Thursday, July 8, 2010

Thankful Thursday!

These presents came in the mail for my birthday July the 4th.
From my dear friend Lolo!
I just love the way they were wrapped in, done with so much care and love , like the way she is.
The most wonderful presents! Love the ink by Authentic Models, they look so pretty. Nearly too pretty to open...... The peacock feather card, a mandala hanger
An Amethist and a soap stone (I love soap stone!) sleeping cat
And Last but not least this gorgeous ceramic sculpture, which is a bottle, by Jill Taylor.
Lolo, you have spoiled me rotten!
Thanks a million dear!
besides presents I got a lot of ATC's in the mail.
These wonderful ones are by Teri, master of watercolors and Haiku's. She combined the two in a fabulous series of Haiku's made for the ABC ATC's exchange.
The 2 yellow feather were a present from her bird Sunshine.
Oh I love Sunshine, both the bird and the real thing.......
Thanks Teri for your special ATC's and the feathers!
Lisa sent me this wonderful caterpillar! On gorgeous paper, which I will search around the world :)
Thanks Lisa, loved all your butterflies and caterpillars!
Mail from BT! V= for Variety , a gorgeous colorful card.
Look at the turtle who crawled out of the envelop!
Thanks BT! Love the card.
Patty's T = for Totem Pole, done in her fabulous scissor art!
I also received the book Carina which I ordered from Patty. Signed by the author! Well how cool is that!
Thanks Patty, hope to read it soon.
And last but not least "Sin"by Lynn, one of her famous Hebrew letters.
And A card "magnify your life"
Thanks Lynn, always love the things you create!
You see so much to be thankful for!
The weather has been gorgeous here and will stay that way :)
Tomorrow I will go to Paramaribo. Only a short trip, I will be home on Sunday. In time to enjoy the rest of the wonderful weather.
Hope you have a lot to be thankful for!
Happy TT!


  1. Oh my goodness Marianne, it's like Christmas in July!! Isn't that Lolo a wonderful person!!!

    Sunshine is happy you like her and her feathers and good thing she sent them as she stopped molting.

    Lisa and Bt and Lynn; all wonderful wonderful art and gifts!

  2. Beautiful Gifts for a Beautiful Person!

    Do you want to exchange addresses?
    I would have liked to participate....

    Mine is:
    Robin Lamb
    11 Wood Street, #3
    San Francisco, CA 94118


    ♥ Robin ♥

  3. Wow it must have seemed like Christmas at your house! How fun! What wonderful gifts.

  4. Oh my gosh! how exciting! all those beautiful things, absolute treasures.

    I think these wonderful gifts sent from such lovely people could only be that you are so lovely too, and that all makes me very happy!

    All your drawings have inspired me so much Marianne, i have bought my first atc cards to try my hand too!

    Happy Happy Birthday again,

  5. You deserve to be spoiled! I wish I could have done more ;)

    I'll let Jill know the monk arrived in good condition and that you like him.

    Use those inks and the glass pens...I know you'll do something beutiful with them! I bought some of the gifts in KJ's town while I was taking care of Stella ;)

    Look at those wonderful atc's!! What a great group we have.

    I'm glad you had a nice birthday. And now you have sent me your schedule which means....I will see you in 4 weeks or so!!!! I'm so excited, you have no idea.

    love and hugs,

  6. What wonderful gifts, Marianne! Happy belated birthday!!! I missed it completely! I am sending loving wishes from afar to you, sweet Marianne!

  7. You have been mightly blessed Marianne. I hope you have a great weekend.

  8. Dear Marianne Happy Belated B'day.. wow you got your wishes all come true b4 making any wish hahaha. Lovely post as always. I wish you all the happiness in llfe.

    Wish you very very Happy belated b'day!

    God bless YOu!

  9. Oh what a birthday that was!!! Lucky girl!

  10. what fun!! and Happy Birthday to you

  11. what a wealth of richness here. and i see you are getting over to see the girls too at last, lucky you. enjoy it too.

  12. Holy smokes Marianne!!! you sure got a mother load of wonderful gifts in the mail!!!! you have touched so many wonderful people and it shows!!! Bless your heart!!!


  13. Hi Marianne
    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! Hope you had a wonderful day!

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  15. Beautiful suprises for a beautiful spirit...Belated Happy Birthday wishes to you...:)

  16. I didn't realize it was your birthday on the 4th. So Happy Belated Birthday to you! I'm hoping you will enjoy the book!

  17. Oh gosh Marianne, I missed your birthday...soooo sorry......Happy Birthday my friend....perhaps a little something extra will arrive at your door soon !


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