I am so grateful because I've received many loverly gifts of late.
First, I entered a giveaway at Nicki Elson's Not-So-Deep Thoughts. My beloved friend Vebarino, a.k.a. Nicki Elson, had paid a visit to M. Pax to celebrate the launch of Mary's Rifters Series. As part of the celebration, the loverly Mary gave away a loverly set of e-books.
Normally, I don't enter e-book giveaways because e-books are too hard on my photophobic eyes. But this time I entered and won. I felt certain those books could go to a good home.
I asked my oldest sister if she reads e-books. She replied with a no, that she listens to audio books on her long commute to and from work. However, she said she thought her son's wife had a Kindle. I got in touch with my niece by marriage, and she was indeed quite pleased to receive these books. It made me happy that I could do something for her because she has three young sons. I hope she enjoys a little distraction from her many mom duties.
Thank you, M. Pax and Nicki Elson.
Next, on John Gray's blog Going Gently, he showed off some beautiful kitchen towels he had received from our friend Joanne Noragon at Cup On The Bus. A woman of many talents, Joanne had woven these towels herself. I tucked a little thought into the back of my brain about emailing Joanne to ask the cost of the towels so I could purchase some.
Before the thought could get from the back of my brain to the front, I received an email from Joanne offering me two of the loverly towels, but if I accepted them I had to actually use them to dry dishes, wipe counters, and that sort of thing. I was pleased to agree, and a few days later, these two loverly towels arrived in the mail:
|These towels are so soft I want to wear them.|
Thank you, Joanne!
I told Amanda that I had a charm bracelet of poor quality that had broken. Could I send her the charms and would she make a new bracelet worthy of them? She could, and did!
Isn't this bracelet loverly? My charms are a rose, a grand piano, a cat, a teddy bear, a treble clef sign, and a DOG! I can add more charms later if I want. The bracelet isn't exactly a gift because in exchange for Amanda's beautiful work, I will edit for her husband Brandon of Writer's Storm: Brandon Ax. However, it's a gift to know Brandon and Amanda.
Amanda welcomes custom orders, and of course I recommend her work quite highly.
Thank you, Amanda!
One more photo today. I put on nail polish Saturday evening. At first, I didn't like it. It was too bright. But then it grew on me, like a mold or a fungus. So I'm showing off my loverly nails:
WDW doesn't like the polish. Too bad, Wooters man, too bad. I think it's cheerful.
So here I am on this Tuesday with an attitude of gratitude.
Thank you! You are loverly!
Infinities of love,