A lovely handmade gift from Australia

My dear blog friend Tina Rubie, who blogs from Australia, sent me the most exquisite handmade gift.

It is a French linen heart that traveled a long way to remind me of a special woman who has been an inspiration to me in so many ways since we met in the blogosphere. I was one of three lucky recipients of a giveaway on her blog, Rubie's Place, a few weeks ago. Tina is such a sweetheart that she monogrammed my initial and even gave me a choice of red or blue thread. I chose red, of course, since it is one of my favorite colors.

Here is the hand-sized heart on an antique basket in my living room, where I placed it shortly after receiving it yesterday. I plan to fill it with lavender and place it on my bedside or on my desk.

Tina, the mother of three beautiful girls, is studying to become a primary school teacher. She has been such an inspiration to me in so many ways. She is an incredibly talented and generous soul, who has shared on an almost daily basis the details of her home renovating and decorating projects. I just adore looking at photos of her home, which is filled with warmth and personality. The French linen heart is just one of many, many projects that she has shared with her readers.

Do check out her blog if you can. You are likely to become enamored of all of Tina's beautiful creations.

A warm thank you to Tina for making me such a beautiful gift.



Tina said...

My dear friend Minnie, you are way too kind with your words. Thank you so very much for this lovely post and your sweet words. I am so happy that the heart finally found you (yes folks, I thought I had posted Minnie's heart weeks ago, but it had somehow wound up inbetween the monogram book I used to cross-stitch it and another craft book...). Minnie thank you so much for your very kind patience I am so truly sorry it took so long to get to you. It fills my heart with joy to hear that you like it so much. Enjoy my sweet friend. Big hugs to you ~ Tina XX

Vintage Sassy said...

Another amazing story coming from the blog world. We are meeting women from all over the world that we would never have known otherwise. Yes...blogging tis a good thing.

Have a blessed weekend.


Julia @ Hooked on Houses said...

How lovely! I'll have to check out her blog.

Razmataz said...

Minnie, the heart is gorgeous and a treasure as is Tina....one of the most lyal and generous commenters on blogger.

CACHANILLA73 said...

Lovely present, a gift from 'the heart'. Those are my favorite, something made by the hands of someone who cares.

Heather said...

That's such a sweet gift. It's truly amazing to think of all the connections that are now made through the internet, and how important they can become.

Creamy White said...

How beautiful gift, made with so much LOVE!
Tina is a friend to cherish forever...
Have a lovely week Minnie,

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