Saturday, August 14, 2010

PINK SATURDAY & A GIFT FROM AN ANGEL



Hello and welcome to Pink Saturday hosted by Beverly of How Sweet the Sound.
If you go to visit her you can get a list of all the other participants. Thank you Beverly for hosting this fun event!

Beverly asked us to visit a new blog each week and the new one that I went to visit was ~~~~~Kitty And Me Designs~~~~~. Loved her blog and kitties too!

For my pinkness this week I'd like to share this little story with you.~~~~~~
I got an email from a gal named Deb, she said she looked at my blog and noticed that I liked vintage linens. She had some vintage pillowcases made by her Mother in Law and wanted to give them to someone who would appreciate them. She noticed my son was in the Army and she is an AirForce Mom and just chose me to give them to.

What a nice surprise the day the package arrived, I never expected to see so many pillowcases and they are all just beautiful.



Some closeups, I just love the little sheep on this set.






Deb is also an artist and drew this beautiful picture of an Angel with her wings around a soldier, it brought tears to my eyes since my son is deployed in Afghanistan and really needs those wings around him right now!



She had her art work printed on post cards with "God Bless Our Troops" printed on the back. She sent me a whole stack of them. Also in this package was a cute little magnet that says "Breathe". She said she used this term with the Air Force Mom's that were having a hard time adjusting. She told them"Sometimes ALL you can do is ~~~~Breathe~~~. In that breathing, you realize a calming. When you notice your breaths it can become a way to relax".
So you see I truly received a gift from an Angel.
Thank you so much Deb, I will always think of you when I use these pillowcases and send little prayers up for you and your son!



Thank you so much for stopping by and letting me share my little story with you.
Have a wonderful week!
Blessings to ya! Shirl

30 comments:

Sherry said...

What a blessing to receive such a sweet gift. The linens are lovely and it was great that she realized that you would appreciate them. The artwork is very special. Thanks so much for sharing. My prayers are with your son and other men and women serving our country.

Connie said...

What a sweetheart to give all those to you, honey!!! Oh, I'm sure you'll do something exquisite with them.
xoxo,
Connie

Angie said...

That was a sweet post. How nice that she chose you to give the linens too. She knows you will treasure them. I will pray for your son. My brother just left for Iraq two days ago for the millionth time, so I kind of now how you are feeling. Happy Pink saturday!

Pearl said...

Beautiful art work and I love the "Just Breathe" nice post as always Shirl. Hugs, Pearl

KatCollects said...

Oh my gosh, so very sweet! I can see why this gift made you cry. I always pray for God to keep his arms wrapped tight around Matthew and to get him home safe from Iraq. Such a special gift.
Hugs,
Kathy

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble said...

Shirl,
O My!! I have tears in my eyes!!

What a wonderful gift and Deb's drawing is beautiful!!
You were truly blessed by angel!!

Hugs,
Debbie

Loretta said...

What a wonderful gift! The pillowcases are so pretty. I just love vintage linens. Does anyone still embroider pillowcases today? I wonder...

Ginger Jasper said...

That gift is tuly a blessing. I love the picture of the soldier safe in those wings. I will tell my friend who has two sons in Afganisan and is so worried.. Hugs GJ x

Marydon said...

Oh, Shirl ~ What awesome gifts, but the art work piece is very deeply moving. How simply precious & beautiful ... God bless your son, & all troops, for protecting us.

Have a lovely PS summer weekend ~
TTFN ~ Marydon

rosechicfriends said...

Oh Shirl!
What a sweet blessing you received and so well deserved! I love those too and have many from my grams that I just adore! I also receive an amazing set with roses from my last Rose Swap partner!

Your pink goodies are always a pleasure to see! Love ya GF!!
I hope you will be able to stop by my blog as I am having a giveaway and would love to have you enter!
HPS...Lorena

Ann said...

What a truly wonderful gesture. All of the pillowcases are so beautiful.
Ann

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Hi Shirl!

I am always touched by your posts and have your handsome brave son in my prayers!
What a wonderful thing blogging is - to have brought you 2 together! Such a gift of love from a very talented lady!! What an honor to receive her special artwork!!
Thank you for sharing the inspiration and happy pink saturday too!
Hugs and Smiles,
Lynn

Sares said...

What a sweet lady to send you such an exquisite gift. They are gorgeous.
I am sure you will love and treasure them always. Happy Pink Saturday and have a terrific weekend!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Shirl,

How sweet to receive such a lovely gift. Thanks for sharing them with us. Happy PS!

Debbie

Pam Kellogg said...

Hello Shirl! And thank you for visiting me on this lovely Pink Saturday!! And thank you for mentioning my blog here!

Oh my, your blog is just lovely! I'm following you now and have added a link on my blog list.

Everything I love is here!! Such beauty! And what a wonderful gift you received. I love vintage things, esp. needlework. Thank you again and Happy Pink Saturday to you!!

Rebecca said...

How nice it was of her to give them to you-I need to do more of that-just pass it on! Happy Pink SAturday and thanks for sharing!

luluslovlies said...

Wonderful Pink trimmed pillow cases, such art involved with crochet work and embroidery, I love all handiwork as you don't see much of it done in this day and age. What treasures. Happy Pink Saturday! XOXO

Jean said...

What a wonderful story. Beautiful pink linens. Happy Pink Day.

GardenofDaisies said...

Oh my goodness, what a beautiful gift she has shared with you! I love the pillowcases she sent you! And how wonderful for you to connect with another Military Mom.

Rebecca said...

How nice to receive such a pretty gift. I need to learn to give more freely. Thanks for sharing it with us! Happy PS!

Leann said...

Oh Shirl

What a wonderfully sweet thing to do. I know she must really be a special person.

God Bless, Debbie, you and your son!

Leann

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

That is so awesome and I agree...a Blessing! Very lovely pillowcases and artwork!
Warmly,
deb :)

Laura's Rose Garden said...

Good morning Shirl,
I have visited your blog before, but not for a while.
How absolutely wonderful for you to have been blessed by this angel!
The drawing, the cards and the vintage linens are beautiful. They are true treasures for sure.
I checked out your last Pink Saturday post also and love the little quilt and the pink cupboard.
Thank you for sharing your precious treasures.
Your son is included in my daily prayer.
Happy Pink Saturday!
Warm hugs, Laura

Jacque said...

Beautiful Blog !!!!!!!!!!!!! I have a blog where I offer Vintage images. Blog: Jardim Das Borboletas - Vintage.
http://jardimdasborboletas-jacque.blogspot.com/

Debra Estep said...

HI Shirl,

Ewww a part of me would just like to stay anonymous and be in the wings,
but I wanted to share what a blessing back to me you have been. :)

Shirl, it was actually a Grandma-in-law who did the embroidery. Ever since my ex-hubby gave them to me more than 6 yrs ago, I had intended to do SOMETHING with them.
Well, it was my own parents deaths that prompted me to find them a home.

My Dad passed in Nov of 2009 and my Mom in Feb of this year. Breaking down their home, I realized ... things have to go.

Grandma Sophie's pillowcases were not something I could just send off to Goodwill. TRUST ME, I hunted and hunted online for just the right person for them.
I KNOW I found that person in you Shirl. !!!!

You did leave out the fact that you covered the postage for me mailing them your way. THANKS.
I sent them first and figured, IF I never heard back from you, that was okay too.

BUT hear back I did. Not only with the postage, but with 2 lovely decorations that have on my pencil tree right in my living room. I LOVE them, and I BLESS your heart everyday I walk by them. Sometimes many times a day I bless ya. LOL
One has red roses and that was my Dad's favorite. The other pink, my Mom's favorite roses. AMAZING.

Here are 2 links to the Angel drawing and the other to the Breathe one.
Please use these in any way you wish.

May they bring you support and blessings.

Much Love and THANKS
Deb in Ohio
Proud AF Mom - SSgt Vinny - Korea

http://tinyurl.com/Angel-drawing-deb

http://tinyurl.com/Deb-breathe-painting

Shirl said...

Deb you are just to sweet! Thank you so much for your kind words.
Think of you often!
Blessings, Shirl

CailinMarie said...

Oh this is a nice post - that is such lovely artwork and I know you appreciate it. Hugs to you. Prays for your son too.

katillacshack.com said...

Love your linens Shirl!

katillacshack.com said...

Shirl I hit post button too soon. I love this post and am grateful for your son's service.

love you, kelee

katillacshack.com said...

Shirl I hit post button too soon. I love this post and am grateful for your son's service.

love you, kelee