Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Best friends forever

A while back a friend sent me a gift and when I was thinking of what I could post today and was looking around the house, and I thought I could share a photo with you.

The very sweet box with a lovely vintage flower and tulle and some wish tickets.
Look at what my sweet friend Aleta gave me ~ the most precious pendant with a sweet girl and teddybear and the words ~ 'Best friend forever".

I was thinking about all the wonderful friends I have made through my blog and just want to say thank you for the joy and support I have had, from you all.
I truly am blessed to have, the sweetest friends ever.

Gratitude is the hearts memory
~ French Proverb

Hope that you are having a lovely week.


  1. What wonderful gifts from your friend. I love blogging and have met some wonderful people who I now call friend :) My baby Bear is actually a Labradoodle, his mom was a standard poodle and his dad was a labrador. It is so hard to lose a pet. . .I lost my cat after 9 years and still miss him.
    No snakes where you live!! I'm going to start packing right now and move to where you live :)

  2. Carolyn,

    What a sweet present. I think that we all agree that blogging has made our worlds a better place :-)

    Leeann x

  3. sweet fried!!Your's a lot KIND!!!THANKS, THANKS for your a lovely comment...

    Beautiful your post a lot realistic!

    TRUE!!...if our friends are onest and sincere...we are complete in the soul and heart!


  4. Hi Toni,

    Your Baby bear is so cute.
    Yes, it is hard to lose a pet and they are a big part of the Family.

    Hi Leeann,

    I agree, blogging is so much fun when you can have friends all around the world.


  5. What sweet gifts!! I adore the little wish tickets!! Hope you're having a wonderful week.
    ♥ Teresa

  6. What a lovely gift and a beautiful French proverb.
    Glad you had a lovely time in Fiji!

  7. What a wonderful gift, Carolyn.

    Have a great day! :) Hugs, Marsha

  8. Hi Carolyn, I'm so behind in reading my favorite blogs.

    Blogging is so much fun and I've met some wonderful people too!

    The little pendant is so sweet! What a lovely gift!

    Have a wonderful day!

  9. That is such an adorable gift. TTFN ~ Marydon

  10. Carolyn I would bet that you have good friends because you are a good friend.

    I too think of Bella every day. I love her so much.

    It isn't fair, but nothing is I guess.

    Love Renee xoxoxo

  11. Blessings to you!
    Blogging buddies are a high light of the internet. Enjoying getting to know you through blogging.


  12. I am so happy to have made new girlfriends through the YOU! It's so important for us to have friends that share our interests. Your gift is lovely! I am going to try to see the front of the card by enlarging it. I would love to try to draw a little angel like that! ENJOY your day!

  13. Carolyn~ Thanks to you for always taking the time to visit and leave sweet messages! ~Mandy (Sweet gifts from your friend!)

  14. Dear Ni,

    Happy to see that you have your Bears showcased in a Magazine.
    It is great to have a friend from Italy.

    Hi Teresa,

    Aren't the little wish tickets lovely and yes, I am having a lovely week ~ it is going a bit quickly though.

    Hi Catherine,

    It is a lovely French proverb isn't it.
    You will be counting down the days for your trip away. I am so happy for you.

    Hi Marsha,

    I am having a lovely day, just going to the supermarket for groceries but will quickly turn the computer on first.

    Hi Carol,

    There are some great friends out there. I have missed you here, but know how busy life can be sometimes.

    Hi Blushingrose,

    Many thanks for visiting my blog and yes, it is an adorable gift.

    Hi Renee,

    I think of Bella everyday too and I hope that she is doing better.
    She is such a beautiful Gal.
    You are in my thoughts too Renee.
    Sending good wishes.

    Hi Deanna,

    Thinking of your Family at this time as your Son goes overseas.
    I hope that it all goes well.

    Hi Diane,

    Lovely to have friends all around the world to be able to share ideas share joys, and support each other.

    Hi Mandy,

    I always love visiting your sweet blog and thanks for calling by mine.

    Hugs to you all and thank you

  15. Heloo Draffin Bear,
    It would gibe me enormous pleasure if you will please accept the bella Sinclair Award from me. I cannot remember all of Bella's friends as she has so many but as I have visited her for the past year I know you are a frequent visiting friend of hers.

    So I cam here to personally deliver the Bella Sinclair Award to you. Thank you very much.

  16. Here is the link to the award:

    Thank you.

  17. The necklace is lovely. I agree that the friends I have met through blogging are cherished. I treasure them all and am grateful to have found such amazing women throughout the world to call 'friend'.

    Blessings dear friend in Blogland,


  18. Thank you so much Ces.
    It would be an honour and privilege to put the Bella Sinclair Award on my blog.
    Bella is such a neat friend and I think about her every day.

    Many thanks again.

    Hi Kim,

    I am grateful to be able to call you my friend and just want to say thank you.


  19. Hi Carolyn,
    Your gifts are wonderful. What a blessing to have special friends from all over the world. Blogging has brought hearts together that otherwise would have never met. It is like a world neighborhood.
    So thankful to have met you dear friend. It has been a blessing.
    Have a great evening.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  20. Hi Celestina Marie,

    I am so glad that I have met you too.
    You are a great friend and it is always a treat to visit your blog and have you come by mine.
    Thank you for your friendship.

    Enjoy your Thurdsay

  21. Love the necklace. These sort of necklaces are very fashionable right now. I have two that have my initials on them. I think they are great. What a fantastic gift!

  22. Those are lovely gifts, Carolyn and you deserve each of them! You are a good bloggy friend to me and I appreciate you very much! :)

  23. You have just received an award from me!!! Come on over and claim your award!!! :)

  24. Such gorgeous gifts from the heart from your friends. Thank you so much Carolyn for all your words of support at the moment - it means so much.

  25. Such lovely gifts!!
    Thanks for sharing Carolyn.
    Have a great day!

  26. What a special gift my friend..thanks for sharing a gift from the heart...may you have a great day...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  27. Hi Carolyn, I haven't had much time to comment but wow! your posts get better and better. And well done to you for having made so many lovely friends.

    Lots of hugs

    Pat xx

  28. I love how thoughtful your friend is to you. I found your blog thru Rosemary, and I love it. Have a lovely day. xxoo Valarie

  29. Hi Sares,

    They are so pretty and popular and that is neat that you have one with your initals on it.

    TattingChic you are a good friend to me too, thanks.

    Oh thank you Charity, I will be over to your blog.

    Hi Christine,

    My thoughts are with you Christine.
    Hope all is going well for Bernie.
    Take care.

    thank you so much Rosemary and hope that your day is great too.

    Hi Gloria,

    many thanks for visiting my blog.
    It is a special gift from a friend.

    thank you Pat. I have missed you here but know how life can get busy with work and everything.
    Lovely to hear from you.

    Hi Valarie,

    The neat thing about blogging is to meet new friends and I am glad that you found mine, through Rosemary.
    I look forward to visiting your blog. Many thanks.


  30. What a lovely post. And what a lovely necklace! Have a great week!


  31. Thank you very much Judy.
    Lovely to have you visit.


  32. That is such a lovely and thoughtful gift from your friend. The wish tickets are wonderful. What a treat!

    Deanna :D

  33. What lovely gifts. Blogging has brought me close to many kindred spirits like you. :)

  34. Thank you Deanna, for visiting so neat to hear from you.

    Thanks Jessica for your friendship always lovely to visit your blog and have you call by mine.


  35. Hi Carolyn! Guess what? I have a blog award for you! come by and pick it up...have a beautiful day! hugs, Jennifer!

  36. Isn't it sweet how best friends do such things for each other? :)

    But the first thing I saw is the pink angel on the card with the heavenly pink wings! I want that! :)

  37. Dear Carolyn!

    You have got so sweet gifts from your friend!!:)
    I agree with you, that through blogworld will get so wonderful friends!! You have my new wonderful friend!!:))

    Have a nice weekend for you!
    Hugs, Marge

  38. Hi Jennifer,

    thank you so much for the award.
    I am so lucky as Charity has just given me this award too.
    I will put it on my blog tomorrow.

    HI Chartiy,

    It is a sweet card and has the prettiest glitter on it.
    thank you for the award.

    Hi Marge,

    Many thanks for visiting my blog.
    It is great to meet you and to have you as a new friend.
    Enjoy your weekend, at the Summer house.


  39. Dear Carolyn!
    Wonderful gifts from your friens.
    You are a wonderful blog friend!!!

    I wish you a lovely weekend!!!

    Hugs to you:)

  40. Hi Carolyn, there is a Honest Scrap Award for you over on my blog! Hugs :) Marsha

  41. Hi Carolyn,
    Stopping back by to say hello and wish you a nice weekend.
    So nice to see your lovely gifts again too.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  42. Hi Piitis and thank you for being my blog friend. It is lovely to visit your blog and I am grateful for you calling by mine.

    thank you Marsha for giving me an Award. I will be across to your blog soon.

    Hi Celestina Marie,

    Always sweet of you to visit and I hope that your weekend is a happy one.



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Carolyn xx