Monday, May 10, 2010


Hi Everyone!
I hope all of you had a great weekend and a happy Mother's day. It was quiet here.
Before I left for CA. I received an amazing birthday gift. It was such a surprise because I had no idea it was coming my way. I feel so blessed with all of you as my cyber friends. But it is more than that isn't it? We are connected by time and space. We are connected by hearts of love and tenderness. We are connected as people, sharing things we might not do with others sitting at our sides. We are connected by art, a universal language. Yes, I am blessed to have all of you in my life. So back to my birthday gift. I have known this lovely lady for many years now. She started out as one of my customers turned to friend. Her name is Debbie and she is the owner of CraftyMoose
Her bead art has always impressed and delighted me. She is one person who can manipulate wire and beads to create the most stunning beaded gardens. So when I opened this surprise package I was completely overwhelmed with my gift. I was also so taken with the vase Debbie created. Gourds n beads how can you go wrong with that. LOL
Thank you Debbie for your generous heart and talent. I love my gourd garden.

Honor and Integrity in Life in Art


  1. What a beautiful gift! You are so right about cyber friends. the welcome I have received on my simple blog has been overwhelming and I love it! You're still in my thoughts!

  2. At first I was sad that you did not get your gift before you left for CA, but now I am glad that you had a happy surprise to come home to!

    I'm glad you like it.

  3. Now that is just toooo cute! Great job Miss Debbie! What a wonderful birthday gift for you! Hope you have a wonderful week...big hugs Beth
    (The beaded flowers are just plain awesome!!!!)

  4. WOW - that is truly lovely! I cannot believe those are all beads. Simply gorgeous - what a wonderful and spirit-lifting gift to receive for your birthday! :) Theresa

  5. I've been feeling blah lately and came on to see what my blogfriends were up to and your blog was the first one I checked. What a delight to read your kind words and feel the love from Debbie through you to all of us out here! Enjoy your daisies and your funky vase - they made me smile :)

  6. Hi Nicole,

    This is in response to your posting of a few days ago. I agree with you completely on the "care" we are getting these days in the hospital. I have just spent 8 days at a major university hospital with my daughter, who had to have an operation, and have been afraid to leave her with the hospital "care"team. The major problem is the "changing of the shifts." New shift nurses try hard to figure things out but the translation leaves much to be desired. Anyway, just wanted you to know that I understand what you are going through and also understand that life goes on. You are doing a good job and are a good sister.

    Much love
    Cheryl (still in the hospital-day 8)

  7. Hi Nicole. What a great gift. Yes, cyber friends are indeed some of the best. :) Have a great rest of the week. I'm still trying to catch up on some of the postings. Take care.

  8. I didn't know it was your Bday...Happy Birthday, and many returns of the day!

    I LOVE the gourd vase :)
    you deserve it.


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