Friday, July 29, 2011

A Blessing and a Giveaway...

A year and a half ago, I wrote a post about our middle Grandlittle, Riley.

It was a really sweet post...

...but...

I was still surprised when some time after that, Patti at Raspberry Lane e-mailed me and told me she wanted to make a little angel for Riley.

Some time passed and Patti e-mailed me again asking about hair and eye color of all the Grandlittles, and a few days ago a box arrived.

In the box was a treasure for each girl. Made by hand and capturing the sweet innocence of childhood, Patti sent a garden angel for each of our granddaughters.

Mr. Jenny and I were in awe. What lovely craftsmenship. What a thoughtful and kind thing to do. Indeed, we felt like we had been blessed.






To thank Patti (heaven knows she wouldn't want me to sew her anything...ahem) I thought I'd do a little giveaway featuring her work.

Although there are no garden angels on her website at this time, I was charmed by these sweet little prim carrots.



The winner of this giveaway will receive three carrots ... (one for each of my own personal garden angels)...

I will draw the winner of the giveaway on Sunday evening, July 31.

You can get three chances to win:

1) Visit Patti's blog and tell her you saw her garden angels. Click here to visit her. Leave a comment on this post telling me you did.

2) Visit Patti's shop and tell me another item you think is sweet. She sells pre-made items as well as supplies. To visit, just click here. Leave a comment on this post telling me what it is.

3) Just tell me hi in a third comment here.

This contest is limited to US and Canada!

Thanks Patti! You are a gem! These little angels make me smile every morning! And see that sweet little bag on the right? It is my own personal "Relaxation corn sack"! You can freeze it or warm it and it soothes sore and tired muscles. I'm going to try it on my fingers...since I do tend to go on and on a little bit.


Sigh...


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51 comments:

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Hi! Adorable and very, very sweet. I'm entering this one so I can give the carrots to Joyce. She likes carrots!

Jojo said...

Those are precious and what a thoughtful gesture. The girls look so proud with their angels. This post makes me smile.

Sandy said...

Hi Jenny, I just went by Patties and let her know I saw your really nice Garden Angels... I also would love to win those sweet Carrots....
Have a great weekend!
Sandy

Sandy said...

haha, you asked for another post to just say "Hi"..... well, good morning Jenny!
Sandy

Wanderer said...

Jenny, Thanks for pointing me to Raspberry Lane! I stopped by to let Patti know that I thought her garden angels were very cute and her gesture very kind.

Wanderer said...

Ok, so I've been purusing the pages at Raspberry Lane and I like all the snowmen, the pear and crow shelf sitter and somewhere, in one of the pictures, I saw a beautiful felt coin table runner that I just love!

Wanderer said...

Just saying, "Hey!" Love your site and enjoy interacting on Thursday and Saturday!

Theresa said...

What a sweetheart to surprise you Jen! The pictures are adorable:) I'm off to visit Patti's blog...

LuLu Kellogg said...

These are just too cute! I went to her Blog and left her a comment!

Happy Friday!
Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

LuLu Kellogg said...

I visited Patty's shop and I love those fragrance sprays....yummy!!!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

Theresa said...

oooooo...the bunny prim! very cute!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi Jenny!!!

I did all three requirements. Aren't you proud? *giggle*

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

ImagiMeri said...

How lucky your angels are! Those are some cute dolls. I hope we can figure out how to get together sometime soon. I miss you.

Hugs, and love,
Meri

Theresa said...

WOW, what a sweet and thoughtful gift for these girls! Lots of time and love went into making these precious dollies!

Thanks for sharing this gift with me! Have a blessed day dear Jenny, HUGS!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

How darling those cute dolls are (the granddarlings and the homemade ones too!) Who wouldn't love a trio of carrots? Count me in!

Raspberry Lane Primitives said...

Hi Jenny: How sweet of you to post your adorable grand littles with their dollies...they look so happy! Thank you for offering my prim carrots.
patti ;)

Jo said...

I love the American flag pillow and I'm new follower of Patti!
~JO

Amy said...

So sweet Miss Jenny!

~dawn said...

The dolls are ADORABLE; I'm a true fan of ragdolls. But more significantly - THOSE THREE GIRLS!!
I just LOVE when you post pics of them - a)I so DESPERATELY want grandchildren and b) My two girls are redhead and blonde respectively!!

(I had trouble opening your email)
Jenny, I also wanted to add a few things about the beautiful comments you leave on my blogsite. While I am not the alanon member, I do feel your pain with enormous empathy. The agony of having no control; awareness that there IS treatment but that you can't DO IT FOR THEM. I'm rather certain this is not her first treatment. And treatment is a funny thing. Sometimes the client attends seven , eight times and on that eighth program, SOMETHING clicks and the beautiful promises begin to unfold for both the client and the family members. Meanwhile, we can only remember that sometimes there are no more treatments. I hate addiction Jenny!! And how it destroys so many lives. I hate it for society's ignorance and misconception. I hate it for its insidious power and baffling manipulation.

I wanted to tell you that I think of you and yours often and have added you all to my prayer list many times.

The life of an alanon person is purely pragmatic. It is what it is and acceptance is surely the key..

I hate it.

God's richest blessings and know I'm praying that this may be "the treatment" that grabs hold!
~d

Karen S. said...

Hi!..and oh my goodness what a super sweet thing to do...I once made some clowns for my nieces in Florida but they weren't as cool as designing these this way...now I'm rethinking for my grandbabies. I will check out Patti's garden too! Thanks Jenny...

"Cottage By The Sea" said...

Everybody needs their own angel. I'm off to her site to see what else is there and then I'll be back to comment.

Pondside said...

The kindness and thoughtfulness of bloggers constantly amazes me. The looks on the girls' faces say it all!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

Just went over to say Hi to your very creative friend!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

I love the grapevine wall hangings! Very cool and rustic, they would look great in my house...

Sue said...

Those garden angels are cute as can be!

=)

Sue said...

PS. Kinda like their owners...

;)

TheRustyThimble said...

Patti is a sweetie, love the dolls she made, and your grand daughters are adorable
Brenda

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I think this is the sweetest thing she did, the girls look thrilled! I ran right over and told her so.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I also visited her shop...love the pumpkin tealight.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

I also visited her shop...love the pumpkin tealight.

Sue (Someone's Mom) said...

Hi!

Willoughby said...

That was so sweet of Patti to make the adorable angels for your sweet grands!

I popped over to her blog to leave a comment, what a lovely blog it is!

Willoughby said...

I adore the scented sprays Patti sells! I wish I had a scratch and sniff monitor so I could smell them!

When I go to craft shows and country stores, the potpourri, candles and scented room sprays are the first things I like to look at. I love a good smelling house!

Willoughby said...

Hi!

Ms. A said...

I'm not entering, but wanted to say "Hi!" anyway.

Dazee Dreamer said...

I visited her site, and commented. What a lovely thing to do for you.

Dazee Dreamer said...

Oh my. I loved the Pumpkin Tea Light.

Dazee Dreamer said...

Have I mentioned that you have helped me so much with your writing meme's. I feel like I have found something that I didn't know existed in me.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

I really like the little garden angels and the way she matched their hair color. They're kinda like Raggedy Ann and adorable. I paid her a visit and enjoyed my stay.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

There were actually a few things I really liked, but the little snowmen are adorable. I think she said they're something like 7 or 8 inches tall and you can buy the pattern too. I was tempted, but then I was afraid it would be one more thing I wouldn't get finished. They'd be adorable little gifts though.

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

Hi! I hope you're staying cool. We're actually getting rain...YEA! In fact, in another day or so I think I'll complain about all the rain. (Not really...we needed it so much!) :)

Country Dreaming said...

How nice was that?
The dolls are adorable and the girls look great with them.

Melinda

aprons & Old lace said...

Aw! I bet that just made your Grandlittles' day...receiving a surprise gift like that. I love all things homemade. I stopped by Raspberry Lane. It was hard for me to choose just one item so I love the gingerbread men cupboard tucks, the snowman sled, the story of the courting candle, and the wooden primitive firecrackers.
Thanks for stopping by aprons & Old lace. (I love Alphabe-Thursday)

aprons & Old lace

aprons & Old lace said...

Stoppin' by to say.....Hi!!!! :)

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

How wonderful! I love the photo of your grands with their sweet garden angels! Thanks for sharing her blog...I visited and commented :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I visited her shop and love the Patriotic bowl fillers and her sunflower Make-do and her garden angels and... :o)

Blessings & Aloha!

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

...and...I'm saying "Hi!"

Blessings & Aloha!
Also...thank you for visiting and always leaving a sweet comment...I look forward to each and every visit :o)

Blissed-Out Grandma said...

Hi Jenny, I'm not entering the contest but I wanted to say I just read your post about Riley, and she is awesome. Children can teach us so much! The garden angels are wonderful, too.

Splendid Little Stars said...

How cute and thoughtful! The photos of your littles with their angels are wonderful! What a special post about Riley!

I did visit Patti's blog and left comments.

Splendid Little Stars said...

I visited Patii's store and saw that she has some wonderful snowmen. I love snowmen!
However, I think her patriotic bowl fillers are very clever!

Splendid Little Stars said...

Hi Jenny! ;)