Monday, May 11, 2009

Bye Stella and I Am Feeling The Love Again!

Hello, Dear Ones! I have a lot to say today and I'm hoping you will stay with me.

Bye Stella! :(

First of all I'm having to say goodbye to Stella today. I'm very sad and heartbroken but I know she'll always have a little place in my heart and hopefully I will in hers! The idea of Stitching Stella (this is her true name I've just been calling her the Aida Cloth Paper Doll of Blogland) was thought up by Lindsay-ann and Lorrie! This is just the cutest idea! She's been traveling all over Blogland and in December of this year will go back to England! If you'd like to follow her adventures, please go to Lindsay-ann's or Lorrie's blog and catch up on Stella.

Here is Stella almost ready to go. She has her passport ready. I will write a page in her passport book about her adventures in Galveston.

Now when she leaves a destination, her hostess is to add something to her dress. Well, if you've been following her adventure with me, you know she sneaked off and got a Henna tattoo! I just couldn't let that pass and decided to put a sweet sparkly tatto heart on her shoulder for a reminder.
Here's a close up!
Not to worry, with her pretty long hair and the strap from her purse, it's covered very nicely! But we'll all know it's there, won't we? :)
Another addition I'm sending along with Stella is Gally, the little dog she picked out in the pet store. Gally has been constantly at Stella's side and just had to go along with her.
Look at that cute little fuzzy face!
Also, I could not let Stella go off without a souvenir from her Broadway musicals, so she's taking her own Playbill from her performances.

Oh, I must tell you...this Playbill will really be valuable someday! It has a mistake on it! We had to get the info out in such a short amount of time that there's a typo! Stella did seven performances - Monday thru Sunday and this says...Mon. - Fri. Wow! I wonder how much we could get for this on Ebay? Well, hopefully Stella will keep hers.
Bye bye Stella and Gally! I'll miss you so much! Who's going to help me Tablescape and Foodie Friday? Who will sing me songs in the evenings? Well, I guess she'll just have to take these marvelous skills of hers to her next destination!

Where is Stella going next? She's headed to Ohio to visit Kady at Life On The Edge! So make sure you go vist Kady to see what our darling Stella will be doing next!

Bye Stella...sniff sniff (Chloe Dawn is doing the puppy happy dance now! She was so jealous of Stella and Gally! ) .
Gifts For Me?

Hello, Dear Ones! Oh, yes, I'm feeling the love shown to me in Blogland! Isn't it miraculous how we can meet folks from different blogs and just have an immediate connection from the heart? I feel that with so many of you!

I've made that connection with a new blogging friend, Martha at Mid-Atlantic Martha. If you don't know Martha, please go and visit her and tell her I sent you! She's a doll! From the goodness of her heart she sent me a package! See, I told you she was a doll!
Isn't this the most exciting thing ~ receiving a package at the door and it's for you! Well, it wasn't for you, it was for me! ;)
Oh the suspense really gets to me...little white protection puffies! I love these little things!
The sweetest little card...
...with the sweetest words penned by Martha! Oh, she's a dear!
Look! A precious little vintage apron. Just want I need when I'm slaving away at the hot stove!
There were more gifts! Just the sweetest little embroidered napkins! Oh, they are just the most lovely little dainty things!
Here's a close up of the embroidery. I love them.

Now I must tell you, these wonderful tasting peanuts did not last very long! Mr. Precious and I went to town on them!
Dear Ones, these cherry preserves are the most delicious sweetness you could ever imagine! There are whole cherries in this! I have so enjoyed putting this on my toast or English muffin each morning! Yumminess!

Oh, but Most Dear Ones, this made me cry. Yes, it did! Martha said she saw this little figurine and thought of me! Isn't that sweet? I know I'm drinking from the well that never goes dry!

Oh, Dearest Martha, how can I ever thank you for all of your sweetness to me? I am so thrilled to know you and am amazed that you would send me these precious things! I'll cherish them always!

Remember to always be kind to one another and the love will flow back to you!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia :)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~I love this song :)

Circle of Friends

We were made to love and be loved
But the price this world demands
Will cost you far too much
Spent so many lonely years just tryin' to fit in
Now I've found my place
In this circle of friends

In a circle of friends
We have one Father
In a circle of friends
We share this prayer
That every orphan soul will know
And all will enter in
To the shelter of this circle of friends

If you weep, I will weep with you
If you sing for joy the rest of us
Will lift our voices too
But no matter what you feel inside
There's no need to pretend
That's that way it is in this circle of friends

In a circle of friends
We have one Father
In a circle of friends
We share this prayer
That we'll gather together
No matter how the highway bends
I will not lose this circle of friends

Among the nations, tribes, and tongues
We have sisters and brothers
And when we meet in Heaven
We will recognize each other
With joy so deep (joy so deep)
And love so sweet (love so sweet)
We'll celebrate these friends
And life that never ends

In a circle of friends
We have one Father
In a circle of friends
We share this prayer
That it will not be long
Before all will enter in
To the shelter of this circle of friends

That it will not be long
Before all will enter in
To the shelter of this circle of friends

Circle of friends...
~sung by Point of Grace


  1. Morning Shelia~

    Stella has had an amazing adventure @ your home...the playbill is priceless. :)

    What sweet gifts from your new friend, Martha. So much thought & sweetness in there.....that's so you!

    Have a great day and thank you so much for your kind words on my Mother's day post. :)

    Big hugs~ J

  2. Shelia, you are a fine example of kindness in blogland. You very much deserve to receive little puffies in the mail!

    Can't wait to see what Stella does next. She's such a brave girl.

  3. Stella has been a busy little beaver while visiting you. I hope she behaves herself as she moves on. Do you think she'll send you a postcard?

  4. You and Stella are like two fun peas in a pod. I bet you are going to miss each other. Her playbill was just too funny:) I hope she has a safe journey on her way to Kady's in Ohio. Now that Martha is a sweetheart. Wear your new apron in good health and it sounds like you are enjoying the treats already. Have a fun day.

  5. Goodbye Stella and safe travels! What memories you made in Galveston!

    Shelia I love the decor you added to Stella, too pretty!

    Enjoy your goodies from Martha, and the figurine does remind me of you too!

  6. Shelia, goodbye to sweet Stella.

    What a lovely apron from kind and thoughtful.

    Enjoyed your post, sweetie.


  7. What a wonderful adventure Stella had with you in Galveston! All her treasures that you added are just FABULOUS!!!

    Your goodies are just wonderful. They are all just beautiful. Aren't blogging friends the best!?!?!

  8. Happy Blue Day Shelia
    Stella is moving on her sounds like she had quite a bit going on at your place...will your place every be the same without her???
    Love her little tatoo...
    What a lovely gift you received too..beautiful...aren't surprises wonderful..
    have a lovely day

  9. It was great fun following Stella's adventures while she was with you. I love the tattoo you added. So sparkly. And Gally and the playbill. Wonderful things added to Stella's traveling bag. The gifts you got from Martha are so sweet. That was really nice of her. Have a good week.

  10. Bon Voyage to Stella, what fun she had with you.

    You package is wonderful.

    The Raggedy Girl

  11. Bon Voyage to dear Stella!

    What a wonderful gift from Martha!

    I hope your week is going very well, Shelia! I'm happy to be trippily traipsing through blogland, this morning, after my tiny break. Stopping here made me even happier!

  12. Hi Sheila
    Thank you for being a wonderful host for Stella. She really has had a great time with you. I look forward to following her travels in Ohio.
    What a lovely package you received from your friend Martha. I enjoyed seeing all the goodies she sent you.
    Best Wishes

  13. Dearest Shelia, you've just blogged your way into all of our hearts! What a lovely surprise package and that little figurine surely does resemble you.
    Little Miss Stella is going to have some very fond memories of Texas. I hope she enjoys her next stop in her travels as much as she did her visit with you.

  14. You were such a giving hostess to Stella, I am sure she is conflicted about leaving!!
    Darling gifts...the little figurine is You!! Enjoy!

  15. I think Stella had loades of fun with you! What lovely gifts you received - surprises are so much fun!


  16. aww Stella is leaving you. she had so much fun at your place! love the tattoo!! Martha should is sweet to send you all those pretty things.

  17. GM My friend...WOW!! Girl you done hit the MOTHERLODE of goodies kind of Martha to send you this wonderful stuff..You are so right you do meet the nicest peeps here in Blogerville..Bye Bye to Stella I will visit her at Kady and see what she is doing there..Hope you had a great Mother's day Pickle..hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  18. Farewell Stella! I look forward to seeing your new adventures in OH!

    How sweet of Martha to send you all those wonderful gifts! Hey, those peanuts are from Smithfield, VA, huh? Jimmy used to work for Smithfield Foods!

    Justine :o )

  19. Bye Stella - have a safe trip. Thanks for entertaining us this past week. Sally

  20. Stella had such a wonderful adventure with you. I have enjoyed reading about all of her adventures. Give little Chloe Dawn a hug from us and tell her we know her mommy always loved her best. What a wonderful gift you have recieved. It is very well deserved because you spread laughter and kindness all over blogland. You make all of us smile each and every day. Thank you ♥

  21. Bye Stella! I sure enjoyed reading about all your adventures! You may just have to rest up for a few days at your next stop. Shelia, I'll bet you're all tuckered out after entertaining Stella - put your daintly little feet up girlfriend!

  22. Shelia,

    You took very good care of Stella and I am sure she is sorry to leave. I hope she keeps that tatoo hidden in case Kady doesn't approve! The Playbill is wonderful~so she was a hit in Galveston?

    You certainly were gifted well by Martha! What a sweeheart she is, especially the handmade apron and napkins! That is straight from the heart!! Lucky you!


  23. By gosh, that figurine does resemble you! You got a great bunch of loot there! Stella had the best time with you and I think the addition of her little tattoo was the finishing touch! ~ Robyn

  24. Yay! Stella is on her way! I am so excited. I am already thinking up things that we can do during her visit! I LOVE the tattoo by the way! I'll email you as soon as she arrives so you know she was received safely.

    Oh what pretty gifts! I'm glad that you were blessed like that because you are such a blessing to all of us here in blogland.


  25. What fun you are Shelia! Stella had an amazing time with you lol. I think it is so darn cute that you made her all these little souvenirs. Your gifts are very adorable :) I bet that apron looks great!

    All the best,

  26. Martha spoiled you rotten with stuff to eat AND a cute figurine.

    You go girl!

  27. Your visit with Stella was amazing. What a great job you did with her..but then I am not one bit surprised as I too have experienced you patience!!! :)
    More hugs!!!

  28. Well, if you are going to get a tatoo, that is the prettiest one I've ever seen. I know Stella and her puppy have enjoyed their adventures with you in Texas. You have been such a good hostess, giving her the time of her life with the Broadway plays and a puppy dog too! What lovely gifts you received (you deserve them). laurie

  29. Hi Shelia--Thank you, thank you for all of the amazing adventures that Stella had while she was with you! She definitely painted the town. I love her tattoo and her little friend Gally. She made a lifetime of memories while she was in Galveston!

  30. I popped over to see how Stella was and found a really neat blog!

    OK...I saw you posted the words to a POG song...ya gotta hop over to my blog and see my last post. : ) I am friends with Shelley and Denise from OBU.

  31. all those tea pots on your side bar! I am a huge tea drinker.


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