Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hey Norma!!...

... Hi there Pay It Forward buddy.. ... somehow the sneaky mailman just left a package on my porch and didn't even ring the doorbell!  I brought in mail from earlier in the day and I'm sure it was not there then....

What fun it is to receive a letter in snail mail anymore... let alone a parcel !!  It's like Christmas ...  only earlier.

In February,  Norma had a Pay It Forward Challenge on her blog.... I've done one before and it was such fun I signed up for this one too.  She was a participant in Serena's Pay It Forward.  Things have been back and forth to Australia...and who knows where else now.  Little gifts are winging their way 'round the world....

There is no time limit and there is no pressure to send any particular type of gift.  The gifts need not be expensive .... they can certainly be hand made (we craftsy types love that) .... it can be anything at all really, that you think might make a person's day.  It's all just a lot of fun for everybody involved. ...

So...if you would like a little giftie from me..... please leave a comment on this post indicating that you would like to play along.... I'll eventually choose 5 participants and they in turn will send a little gift along to 5 others..... 'spreading the love' as Norma said....

let me show you who I am carrying around in my pocket today.

I've named her Norene.... because she came from Norma....and I think her face looks very serene.  It is actually difficult to get a photo that actually shows the serene-ness of it.  In real life she is very serene...and perfect for my wacky week.  Do you remember that Seinfeld episode with George's Dad screaming "serenity now!!" at the top of his lungs when he got totally irritated?  I think it was at a cashier in a food mart or something....I feel like that this week.  But...not going there today.... nope... just enjoying my day in blues, purples and greens.... relaxing colours.

Please meet Norene... she is from a sunny, warm place.....  and I imagine I hear the sea lapping softly on a sandy beach when I look at her... this one shows her lovely realistic colours...but, the serenity .. not so much.  Mr. BV was quite taken with her feathers....





































There is a lot going on with this gal which you may not notice at first glance.  See under the little tile with the character on it?.... a piece of rock...an agate slice I think.   Almost clear so that her dress shows through...some little shells.... another bead near the bottom... her sunny face and a lot of fibres and texture.... I love her colours.

I think the little symbol is Japanese and it could be a specific sign...or it might mean something about a Japanese plum or apricot. I'm hoping it's not a fertility symbol seeing as she is rather near my uterus, being in my pocket and all .. .... ..just kidding... I have no idea.  Norma?

 ... and....she wasn't the only thing...I was spoiled...



















This.... is perfect!  Just in time to marvel at the beautiful  recipes and there are even recipes for two different frostings that I'm definitely going to try!  And..I do have star cookies cutters.















a bag full of soft wools for felting....















just look at these little babies... so cute ... I wonder if there are bulb cookie cutters...or...perhaps I could make them from cardboard cutouts.... I love them.  Anybody seen bulb cookie cutters?



















look at this photo...even if I don't make them...I love food photography.... and love to see how people set it up...



















Oh.....and.... just in time for the next day of fun... Hallowe'en... and some notepaper to keep me on track.  Which.... by the way is the only time I remember to do something...'cuz, if I don't write it down.... it's out the window the second I thought about it.  I mentioned to my sister just the other day that I think I am losing the last of my marbles.

Thanks so much  Norma.   What a fun time I had unwrapping and enjoying my parcel.


Okay... who wants to play? ..... don't forget...no time limits...no budget.... just a lot of fun...... and we all get to pass along some fun and friendship......


11 comments:

Jennifer Rose said...

that is a lot of really nice stuff :)

I tried a PIF a year or so ago, but no one wanted to sign up :(

Dolores said...

I'm saying hullo as you requested in your comment section and sure, I'll play.

Shashi Nayagam said...

Wow that is such a beautiful gift such mouth watering photos! You do tempt me so Ok I shall join in this one.

JudiA said...

Oh my, lucky you! I just love those colors, and darn it if you haven't gone and made me hungry, LOL.

Norma Soulet (AZArtist) said...

Hi Vee,

So happy my doll and other goodies arrived and you like them. Enjoy.
Lots of hugs,
Norma

Serena said...

The doll is a beauty, Vee....I can sense her serene aura and the colours set a feeling of tranquillity also. Norma did a wonderful job in creating her. The cookie book and other goodies are fabulous. Lucky YOU!

DILLY said...

Be luvly parsol ov pwesents! Dilly an Dilly Mummy like play!

frayedattheedge said...

What fabulous presents! Yes please, I would love to play - so hope you pick me, pretty please (is that enought pleading!!)
ps - hope you are recovering well and getting back to 'normal'!!

Catherine said...

What fun things you received ~ and don't those cookies look yummy! I think the "Pepper Pot" has lots and lots of cookie cutters. I bet you could find a bulb one there. "Serenity Now" ~ a classic Seinfeld episode ~ ha!

Hope you are having a wonderful Halloween Sunday!
xo Catherine

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Vee! What a beautiful doll and such lovely goodies! ...I hope your hand and foot are feeling much, much better. Your hubby's cooking looks just yummy. It's so nice to be pampered, especially when you're not feeling well. =o) xoxo's Paulette

Anne Gaal said...

Hi, Bumblevee! Norene is sooooo beautiful! What a treasure! And so many other fun goodies, too! :-)