Wednesday, 23 May 2012

A heart full of kindness....

J'aime le coeur!!

Today I received a surprise gift
from my gifted friend Yvonne
in the Netherlands,
please visit her lovely blog
where you can see the
beautiful handwork she creates.

I LOVE all the details of this
french heart -
the pretty floral background fabric
embellished with beautiful lace
and beading, and french words
Je t'aime

a sweet vintage button
reminiscent of Marie Antoinette

some pretty blush pink fabric roses

and soft satin ribbon
with mother-of-pearl buttons

and finished with my initials
embroidered on the reverse!

Also in the parcel was a
fragrant lavender sachet -
only Yvonne can embroider
roses like this!

My beautiful heart
now makes up a pretty
just inside our front door.
has commented on what
a beautiful work of ART
I've been given.....

THANK YOU so much
dear Yvonne for making me
such an exquisite gift - I'm
"over the moon"
YOU are one of Blogging's
real treasures!

to my newest followers:
Leslie of Trouver le soleil,
Jillayne of A Fine Seam,
Julie of The Cloth Shed and
Gusos of Gusos Santos.
Do pop into their blogs
and say 'hello'!

I hope you have all entered
Closes on Sunday 27th.

Thank you my dear friends for visiting
and especially those of you
who leave me a comment - love you!!
Be kind to one another
Yvonne's beautiful gift card
in my parcel
Merci mon amie x


  1. Dear Shane
    How wonderful that you have been graced with such a beautiful gift of a heart from Yvonne.
    It is absolutely stunning. Her machine embroidery is so very beautiful.
    She is a woman of great inspiration and generosity.
    You have been well blessed dear friend as I have.
    Love and hugs,

  2. What a gorgeous heart from Yvonne -
    she is very talented.Enjoy your treasures,Shane.

  3. Hello dear Shane,
    Since I lost my little Corey I am so behind with my blog visits and I must try so hard to catch up.

    What a beautiful gift you were sent. It's adorable.
    I do hope you and yours are well.
    Big Hugs,
    June xx

  4. What a wonderful gift! Love how we can connect with loved ones and new ones from all over the world..aren't you flying off soon? ❤ oh my gosh you must be getting so excited! looking forward to seeing lots of photos.

  5. a lovely gift and I bet it looks perfect near the front door... x

  6. What a truly gorgeous gift from your friend Yvonne!!! Her embroidery is exquisite, and one can tell she put alot of love into this heart and sachet for you Shane.

  7. What a beautiful gift Shane! totally gorgeous, I love the fabric roses! Mx

  8. I love hearts! Especially the handmade variety and your gift is lovely. Soon you will be travelling, yes? Have a great day! Best wishes, Tammy

  9. Oh dear Shane,
    such a most beautiful and loving gift from dear Yvonne.I love your heart with all the gorgeous bits and pieces- and your embroidered initials , so stunning, and the sweet lavender pillow also.
    Yvonne is a very sweet and generous blogger, and a caring woman, from whom I also resently was blessed with beautiful gifts.
    I`m so happy for you my friend.

  10. how perfectly lovely and generous!

    you deserve it dear Shane

  11. Gorgeous work, lucky you to have such a nice friend. xox

  12. Dear Shane,

    I wanted to say thank you out of my heart for all the sweet comments on my blog and your warm e-mails. I'm glad you like it and that it came in time before you travel to France.
    Have a nice day
    Love and hugs

  13. Such a beautiful heart - and I'm sure it was created from the heart too!

  14. That lovely lady Yvonne has created such a beautiful art piece for your home Shane.........I know you'll treasure it forever as it's a heart from a kind heart across the world! I will go visit her blog to see more of her amazing talent.

    Are you getting excited about your trip? Not so long now right?

    Hugs - Mary

  15. It's all lovely! How perfect!

  16. How wonderful your treasures are!

  17. Shane-
    Your blog is just so beautiful~~

    Your gifts are lovely -- they are absolutely exquisite. Count your blessings -- you are definitely loved by your friends.

    Thank you so very much for sharing my give away on YOUR lovely blog -- I feel so honored. And grateful.


  18. Your french heart is beautiful, what a lovely gift. And i like the vintage button on it.
    Wish you a happy weekend

  19. Dear Shane,

    How lovely that you received the sweet French heart from your friend Yvonne, so beautiful.
    Isn't blogging fun when you meet beautiful friends all around the world.

    Wishing you a happy new week

  20. Hi Shane -- Guess what? You are the lucky winner of the beautiful Anthropology tea towel in my latest give away! Miss Maddy girl picked your name out of all the wonderful folks who were so gracious and shared my give away on their blog.

    Can you send me a private email and give me your mailing address? My email is on the sidebar of my blog. Congrats girlfriend!!
    (and thank you for being such a wonderful supporter to me and my humble blog!)


  21. I am your newest follower and love what you share. The heart is beautiful and realy special, thank you for sharing.
    love to you from South Africa

  22. Enjoy a haooy trip to France love love

  23. Shane my dear!

    How lovely to MEET YOU TODAY!!! Thank you for coming to leave a comment via our sweet Carolyn in NZ! Oh dear, you are going to Paris???? You will really be there as we enjoy ourselves all around the world for the virtual party! Oh please, please do come back and every May-June I host this party. So you are so very welcomed to join in! I so miss my blogger pals from the Netherlands; they are some of the sweetest in the world!!!

    Have fun and enjoy Paris for all of us! Anita

  24. Very lovely gifts indeed.
    My Grandson was born.
    Come and meet Logan on my blog.
    Love the proud Grandmother

    Love Jeanne

  25. Hi Shane, You have received such fantastic gifts from Yvonne. Enjoy! Isn't it wonderful to make such sweet blogging friends.
    Have a great Sunday!

  26. Hey Girlie,
    Just checking in on you!

  27. Dearest Shane,

    How are you girl? Missing you and I hope you had a great trip to France to see your granddaughter. Love to you and hugs. My nephew is in the air, coming home from his 6 month stay in New Zealand as a stagiare.


  28. Beautiful,I enjoyed looking at your beautiful crafts. Your so talented. Love the sachets.. I'm your newest follower.. Hugs, Cindy

  29. How very lovely! I must visit her blog -- I have just started posting my Netherlands trip -- life got in the way! I'm anxious to see her take on beauty there!



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