Wednesday, December 2, 2009

From The Heart Of A Friend

When I first entered the world of blog I didn’t have any idea how dear my new far-away friends would become in my life. I had no idea of the treasured place each of you would have in my heart, and it still amazes me that we are such kindred spirits, even though we may never meet in person. Such is the bond I feel with my blog friend, Dawn, of Four Fifty-Three a.m. I read her blog daily and I’m always amazed by the beautiful creations from her heart and hands. I admire the simplicity of her blog and the way it touches my heart – and I love her Daybook entries. It’s almost as if I’m right there with her. So often I long to do that – be right there with her so I can sit and chat and watch her work. Recently Dawn had a give-away and I won!! I could hardly believe it when I read her announcement. And then the package arrived! That was just the beginning - even her handwriting is artistic and I was excited. I couldn’t wait to open it to see what was inside.

Dawn Gift - Envelope

I found sweets and a beautiful card – and a dear little package.

Dawn Gift - Things

Oooh, chocolate! Ghirardelli chocolate. But I really couldn’t wait to open that little package. Inside I found one of Dawn’s dollies – the dearest little sweetie. I just sat and smiled!

Dawn Gift - Holly Dolly

Do you see the little holly on her gown? I live on Holly Street and I ‘use’ a lot of holly in my Christmas decor. When I mentioned that to Dawn she chose this little cutie-pie for me. Just for me! My photos don’t do her justice. Here, let me show you another one that shows the detail in a different light.

Dawn Gift - Holly Dolly 2

Isn’t she just adorable? I named her Holly Dolly! I’m not so sure that she will be put away at the end of the holiday season. I’m thinking of a place in my office/sewing room that needs a little splash of sweetness. She may find a permanent home there in a few weeks. When I turned her around to look at the back I found this sweet little tag. A little note from Dawn’s hand to my heart!

Dawn Gift - Holly Dolly Back

Thank you, Dawn, for my sweet Holly Dolly! I will think of you every time I look at her dear little face and I will thank God for bringing you into my life – to grace my days with your friendship – even though you live so far away. He has truly blessed me with the best of friends. And I am grateful!

16 comments:

  1. Adrienne, she is adorable, and I love her, too. Congratulations on your win.

    I love that blogging has made the world a so much smaller place for all of our kindred spirits.

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  2. So happy that I could send you this dolly.
    xox

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  3. Good afternoon, Adrienne! Oh, what a wonderful package you've received! Now that little Holly Dolly is just precious! I'm supposing your friend made this! She is so adorable!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. Hi Adrienne
    Isn't it fun to win a giveaway? I love Holly Dolly. She is so precious. I've never visited but I'm going to over there right now and take a look.
    Your friend Rhondi

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  5. Oh that is such a wonderfully sweet gift! Holly Dolly will look wonderful in your home year round.
    Hugs,
    Penny

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  6. Aw, Adrienne, that is so sweet. I'm glad you won another giveaway. I believe you are getting good at it like me. :)

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  7. The little doll is so very cute, I love her. I know you will really enjoy her and the gifts from a friend.

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  8. Holly Dolly is just darling! What a nice package from a nice friend!

    Katherine

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  9. How precious is that!? What a pretty dolly and what a nice package!

    Hugs,
    Sheila

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  10. What a sweet gift for a giveaway! I have a few treasures from bloggy-friends, too. :)

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  11. You are so sweet, it's really a time of giving. A cute dolly.

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  12. What a cutie! And I second your thoughts on blog friends - it's amazing how some(including you!) feel like neighbors on my block. :) blessings, marlene

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  13. What a nice gift and right at Christmas time too!! Yes blog friends are amazing aren't they?
    Nancy Jo

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  14. Absolutely adorable!! Isn't blogging the best!

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  15. Ah! She is so sweet! I'm so glad you won her, Adrienne, and she came to brighten up your Christmas world.

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  16. Congratulations Adrienne! What a darling package to win, the doll is so adorable:>) Isn't blogging the greatest?!

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