Sunday seems as good a day as any to catch up on thanks for all of the wonderful goodies that I have been receiving from you lovely people. In no particular order - let me show you my booty!
A few months ago, I went down to Rhode Island to meet up with Lolo and KJ - this was orchestrated between KJ and me, and was a surprise for lolo - who had never actually met me in person. I got so f***ing lost that I was about 45 mins late, but finally found the place after calling KJ a dozen times and her pretending that I was a delivery person etc, etc. Anyway, Lolo opened the door and was like "may I help you?" as I stood there grinning and then recognition bloomed, she yelled "MIM" and hugs started.
Lolo has this adorable little dog named Emma who is way low to the ground and cute as a button. I was warned that she was a bit of an ankle biter, but I paid that no mind, and within a few minutes she was happily sitting on my lap, putting her head on my shoulder and snuggling - there was NO ankle biting. Lolo took a picture of us together and sent it to me in this terrific altered card. I don't know what the pooch on the front looked like originally, but lolo altered it to look just like Emma.
Inside is this little magnet thing that has a picture of me and mean, little Emma. Doesn't she look fierce (NOT)
Lolo recently sent out my D for Dinghy (gorgeous innit?) and included an ATC that I had lusted after called Spines and Shadows. I love surprise presents!
Thank you Miss Lolo, treats, treats, treats!!!
I am involved in a Postcard Art Exchange, which is great fun. We make postcard art and sent it out to someone on a list and in the end you have 12 pieces of little lovely artwork. So, the ever talented Lynn sent me this thread painted postcard.
The amazing thing is that Lynn took a fish picture of mine and computerized it somehow and then threadpainted it. Can you believe this? I was stunned when I saw it, that girl is SO creative and talented. (please note, the orange dot in on my scanner and wouldn't come off, it's not in the item) Lynn also knows that I love old postcards, and have a huge collection, so she sent me this 1935 doggie card.
Thank you Lynn, these are such treats
In the postcard exchange I also have received this amazing hand painted card from Marianne - can you believe this? It's just wonderful in person, a little work of art - she does such amazing work. I remember first "meeting" Marianne and her Mandalas - which are wonderful and gorgeous. But seeing her other work, her outdoor scenes or paintings of animals - this is one talented watercolor artist!!
I also received A is for Alligator from Marianne - I love him, since I always manage to see one or two of these guys when I am in Florida - I have a fondness for Alligator artwork.
I have been receiving wonderful ATC's for our second round of ABC ATC's around the World. I got E for Earwig from Gina; C for Caribou from Patty (all cut out is that caribou, can you imagine that detail work!) and Vav from Lynn.
My B for Buddha is from Soulbrush, he is an adorable skinny Buddha and he came in this wonderful.....
...Snuffles card! Snuffs with flowers in her hair...flowers everywhere. It is so cute to have this little card of adorable Snuffs!!!
I have more to post, but will do it at a later date. I'm embarrassed at how behind I am in Thanks but you all know I LOVE my presents and everyday jump on the mail to see what goody is coming my way.