Wednesday, July 23, 2014

WOYWW #268

My craft friend Sandra Carter is a wonderful, kind hearted, generous person. Words just cannot express the depths of goodness this lady exudes. I have known her for years now, possibly 13 years now. She is a friend for life, one you can share your deepest darkest secrets and know it's safe, she is also a shoulder to cry on. We do not live close enough to visit for a cuppa tea but we have gotten together about 3-4 times when we venture to her neighbourhood on our travels. Both armed with stuff for each other LOL which included books, knitting and crochet, craft and Sandra always brings dessert. So last week I got this parcel that travelled across Australia almost and finally got to me. 
Sandra knew I'd been going through a very rough emotionally taxing time and sent me this box of cheer me up goodies. Inside was a wonderful array of useful gifts. 

Cards in the back for me to use, in gorgeous designs that I love. 

Packets of flowers to adorn my cards with.

White and grey fingerless gloves for me to use at work usually as I work outside in the them as I have never had one.

Ruler which straightens out to a long version and holds 2 pens which I am always losing.

A positive card which reads: Some roads just aren't meant to be traveled alone. i'm here  if you need me. (made me cry when I read this because through all my thick and thins Sandra has always been there as a shoulder to cry on-via email or phone).

Book thongs she made and a verse in the packets which reads: 

When you need to
mark a book
and go along your way
this lovely little
Book Thong
Will hold your spot all day
Just read until
You've finished reading
Open that
book real wide
and where the crack is
The book thong 
can then slide

hahahaha that is a funny verse, taking off the bikini thong

Super clean cloth for my computer, (she can see my dirty keyboard???)
and lastly some UM stamps for me to use.

Due to my not so good few past weeks I have not had the where-with-all or mental capacity to do any unpacking. My friend Nola always said to me that when she is upset or down-in-the-dumps, she never bakes a cake because it never works out. 

Joining Julia's Stamping Ground for this weekly meme to sneak 
peak at more desks from around the world


Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Hullo Bridget,
Am sending you bloggy hugs down south to you, too! so glad you have a friend like Sandra - what a lot of thought and love has gone int the parcel..
Happy WOYWW Shaz in Oz.x no number yet.

Nikki C said...

How neat is that ruler with the pen holder and it's such a bright colour I'm sure you will be finding them easy now. You have to love happy mail so much fun and what a perfect way to brighten your day
Happy WOYWW hugs Nikki #2

Helen said...

Sandra sure sounds like a friend to treasure. Love your happy mail. take care, sending hugs Helen 6

sandra de said...

Hi Bridget, sorry to hear you are going through a tough time and how lovely to have that special person who knows exactly what to send and say. Hope things improve for you. Looks like we Ozzies got hear early today.
Sandra de @1

Regina M. Hamilton said...

Sorry to hear that you are going through a difficult. I glad you have a wonderful friend to help you through it. I love the stash she sent. The Book Thong is too funny. #7

Maxine D said...

Aww Bridget - {{{{hugs}}}} to you - praying you are on the up now. What a wonderful friend, and parcel. Love all those different things, and it must have been so exciting to open the parcel and unpack all the goodies.
Love and blessings

Belinda Basson said...

Crafty friends are just the best! What a lovely gift to receive. #21

Julia Dunnit said...

I'm sorry to read that you've been experiencing the blues, hope that you can recover very soon, there's nothing worse, it's very de-motivating. Meanwhile of course, friends like Sandra are a priceless resource. What lovely gifts..and I too like the book thing poem!!

glitterandglue said...

A beautiful gift from a very precious friend there, Bridget. Trusting things will begin to sort themselves soon.
Thanks for visiting. Sorry you have problems with the banner. I admit no-one else has said anything - but....
Take care. God bless.
Margaret #10

Sandy said...

Hope you have had time to blow the blues away with all your lovely new goodies.. What a thoughtful gift to receive..
Sandy :) #33

Lunch Lady Jan said...

It's friends like that who know the right thing to make you laugh...and don't mind the tears either. I've got one of them too :-)
Sending you a big hug, Bridget....take each day as it comes and don't worry about the's not important. Enjoy playing with your lovely new goodies.
Hugs, LLJ 12 xx

tocovya said...

What lovely gifts, bet it made you want to cry with happiness, what a great friend

Robyn Oliver said...

Hi Bridget, sending you hugs and happy WOYWW. A lovely friend to send you such wonderful goodies. Cheers RobynO#22

fairy thoughts said...

Sorry to hear you are on a downer hope things pick up soon as I'm sure they will. It's great to have friends who understand .... The thong idea and poem is priceless ... Can't do that with a kindle
Janet @13

My name is Cindy said...

Great to have a friend like that, and what a lot of thoughtful goodies! Hope things are better soon, Hugs, Cindy #38

Elizabeth said...

Hi Bridget, sorry to find you have been having a bad time recently - hope things are improving now. What a wonderful friend to have ... her gift parcel is just the ticket to brighten up your day :) Wishing you a better week. Elizabeth x #63

Eliza said...

You really do have a wonderful friend, I hope you improve soon and get back on your creative track. Keep smiling, if you need to chat just phone me you have my number.

Hugs Eliza & Yoda 63

Shaz Brooks said...

What a fabulous parcel to receive- and I do hope it had its desired effect, and you are starting to feel brighter. My link was a disaster0- I tried doing it from my phone, trouble is the phone is way smarter than the user, lol. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #22 xx

Angela Radford said...

Big bloggy hugs from me too Bridget. You are so lucky to have such a great friend. Happy crafting with the new stuff, Angela x #44

Robyn said...

Love and healing light form the mountains of Western North Carolina.
Friends! Ah!
Packages! Fun!
thanks for the welcome and visiting me!
Robyn 4

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Bridget,

I'm sending you a blog hug right now, this minute. I hope the blues quickly turn in to rainbows for you. It's great to have friends that we can count on, no matter what!

Your package is wonderful and what a special friend you have!

Happy (I hope real soon) WOYWW
Peace, Kay (65)

sandysewin said...

There's nothing like a box of cheer up goodies from a friend who KNOWS what you need. :-)

That book thong verse is a riot, btw!

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier and for the nice comments.

Happy Woyww,

Sandy #26

Sharon Madson said...

What a wonderful compassionate thoughtful friend! Thank you for showing the wonderful things, and for sharing the encouraging words she sent you. Sending hugs your way. #39

peggy aplSEEDS said...

What a blessing to have a friend like yours to help us through the challenging times in life. That is a great cheer up package you received. Happy WOYWW and thank you for dropping by!
peggy aplSEEDS@19

Sue said...

What lovely pressies.

I hope real life starts treating you kinder

Happy WOYWW.

Thanks for stopping by my blog earlier. Sue 28

Carole Z said...

Wow, what a lovely friend Sandra must be! She certainly knows that crafty stash would raise a smile. Hoping you are feeling emotionally better soon and thank you for stopping by my desk yesterday, hugs Carole Z X #39

Shoshi said...

Sorry to hear you've been going through such a rough time lately, Bridget - sending you a huuuuge cyber-hug and hope things soon turn around for the better. How lovely to have such a wonderful friend to cheer you up, and what a brilliant parcel she sent you! You will have a lot of fun with that. Thanks for your visit and your sweet, understanding comment - yes, it's been quite tough recently with Mum but apart from a slight deterioration in her balance she seems back to normal now. It's great getting back in my ARTHaven again and being creative - why does it have to be that when we need it most, we are least able to do it lol!!

Happy belated WOYWW and hope you have a better week,
Shoshi #34

Mrs.D said...

Bridget, what wonderful goodies and clearly a wonderful friend. Hope they both cheered you up and things don't look so black now.
Thanks for visising me earlier, and your lovely comments.
Chris #33

Ali H said...

Glad your lovely gift cheered you up & hope you get back to crafting - I find it very calming & therapeutic ! Thanks for your visit Ali #9

Diana Taylor said...

Sorry to hear you've been down - I hope things start picking up for you now. How lucky to have such a lovely friend, and what a lot of lovely goodies to enjoy! I loved the little verse too.
Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog, and I hope you have a good week.
Diana #40

Shoshi said...

Thanks for your wonderfully supportive reply, Bridget - and I do hope things are a bit easier for you now. You picked up my exact thoughts - if it had been a person (or worse yet, a child) would his attitude have been the same? I don't actually think such people have a conscience to be pricked, and I will just have to move on and be thankful that Phoebe came to no harm.

I'm glad you enjoyed the pics of the restaurant - I know you'd have loved it. We have so many lovely places around here and if you were here I'd love to show them all to you!!

Hope you are having a nice weekend.

Lisa-Jane said...

I agree with your friend about the cake - sometimes things just have to wait until we are in the right frame of mind. I'm sorry to hear you are going through the emotional mill - its a tough road to travel but so glad you have friends to help you. #31

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

I'm sorry you've been going through a rough spot. However, I'm glad to know that you've been blessed with a good friend that cheered you up with her sweet words and very thoughtful care package. Blessings to you and your family.

Chidkid said...

A wonderful gift..and a true friend. Love your desk