Thursday, July 31, 2008


I have met so many wonderful new people out there in Blogland! I enjoy going to all your blogs and reading about your home, family, hobbies and places where you live.

I've been blessed enough to even speak to a few of you on the telephone. I've written and received emails from lots of you. Soon I'm even going to get to meet one of you in person (that's you Debbie, I can't wait!).

I've laughed with you and cried with you. I've learned so many great tips, ideas and stories from you.

You have become my friends!

I wanted to take a little bit of time today to say THANK YOU for all you do for me. You are all so wonderful.

A special thank you goes out to Sherry and Wes at Edie Marie's. For no reason at all, they sent me this darling little tea cup and saucer. It's so cute with little pink roses and pretty gold trim.

What a lovely surprise! You guys are so kind! You made my day. Thank you!

Please remember, when you are happy or sad, angry or glad, I'm here for YOU.

Don't forget that today is the last day to sign up for both my Christmas in July giveaway and the little Quickie giveaway. I'm going to draw the winners tonight so if you have not joined up yet and you want to, then hurry on over to the posts and do so.

The Christmas in July Giveaway has a link to the post you need to leave the mesage at, on the right side of my blog. Just click on the picture. The other giveaway is just below this post so go there for that one.

I wish you could all win! But, if you don't win this time don't worry because I like to have giveaways often. Come back and you are sure to find another giveaway going on soon.

Thank you all for being my friends!




Connie said...

I feel the same way about blogging!!! I LOVE it to while away my day, chick. Just the best way to meet new people, "share in our remodels!!", read about decorating and laugh!

Darlene said...

I couldn't agree with your title more. I have only discovered blogging a short while ago and already I feel I have made some wonderful connections. Too bad we can't ALL meet up and do some crafting, shopping, decorating, eating and whatever. I am excited for you that you get to actually meet one of your blog friends. Thank you for being my friend and always leaving me such sweet comments!!

Blogger said...

I feel the same way, too!

Finally, I have met people with the same interest (DECORATING) that I have :) It is so neat to peek into all of your homes and see what everyone is up to and share ideas and funny stories.

If Blogland were a town, they would have no problem selling houses there, we would snatch them all up in no time ;)

What a lovely tea cup :)


Angie said...


when i first started my were one of the first to ever comment...i think you introduced yourself as a grouchy old, that could not be farther from the truth! you are one of the nicest and most creative people i have met thus far. i am so glad to know you! you are the real deal!


Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

I'm glad you are my blogging friend too, Joanne! It has been so much fun learning more about you and about California through your blogs.

Hugs, Pat

Barb said...

Hi Joanne,

I agree with you. I have met so many wonderful people through their blogs.

I feel very blessed to have met you through your blog also.


Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Thanks right back at cha!! I enjoy our visits. I am glad you get a chance to meet a blog friend in person. Don't forget to take your camera!

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh my goodness. I so agree!! I guess I didn't really have to bribe anyone to come visit me, but it was sure fun coming home to lost of comments! We did make it to country roads in Orange. I got some knitted baby booties and a couple other goodies. They did downsize and no lights on in the The weather was soooo awsome...have you ever been up to that Victoria Garden shopping area, its HUGE, we were Anthropoligie when the earthquake hit.

Judy said...

How wonderful for you!!! I love the friends you make also and getting to meet one would be way too cool. Have a wonderful time. I love your cup!! What a lovely gift.

Donna Lynn said...

Hi there sis...I had quite a day today of discovery! Want to share it with you when you have a moment, been praying for dear Gene.

Am quite tired tonight, it has been one of those days where God shows you stuff, and then you have to figure it out and get past it!

Love your blogging friendship teacup, how sweet was that?? WOW!