Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Gifts from the Heart

My dad always stops by my house (you know they live next door), and brings my mail to me, which is a very nice thing to do I might add! He always pops in and says hi to the kids and gives them a hug and brings in our mail. Well this past Friday, I had two very nice surprises in the mail.

The first one came from Julie, Country Girl at Heart. Julie is one of the most genuine and sweetest people I've met through blogging. To me, these qualities shine through on her posts. This really blessed my heart! I love it! You know how talented Julie is with needle and thread.....well she stitched me a snowman pillow.
Isn't it adorable? The pillow has a home (for now) on the bench in my foyer. Thank you so much, Julie! What a nice thing to do! (She lives by her signature...Be Nice to People).

The second gift came from another online friend from the Country Sampler Forum. Jill (aka jbean) sent me a sweet card with note pads and bookmarks tucked inside. She knows how much Joy and I read together. Joy already claimed her notepad and her bookmark! I've really enjoyed getting to know Jill through the forum and she has been a kind supporter of my blog. She is such a sweet person. Thank you so much, Jill (from both Joy and me)!

The next thing I want to share with you is a gift not given to me, but to my mama. Remember last Thursday was her birthday? Well, Joy has been working on something for her for quite awhile now. She has been sewing buttons onto an old pillowcase in the shape of a heart that she said she was giving her grandmama for her birthday. She finished it on Friday, and we framed it and took it over to mama Friday evening. Well needless to say her grandmama loved her gift! She was so proud to have it and know the time Joy spent on it.

She told Joy she will treasure it always and it is displayed in her living room on a shelf.

I would say those are all gifts from the heart. And they're definitely the best kind. :)


CozyCoops Corner said...

How nice of your friends to send you those gifts ! The pillow is so cute :-)It's nice to get stuff like that in the mail isn't it ! Joy did a great job on the button heart ~ very sweet ! Have a great day Tammy !

wrcdgc said...

I agree those are the best gifts. I used to cross stitch a lot of gifts and then I found my new love scrapping. Now I make a lot of books for gifts. Ihope your Mama had a great birthday. I hope you took a lot of pictures. :)


~Beth~ said...

Ah good friends....that's what life should consist of.

Joy did a wonderful job on that that heart! What a blessing she is!

Leslie said...

What wonderful gifts you got :) And Joy did such an amazing job on her present for her Grandma :)

Have a great day!


DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

How nice. That pillow is so cute. Joy must be so proud of her work.

DiddleDaddleDesigns said...

Tammy, I'm sorry, I don't know why I said pillow I meant frame. I guess because she used a pillowcase.

Tammy said...

Gifts from the heart are the best gifts Tammy. You have some very wonderful and thoughtful friends.

Joy did a great job on her button heart.

Hope you have a great day, Tammy

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

How sweet...love the pillows and I remember Jbean:)

Joy did such a great job too!

Kath said...

Hi Tammy,
Yes-Heart gifts are the BEST gifts of all!! ;)
I love all your heart gifts!

Joy's gift for her Grandma is just wonderful! She did a great job!

Have a great day!


Lauren said...

All of those are such sweet gifts...the ones from the heart surely are the best:) I'm sure that was your mother's favorite birthday gift of all!

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Tammy, What neat gifts. I love the one that Joy made for her grandmother. How Special is that!!! WOW!!!

You are so lucky to have your parents next door. I miss mine so much. Having your Dad pop in bringing the mail each day is just so incredible. Enjoy it and savor it.


Julie said...

YAY!! I'm so glad the pillow made it safe and sound. Thanks for the nice things you said--I consider you a great fried, too.

The gift Joy made for your Mom is wonderful. What a great idea. That would make such a cute Valentine gift, too. I'm thinking...

Have a great day, Tammy. Julie

lindanuts said...

Julie does have a special talent and a very special heart. Love the pillow.
Joy's work for your mother is awesome. She will take after you in her creativity!
Have a blessed week....

Kimberly said...

Friends and family - the best gifts of all!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Hey Tammy, what nice gifts and at such a nice time of year when its kind of dreary out and you get the mail and SURPRISE!...i love the heart stitchery that your daughter did too..you have another crafter in the making...:)

Shellmo said...

What great friends you have! Do they want to add me as their friend too???? LOL! That button heart Joy made was just wonderful and so very sweet! Her name suits her - she's always smiling in the photos you have posted of her on your blog. Have a great day!!!

Mom in Sahuaritaville said...

What a great job Joy did! I love it!

You are blessed to have such a talented daughter.

Thanks for letting us in cyber world have a glimpse into your life!

Folk Art From The Harbor said...

GREAT PRIZES!!! All handmade with love!
Your little girl looks so proud in that picture! I just Love it!

I have an award for you at my blog , come on over and get it! Hugs BeCca

Linda said...

Awwww what a sweet thing for Joy to do! I bet your mom was thrilled! And Julie is just as you described her. She is good through and through. What a sweet pillow! And the bookmarks and pads - what fun! There is sooooooo much good in the world - we need our newspaper headlines to read more like our blogs!

Cottage Rose said...

Hello Tammy; How great to have such lovely friends to send you such great gifts. Oh my the story about all the love and care Joy put in to her gift to grandma gave me a lump in my throat. Such a treasure, it is so pretty. Great Job Joy.....


Tammy said...

What wonderful gifts! I love both things you received in the mail...

And the heart pillow is adorable that Joy made her grandma!
I just now showed my girls...I'm thinking, even though I myself am not a seamstress, that's something at nine, my daughter could try for a beginning project!
I love the picture of Joy with your mom...so sweet!

Sandy said...

What a wonderful gift that your daughter made for her Grandmother. I am sure that she was so very touched and that probably will be her most favorite gift :)

You got some wonderful gifts in the mail. Isn't if fun when the mail man leaves behind some awesome gifts.


Anonymous said...

Tammy, you are the one who is a wonderful friend by sending me that little tree in the mail!! So it all starts with you!! I almost cried when I saw what you posted what I had sent you...it is nothing special but just a big thank you for making MY day! I have been sick for over two weeks now so this really cheered me up that you thought enough about my little gift to post on your blog.

Anyway, the button picture is so adorable that Joy made!! What a perfect project for her to get started in crafting. And keeping her busy doing good things and not getting into trouble!! LOL
Love the pic of her and your mom! Your mom looks like such a sweet lady. Lucky you!!

Well have a great day!

Jill (aka jbean)

Back in the Day said...

What a great gift from Joy! I know your mom will treasure it forever!

Zaroga said...

I so enjoyed seeing the gifts you received.

Joy is talented. That was really a great gift she fashioned.

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Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Love your sweet gifts! Isn't it nice to be loved?

Your mom is a cutie.


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