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Monday, September 13, 2010

A FABULOUS treat arrived in the mail!

Oh, gosh!! I was overwhelmed when I opened the package from Milly (visit her blog here to see more of her gorgeous art).

Milly held a drawing on her blog (http://drawingsfromnature-milly.blogspot.com/2010/08/festival-of-quilts-nec-my-butterfly.html) and invited readers to guess how many butterflies are on her quilt. I guessed 778 and the correct answer was 777! Can't believe I got that close! Pure luck! So Milly emailed me, asked me for my mailing address and told me to be on the lookout for a gift in the mail.

I was expecting something modest, something small. My mouth dropped opened when I removed the wrapper and saw what was inside. Wow! A tag which I shall use as a bookmark (especially since she wrote on the back... makes it that much more meaningful), the neatest little origami art book, a hand-bound sketch book, and a package of her beautiful, beautiful art cards... they're so pretty I don't want to use them! :-)

All of this was handmade and carried her own art designs. Thank you so very much, Milly! I will treasure this wonderful gift and the kind and generous spirit in which it was given. Lucky me!


I'd also like to say "Thank you" for all the kind and caring comments. My arms/wrists are doing a lot better (brace is off...yay!!) so I'm going to ease back into spending some time on the computer. Thanks again... you guys are such a wonderful bunch of people- it's a privilege to be blog friends with you!


sue said...

Wow, that quilt was certainly a labour or love wasn't it. And many congratulations for being so very accurate with the butterfly numbers.

It certainly is a wonderful gift from Milly and I'm sure helped to make you feel much better

Pat said...

What a lovely treat - for a lovely person!
Glad to hear your arms/wrists are doing better xx

Simone said...

What beautiful gifts to receive in the mail. Wasn't you close with your guess? I am glad that your arm is getting better now.x

Robin said...

What a wonderful surprise!!! Just beautiful! I especially love all the feathers. Oh, and the wonderful little folded book. Lucky you!

Dors said...

Lucky you yes. They are so beautiful. I will take a loo at Milly's site. What a thoughtful lady.

Hope your arms and wrist are improving.
Take Care. Hugs.

martinealison said...

Trop mignon.... et toutes ces petites attentions apportent tant dans la vie. Bisous

Jo Castillo said...

Lucky you! Congratulations. Glad the brace is off and you are better. Take care of yourself!!

Cathy Gatland said...

Wow, that is a special gift from a wonderful artist, I'm so glad to find her work. I missed your post about your wrists - glad they are getting better, take care of you!

Kathy A. Johnson said...

Glad to hear your arms are feeling better--I'm sure getting a great surprise like this in the mail helps, too! She does beautiful work.

knittingdragonflies said...

Glad you are feeling better!
Wow! What a haul you made, everything looks beautiful!
Take it easy and don't get crazy, just when are start feeling better!

IrinaSztukowski said...

Congratulation Teresa. This is the best gift ever. And everything happens for a reason.


Have fun with these gorgeous cards.

padmaja said...

Nice to receive lovely gifts from a wonderful artist, you got really lucky Teresa!

MILLY said...

So glad you liked your little surprise. Thank you for the kind words about my drawings, your photograph is lovely.

Rosie said...

What lovely things to receive in the post - you were very close to the answer! Glad to here your arm is getting better now:)

Lynne said...

Sorry that you have been in pain, but glad that things have improved now.
No wonder you were feeling so chuffed with all those goodies arriving for you. Lucky you.

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