Wednesday, March 30, 2011

A surprise package, swaps, pay it forward gifts, A WIN, and life

Now if that is not a Title for you, okay I promise not to get too mushy here

But, I have had one of those weeks. I won't go into a great deal of detail. 
It is just one of those touchy situations where a loved one in your life confuses you enough to have you searching for answers as to why they handle
some things the way they do
Edited yet once again I was informed it would be best to revise this and remove what I had written due to who may read it
so on with the story LOL
I figured out that I was doing wrong at searching for answers and realized the thing that is bothering me was better off given to the Lord

So I have been a little behind but am proud to say I am back on track and working hard
I have a few more items to finish and put on my sale
I just made a run to the Post Office and on my way home stopped and checked the mail box, a great online friend sent me a pattern *this is for wood* but I am doing them in fabric and no I am not showing you until I get them made LOL
I opened the package and she sent me a goodie with the pattern
I had told her I was doing my kitchen in chickens and roosters
Just look at this sweet magnet Thank you Barb
She has a wonderful giveaway going on right now

But there was another package something I was not expecting in the mail at all
This awesome prairie Bonnet
WOW ok now I am in tears here this bonnet is from
Inside was a sweet little card and I have to share what Lecia had to say
"Brenda, you just give and give and give! I wonder if anyone ever gives to you.
This isn't much, but I want you to know that you are appreciated!"
"Prim Hugs"
And Big giant Prim Hugs back to you Lecia what a wonderful thing to say
my answer to this is Yes maybe not in the form of gifts but the simple
friendships I have made the wonderful customers I have
all of this means so much to me
I awake everyday and thank God for my gift and praise him for the chance to stay at home and share that gift with others!! I love to GIVE, and in return I do not expect a thing but do feel extremely blessed to have met some amazing people and
Barb and Lecia you are two of those

I also wanted to let all of those that signed up for a pay it forward gift
I will be shipping those on Saturday

OK so when I hit Publish I got an email and I can not believe this
And you want to talk about a giving person an individual who is such a tremendous
inspiring Lady

just sent me an email and informed me I am the winner of her Easter Whimsy giveaway
BIG HUGS Colleen I am so Happy!!

And in closing I will leave you with this thought
*always remember something that when you give from your heart
you truly do get paid back, if nothing but the simple act of kind
words that may come your way, don't give to expect but give because you
love it you love to share and be kind to others*
God Bless


  1. Brenda,

    Reading your post I cried a little, prayed a little and praised God alot ! You clearly are a giver and truly take "do unto others" to heart. I am happy to see such lovingness at work...even if there are sometimes people in our lives who make it difficult, you did the right thing and turned it over to the Lord. Thanks for being a great example and giving us all a gentle reminder of what to do when we are hurt and that we shouldn't ever grow weary in doing good ! I am so glad I have enetered this lovely prim blogging world. I am touched everyday by what I see here.

    Grace to you,
    Margie over at Hungry Hook Primitives

  2. I'm sorry you have had a bad week. Hang in there! So glad you won those cute easter fillers~~

  3. Brenda,
    What wonderful surprises.
    And I loved the note Lecia included.
    I got tears in my eyes, reading what she wrote.
    (Okay, yes, I am a bit emotial right now. But still very heartwarming.)
    Congratulations on your win from Colleen!

  4. What an awesome post. You have brought tears to me eyes! Sounds like you and I have had a similiar week! just gave some reached out and touched me just knowing that we are not alone...there are amazing people in this world!

  5. Brenda, I'm so glad you got so many lovely gifts in the mail. You deserve it - and more.

    You're very appreciated, whether you realize it or not.

    Big hugs,

  6. You are a giver and a sweetie!! I am so honored that you would mention my little gift to you!
    What a great post.
    Congratulations on your win!
    Thank you for all your support, I so appreciate all you do for me!

  7. Congrats on wining the Easter Whimsy giveaway.. You have obviously touched many! Thanks for sharing this post, it is so inspiring how many amazing people are out there. It made me smile!

  8. I'm sorry that you have had a bad day. You have many friends that love you and care about you!!! I hope your goodies brought a little smile to your face, and you are definately appreciated!! I can't wait to see what you will make with your new pattern and congratulations on your Easter ornies, they are adorable, love them. Have a wonderful eve.
    Hugs, Lecia

  9. Brenda,

    Awww...what sweeties Barb and Lecia are. That was so nice of them to think of you and send a little gift to bring a smile to your face and maybe a tear or two but at least they are happy tears.

    You are a extremely giving person who gives from the heart and I am very happy to call you my friend.

    Congrats on winning Colleens giveaway. Love her saltdough creations.

    Have a better day. BIG HUGS


  10. Brenda,
    Every day is a new beginning, tomorrow will be better....
    All things happen for a reason and today was your day to shine in our eyes. Bless You...
    Love that bonnet what a fun surprise. Keep checking your mail box, more surprises might be arriving.

  11. Aww, how perfectly precious of Lecia and your other friends who have so freely and lovingly given you good advice and eased your burden. God is good isn't he:)

  12. Congratulations on your win from Colleen. Those are some wonderful gifts from Barb and Lecia. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Loved the post, Brenda. You made me have heart warming goose chills and those are the best!! Congrats on your wins. You do TRULY deserve it!!!

  14. Congrats on your win from Colleen. and the bonnett and note from Lecia are so sweet. I hope your week starts to look up. Take care

  15. I am so sorry to read that you have had a bad week Brenda, but life has a habit of making right what might be wrong and the right in your case was your lovely gift which arrived with you at just the right time, to put a smile on your face.

    Hope you have a better week ahead,
    PS Have posted a few pics of the sheep tucks I bought from you.


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