Monday, 27 October 2008

FRIENDSHIP

Last month i told you about my 35th wedding anniversary, and how on the Flickr group MAMMA that i run, i chose the theme matrimony.

Unbeknown to me, my dear dear friends on Mamma, hatched a plan behind my back. They decided each and everyone of them, to send me the ATC's that they had made for that weeks swap.

I cannot tell you in words how much this means to me. People who i have never met , in fact i have only met my dear friend Ange out of all of them. Yet they went to all this trouble just for me, and boy did the tears flow. I must admit i am a bit of a weeper, in fact little tears are forming now just thinking about it all, especially as in the past few weeks, my dear husband has been very ill.

SO DEAR DEAR FRIENDS, I wish to show the world how pleased how I am to have such sweet people in my life.
Thankyou to each and everyone of you.
CLICK TO ENLARGE


LTLBLONDE, H@NES, BOWLINGBELLE
BARTY(JAN), RIA UK, BARTY(JAN)
BOWLINGBELLE, BARTY(JAN)


JOHN DYHOUSE, JOHN DYHOUSE
CINDY HAMLIN, SHELL-SHELL (SHERRY)
RENEE STIEN, CINDY HAMLIN


JOHN DYHOUSE, DONNABELLE, DONNABELLE,
CINDY HAMLIN, DONNABELLE, RENEE STIEN
NANCY TORSEN, CHATTY530, TALUULA2TWO

pchickki, Hattieheart


ANGES THE RED (ANGE), CASHPLANT (CINDY)
WHEN CLOSED


AGNESTHERED (ANGE)
CASHPLANT (CINDY)
WHEN OPENED


my own
You may be wondering how come i didn't send my own ATC off in the draw. That's because whenever there is an odd number of entries, i withdraw mine, so that nobody else misses out. They must have plotted between them to make sure it was an odd number of entries that week roflol.

Here is the photo album that i keep them all in, opened up to show the front and back of the album.


Such a precious momento to keep, not only of our 35 years of marriage, but to show how strong friendship can be.

I AM SUCH A LUCKY LADY TO BE ABLE TO COUNT THESE PEOPLE AS MY FRIENDS.
Right i'm off, cos i'm crying again. xxxxxx





20 comments:

LeaKarts said...

That is so incredibly sweet of them! What a gorgeous group of ATC's, and such a heartfelt gift. I would cry my heart out too :)

JafaBrit's Art said...

oh that is so cool and congratulations on your wedding annviersary :)

nayski said...

wow margaret - now you've got me crying. you're the best! your album is gorgeous

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh how absolutly wonderful!!! I can't imagine anything nicer then having friends that truly care!!

Pattie :c}
Mazatlan Mexico

Cindy Is Crafty said...

Margaret,
We were thrilled to make you smile and cry those happy tears. We really do love ya! :O)

Mam said...

My dear Margaret, you have me crying too. 35 years together is such a huge cause for celebration. I don't know what the future holds, but our memories of past blessings and the joys of all the years will sustain us in the tough times, the bad times. And as your friend, I wish I could do more. You are a huge blessing to me. Please say "howdy" to Ernie for me.
Love,
Nancy

Belinda said...

Oh Margaret what wonderful people there are on the internet, the kindness of strangers is a beautiful thing. I am so glad they did that for you. My thoughts and prayers are with your husband, I hope he gets better soon. Belinda

Agnes the Red said...

We're all delighted our little plan paid off! Such a wonderful collection of cards and a beautiful keepsake for you and Ernie - you've got a lovely album there margaret!

Luv n Hugz to you both!

Ange XXX

Artyfax said...

a small way of saying thank you and congratulation to you both. You mentioned somewhere else I was one of your first contacts on the web - well you have encouraged me ever since I made my first atc collage and I will always think of you as a wonderful person and a fine artist.

Jacky said...

What a wonderful gesture of friendship and something you will treasure forever!

Jan said...

That's what friends are for (as the song goes!) You deserved this gesture, and even more, because you know that we all love you dearly.
A truly beautiful keepsake. Much love to you and Ernie for many more years together xxxx

Donnabelle66 said...

Well I must have done something wrong that my comment didn't come through. Anyway I want to let you know what a WONDERFUL group you have created. There is a lot of joking and fun that goes on, but the members hearts are filled with GOLD, and what would they be without their AMAZING leader, You MAMMA. The album you have to put all the ATC's in is bueatiful by the way. I'm so glad that this surprise youched you the way that it did.
Donna(xoxo)

Sherry said...

You are a beautiful friend too Margaret and your album looks wonderful xx

Viv's Visuals said...

Album is pretty cool, my sparring partner!
Wish we could have set up a video camera to see your face when they all started dropping through the letterbox!
Lotsa luv. xx

Genie said...

Congratulations on your wedding Anniversary and i hope your Husband will be better soon. and what a lovely present from your friends, Take care.

MARGARET FIELD said...

thankyou everyone, xxxx

Lubna said...

Firstly Congrats on your Wedding Anniversary, Secondly I hope your hubby is feeling better and thirdly what a lucky lady you are not only to receive such beautiful cards but to have so many people care about you - you are a very blessed person indeed:-)

All the cards are so wonderful and I can only imagine how overjoyed you must've been:-)

Belinda said...

Hi me again Margaret, there is a blog award waiting for you on my blog if you are interested ;) Belinda

Hane said...

I´m so glad we made it ;O) You deserved it all, Margaret ! And what a fun we all had....

Jinny Holt said...

Sorry i missed that one- :(
what a lovely group of people you know-lush book too xx