Thursday, August 12, 2010

Grateful Thursday Gifts Two Huge Surprises!

The first surprise this past week came from Terry Busse of Songs from the Garden Blog here. Terry will have a booth at The American Craft Council Show at Fort Mason Center San Francisco (Booth #524 to be exact) on Aug. 13, 14, and 15th 2010. If you get a chance to be in the area do check it out, I know we will.Terry very graciously sent us two free passes to the event! Thank you so much Terry! I wish you huge success of many sales at this wonderful show. I have attended it in years past and there are always incredible artists work to see. You belong there!!! The next gift arrived totally unexpected as well from Julie of A Succulent Life blog here. Julie wanted to gift me in congratulations for our "new home" (through renovations). Such a surprise! She sent me a lovely bracelet made from beads made of recycled papers by women in Africa. It comes out of a wonderful charity as shown in their brochure below.
Because I was pulled to give back I ordered a bag of over 100 hand made beads to add to my own art work.
Thank you Julie for your generous, kind, and thoughtful gift.
I wear it with pride!
Our Nephew is still here and we are having so much fun with him.
I took the day off yesterday and we went to San Francisco.
I took about a million photos and we did so much and saw so much and enjoyed so much
I beat him at Spite and Malice tonight too!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'll post photos later as I am pooped to pop right now.
;-) So much to be grateful for


  1. All beautiful gifts Lynn, including your nephew! Wish I could come along to Terry's exhibit too. Still, I'm there in spirit!

  2. Wonderful Lynn, You are blessed. I wish I could go to the show too.

  3. sounds like you are having a wonderful summer. have fun at the show. hey, way to go beating your nephew at the game. will he be out for revenge now?

  4. Enjoy the show, the bracelet is lovely

  5. i really enjoy it when i visit your blog even when i can see just 2 or 3 pics...
    your words are full of energy...

    have a wonderful time!

  6. Hi Lynn! I read about this initiative that Soulbrush started, and immediately thought of you. I have fallen off the ATC bandwagon, and just wanted to send you a little surprise! I'm glad you were able to order some beads for your own creations!!! Yeah.

    I am impressed with the is really pretty!!! I love the neautral/orange colors in it! I may have to order a few for family members also for Christmas/birthdays!

    You are such a doll, and I appreciate the ATC's you have sent me in the past and I look at them all the time and think..."WOW, she is so talented"! Thanks for being such a great blogger friend!
    xoxo- Julie

  7. Nice braclet. I cant beleive its made out of paper. Very Artistic. Perfect for you. And free tickets to the show with a free day to go see it and spend more time with your Nephew. Good job on winning again.

  8. Lovely gifts Lynn. Catching up with your posts and liked seeing the pics of your talented nephew - looks like you've been really enjoying his visit!

  9. I love the picture of you and Allen Freddie on the downed tree...I have a similiar one from when he was about 2 or 3 years old visiting with you.

  10. I love the picture of you and Allen Freddie sitting on the downed tree, it looks like a picture of you both sitting on a tree when he was about 2 or 3 years old.


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