Sunday, February 20, 2011

The ‘best gift in the world’!

RAKS Feb 11

Hmmm… are you wondering, “What is the best gift in the world?”! What pops in to your mind??

I know it sounds corny, but I can’t think of anything more wonderful than the gift of friendship. And I have been very blessed with some wonderful and very dear friends! So when a friend takes the time to create a special gift for you – it’s double prizes time!!!

When I first started blogging more than a year ago, Mai was one of the first blogging buddies I made. We did a couple of swaps over the year and got to know each other through emails between The Netherlands and Australia (gosh I love the Internet!!!) At Christmas, Mai sent me this amazing pieced book-mark! It’s in the above picture, and this is what it looks like off the book…

Mais bookmark

How clever (and gorgeous) is that?!! The book-mark is adjustable - with Velcro straps - to fit almost any reading material. It’s clever and just so darn pretty! I absolutely adore the fabrics!! Thank you so much, Mai!! x

I am a very spoiled girl aren’t I?!

This past week I received another gorgeous gift from a dear friend who always puts a smile on my dial! She is fondly known by a few of her chums as Miss Penny Goodgiggles – and I couldn’t think of a name that is more appropriate for her! :-)

IPod cover from Cheryl

Miss Goodgiggles is also known as Cheryl, and this gorgeous gal gifted me with a special iPod cover, made in my fave fabrics – Pure by Sweetwater for Moda! Don’t you just love the way this talented lady has utilised the fabric by creating a little tag depicting the word, “Joy”?

The morning before I received the parcel I was admiring another friend’s hand-made iPod cover and thought, I really must make me one of those! Then lo-and-behold – as if by magic – I was housing my gadget within a special designer pouch that very afternoon!!! Thank you so much Miss Goodgiggles!!! x

I shall be back real soon with more news of the week that has been… It’s been so much fun!

In the meantime – I’d just like to say thank you so much for your visit! I made you a cup of coffee – did you see it in my photo? Now, would you like biscuits or cake to go with it? :-)

Hugs! Vikki :-) x


AnitaS said...

I like cake with the coffee. It is always nice when friends are making things especially for you. Friends are the best things in the world.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Handmade gifts that are made with love especially for you, are truly the best gifts in the world. You are so blessed Vikki to have such beautiful blogging friends who know you so well.
Looking forward to hearing all your news of the week.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Simone de Klerk said...

Happy you, Vikki with such wonderful friends who cheer up your days (o:
Have a great week.

Quilt Kitty said...

Biscuits or cake, Vikki, I'm only fussy when it comes to cutting. What beautiful gifts & being a book lover too I not only love the colours & piecing of Mai's bookmark but also how gentle it is for the book & that it wraps around so won't fall out - brilliant! xx

KaHolly said...

You're so sweet. No wonder your friends love you so much. Such lovely gifts - such talented women!

Sheila said...

I agree that friendship is one of the best gifts there is and your friends have gifted you with beautiful useful gifts ,lovely . I'll have the biscuits please ;-) Enjoy your day .

John'aLee said... wonderful. You deserve it Vicki! Both pieces are adorable...and oh so useful!

Joy said...

Oh what gawjus gifties you have there, I just adore Mai's bookmark .... and Miss Goodgiggles' iPod pouch is perfick (I love that range too!!).
Oh how I wish I could share a cuppa with you sweet Teresa Green, wouldn't matter if there were cake OR biccies - cos the company would be sweet enough ;o)!!!!
Love n hugs,
Ethel xxxxxx *mwah* xxxxxxx

Anonymous said...

I gave you one of the best gifts? It's so great to be your friend.

Hugs Mai

P.s. If anyone wants the link of the bookmark, I can send it too you.

Anonymous said...

hello lovely :) it's just so spesh to count you as a friend... can't wait to hear all about your 'week that was'... and I'll have a slice of anything sweet with that cuppa!
love Penny GG

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vikki,
Ah, nothing better than a best friend who you can share up and downs and personal hand made gifts with!
I consider myself very lucky as well.
Happy creating,

Talin's Corner said...

Lucky you. Okay, I was looking at the coffee, how did you get the heart shape in the foam?

Micki said...

What lovely gifts! Swaps are always fun!

Sharon (Stitches on Mars) said...

Hi Vikki,
A gift made with love (whether its cake or coffee, or an ipod bag shows the true treasure of a friendship.
Getting together and nattering is the ultimate gift though.
Hugs, Sharon

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

hello Vikki,
handamde gifts are great, and what a super idea that bookmark is... fabulous!!
Aren't blogging friend the BEST..

Crowing Moon said...

Lovely gifties :)


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