Tuesday, June 2, 2009

My Sincere Thanks to Marilyn --- Our Victorian Cottage Give Away, May 2009

I felt like a child at Christmas when I found the package on my front porch from Marilyn at Our Victorian Cottage. You see, I had won her May Give Away and, never having won ANYTHING (hardly a game of tic tac toe even), I was beside myself! Well, I must say, Marilyn's give away absolutely went beyond anything I expected! Here are pictures I want to share with you of the treasure trove that box contained....


There is a wonderful book that I can't wait to study and glean some ideas from. Buttons, laces (oh the most BEAUTIFUL laces), ribbons, flowers of all sorts, and wonderful Victorian style stickers. There is a box of children's hankies --- they brought a tear to my eye because I used to carry that exact kind when I was a child (who used Kleenex then???).

I saved the best for last: I received the most beautiful hand embroidered pillowcases, edged with lace also handmade by Marilyn. The color scheme is so lovely. There is also the most stunning crocheted lace fan. I am going to frame it to hang with my collection of antique plates. Won't that be a lovely addition?






Finally, the card that was enclosed is a work of art! It was handmade by Marilyn's daughter and it is breathtaking!



I can't begin to thank Marilyn enough for all of these delightful gifts. She has been a blogging friend from the start of my adventure in "blogland". What a kindred spirit she is to me. My deepest appreciation goes out to this special, special lady whose talent amazes me!

7 comments:

Marilyn said...

Hi Martha!!
You are so very Welcome!! My passion, of course, is Embroidery & Thread Crochet! I guess it is the "Old Fashioned" in me.....
I plan on having another Give Away toward the end of Summer.
Take Care & Enjoy!!
Love,
Marilyn
xxoo

Pat said...

What a wonderful surprise of beautiful things...you certainly are a winner.
Pat

Feedsack Fantasy said...

Ohhh! What beauties, Marilyn does exquisite work. Do you want to share? Chuckle! Lucky you, congrats!
TTFN ~ Marydon

Apple Tree Cottage said...

I have had the best time "playing" with all my goodies. I wish you could all see how gorgeous Marilyn's handwork is.... flawless!!!!

I Play Outside The Box said...

Everything looks so pretty! The win couldn't have happened to a nicer person! Congratulations!

Diane said...

What pretties!
And the iron looks gorgeous! Can you imagine the biceps our foremothers had! Don't mess with a laundress back then! LOL!

Diane

Janice Hough said...

Thanks for the kind words. I wish you could visit my shop. I love your blog. Everything is so nice. Have a blessed day. Blessings, Jan, Amy Lynns Creations