I am a HOUSE OF FIRE finishing up prep for this upcoming weekend's Art in Ashland event! Whoa baby!! I am SO thrilled to be going to this! I'm roomin' with some ridiculously fabulous gals, Kari and Cassondra. I'm so crazy happy to also get to hang out with some super friends, Hope, Natalie, and Kim...this is all on top of taking classes with Anahata, Pam, and Amy. SO FRIGGIN' THRILLED!!!
All my prep has been happily waylaid these last few days because my dear brother, who lives in Minnesota, was in town for a very brief two days for a work gig. Last night, Miranda, Neil, and I went to Kell's for dinner and a pint, Irish Car Bombs, and diet coke. Guess who had which! :-)
In the next day or so, I'll post about about the trades I made for Art in Ashland. But first...I wanted to make sure I shared with you some pictures of the fabulous surprises I received from some very lovely friends. Unexpected surprises...and, I'm sure you'll agree, those are the best kind!
First up, I received a VERY gorgeous necklace from my very dear BFF Lilli. She said she saw this and thought of me...what a sweetie pie!!!
I really do love red and, prior to receiving this beautiful piece, I didn't have ANY red jewerly! Thanks, honey!!! I LOVE it SO much!!!!
Another unexpected surprise was from a very sweet friend -- Sherri (no blog or flickr)... :-(
Sherri sent me an email after I made this blog post admiring a big ol' jar full of vintage fruit sprays. Well, I got SUCH a lovely, friendly vibe from Sherri and so I decided to share my bounty with her. Well, dear reader, this proved to be one of those instances where my intuition was correct. I was spectacularly rewarded for this small bit of good karma...rewarded beyond my wildest dreams! Sherri, in return, sent me this FANTASTIC collection of goodies. I mean...it was EVERYTHING I loved!!! How could she have known? :-)
A sweet spot of this collection...
Sherri also sent me some of her handmade items...
The detail on this little matchbox drawer is SO delightful!!!
SUPER cool ATCs. This girl most def needs a Flickr!!!! Am I right???!!!!
Thank you, dear Lilli and dear Sherri, for your generous and thoughtful gifts. I am blessed for knowing you.