Thursday, December 8, 2011

I Am Touched Beyond Words...

Blogging has been an absolute wonderful experience for me. My blog is not only a place where I can express myself creatively and where I can share my thoughts, my life and my passions but it has also been a special place through which I have met many wonderful, caring, creative and inspiring people. A few whom I have developed sincere friendships with...Like my friend Ally from the blog of the same name.

My sweet friend Ally is from Italy and although I do not know Italian nor she English, thanks to Google translator our virtual friendship has blossomed. Today I wanted to share with you the special gesture she had towards me.

Today I received from her a sweet care package filled with wonderful, thoughtful and special gifts...

So many wonderful treasures...Hand-made place mats made by her especially for my hubby, daughter and me... And even one for Cookie. Some yummy candy and treats, an Italian cookbook and well so much more. Here is a closer look at some of the other items.


She knows how much I love birdies...




This sweet little pillow was hand-made by her too...Sew talented :-)

Cookie says, "Thank You"...She loved her cute little mat :-)


I don't know what I did to deserve such sweetness but....

Grazie dolce amica mia.


And thank you for stopping by for a visit today.
Wishing you all a very special day.



Hugs and Kisses,

29 comments:

Pattie said...

So sweet of a post.. and I'm glad you wrote this I speak Italian and my family lives there I will be sure to go and follow her.. thanks for sharing.. Merry Christmas to you and your family..

Pattie

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

So beautiful Ana... bloggers are the best, in any language!... little Cookie looks so sweet with her own little placemat!... enjoy your tresors... xoxo Julie Marie

Irma@CosasBellas said...

Everything is so darling, Ana!
I love blogger friends so much!
Cookie scored, that mat is adorable!

Besos,
Irma

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

What special and very thoughtful gifts. My daughter in law is Italian. Those cups are beautiful.

Ann said...

Oh Ana what abeautiful post. I agree with you, there are some beautiful, kind, caring blog friends. All the very best to you Ana and your family, Ann x

d e l i g h t said...

Beautiful gifts! How neat that they are all from Italy!

Gina said...

That is so sweet, Ana. What beautiful gifts.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Ana,

I love the sweet gifts you got from your friend in Italy.
Aren't blogging friends the best.
Wishing you a happy weekend

Hugs
Carolyn

Willow said...

What a wonderful gift to receive and so many beautiful things. I too have been blessed by bloggers. We have a wonderful group here don't we.

Stylish Settings said...

That is so sweet. Makes you feel good to hear stories like that. Merry Christmas
Kylie

Sarah said...

Ana, what a sweet thoughtful gift! I think it's a beautiful story of friendship. Blogger friendships are truly special! ~ Sarah

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, what a sweet, sweet friend you have made. You are peas in a pod! Love that Cookie received a gift also. She knows you well! Such friends are treasures indeed. blessings ~ tanna

Cindy said...

Oh my goodness!!! What a sweet thing for her to do!!! I am amazed every day by the generosity and sweetness of bloggers around the world. What a wonderful blessing blogging has been to so many, especially me!
I LOVE the bird teacups, they are past adorable!
Hugs, Cindy

•♥ Ally ♥• said...

Grazie a te AMICA MIA.
With this thought I just wanted to tell you this, thank YOU.
sei un sole speciale tutto per me :)

Crocheteando said...

Que bonito post Ana!! y que gusto tan exquisito tiene Ally!! Desde luego, un precioso regalo de Navidad adelantado.
Besos

cuori e perline said...

Hi! I arrive now on your blog and I think it's beautiful!
Annamaria from Italy

Jacque said...

What a wonderful gift from a wonderful friend! Bloggers are the best!! YOU ARE a Special treasure!

I love those birdie china cups!!!

Jacque said...

What a wonderful gift from a wonderful friend! Bloggers are the best!! YOU ARE a Special treasure!

I love those birdie china cups!!!

Sea Witch said...

Marvelous post about friends you meet through the blog world. The bird tea cups are exquisite and cookie loves her cookie bone matt. Sea Witch

Jane@Cottage at the Crossroads said...

What a sweet gift from a blogger friend! I am constantly amazed at the connections that are made through blogging. I would love to meet so many of my blogging friends. Wouldn't it be wonderful if you got to meet your Italian friend?

Something Nice and Pretty said...

A wonderful friend Ana, everything she sent is beautiful and fits you to a T! I especially love the dog mat and the bird cups.

Kristen said...

I wish I got this adorable stuff in the mail!


Just when you thought

Susan said...

What lovely gifts you received. Your friend is very talented!

Kerri said...

Beautiful items from a sweet friend! I love the sign. Blogging is wonderful. I would have never met you, and I am so thankful you are my friend. PS. Cookie's eyes are so pretty!

Check out my blog fr pics from the show when you get a chance :)

Happy Saturday!

xoxo
Kerri

Leslie said...

Sooo sweet! What a wonderful gift.
I feel the same about the blogs.. I love that I can talk to people from all over the world.. people just like me... It's awesome!!!!
Have a wonderful sunday

~ Lisa ~ said...

Ana,

How precious are your lovely gifts! What a special friend ♥ I even love that your friend thought of Cookie. Thank you for sharing. I always love coming to your blog to see your sweet posts.

~ Lisa from Indiana ~

Laura said...

That was very sweet of your friend. :)
Isn't it wonderful to make these relationships online with people we never would have met otherwise.

She sent you some lovely gifts. :)

((Hugs))
Laura

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

You are very deserving, my friend! :D I love little robin redbreast (anything) during Christmas!

Atelier de Charo said...

Qué maravillosos regalos haz recibido, el mundo blogger es maravilloso!

Besitos!
Charo