Monday, February 27, 2012


Apologies for an unexpected blogging break. I was called upon to rescue a fifth grade farewell memory book that was missing a volunteer.  It became a fire that I almost didn't get put out. Being a person that has trouble with the word NO I am excited to get back to my regularly scheduled programming.

Sweet Miss Meri. Just the kind of friend you long to have growing up. She never asks a thing of you and always sends a smile and encouragement.

She and I regularly send each other little gifts and this one was no exception.

The cutest little nursery appliques and bits. Wait till you see what I do with these.

Little Miss Muffet in impeccable condition and an Irmi!

Nursery flannel and dolly cloths pins. Another project I have cooking.

Chenille Stems...Just like clouds!  I see bunnies and shamrocks, baskets and flowers. Thank you Meri for your generosity.  Blogging has opened up so many doors that might have stayed closed had I not clicked the buttons.

Take a minute and visit this wonderful artist. Meri's vintage treasures will bring you a smile too.


Barbara said...

That's a boxload of happiness! (and a really good friend!)

Ric Rac and Polka Dots said...

I totally agree, Miss Meri is about the sweetest thing out there! Her blog is wonderful and she has such a generosity of spirit, a keeper for sure. I feel lucky to consider her a friend. And wow, what a great package that must have been to open!!!!

Mecky said...

Oh how sweet!!
The graphics on the word page are so cute!
She sent you some wonderful things!
Look at those diaper pins!! Boy, those are a thing of the past, aren't they?

Happy Monday!!

Shirley Hatfield said...

Meri is a treasure...I only found her relatively recently and I have really come to love her blog and her art and her sweet personality. I never thought that internet friendships were real until I "met" the ladies that I follow. Your blog is one of my favorites as well. I can only hope to do as well some day with my own.

Musings from Kim K. said...

Perfectly YOU! All your goodies are just wonderful. Blogging friends are the best. I was tucked in my craft room yesterday afternoon and used several of Miss Meri's vintage Easter images.

Have a glorious week ahead!

Nan said...

Meri is sweet and generous and I have been on the receiving end of her gifts myself in the past. I do love what she sent you and can't wait to see what you do with it all.

Ruby Jean said...

It's all so VERY sweet... Okay I have to admit I had no clue that you were missing... LOL!!! I thought you were posting as normal.... I have been the one who has been missing... :) The Sewing Room has been taking a lot of my time... ( I LOVE it...Though we are totally crazy for doing it being we could be moving within a few months... I guess my husband and I LOVE living on the edge of things.. :) I can't wait to see what you do with all these ADORABLE treats... I am HUGE Irmi... :) Have a wonderful day. I am off to to do the Second Coat of my ASCP... Then comes the Waxing... YIKES!!!

laurie -magpie ethel said...

Fun stuff and anxious to see what you do with the appliques - those are adorable!
Good for you for stepping up with the missing volunteer...part of life with kids!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love those tiny clothespins and all of the pretty things! And Imagimeri's is the best place for vintage images! ♥

Unknown said...

I was with Miss Meri the other day and she told me she was sending you a goodie package....I knew it would be wonderful, this woman has such a eye in antique stores....she says I miss most of it and she is right, I am too impatient to get to the next Can't wait to see what you do with all of it! :) Sandy

birdie blue said...

fun finds from a fun friend, miss renee. so glad you received so many sweet vintage goodies, and can't wait to see what your do with them.


donna said...

Meri is the sweetest. Love all of your gifts. Just so cute.

vivian said...

lots of goodies! Meri is a sweetheart isnt she!? cant wait to see what you will be cooking up.. well come a running for sure when you post them! Have a great week!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Oh , you are going to have so much fun creating with those goodies! Sandy is a sweetie!
I didn't know how to say no either. Spirit Wear, Membership, Hospitality, team coordinator, field trip chaperone, Project Graduation, Reading Clubs, Room mother, Brownie badges, Stage Manager, Secretary, Haunted House, Fashion show..... endless list of jobs for the 15 years that my kids were in school and extra curricular activities. Loved doing it, but so glad that era is over.

★Carol★ said...

I think I would have fallen over, if I opened a package containing all of that sweetness, and I have a feeling that there are going to be some really cute things created with it all!

GardenOfDaisies said...

Answer- English Landing, Parkville (downstairs).

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