Thursday, May 28, 2009

"A Thankful Thursday Post..."

...about some splendidly serendipitous surprises!
This beautiful collection of artwork came from
Marianne in the Netherlands...Queen of the Mandala...
and generous of heart!
It appeared last Friday...the day of my surgery...
arriving in my mailbox from all the way across the pond
to welcome me home!

And a beautiful close up below...(click on images to enlarge)

As you can see...
these cards are certainly all bejeweled and blingy...I LOVE them!
I traded my midnight lace card (above on the left) with Melody in Utah...
her trade ALSO arriving Friday, the day I got home!

What a super treat to find that, in addition to her lovely "Love Birds" card,
were 5 blanks of the most gorgeous textured decorated paper ever!
OOOOH MY! You know I can't wait to do something fabulous with these!
What a clever idea to trade papers too...don't you think!?
I must admit all these art treasures shown above are quite a "catch"...!
But wait...There is MORE...!!!
Tuesday...I went to the doctor for my post "surgery" follow up"...
and...upon returning guessed it...LOL :)...
this batch of artistic goodies arrived from Lynn in California.
What a way to be welcomed home AGAIN!!!
Lynn has the artistic touch for turning fabric, fibers, and thread
into sewn and quilted masterpieces...dancing with magic...
the backs of these are just as gorgeous as the fronts!

Life is certainly good.
Many thanks for these "splendidly serendipitous surprises" All!
This artistic world of ours never ceases to amaze me!
Yesterday I posted 4 new ATCS for trade...FYI! LOL :)

"A great attitude does much more
than turn on the lights in our worlds;
it seems to magically connect us

to all sorts of serendipitous opportunities

that were somehow absent before the change.”

~Author Unknown


RHCarpenter said...

What a wonderful way to be welcomed back home after your out-patient surgery (which sounds as if it did the trick, yes?). Hope you are back to 110% soon - and who wouldn't be cheered by these lovely cards - I love those kookuburras with their blue beaks!

Teri C said...

It doesn't get any better than this until the next batch arrives! What fun.

Hope you are feeling lots better now.

Caroline said...

I think these trades are such a great idea! Especially when they arrive just at the right time! I'll be away for a while, but when I get back I'm going to have a go at ATCs too!

Lynn said...

What a huge lot of beauty you have here, and thank you for posting mine. I feel so proud to be among the others fine art!
I do hope you are healing well and all is right in your world!

studio lolo said...

I always love seeing everyone's 'haul!!' You've got some real beauties here!

I wish I had time to do extra ones so I could trade. Waaah. Maybe when I get settled. Or maybe before!

I'm glad you're on the mend ;)

soulbrush said...

gorgeous, and s happy you are well on the mend.

3rdEyeMuse said...

mhmm ... looks like the universe is smiling big time on you. :)

~Babs said...

Hi Margaret,,,,I LOVE your blog and the feast for the eyes I see here! Thanks for stopping by my art card blog,,,,and I'd adore trading with you! I marked your selection as 'traded',,,,just need your mailing address,,,,and would be proud to own anything you've made! Please email me at:

marianne said...

Glad good things were wainting for you when you came home!
Hope you will completely recover soon!
Your goodies look wonderful! So nice to see all the other gifts and glad you liked mine! Knew the cactus ATC was your favorite.

hugs and get well wishes!!!!

Chris said...

These are really pretty, and what a great variety! Love how art is on route all around us all the time!