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Saturday, November 17, 2007

Sweets Gifts and My Heartfelt Thanksgiving Giveaway

Popping in to say I am still working my way through blogland a few at a time. Please know I am visiting you all and catching up on all your news even if I am unable to leave a comment. You are all so special to me and I have such warmth in my heart from all the sweet words that have given written here in the past few weeks. I feel blessed each day to have discovered this world of blogging and to have forged the friendships I have with all of you. Yes, I am so blessed to have my beloved life long friends here and around the country...people who have known me forever, seen all my bad habits, and STILL like me! No small feat! I hope they know how much I cherish each one of them. But with every sunrise I remember how lucky I am to have *met* each of you here in blogland. The support and love and friendship that I have discovered through this modern medium is a gift. A gift that I do not take lightly. To say thank you to you all I have put together a little Thanksgiving box. I do wish I could send one to every one of you who find your way here and actually read the drivel I write. That is not possible unfortunately but I hope that one of you will enjoy the little box and be able to use what is tucked away inside. Yes, I am late to get this done. I will take what comments are left between now and Monday at 6 am. If you left a comment today or yesterday and do not get back (Weekends are like that I know!) I will put your name in the hat, so to speak, as well. This way I can pop it in the mail Monday afternoon and give it a chance to arrive before Thanksgiving Day. For all my dear Canadian friends, I realize it is far too late for you this year but if one of you is the recipient, I hope you can tuck it away for next year! For those in Europe perhaps it will be something fun for you to have next Fall...a little fun from a silly American lady.
I have added a box of chocolates from my favorite local chocolatier! Now this gift can be enjoyed *after* Turkey Day right? Enclosed will be a white pumpkin plate, cloth placemats and napkins in Fall colors, Thanksgiving paper cocktail napkins, Fall leaf candles, a set of silk Fall leaves to scatter about, a sweet little *gobbling* turkey and 4 happy harvest time crackers for your holiday table! Good luck! Now, this sweet gift arrived the day after my mother was hospitalized so I am very slow in thanking my treasured friend, Sheila. Sheila is one of our dear Canadian bloggers and a more special lady could not be found anywhere. She is a talented writer and has the best heart, the sweetest soul. Please pop by and visit her if you have not yet done so. You will be warmed by her charm. Thank you Sheila...this arrived at a time I needed to find a smile. The sweet socks have warmed my tootsies and oh how good that chocolate is! I love it! The magazine is wonderful! I have had it with me on some recent late nights and it was such a precious diversion! The *to Do List* is just what this addled brained lady needed! Grace and I both enjoyed the red wrap with the cute kitty stickers! She cut each one off and has them saved on her memory board! How can I properly thank you for your kindness? I send you love and warm hugs and all my thanks. This is the front of the card Sheila packed inside...it is exactly how I feel about her and how I feel about each one of you. I have so much to be grateful for...so, so much.

30 comments:

BittersweetPunkin said...

Susie...I am feverishly catching up too!! You are so sweet and I would come visit you even if I didn't hear from you....life happens doesn't it??
You are so sweet hosting a giveaway! Have a great weekend!
Blessings,.
Robin

Christina said...

Ooooooooooooo... I am so happy to have stumbled over here!!! What a DELIGHTFUL giveaway! Please enter me!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Suzy!
Glad you are catching up. We missed you while you were gone. What a lovely generous giveaway! Please enter me. And if I don't "see" you before, have a wonderful Thanksgiving!
Penny

Rosie's Whimsy said...

Hi Suzy! It is difficult catching up when other things take us away from our computers. I am having my big Thanksgiving Dinner tomorrow....so this is my break time from my preparations. If I were to be so lucky to win, it would be shared by DH and I as we have a solitary Thanksgiving Day.....just the two of us.

Gretchen said...

On my way to a Saturday p.m. nap, but I wanted to say hi. Missed you. Your presence in blogland is gift enough, though you are sweet to bless with a package, too.

Come out to WA and play with me. :)

Terri and Bob said...

Enter me as well! We missed you but certainly understood what you have been doing. This is a wonderful giveaway, so thoughtful!

Janet said...

Sue,

Of course I want to enter and I would even like to win!! I am so glad you stopped by to see me and catch up. Glad you enjoyed the Burlington pix; it is a special place. Did you live on the base in Plattsburg? or somewhere else in upstate NY?
Janet

Seeking Simplicity said...

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmm! Esther Price candy is sooooooooo good.

What a very nice giveaway... and so thoughtful.

I hope you and your family have a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with lovely memories, happiness, health and laughter.

Miss Sandy said...

I am so glad you are back in blogland! I hope your mother is doing well. And, yes, I would love to enter your give away, such sweet things to celebrate with!

Melissa said...

I'm so glad to read that you're back and slowly catching up - with your life and ours!

And I know for a fact that you pack the most delightful boxes, so this should be no exception!

Sheila said...

I'm glad you enjoyed the little treats Sue. The 'to do lists' were an after thought. I saw it and thought of you, and your lists...LOL

Susie said...

Hi Susie Q,
You kind and generous heart shows in this wonderful giveaway. Looks delightful!
xo

Mockingbird Hill said...

You know I am all about the "giveaway"! So glad you are back and Mom is doing well, but remember to take care of yourself, dear heart....

Cassie

Rosemary said...

Hi Susie,
I have been busy too!!
Don't worry, you will catch up.
You are having a lovely little giveaway. You are the nicest.
I am so glad that you are back in blogland.
Have a wonderful weekend!
Rosemary

Brenda said...

Susie Q it is all beautiful and i would love to have a chance to own something from you. What an honor.

Cottage Contessa said...

A lovely post, and a beautiful give away! Who ever wins it will be a very lucky lady!
Amanda (aka Cottage Contessa)

Andi said...

Count me in with Cassie!!! Love a prize...and such a "sweet" one as well.

Sue, I feel the same way when I'm away from my computer and blogland for several days...I miss all my new friends.

Hugs to you, Andi

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Susie, don't worry about catching up, you need to be relaxing now yourself after all the stress of late!! But it's lovely to have you back in Blogland again xxx

Dawn Bibbs said...

Susie, you're just the sweetest thing. You are always so thankful for your "blogland friend"...what an inspiration you are.

I hope you and your family have a WONDERFUl Thanksgiving. Lord KNOWS you deserve it.

Take care my friend.

justabeachkat said...

Wow...what a giveaway! Enter me please. I'll be crossing my fingers and toes hoping to win!

Welcome back!

Hugs!
Kat

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Susie Q, I would love to be entered in your give-away. I hope your Mom is doing well and you and your family will have the best Thanksgiving. Love, Lynn

Sue@CountryPleasures said...

Oh Susie, I hope it's not too late to get in on this sweet deal, how kind of you! Glad to see your return! Happy Thanksgiving dear one!

Meggie said...

Hey Susie: You are truly on a roll since returning. I can hardly keep up with your posts...of course I enjoy them all. Count me in the giveaway...the goodies look so sweet.

Kari said...

I fear my stretch of good luck may have reached an end as far as giveaways go, but enter me anyway. Never let it be said that I gave up when there was still cool things (like chocolate) to be had! lol

Glad you're back to blogging regularly. Hope your mom is doing well!

Kari

cheryl said...

Hey Susie!! What a great giveaway you're doing!!!! Sign me up...ha ha!!

I sure hope you and your sweet family has a wonderful Thanksgiving week!

Michelle said...

oh my that is some giveaway - how generous of you to put something like that together - everything looks so festive!

Jolene George said...

I feel the same way about my blogging friends. You are one of my most favoites. You encourage me and give me strength though your thoughtful comments. You have a gift with your generous spirit. I enjoy your sweet blog so much more than you can imagine.
I bet thanksvining at your house is amazing! Enjoy the holiday.

DebraK from ~the Bunnies Bungalow~ said...

I missed your giveaway but stopped by to say HI & chocolate is always a wonderful gift.
Hugs, DebraK

Sugar Bear said...

Such beautiful gifts!

Mary Isabella said...

I am trying to catch too. Please enter me too. Have a Happy Thanksgiving. Mary