Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Beautiful Things!!

I am so dreadfully behind in posting this! While my family was visiting, I received this gorgeous package from the most lovely Rachel (Mozart's Girl) in England! I had won her giveaway!! A package by Royal Mail - did I feel special or what?!?

And when I opened it, out spilled the most wonderful things: A book about a family in the restaurant business in New York, a little cup making me homesick for England, a little pad of paper that makes me smile every time I look at it, a fun little button and a CD with some of my favorite Mozart piano music! Thank you so much, Rachel! You all can click here to go visit her blog!
I am also late in posting about this gorgeous treasury my friend Theresa (Faerie Moon Creations) curated and included my bird print. Click here to see the treasury and leave a comment if you'd like, and here to visit Theresa's beautiful blog! I so appreciate that you always think of me, Theresa!!
Then, yesterday, I received this beautiful package from my dear friend, Kelly (Kelly Berkey Designs).  I just couldn't resist the new rings she is making!!! Just look at that gorgeous packaging (I have to admit that I put it back together to take pictures - I had opened it so fast in my haste to see the rings that I forgot about photographing it!)
Inside the box were butterflies and gold stars and two most gorgeous rings!
One reads "live.laugh.love" and the other "I am ... enough." Both things I need to remember all the time!!
I just love the way they look! Kelly, you do such a great job!!
And ... staying with Kelly for a moment longer, I took one more photo of her recent (well, it's been a few months) sketch challenge she hosted on her blog and did another 10 minute sketch - last week, before my drawing class had started. I think it turned out pretty nicely for being a quick sketch. I have to say though, hands are hard to draw!
We woke up this morning to a band of strong storms coming through. Now the rain has stopped and the sun is coming out. It's still windy though and we are expecting a big drop in temperatures. Tonight it's supposed to get down into the 30's! I'm thinking here at the coast we'll stay in the 40's though.

I hope you are all having a fantastic day!!


  1. Oh yes, beautiful indeed! Silke, your sketch is INCREDIBLE! Ten minutes!?!? You are growing by leaps and bounds...gigantic leaps. What an exciting, wondrous time of life for you. **happy smiles** Deb

  2. Such wonderful things - Thanks for sharing all of that loveliness!

    I so love the packaging Kelly sends her amazing creations in (a reflection of the beautiful person she is)!


  3. Thanks so much for blogging abouit me Silke - wonderful to see the treasures that left my house and are now in yours! So happy you like everything. I LOVE those rings! Just my thing - I have several 'posey' rings like that made by Kathryn Reichl on Etsy too,..isn't it the most wonderful showcase? Thanks for sharing everything. Ps - great sketch, wish, wish, wish I could draw!! xoxo Rachel

  4. Great sketch, lovely ring and isn't mail the best! Book looks interesting, always like new bookds. Let us know how it is. xox Corrine

  5. Oh what wonderful packages you have been getting! I so wanted to win Rachel's 'giveaway' but glad you won it!!!! Love the rings..amazing!!
    And your sketch is great!! You are truly talented.

    Have a blessed day..
    xoxo Gert

  6. Liebe Silke,

    da bist du ja reich beglückt worden.
    Wir freuen uns mit dir über diese Prachtstücke.

    Liebe Grüße
    Angela und Elisabeth

  7. WHAT a wonderful collection of packages!
    Love the rings that Kelly is doing.

    Have a great day...

  8. Danke für die vielen schönen Inspirationen.
    Wirklich tolle Blogs.
    LG Sabine

  9. What great things Silke!! Its always lovely getting packages from friends!! And your Kelly sketch is great! I too had such a hard time with the hands. That Kelly does have beautiful packaging to go along with her amazing work! :)

  10. Silke, you have been blessed with many special treats in the mail lately.
    Your sketch is great.
    Those storms hit us in the middle of the night - heavy rain, thunder, lightning. In the 80s yesterday. Right now it is 52 and WINDY!!!
    ♥ audrey

  11. silke, you are the sweetest! and i love the sketch you did of me!! i haven't even tried this pose yet, the hands scare me!! and to know you did that in 10 minutes blows me away!!

    so glad you are happy with your rings! i've sold out of the thick ones and have had to order a new batch to stamp already!

    thank you for your love and support, my friend! xo

  12. Wunderschöne Päckchen hast Du bekommen! Und Deine Zeichung ist toll!

  13. Great gifts/good friends Silke. Enjoy your treasures. I like your drawing and hands are definitely very hard.

  14. Enjoy all your new treasures, Silke. And I'm thrilled that you enjoyed the treasury I created. I knew I wanted to include your sweet bird in one of them - and this was the perfect opportunity. Fly free, Silke! :) Theresa