Thursday, November 4, 2010

The Gift

Hi Dear Ones!! Again I'm just blown away by the love, thoughtfulness and heart shared in blogland. I was so blessed with a gift, Dear Ones, by one of these most caring ones. So I just had to share with you a most wonderful one and a most wonderful happening!

Do you know this most beautiful lady? Isn't she gorgeous? Well, this is our very own Claudie from Canada and her blog is called Bubblin' Over. We've been bloggy friends for a couple of years and she is a doll.

See? See how most gorgeously beautiful she is? Yep, and this lovely one has the most wonderful sense of humor too! I do love me some humor! If you're wondering, that is Stella the cloth paper doll who is from England and made her way around the states visiting blogs and just recently went back home poking her head up from Claudie's dress! :)

Well, when I got home from my little trip, I had a nice little package waiting for me from Claudie! OH, how thrilled I was! Couldn't wait to open it and found this lovely little beautifully hand written card.

The front of the card was darling and if you know Claudie, this looks like her!! She loves pink!
A little picture of another lovely!!

And a lovely saying from that beautiful one!

Look what Claudie sent me!! Is this not darling or what? The most precious little baby grand piano ~ just like mine!

I love it and just cried when I saw what she had sent to me!
Look at the little keyboard and the Swing Time!'s musical!! Plays the cutest little swing song.

Then there is this precious little dancing couple all decked out to shake a leg. You sit them on top of the piano, plug the cord in and the little couple begin to glide all over the top of the piano as the music plays! Too sweet. I'm pretending this is Mr. Precious and I. :)

Now when you lift the lid just look at the innards! :) Looks just like a real piano with the strings all stretched out and it even has the red felt poked in where the hammers hit! Oh, joyness this is darling!

I just had to share this with you all and what a most thoughtful and sweetest gift ever! Thank you so much, Dear Claudie, for your sweetness to me! This is a gift I will always cherish, thank you, thank you, Dear One!!

Be a bunch of sweeties,
Shelia ;)

I'll leave you with a little Note Song~

In My Life

There are places I'll remember
All my life, though some have changed
Some forever, not for better
Some have gone and some remain
All these places had their moments
With lovers and friends, I still can recall
Some are dead and some are living
In my life, I've loved them all

But of all these friends and lovers
There is no one compares with you
And these memories lose their meaning
When I think of love as something new
Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I'll love you more

Though I know I'll never lose affection
For people and things that went before
I know I'll often stop and think about them
In my life, I'll love you more
~sung by me and The Beatles :)


  1. What a beautiful sentimental gift! It matches your piano perfectly!

  2. Shelia,
    What a lovely surprise! What a treat to find such an intricate gift to compliment your baby grand.
    Reading through the lines. . .more than the gift. . .your voice was one of great friendship and connection with the giver. I see your "true gift" of friendship shining through. You truly are blessed!

  3. That is such a wonderful gift, Shelia! Very, very shiny indeed and perfect for you! :-)

    Is it your birthday and we didn't know??? I am going to be so upset with you if you didn't tell us, Shelianess.

    I think those little people bear a striking resemblance to you and Mr. Precious, don't you? And I can see the two of you dancing around on the top of your piano! Well, in my mind I can see it. ;-)

    Love you and can't think of anyone who deserves a special pressie more than YOU!


    Sheila :-)

  4. What a special gift and from a special lady. I think Claudie is an amazing lady just like you!

  5. never met you in person - but oh, the joy you bring when I stop by your place. So glad, someone showed their kindness to you! You much desire some joy for all the smiles and joy you bring to us in blogland.

  6. Oh Shelia! What a wonderful gift! Isn't Claudie just one of the sweetest ladies in blogland? I had the privilege of meeting her in person several months ago and I was sooo impressed by her kindness! Enjoy! And ...I'm with it your b'day? Hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

  7. well that is just sweet! She is indeed lovely..I feel the need to wear my pearls.

  8. She is a beauty and what a kind/sweet gift to give to you! Thanks for sharing her! :D

  9. What a kind heart and beautiful soul. Love the the seeing the beauty a woman with peace shares with others.

    Love to you friend!


  10. Aw, what a sweet lady. You deserve it Shelia because you have been one of the finest ladies I've ever met. Enjoy your new treasures.

  11. it is surely a most Beautiful Gift from a truly beautiful lady...
    so happy for you

  12. Missed you during my month long travel adventures! Claudie may just be the best argument for going gray than anyone I've ever seen. She is gorgeous!

    Tiny bit of catch up today ... will read more of your blog later.

    Take care Sheilia!

  13. What a sweet, sweet lady, Claudie is! This is a special gift indeed! I love it! I know you will always hold it dear to your heart! :-)


  14. A beautiful touching post.Lovely.

  15. What a darling sweet swinging couple!

    I am helping out a fellow blogger in need by hosting an online auction tomorrow. I would love for you to come by and take a peek and perhaps join in.

  16. She is indeed such a generous soul. A real sweetheart. And isn't she gorgeous!

  17. Hi Sheila,
    How very thoughtful of Claudie! She is beautiful all dressed in pink! I love the song you picked for today too, I think I'll have that in my head all day. Have a great Thursday!

  18. What a great gift my dear Sheila!
    And I love Claudie, she is so much fun and has such a lovely blog!
    She really found the perfectest gift for you!
    And I want that dress! It's the most perfect pinkness!

  19. That was such a thoughtful gift! I am glad you enjoyed your holiday and all your pictures are beautiful. Too bad that little old cruise ship didn't come to Charlottetown we would have been minutes away-maybe someday Mr. Precious will surprise you with another trip this way!
    I have been to the Kennebunkport Inn too and we are going to drive down the end of the month for Christmas Prelude there-I am excited to go.
    Take care,

  20. Such a sweet gift...thanks for sharing it with all of us!


  21. That is just the cutest littlest so reaslistic looking baby grand that I have ever seen. And dancers too, how lovely! What a sweetie Claudie is!...Christine

  22. You must be a very special person to have earned such a sweet & special friend. Here's to all our very special friends out there.

  23. There are so many loving wonderful friends in bloggyville ... what an adorably wonderful gift & the figurines are fabulous. Claudie is one sweet lady ...

    Enjoy, Shelia. Glad you are back.

    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

  24. What a wonderful and thoughtful gift from a beautiful friend.


  25. Beautiful gift from a lovely thoughtful indeed!

    Deanna :D

  26. You're really born under a lucky star, dear Shelia.
    I do not know if this is correct in English,
    but I think you understand what I mean.
    It's really not often such beautiful blogging frienship.

    Your gift is fantastic!!!
    She has not only a big talent
    but a beautiful heart as well.

    Thanks so much for sharing your happiness.


  27. The perfect gift for you!!! IT is so cute!!!

  28. one heart...
    touching another.....
    :) :)

  29. How sweet and thoughtful of your dear friend. A true treasure to keep.

  30. Sheila, I am amazed at how nice people that we have not even met in person will do the darndest things. I had a blogger friend send a couple of things to me to give to Leila. I love your little piano and dancers.

  31. That's just adorable Shelia. What a sweetie she is!

  32. I agree, Claudie is a darling thoughtful person. This piano and the figurines are awesome. Having met her, she is a dear person and is loved by all who know her.

    Hugs, Jeanne

  33. You have captured the hearts of many Miss Shelia, mine being one of them. I just knew it was meant for you. I love the "note song" that is accompanying your thanks.
    Hopefully we will meet this summer here in my little corner of the world.
    Love You
    Love Me

  34. What a wonderful gift from a sweet friend! I love the detail of the little piano - and the dancing couple is precious.

  35. How I wish you knew how to post one of those little video's you can click on and see you and hear you sing your songs! I keep hoping and hoping.
    Di over at The Blue Ridge Gal. She does it all the time...and she doesn't even sing or play the piano!
    What a treat that would be for all of us...won't you look into it?


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