blog invests and believes in the PROXIMITY-nearness in space, time and relationships. These blogs are exceedingly charming. These kind bloggers aim to find and be friends. They are not interested in prizes or self-aggrandizement! Our hope is that when the ribbons of these prizes are cut, even more friendships are propagated. "
Please give more attention to these 8 writers! Deliver this award to eight bloggers who must choose eight more and include this clever-written text into the body of their award."

I have given this award to all of you, Dear Ones, in my heart, but I will pick eight to pass this on to. You know this is so hard:

1. Susie at Bienvenue
2. Nikki at The Scarlet Rose Garden
3. Cass at That Old House
4. Jan at Rose Haven
5. Shimmy at Shimmy Mom
6. Mildred at Nalley Valley
7. Carolyn at Aiken House and Gardens
8. Gretchen at Bird Nest Cottage

Pass it own, Dear Blog Sisters!

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Now, I've saved my goodies for last! Don't we just love giveaways? If you follow my blog you know I've just celebrated my 200th post and held a giveaway and the day before I announced the winner, I was notified that I had won a giveaway! Double joyness!

A box showed up on my tiny doorstep and I couldn't wait to take my trusty kitchen knife to the tape! Opened it and and lookee! You see I had won the giveaway from Cass at That Old House. Woo Hooness for me!
Precious little note cards by Mary Engelbreit! I just love anything ME! Oh, thank you, Cass!
A card! Look how pretty her handwriting is!
There was even a little dogie sticker on the back. Chloe Dawn was jumping flips!
Oh, and the card was matching the little sticker...just look at this most precious little fuzzy face.
Sweet words to me!!
This is what I won! Is it gorgeous or what? I won this beautiful gravy boat with dish! Now on the bottom it says:
Johnson Brothers
Stok-on-Trent
England
Old Bradbury
Just look at the gorgeous pattern. You're going to see this show up in a tablescape! I love this!
Thank you, Cass! I just love it!!

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Now I have one more piece of love to show you!!
The very same day I received the giveaway from Cass, another package showed up on my doorstep!! I looked at the address three times to make sure it was for me! It was for me! And lookee! It was sent Priority Mail! Oh, fabulous joyness!
I get my trusty kitchen knife again and go to town on that clear stick to your ribs tape! I pulled out a little metal box with the cutest little tag on top tied with ribbon!
Okay, now I know who this is from ~ my Dearest Friend Jan at Rose Haven and I must not leave out Mr. Tom who also resides among the roses! Is this not the cutest little tag you've ever seen? I don't know if she made it, knowing my Janness, she probably did!
Doesn't she write beautifully?
Do you see this? Is it not the most precious little thing ever? Now if I can just get it out from between the plastic encircling my gift!
Just a second, I'll get the plastic off. It's coming, just about...okay! I did it!
Oh, my goodness! It's a little Elgin Mini Clock - it's just like my piano where I play my Note Songs for you! Isn't this just the cutest little thing ever? Now, let's see, where will I put it?
Aw the perfect place ~ on my piano! Now when I play my little Note Songs for you I can still see what time it is and will always think of my sweet friends, Jan and Tom. Thank you my Dear Ones! I'll cherish this!

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Now you can see why my title today says I've been feelin' the love! Oh, Dear Ones! I am so totally not worthy, but I appreciate your kindness, sweetness, soft gentle words and for thinking of me by giving me awards and my sending me gifts!

OH, HOW I LOVE BLOGLAND!

You are a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

Since this was such a loooooooooooong post, I won't leave you with a little Note Song today!
I'll just say:

Hallelujah!