Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Gifts from Friends

Thank you so much for your sweet comments about my sunflower packets! Since I ended up with so many seeds I'm going to make some more this afternoon. Ginger asked if you have to do anything special to the seeds before eating them. Here are a couple of links I found:
Roasting Sunflower Seeds
Harvesting Sunflowers

Pictures
I received some surprise gifts this week and would like to share them with you. I had asked my friend Nancy, from More Than Enough where she got her ATC (Artist Trading Card) supplies and she sent me a wonderful assortment of images.

Papers
Along with colorful paper and alphabet graphics.

Images

Birds

ATC
She also gave me this beautiful ATC. I love the water lily!

ATC
You can see more of Nancy's work at her Never Enough ATC's blog.

Gifts
My friend, Linda from LBP Sews sent me some autumn goodies.

Plate
A beautiful amber cake stand.

Ornament
An acorn ornament to add to my collection.

Notebook
Note cards and some pretty ribbon. Thank you so much Nancy and Linda!

Card
We still have a bit of summer left, but now I'm really looking forward to my favorite season. I know many of you are getting ready for the upcoming school year. Are you enjoying these last few weeks of summer?

27 comments:

Heather said...

What lovely gifts you have received! I know you will make good use of the artwork in your lovely card creations! I am not quite ready for autumn yet - summer seems to have just begun, though the Fall Fair is in full swing, and our calender tells me things are starting up again and school is just around the corner!

We are doing our best to savor the last days of summer! Today we had errands to run, but afterwards we used up our 'book credit' at the second hand book shoppe in town and munched on giant cookies from the bakery. This afternoon contented noses are happily ensconced in wonderful books and all is well.

LBP said...

I was worried about that cake plate getting there in one piece! Enjoy!

Linda

Melissa Wertz said...

Lovely gifts! I know that you are looking forward to using them.

I love all the seasons for different reasons, but I love photographing fall best of all. It rarely gets cool here before Christmas, but it is still nice.

ceekay said...

I just bought that same gold cake dish! I love your acorns items. I have started buying some acorns...I like the added touch of them for the harvest!

Mommy said...

I bet you're itching to make something with all those beautiful papers and graphics! They are beautiful!

I LOVE all the fall items. Here it is still pretty hot, so I don't feel like fall is in the air at all. We are getting ready for our first year of offical homeschooling though. :)

Jackie said...

Kelli, you received some lovely gifts. I especially like the acorn ornament.

I am enjoying these last few weeks of summer. School will be starting very soon and it will be back to work for me.

The garden is slowly producing its bounty and I am keeping busy getting things canned and frozen for the winter.

God bless.

ivoryspring said...

What lovely gifts!!!! I love your seed packets too. They are very classy looking!

Lori said...

All of your gifts are very nice.

I love the autumn set that you recieved.

Fall is one of my favorite seasons too.

We are enjoying the last of our summer. Our summer vacation and just spending time at home with my kids are what I've been up to lately.

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Rose said...

Hello Kelli, I don't think I have commented before but I have been enjoying your blog for a while.

As you look forward to autumn, I'm counting the weeks until the winter is over!

Cheers from Oz

Katy said...

I love all the stuff you got Kelli!!! How fun!!! :)

I am excitedly and nervously getting ready to start homeschooling on the 2nd of Sept.
Tomorrow (Thurs) my aunt and I and the kids are going to a town over an hour away to go to a teacher's supply store!! I can't WAIT!!!! :) Do you have any tips or suggestions Kelli? I know you have been doing this for a while!!! I would love your advice! :)

Jen said...

The weather here has made fall seem down the road...your gifts are very sweet...

Lady_MSnow said...

I am enjoying the last few weeks of summer but ultimately...Autumn is my favorite! We started school this past Monday...so day 4 is tomorrow! The children love it and I am so pleased with it. :D

crystal said...

What wonderful gifts! I too cannot wait till my favorite season! I have been wanting to do a post on Fall..We are having such fall like weather here lately, it makes me want to put out pumpkins and stuff..lol.

Blessings
Crystal

DeNiece Barnes said...

Hello Kelli sorry I have not left a comment in awhile I have been so busy, but I have stop in long enough to read your blog everyday and it is an inspirtion to me. I am sending you a friendship award and you can sopy it from my side bar, the only rules are to send it to 7 of your blogging friends...

Pattie said...

Ooooh - I love those wonderful autumn-themed gifts. I'm with you, Kelli - Fall is my favorite time of year. I’m working on an autumn-ish quilt right now. The calendar shows August, but my heart is in late September/early October!

I can't wait to see what you do with all the fun gifts you received. I can feel your creative wheels just spinning!

Mica said...

how wonderful. I love the amber cake plate. In my Grandma's Country ( Latvia) amber is found in the Baltic Sea and made into all sorts of goodies. I really love the color.. it reminds me of Fall ( My favorite time of year. These are some very thoughtful gifts !!! Have a great week. Mica

Judy said...

What wonderful gifts you received. The cake plate is beautiful.
Judy

Kelly said...

I love all your gifts, I would have been thrilled to get those, especially the acorn! And yes Fall is approaching!! My favorite!

Love,
kelly

Katie said...

Wow! All of that is so beautiful!! I love the black and white lady images...so pretty! And, of course, I am IN LOVE with the gorgeous amber cakestand!! Ohhh! I can already see a pretty spice cake on it this fall...mmm!

Lora said...

That amber cake stand is GORGEOUS!! Now that I've had my trip to the beach, I'm totally ready for Fall. It's my favorite season!

Storybook Woods said...

What lovely gifts, for a lovely lady. xoxoxo Clarice

Mam said...

Hi Kelli, I just got here today. I'm glad you like the images. I know you'll think of some good things to do with them. A lot of the challenge sites I go to have handmade greeting cards displayed - not just atc's. People are doing some amazing things!
I love the Autumn stuff from Linda. It's almost that time again. Yay!
(( ))
Nancy

Kelly said...

What blessings of friendship!

The amber cakestand is gorgeous...and I love anthing Mary Engelbreit! :o)

Kathi~Lavender, Lace and Thyme said...

Beautiful gifts, I especially love the fall colors, it's one of my favorite times of the year :).

Farrah said...

How nice! Fall is my favorite time of year, too. :-)

Linda said...

I'm loving the last few days of summer...but so looking forward to fall.
Love all your goodies, epecially the sweet acorn piece....hugs, Linda