Thursday, August 7, 2008

Last week I got a surprise package in the mail. It was from my friend, Deb, over at Mountain Musings. What a lovely surprise! Deb commissioned her daughter, Hannah, to create this beautiful picture with calligraphy and dried flowers. What a blessing to receive this special gift. Thanks so much, Deb and Hannah.
This is a picture of Deb from her blog. I was trying to find a picture of her as I think of her ~ either knitting, or sitting on her porch. Couldn't find one.
And this is Hannah, the calligrapher and dried flower arranger. Hannah has her own online website where she sells beautiful, handmade cards. Please take a look (click on the Graceful Designs picture below for link). Her artwork is one-of-a kind. I bought Hannah's Thank You notes (cards on the right) and sent one to a neighbor out at the end of the road to thank her for keeping our entranceway looking beautiful. This neighbor tracked me down to ask where I bought them because they are so beautiful, and because she wanted to ask me if I am a believer. The verse on the cards is Psalm 105:1, "Oh give thanks to the Lord, call upon His name; make known His deeds among the peoples." I was thankful that this card gave me the opportunity to open the doors of communication with my neighbor.

The other item in our surprise package was a homemade CD from Deb's son, Jonathon. What a delightful CD! If you like music with a celtic or bluegrass flavor, you would enjoy this music. We had a lot of fun deciding who was playing the banjo, guitar, flute, and pennywhistle...then we found out that Jonathon had played everything himself! What a laugh! He really should sell this CD since it has a professional quality. Thanks, Jonathon.


Actually, my surprise package had a 3rd item ~ a nice long letter from Deb. I enjoyed her letter a lot especially knowing how busy she is this summer.

Here's my fun picture for the day. Ruthie parked her zoombike in the ducks' area while she ran in to get a drink of water. We got a good laugh watching the ducks checking it out.


I'm off to the dentist. I broke one of my molars this past week and now I have to see what's to be done. Fortunately, I'm in no pain. Hopefully that's not about to change. (I hate going to the dentist!)


Mom and Dad are in Texas, so we are in withdrawal. Dad calls everyday to gloat about life on the island. You would think the two nearby hurricanes (Eduardo and Dolly) would keep him humble:-)

Many blessings ~ Kathie

1 comment:

Deb said...

Hi Kathie! After being away all week, I am just checking in and what a surprise to "read all about us" on your blog! LOL! It was great reading about Hannah's cards being a testimony to your neighbor. Thank you so much for the link to her website.

So sorry to hear about your tooth. I'm glad you weren't in pain and hope it's fixed soon!

My elderly aunt (the one who just turned 90) fell this week and broke her hip. She finally made it to the phone to call me about 1 1/2 hrs later! I am 2 hours away from her. I immediately jumped in the car and headed to Richmond. I came home this evening to get clean clothes and spend one overnight here before heading back to get her in a rehab center. Please pray for us all during this unexpected time that we would be a witness to everyone we come into contact with in the hospital. Thank you!!

Thank you for your friendship!