Monday, January 21, 2019

T Stands For Two More Gifts


Before we begin, I want to call your attention to this informal poll I am taking.  I've already received some wonderful answers and so far, all but one person has left a response, whether they use stamps or not.  Please take a minute to read the post and leave a comment.

I bet you are tired of me showing the gifts I received, but I simply can't help it.  It's the only way I know how to show my gratitude.

Both Bleubeard and I received this first gift.  I'm already loving it, and haven't even opened it.  Look at that deeply etched bubble wrap on which I can slap paint and inks.

This is a wonderful "thank you" gift from Sandra Cox.   Although she doesn't participate in T Tuesday, she always shows up and leaves a lovely comment.

I enlisted my friend RO's help in getting Sandra's address after I read all the death that she endured around this past Christmas.  I told RO I was going to send her a card, but my cards are rubbish.  Yes, rubbish.  However, I can make quiltlets, or little art pieces made from fabric and paper that can be hung on walls, etc.  I made one for Sandra and this is her showing her gratitude.  I promised her I would share it with Bleubeard, but I'm not sure he'll "get" it!  Thank you from the bottom of my heart, dear Sandra.  I can't wait to turn the pages on this mystery/fantasy.  Everyone can read the first three chapters here.

The next gift came from my very dear artist friend.  I suspect she colored that envelope.  I plan to use bits and pieces of it in my art, too.

Isn't this gorgeous?  As an aside, look at those postage stamps.  I can't help but scratch the Popsicles every time I walk by because that stamp smells so good!  By now you have probably read this is from Dianne.

Dianne and I were in a six person swap a year or so ago, and my theme was rust.  This is a page I can add to that book.  She even punched the holes for me, so once I photographed it, it was ready to go with my other wonderful pieces she made me.

The teapot is my T Tuesday entry today.  I couldn't have asked for anything better.

Even the quote is perfect, especially since Dianne LOVES quotes.

One more look at this gorgeous hand painted, handmade, hand sewn, and rusted journal page I can call mine.  Thank you beyond belief, Dianne.

It's now time to share your own drink related post.  It can be photos, a place you visited, movies, postcards, books, sketches, mixed media, drawings, paintings, tags, scrapbooking, or other art that is digital, hybrid, or traditional, as long as it in some way relates back to a drink, any drink.  Regardless, please share below and Bleubeard and I, along with the rest of the T gang will be by to visit.   Please link only your T post and not your blog in general.  Old photos are acceptable because they may be taken any time, not just on Tuesday and not just this year.

EDIT:  My sincere apologies for not visiting sooner, but my electricity went out about 4ish this morning.  It is finally back on and I will be by to catch up with each of you soon.


32 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely presents, Sandra is indeed a very generous soul.Dianne's art is always gorgeous. Enjoy! I answered your poll on my blog, when you get round to reading it you will be able to read the answer! Happy T Day, Valerie

johanna said...

i just answered the poll in your previous post - though i might be not representative... i had periods of textile art, of digital art, but at the moment i´m back to stamping with all my heart:))
happy t-day!

Meggymay said...

Lovely gifts Elizabeth, it looks a thoughtfully chosen book from Sandra and a beautiful art journal piece from Dianne.
The little tea pot looks amazing and the quote is really lovely.
I will stop by and read the answers you got in your poll.
Happy T day wishes Elizabeth
Yvonne xx

Anne (cornucopia) said...

You were so lucky to receive such lovely gifts. It's amazing how many lives you've touched. Bleubeard might like the pictures on the cover of that book. :-)

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

Happy T Day Elizabeth, have I missed a Birthday..?? I've been offline for a week or more, down with a bug so I've missed quite a lot. I will take a look at the link when I've caught up on a few things and come back to it.
Lovely received gifts so thoughtful.
Sending you good wishes & Hugs Tracey xx

Linda Kunsman said...

oh what lovely new gifts and I love seeing them! Your showing them off as a way of gratitude is something I like to do too- so long as the giver is on board:) Love that teapot charm on Dianne's gift- utterly charming. Happy T day! Oh, and I did leave a comment on your poll:):)

Halle said...

LOVE the rust page by Dianne!! She does such beautiful work.
Happy T day!

Sharon Madson said...

Dianne's art is gorgeous! Love the little teapot, and perfect for T Day!
I tried again, but it didn't post by itself. I had to publish it at 5:00; I had my post scheduled for 4:30. The interesting thing is that it still says it posted at 4:30! hmmm. :) Happy T Day Elizabeth! (and Bleubeard & squiggles, too.)

Lisca Meijer said...

I understand you want to shwo off your gifts. People have been so generous and kind. I would do the same.
Sandra's book soundss intriguing. Cat heaven? I'm ure you will read it to Bluebeard and Squiggles before bed time.
The rusty paisley card is beautiful. Of course the little tea pot is perfect for today. I quite like the quote too. I'd never heard that one. I've been saying it out loud because it sounds so good. The envelope is beautiful and of course the stamps are very special.
I've just read the Martin Luther King Day post and about the poll. I will answer you question in the morning. It is now half past midnight here and I am going to bed.
Happy T-Day,
Lisca

Divers and Sundry said...

Wonderful gifts! Inspiration everywhere :)

Susan Kane said...

These are amazing! These are distinct works of art.

Jeanie said...

Lovely indeed! Sandra's book -- that's special and Dianne's work is just lovely!

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

I hope Bleubeard enjoys the book as much as I know you will, Elizabeth. Dianne created a wonderful addition for your rust book - lucky you. I love Dianne's illustrations. She added some unique embellishments to this that make it even more special.

Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

Krisha said...

Who wouldn't want to show off such wonderful gifts!
I took your poll this morning....and added a lot of talk about mostly nothing LOL!
Happy T-day

My name is Erika. said...

Wow, Dianne sure made a gorgeous piece for you. Lots of fabulous rust color and a cool teapot to boot. And nice book too. How cool to be a published author with a page on AMazon. You had a fabulous Christmas and Santa's mailbag must have quite heavy and full. :) I hope you have a fabulous T day my friend. Hugs-Erika

CJ Kennedy said...

Such lovely gifts. The book should give you something to do to while you're staying warm through all this cold. Diane's page is wonderful. Love the colors, and the quote. The teapot is so cute. Happy T Day

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely gifts here and this is a lovely post ..

chrissie said...

Very beautiful gifts Elizabeth-thank you for sharing those with us

Have a great T Day

Love Chrissie xx

froebelsternchen said...

You and Bleubeard were just lucky to receive such amazing gifts! Wonderful!
Have a very happy T-Day ! You are such a fantastic host each week!
Thank you for all the hard work you do!

Hugs, Susi

RO said...

How cool that Super Sandra sent such a heartfelt gift. Despite everything she's been going through, she still finds time for others. Like you, she's truly amazing and very kind. What a lovely gift from Diane, and my goodness she's quite talented. I really enjoy how she put this piece together! Happy Tuesday and hugs! RO

kathyinozarks said...

Good morning, your new books sounds interesting. and wow I love love the card-very special
Happy T hugs Kathy

Darla said...

You must enjoy going to the mailbox, you get some wonderful stuff. As a long time reader of this blog I know how caring you are. You deserve every bit of the goodness that comes your way.

Kate Yetter said...

Hi Elizabeth,
I just left my response for your poll. Your gifts are lovely and I always enjoy that you share them. There are so many different styles out there and I love seeing them. I saw one of the quilets that you sent to someone and it was stunning! You certainly have a talent for making those. Not everyone enjoys stamping and I admit that I struggle at times to get a clear image. It requires a lot of practice and the right ink.
Happy Tea Day,
Kate

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what wonderful gifts! The designs and images are amazing 😁. That's quite a thought provoking poll too, I've left my response on your link. Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊 x

butterfly said...

Thank you for sharing the beautiful gifts you've received with us. It's wonderful to see the goodwill and generosity of this crafty world we all share.
Alison x

Dianne said...

Oh, so glad you are pleased with the piece dear E! but did I spot a tear in the cardboard enclosure? hope the actual piece is undamaged... the envelope was not very heavy, as I pieced it together from that spotted paper - it's scrapbook paper, I didn't actually put the spots on there! ;) yes, I remembered your Rust book, so thought maybe it could use another page. I loved those scratch and sniff stamps too! they made me smile...and then last time I was in the P.O. they said they had Scooby Doo. I SHOULD have asked if they have anything with cats!

My schedule won't permit me to participate in the T party hop today, but I did manage to put up a new post on my blog. happy T day dear friend! stay warm!

pearshapedcrafting said...

What lovely gifts! Sandra's book looks to be perfect for you! Diane's art is always wonderful and with that rust is clearly also a perfect gift for you! I was just looking through the wonderful folder with the tips ins from that swap the other day!! I am off to paste the comment I made for your survey post - everything seems to be working blogger wise now!!! Hugs, Chrisxx

Mia said...

Great gifts, Elizabeth. I love cats and this book is perfect. As for Diane's art, I simply love her project. Hugs, my dear friend.

Sandra Cox said...

OOh, I love Diane's card. It's gorgeous.
And...I love the wall hanging you made with friendship and kindness sewn inside:)
Thanks for including Akasha in the day's events:)
Hugs

Carol said...

Nice gifts again♥♥♥ I'm not much of a stamper at all so I wouldn't have a clue if it's losing it's popularity.

Sami said...

Such lovely gifts from Sandra and Dianne, I'll be visiting both blogs too. That decorated envelope, stamps and decorated card are beautiful.
Enjoy them Elizabeth :)

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