Monday, December 1, 2008

Giving and Receiving

Most folks say it is better to give than receive. Luckily I have gotten to participate in both in the last couple of weeks and I think they are both great! As soon as Jacquie from The Middle of 11 won my giveaway I entered one sponsored by Miss Sandy at Quill Cottage. Sandy is a very sweet lady who is extremely talented. She writes beautifully, takes wonderful photos and is quite talented in the crafting department. If you would like some really nice craft ideas for Christmas check out her blog. Anywho I found out the day after Thanksgiving I had won! Yippee, I never win anything. So I wanted you to see what I received....Noticed the cute wrapping of each individual gift. How sweet is that?Each little package had this sweet little name tag on it. It doesn't look homemade but I assume it is one of her little beauties. The great thing about them I can use each and every one.Another little beauty that I received was this gorgeous snow flake ornament. Even my husband was impressed that it was handmade.This is all the packages unwrapped. I received a wonderful Victorian Christmas magazine, Christmas CD, tree scented candles and wonderful hot cocoa mixes.

So in the end, I have to say giving gives you a warm, fuzzy feeling that makes you feel really good inside. Receiving? I'd have to say I experienced those wonderful feelings as well.

Also, just to let you know Miss Sandy is having giveaways all month long so be sure to check out her blog and enjoy!! Thanks again Sandy!!!

25 comments:

Terri said...

Congratulations on winning such a neat package - what a great way to start December! :)

Terri

Susie said...

Thanks Terri it was fun to win!

Mildred said...

I was happy when I found out you had won. What a nice gift to pamper yourself with during the holidays. Enjoy!

Becky said...

I love the gift tags, they are adorable! I wish you were here and we would share a mug of that hot chocolate. LOL!!!

marmee said...

very cool, i am glad you won, now you can never say never again. i hope you enjoy each thing, it all sounds good.

beckie said...

So happy for you. I know you will appreciate the time and talent it took to make those gifts. Sandy is indeed a talented craftsperson. Any time of the year it;s fun to give -and fun to get.

Darla said...

I just love how the Lord works! You were blessed by your blessing someone else. Very well deserved and I must say a very impressive gift as well.

Susie said...

Thanks everyone-It is fun to give but oh so much fun to receive as well! I'll definitely be enjoying!

Daisy said...

How cool! Congratulations on your win. :D So much to enjoy! And it is a blessing to be able to give as well.

Daisy said...

I forgot to mention how lovely your blog looks all decked out for Christmas. Very nice! :D

Susie said...

Thanks Daisy lots of fun in my package. I'm glad you like my new background.

A. Joy said...

Congrats on your win and what beautiful craftsmanship on the ornament! Thanks for posting photos of your winnings!

Jen said...

Doing the Happy Dance for you! :D

giving + receiving = sharing!

Susie said...

A.Joy-Thank you. The ornament is really pretty. It's hanging happily on my tree.

Jen-Happy dances are fun!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Congratulations on winning Susie! How exciting to get a wonderful package in the mail! Enjoy your goodies!

Susie said...

Meadowview-It is fun to get great packages in the mail and not bills.

English Cottage in Georgia said...

I found your blog from Nalley's Valley and enjoyed reading your posts. I can't wait to read more of your gardens when spring arrives.
Your gift box is wonderful....so full of goodies. I especially loved the ornament.

Kanak Hagjer said...

Hi Susie, every gift looks so beautiful. Congrats on winning such lovely goodies. Enjoy!

Susie said...

English Cottage-Don't you just love Mildred's blog? She is such a sweetie! Thanks for the visit, I'm glad you enjoyed my posts.

Thanks Kanak-I'll definitely be enjoying my goodies!

perennialgardener said...

Congrats on your lovely gifts Susie! You are such a generous person by nature that you deserve to be rewarded! I love your Christmas design, very festive. :)

Susie said...

Racquel-That's a very sweet comment, thank you much.

Miss Sandy said...

Susie,

You are such a sweetie! I am weepy reading your kind words. I am so glad we "met" here in blogland! You have a sweet and restful evening.

Dorothy said...

Congratulations on winning the gift box!! I know you will enjoy it! Hope you are having a great day!

Susie said...

Sandy-I didn't mean to make you weepy eyed. I'm so thankful for all my blogland friends.

Dorothy-Thanks I am enjoying my great package.

Catherine Holman said...

Susie, Congrats! I won the other one that Sandy gave away the same day. It was so much fun to unwrap.
Catherine