Sunday, May 3, 2009

May Day part deux

Look at the lovely things I got on May Day! From Ashlyn, this folded cone she whipped up from an internet pattern, embellished with a garland of silk flowers and planted with a spider plant start (the dirt is in a plastic baggy). Clever and so sweet! From Liz, a sweet book of "friend" quotes, tied up with ribbon and a posy of fresh picked violets (wilting slightly by the time I took this photo). I don't know if she knew that I love mini books and have a collection of them.

I gave both Ashlyn and Liz one of my cones (previous post), never expecting to get anything in return, so their little gifts were SO wonderful because of that. Complete surprises!

I don't know if it's better to give than to receive. Receiving can be pretty nice too!


Margaret said...

what lovely friends you have!!, to get or give? both can be pretty nice, especially the unexpected

Linda said...

ohhhhhhh.......all so sweet and lovely!

Ashlyn said...

I'm so glad you liked it!! You're such a wonderful, generous friend, always thinking of others, it was the least I could do!
Big Hugs, Ashlyn

~*~Patty Szymkowicz said...

giving and getting....yes both lots of fun
it takes some grace to be a good receiver, not everyone is good at that
sweet friends to suprise you!

Donna said...

Fun doing both!!Hahaa...hughugs