Thursday, November 13, 2008

Sweet Surprises!

I came home from my morning walk to find two packages on my front porch .....hmmmm....what did I order?

Oh -- now I remember! I ordered a special little something from Sherry over at her blog Edie Marie's Attic! Sherry and I have been blog friends since the first day she began her blog, and I, as a pretty new blogger myself, wandered in to say hello. I was so impressed of the beautiful photos of her home that she posted each day, her decorating tips, crafts that she made, and all her thrifty tips and finds.
Of course it took me a few times before I realized her name was not "Edie Marie" but "Sherry," as was written in her profile ... big smile!


Sherry has begun selling decorative plaques and signs recently that she's painted and embellished by hand. Go here to look at all of them! They are all wonderful, and I know a few bloggers have already happily ordered from her, beside myself.
I saw one plaque that I knew would make a perfect gift ... and because it will be that person's birthday soon, and they read my blog, I can't show it here right now, but as you can see below it came beautifully wrapped, along with this surprise....

.... a special little sign Sherry made for me as a "thank you"! It is this adorable rustic "Pat's Bistro" sign, complete with a silvery fork and spoon design! I immediately hung it up by my kitchen window where all my guests will see it!

But that is not all! If you noticed in the opening photo I received two packages from Sherry!
All of these beautifully wrapped surprises were in the second box!
I was so excited opening them all that it felt like it was my birthday and Christmas all rolled up in one!
Sherry enclosed the very touching card you see in the upper left corner of the photo below that said "Your Friendship Is The Nicest Kind Of Treat,"which immediately made my eyes well up with tears. How could someone I've never met, except through her blog, be so kind and generous to me?
These were the surprise gifts she sent -- a very special book full of wonderful quotations about being a grandmother, a delicate tea cup and saucer which is also the perfect size for a serving of espresso coffee, and a package of hand stamped and decoratively cut Christmas gift tags which will be so useful!
(Of course my cat Bo had to help examine everything as he usually does....shhh... don't tell my husband that he was on the table as he doesn't approve of that, even though I make sure I clean it afterwards!)
In the other packages Sherry gave me the most touching and darling gifts for my "grand son to be" who will be making his grand appearance in a few weeks!

She sent a cute board book, adorable blue bunny baby booties, a magnetic "Pat the Bunny" picture frame, and a juvenile fork and spoon set, just right for baby's small hands to use to feed himself one day!
Everything was so lovingly chosen and so sweet and I love them all! I am so utterly overwhelmed by Sherry's kindness and friendship.

Thank you so much Sherry! It was all so unexpected and so generous of you, and you are such a blessing to me!
Please make sure you visit Sherry's blog if haven't done so before and PLEASE look at her beautiful signs for sale! I think you will be impressed!

35 comments:

Mama said...

oh Pat what beautiful thoughtful gifts you received from Sherry and what a talented lady she is, I am going to visit her right now, have a wonderful weekend my friend I bet you are all getting excited about your little grandsons arrival, I am excited for you, big hugs, Kathy

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

Beautiful gifts, Pat.

I will definitely pay Sherry a visit.

Edie Marie's Attic said...

Hi Pat!

What a sweet post!! And I'm so glad that your darling BO approved of everything! I had so much fun gathering your grandma equipment together. Just enjoy it all!

Thank you for being such a great friend! One of these days I hope to meet you in person!

Big hugs, Sherry

M.Kate said...

It's beautiful Pat and nothing like having good blog friends everywhere. Though I have yet to meet all, each and everyone is so special to me. Yes, grandmother are special indeed, so happy for you, big hugs :D

Bo said...

Surprises are wonderful! I love the fact Bo is approving everything too...he's a beauty!
;-) Bo

Nola @ the Alamo said...

I love the sign. I'm going to see what all she has for sale. I know you are excited about the new baby.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi, How beautiful is that wrapping! You got such wonderful things. Love your Pat's Bistro sign and Bo is too cute. Chestnut checks out everything as well. If you have time come look at all my toppers.
~Melissa

Rue said...

Good morning Pat :)

Sherry is so sweet to send all of that to you! She's an amazing artist :)

hugs,
rue

lisa said...

i'm the one with the birthday coming up...i can't wait to see what sherry made!

Camille said...

I've said it a lot since I began, but I can't say it enough. I am amazed at the world blogging has opened up to me. I've met many kind, generous bloggers and it looks like you have done the same. What wonderful gifts! It is nice to get the mail and find a surprise (or two!).

Willow said...

What beautiful things you got in the mail! I know how much you are looking forward to your grandson's arrival-- trust me, it's worth waiting for!

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

Ohhh, how sweet of Sherry...those gifts must've made your week!

Melanie said...

What wonderful gifts Pat so perfect for you too. I can just see you with a coffee in that cup and some of the biscuits from your last post.

Betsy said...

Aren't packages on the front porch so fun to find! Looks like you got some great stuff! I'm going to have to check out Sherry's blog!

The Quintessential Magpie said...

How lovely, Pat! What a special treat to get a nice surprise like that! And to sign is so cute!

Glad she blessed you like this.

Sheila :-)

Susie Q said...

What lovely and so, so thoughtful gifts. I must pay her a visit...

Have a sweet weekend dear Pat.

Love,
Sue

CatHerder said...

Oh Pat thats SO NICE!!! All i got were bills in todays mail :-( lol!

Lavinia said...

Oh my, everytime I come over here it seems someone is showering gifts and goodies on you....! Lucky you....to inspire such affection and generosity. But, you are so easy to love!

Alex said...

awwwwww...how cool, Pat! :) I really like the "Pat's Bistro". Aren't friends great?! :)

Hey..I introducted a new sketch series tonight...

jeanne said...

Hi Pat, all I can say is wow. What lovely gifts from a lovely person. I had forgotten about your soon to arrive grandson. The booties and all the other goodies are so sweet. I know you are probably bubbling over with the expected baby boy coming soon. I love the 'Pat's Bistro' sign. A great gift for your kitchen.

Hugs...Jeanne

Nana Trish is Living the Dream said...

What gorgeous gifts! Sherry is a sweetie and aren't her signs adorable. We are on the countdown for little baby boy! It will be such an exciting time. trish

Picket said...

Oh girl...that was beautiful....I got my order from Sherry yesterday..is she not just the most precious thing! How sweet of her to send those adorable things for that grandbaby of yours! Don't you just love opening those boxes at the front door! lol lol

Michele said...

What a beautiful post! It's so nice to see how friendly and warm the blogging community is. I bookmarked Sherry's blog and will look at it more thoroughly tomorrow!

Strider said...

You have some wonderful friends for sure. I'm at my son's house visiting my grandsons for a couple of days. fun stuff.

Rhonda said...

How nice to receive such a generous gift! I know you can't wait until your prescious little grandson arrives. Love your Bistro sign, I'll have to check out her site.
Rhonda

Proud Italian Cook said...

What a thoughtful person Sherry is, I'll have to go there and say Hi! Isn't it nice to meet such great people through blogging?

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Sherry is so sweet! What a wonderful sign too! And those lovely extra gifts are perfect...
Penny

steviewren said...

How kind of Sherry to send you so many thoughtful surprises. Blogging wouldn't be nearly as much fun without all the nice people you meet.

I read that you haven't been feeling very well, so I hope you get better soon. Take care!

Jelly said...

Hi Pat!
Thank you for visiting my blog!
I'll be very happy if you partecipate to my Christmas blog event! No problem if the recipe is in english.
Hugs, Jelly

Maryann said...

I love packages in the mail ;)

Darius T. Williams said...

Hmph - now I want a sign...something modern & chic!

-DTW
www.everydaycookin.blogspot.com

Donna said...

Wow, beautiful gifts, Pat!

Sherry does lovely work.

Hugs,
Donna

Tracy said...

Oh, wow, Pat...I could just cry...that is such a lovely bunch of gifts! Sherry's a sweetie and very generous...I know what you'll be doing this weekend--induling in all your new treats! ;o) Happy weekend, grandma ((HUGS))

Theresa @ Take A Sentimental Journey said...

Love all your gifts Pat. That Sherry is a sweetie.

Cori G. said...

Hi Pat,
Look at those darling little bunny slippers...do you think they come in my size?
How are things going in N.Y.?
xo Cori