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,
Hi Janie - sounds like lots of goodies, and some given to folks who will use/read them ... the kitchen towels look very smart ... while your polish - I think I agree with WDW! - but will bow to your love of their look ... great colour .. cheers HilaryReplyDelete
You are so kind in your way of agreeing with WDW. The polish will be replaced with a more sedate color in a few days. I needed a change.Delete
The bracelet looks awesome! Yay that Amanda could fix it, she really is talented with her jewelry designs—great quality too.ReplyDelete
And hey your nails look great and properly cheerful. Also, I'm glad you found a home for the e-book! :)
Always loverly to hear from you, Kidnapper Katherine. Amanda didn't just fix the bracelet. She created a completely new bracelet and added my charms to it. She's brilliant.Delete
All kinds of great things at your pad! Love the charm bracelet!ReplyDelete
I'm so grateful, Mama. I'm grateful for all the cool gifts and all the great people who visit me online.Delete
Those sky-blue nails are hypnotic. And so perfect for scratching someone's back!ReplyDelete
Is your fur itchy?Delete
I like the nail polish, although it wouldn't work on me.ReplyDelete
Looks good on you, though.
I think it would look great on you.Delete
All kinds of neat stuff. I like the nail polish!ReplyDelete
Thanks! I like it, too. But not as a regular thing.Delete
Loverly gifts! I really like that charm bracelet. It's one simple thing that I've never had and have always wanted. I really need to just go get myself one and start adding charms.ReplyDelete
Men are funny about nail polish. Whenever I wear blue or green on my toes, my friend hates it. But I definitely do my toe nails to please myself, so who cares!
You should get in touch with Amanda and tell her what you want your bracelet to look like. I love custom-made jewelry.Delete
Love your sky blue nails. I'm sure they go nicely with that very loverly bracelet too.ReplyDelete
Sky blue. Yes. I didn't think to describe them that way.Delete
The bracelet is amazing. I could not tell it was made from poor quality materials.ReplyDelete
It's not made from poor quality materials. My old charm bracelet, which wasn't nearly as pretty, was poor quality. Amanda did a beautiful job with the new bracelet. I'm so pleased with it.Delete
Good for you! It sounds like life has been treating you especially well lately. Very spiffy polish. I only wear clear with a hint of pink. Not because I don't like more adventurous colors, but because clear is easier to ignore when it starts to chip and peel. Eating steamed crabs has a way of destroying nails...ReplyDelete
Ah, steamed crabs . . .Delete
Wow! Quite a lucky streak and some wonderful new things. Just makes life really light blue, doesn't it? ;)ReplyDelete
I'm not blue. It's just my nails.Delete
I'm glad to see that this week the world is treating you with the love and respect you deserve. I like your nail polish.ReplyDelete
Thank you, kind sir.Delete
Goodies are the best! For a while, I was on a contest winning streak - every contest that had a folded entry, specifically. People mock my "secret fold", in spite of the fact I won a Superbowl Party Pack with a TV and all the goodies for a giant party, a lawnmower and garden supplies, a money basket and a full sized garbage can full of bird feeders/houses (8) and bird seed - all in one year. Pffft! I reject your mockery, naysayers. Go look at my beautiful bird feeders and weep.ReplyDelete
You deserve all the goodies the world can muster.
No, you deserve the goodies. I'm feeling a little jealous, though, of your winnings. I've never even won a cake at a cake walk. The Hurricane won a laptop in college when they opened a new science center donated by a famous alumni physicist.Delete
If you are taking requests, Janie Junebug, then I would like to see you sporting 5 inch long dragon lady nails...fire engine red.ReplyDelete
(I thank you in advance.)
not gonna happenDelete
Janie, how can you type with those nails? Lovely color.ReplyDelete
You are too kind. Your nails are much prettier than mine.Delete
So many lovely things those tea towels look really nice, I have an ereader but don't use it as often as I thought I would but I am the type of person who goes through stages and I am often telling Tim and the girls just because at this stage I am not using something much doesn't mean a year from now I won't be using it all the timeReplyDelete
I think we all go through stages. The towels are very soft.Delete
Ohhh...Shady's got the right idea. Let's see some hot red on those nails. Dang woman, how the heck are you going to play the piano with those things? How do you type?? I can see how it might make chalkboard-scratching more effective though. Loverly! (My mom says that all the time.) :)ReplyDelete
They aren't long enough to get in the way of typing and I'm not pianoing at the moment because it needs to be tuned.Delete
Oh...and I've totally committed you to the "50 things" post. You can thank me later.ReplyDelete
Bite me, filante.Delete