Friendships are just like flowers -
You need to plant the seeds and
Nurture them to help them grow,
Talk to, give and share a lot of love.
So with this swap I shower
You with loving gifts, some by hand
I made and others bought you know...
As you're now my friend sent from above
A gift received renewed each faithful hour
A friendship is a gift and blessing, understand...
One that will shine as angel's halos glow.
And to you I send this friendship gift of love.
Poems My Way Valrie 04/29/2010
I wrote this poem for my May Day swap partners and participants and wanted to share it with my blogger friends as you all have planted seeds to help me blossom and grow. I love you all and your comments and emails have inspired me to persevere and rebuild my life. Thank you all so much for blessing me and keeping me in your prayers.
Now here is what I made for my swap partners. I varied the swap boxes somewhat to pamper each of my lovely partners!
Tess over at The Heart of Words received this lovely array of yellow roses and butterflies I custom made and all these adorable incidentals I found along my May Day journey. Her favorite flowers are yellow roses and she has such a romantic story to tell about why! Her favorite color is purple and I tried to incorporate as much of that as I could find. We have been blogging friends since February and are networking as well. Tess referred me to associated content where I had my first article published! I just know she is going to love her May Day swap!
The gift bag is filled with an adorable hot pink microfiber flowery dish towel, candles, the cute purple puffy flower, gift tags, notecards, a flower paperweight, candy, and that big purple flower is actually a fly swatter. what a hoot! The clay pot is painted with purple daisies and filled with yello and white roses and sprays of multicolored butterflies! The little candle tealight holder is soft purple and yellow and a perfect touch of spring for May Day! Lots of PINK too!
I found some beautiful paper napkins in a purple and hot pink floral pattern at The Christmas Tree Store, tucked them in too. See the little angel peeking out of the bag? She is Pink and blue with flowers and says Welcome Spring! I also tucked in floral sticky notes, a little floral clipboard, pens, butterfly erasers, a garden butterfly flower pick and just a few more sundries for Tess. I've heard from her and she said it felt like Christmas and she especially loved that I remembered her story of yellow roses. Pop over to her blog sometime and get to know her!
I completed the box with a copy of my poem Garden of Friendships.
Since starting to blog in February this year my friendship garden has really grown! Please help me reach my challenge of 100 followers by the end of June! Become a follower today!
Here is what Tess custom made for me with my love of PINK, tulips, and butterflies?
This is made with crepe paper layered, newsprint, hand painting, on a canvas, some sort of decoupage finish, and is just perfect for my PINK room I am working on (you might actually see it one day)! She also knows how much I read and write and made some dainty custom bookmarks for me to use!
You can find Tess over at The Heart of Words. Tess and I met during the One world One Heart event and have been best blogging friends ever since. we network for Associated Content and our poems on poetrydances.com. Stop over for a visit and tell her Valrie sent you by!
Sherry too is a true friend, somehow our emails didn't make it to each other and we were somewhat delayed in communicating but all is well in the end and our frienndship continues to grow! I have visited her blog many times and she is a busy mother of 6 children and I wanted to bless her with special things too! I custom made this gorgeous array of flowers and butterflies for her as well and added my own little treasures I found along the way. I sure hope she enjoys it! She has many of the same items as Tess's swap with a few twists of color choices and flowers and yes a yummy marshmallow spring lolly!
pink fluffy flower, the glass floral paperweight, the pink floral microfiber dish towel, and that adorable angel!
pink flowers, glitters, and hot pink, perfect for my Pink post! I received an adorable mini clipboard too! The little birdie was so tweet! A flower Victorian bouquet, a crocheted doilie, hanky covers, and so many cute little novelties like these little mushroom tags she made. Such a generous and lovely swap. Thank you so much Sherry! I am truly blessed with your friendship! You can find Sherry at If I Could Set My Soul Free.
Today my giveaway is a set of Mary Kay registered trademark pedicure pampering set!
OHHHHHHH how great your feeet will feel. Leave your email or link back and a comment so I can let you know who will win this set! I will use random.org to select a winner from all comments left before 12 midnight Sunday May 9th. Happy Mother's Day!
Now it's time to grab your coffee cup, and continue your PINK journey! Happy Mother's day!
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Have a wonderful day!