Friday, August 5, 2011

Friends are blessings

My grandmother made this some 50 years ago. She would be around 109 now. I just last week decided to put this in my kitchen.

Then along came Sadie Mae and her pups which led to my meeting Elizabeth of Creative Breathing and making a new friend. Friends are blessings. What a pleasure to meet her and to call her my friend. E. brought me this darling birthday cake that she made.
As most of you know, E. is very talented. I am always amazed at how perfect her stitches are. I can't wait on her felt book to come out this fall. She said she knew we had alot of birthdays around our house with all the grandkids. If you notice that the candles are a little bent. Like I said before, we almost melted that day.

The next pictures are what came with the Friendship Bag, Sadie Mae. We were supposed to send something to the next person from our state. Mine came from Elaine from . Elaine lives in White House Tenn. Cindy, our tour guide, thought Sadie went to the real White House.

Elaine sent her gifts that she got at Cracker Barrel. Did you know that CB originated in Tennessee (Lebanon) and their headquarters are just outside of
Nashville. The box of GooGoo clusters are empty. Hmmmmm, let me tell you that was one great sugar rush but I did share with Mr. C.B. These babies have been made in
Nashville since 1912. The cute little guitar candy tin is to represent
Nashville as the little musical instrument. She thought the grandkids would have fun with that.

See, who knew how educational this adventure would be. It is also going to be to show support for a friend of Cindy's. We'll hear more about that later.

Now Elaine also sent this cute little Christmas towel and adorable Santa from a shop she used to own. So cute. Thanks Elaine.

Now since Elizabeth and I are from the same state, she was familiar with my gifts. I tucked some little things in a 31 Gift bag from Bath and Body Works, Donovan Designs and Hartstone Pottery.
Again, what fun this was. Thanks Cindy for your friendship and for blessing us with new friends.


Miss Merry said...

The cake is absolutely adorable!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

I was just thinking about the saying of Freinds today!! Weird!
Very lovely work your Grandma did.
How very Excitng to me E!!! WOW!! Looks like you gals had a great time. Did you make a basket at the Longaberger shop?!
I would love to go there as I have a Few of their baskets!
Very sweet little cake E made for you!
deb :)

NanaDiana said...

Hey Debbie! Nothing like friends to brighten up your life! I love all the exchanges...and my hubby LOVES GooGoo Clusters-they are hard to find around here...and would be melted if we had any!;>)

What a treasure to have that your grandmother stitched! xo Diana

Sherri B. said...

So nice to have a special piece from your grandmother! Happy Birthday to everyone in your family that has one this month!

Have a great weekend! xo

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

What a neat piece of art work to have of your grandmothers. I too would have to display it somewhere special
I had to laugh about the chocolate I don't blame you those are delicious.
Thanks honey for the great advice about the pink house. I wish I owned all of this and had the freedom to do what I would like but then if I owned this I would not be stressed out about doing something....hahahaha
Have a wonderful weekend

Heather said...

What a wonderful keepsake. My grandmother just turned 100 this past June!

Cindy said...

Well girlfriend...I think I am the one who has raked in the most gifts...I have so enjoyed reading and playing like I went on these trips. I have so enjoyed reading everyone's enjoyment and fun from Sadie and her domino affect with others around her.To me these are all treasured gifts!!!!!!

Hugs and squeezes..Cindy

My Vintage Mending said...

Darling stitching...I remember that from brownies. Can you just believe how wonderful E's creations are? Just amazing that she shares them with us. Love all your stories and gifts...smiles...Renee

Sue said...

You'll keep me as a friend if you bring me Goo Goo Clusters! LOL How fun to receive presents and have a great time. I like that you have a special remembrance of your grandmother. How sweet....
hugs, Sue

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh wow, I love this post!! How special are friends? And so amazing that you live close to one another...that is fantastic!!!


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Pam @ Frippery said...

Oh my Debby. I envy you meeting E. She is soooo talented. I just love every cute little thing she makes and am dying for her book. That cake is just adorable. You received some other wonderful gift and that sampler from your grandma is a lovely keepsake.
Hugs, Pam

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Hello Debby! When I was in Girl Scouts (Brownies) is where I learned that saying about friendship! I have always head that close to my heart! Love you piece!