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Friday, May 24, 2013

Dear Diary






looking back



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at all the corners

of the world 

that I'll never see
 










and all the special people

I may never meet



 







I'm convinced that


via







This year's France Link Party

was a testimony to me 

that



source unknown
 
  
we can beautify the world.



via
 
   
Merci to each one of you 

for making

this year's party

a collaborative effort 

and an 

unforgettable experience  

because 


via
 
 ~~~~
 
And according to


  
the winner of 

Vicki Archer's stunning book






 is

 from



click to visit!




  
It's time for me to take 

a short blog posting break

my friends

and retreat to

my writing studio


 
castles crowns and cottages
  

castles crowns and cottages


castles crowns and cottages - painting by violet skiles


where I'll be writing

for a course I'm taking this

summer at 

The Loft Literary Center.


So for now... 








From my room where I lived in France








Many thanks to Molly the Wally
and Sarah for your assistance with the technology!

106 comments:

Susan said...

I have heard wonderful things about The Loft Literary Center. I am sure that you will enjoy your class with them.

French Girl in Seattle said...

Dearest Anita. We should be the ones thanking you for including us and inviting us to join this successful, fun, wonderful event. I have discovered so many blogs; met so many creative and talented women; re-visited my homeland daily -- all thanks to you and your "France party," this week. Merci beaucoup. I needed to be cheered up, and this fabulous event was just what the doctor prescribed. You deserve a break, and I hope you enjoy the writing workshop this summer. Bisous, ton amie Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Sandy at You May Be Wandering said...

Dear Anita...thank YOU for a wonderful week of exploring 'belle France' and meeting new friends from all over the world. This was a wonderful experience!

I will miss seeing your stunning blog posts this summer...but how lovely that you will be able to write!!

Have a lovely weekend and I wish you well with your class. With much love and thanks...xoxo

--Sandy

Kelly said...

Anita, I am WISHING for you continued success on your exciting journey. You have taken us on such an amazing adventure this past week that I can only imagine where you may take us next!!!
Thank you, I did enjoy the the trip and the amazing Company that accompanied such fabulous views! MERCI....<3

BRASWELL said...

you will be missed got the french post up on Tuesday 5/21/13 had an emergency with a client. I know you will enjoy your class. xxpeggybraswelldesign.com

SizzleandZoom said...

Gorgeous thank-you post. I love the photos of inside your home. Beautiful. You left me wanting to see more.(And the dreamy one you took while living in France).

Elizabeth Rose Stanton said...

Happy, HAPPY writing, Anita! And congratulations to Marsha :)

Ann said...

Love the last quote Anita,
so true.

Have a wonderful time writing.
Enjoy!

Marcia Pilar said...

For now...

Thank you again, lovely Anita. I'm still having a wonderful time visiting and dreaming up new ways to share creativity. Yes, the human heart has the capacity to love without limits and travel beyond the borders of our natural mind. I've left pieces of mine in many places too.
Congrats to Marsha and merci, merci, merci!!

Sylvia said...

My dear friend, thank you very much for connecting all us through such an exciting French adventure! They say emotion is contagious; all of us have had our spirits picked up by being around somebody who spreads love and care. That somebody was you this past week and I couldn't be more happy to know you. I wish you an inspiration for your writing journey! But I am sure your creativity will soar being surrounded by such beauty and peacefulness in your writing studio! I will miss you during your break. Happy writing!

Tammie Lee said...

i wish you a lovely writing break!

this post is so lovely
spirit candy indeed.

sweet and bright smile is sent to you ~

Molly The Wally said...

Anita so before our time together I did not realise you'd been to so many places with your friends. Have a lovely break. Hopefully new computer at the weekend and we will have more time. Thank you so much for your kind words for us and the people of London. You are such a lovely person. Have a fabulous Friday.
Best wishes Molly

Marcia Pilar said...

Ah, yes, yes, I see that salmon pink. Who could resist it, right? I love Nocturne, it's one of my favorite classics. Love the debutantes too.
Fantastic Friday!!
MUAH!

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, thank you for that lovely post, including all of us in such abeautiful and thoughtful way! Love the pictures of your writing studio too - it looks so peaceful and light. This weekend, i will go and actually visit some more of your friends and France, When i got home from Rome, i was immediately burried in work for the release of our new E-mag, so i had too little time. But what i saw was so inspirung! Thank you for hosting this event Anita - and thank you for coming to see ROME with me! Cheers to a relaxing weekend!
xox

Coquetíssima said...

Hi, dear Anita!!!!!

I'm sorry, but I'm very bussy with my study! :/ Your posts are always very inspiring and very sweet!!!!! :)

Have a wonderful time writing!

Kisses, my dear friend!!!!!!! Muak!!!!!!

Miss Sandra said...

Dear Anita...
You've hosted a most lovely blog party. Enjoy your break. I look forward to your return and your ever beautiful blog posts..wishing you daily bliss.
xo
Sandra

Heather Lindstrom said...

Anita darling~ I can't tell you how incredibly much I enjoyed your 'simply irresistible' party. I met lovely, soulful bloggers from around the world-what a treat. Your efforts to connect and encourage and support were tireless and you made is so much fun. Merci! Merci!
Enjoy your writing time-can't wait to see you back creating more beauty.
xx, Heather

Down by the sea said...

Dear Anita,
Thank you so much for organising our wonderful trip to France as your post mentions it was wonderful to meet new bloggers and share our love of France. It feels over the last week that I have had actual been on holiday in France!
sarah x

Marie - Ange said...

Chère Anita,
Merci de me rendre mon âme d'enfant !
Ton blog est un petit miracle, un pur bonheur.
Mille bisous d'amitié et encore merci de m'avoir fait participer à la FETE !
Marie-Ange

It's me said...

Wowww Anita what a week !!!..i love to met all these people....great friends together !!...love it.....thank you so much !!....i hope till next year !!...we wil meet again.....i hope someday in real...love you with whole my heart...always...Ria...xxx...!!

Roselie May said...

Dear Anita, thank you so much for organizing this link party! It has been a blast this past week...

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh Anita,
I now have tears in my eyes. Your link party was so fun. I wish you continue this every year, but I think it may be your last year? I am so grateful for you including me in this post today. You mean so much to me, and your words are always comforting and beautiful. I love ALL the pictures on here today, it's hard to choose a favorite, but the ladies walking down the stairs really got me.

There is just one thing to say about this lovely post today.....PERFECT.

I love you, dear heart of mine.

~Sheri

Marie said...

Love, LOve, LOVE!

Red Rose Alley said...

Oh, have a relaxing time away, and I will come and visit with you again and again.

Love,
~me

vicki archer said...

It was such fin Anita... to find old friends and visit with new ones... thank you for being the most wonderful hostess ...
Enjoy your break... not too long though... your visuals are such a tonic... :)
Happy weekend... and i shall drop a note to Marsha early next week... xv

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Dearest Anita,
My heart is full of joy today. It is you I have to thank for that..
This post stirs my soul and tugs at my heart. Beautiful, just beautiful..
Merci dear one, for hosting such a beautiful link party. One that allowed me to enjoy the beauty of France and meet lovely people.
Bebe sends her love.
bisous!
Penny

Sarah said...

You make everything so poetic, Anita. Thank you for hosting this beautiful party. I'm still visiting these gorgeous posts. Enjoy your summer writing course.
Will look forward to your return!
Congratulations to Marsha. She is a favorite Texas girl! How special that she provided us a wealth of posts to celebrate France. ~ Sarah

Bonnie said...

Anita, you truly had "a room with a view". Beautiful!

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you so much for your visit dear friend! Bebe is blushing, as am I.
Love,
Penny

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Dearest Anita....I have had such trouble getting into your blog whilst your party was on....it just wouldn't allow me! I did visit your other blog and left a little note there. Your party was such fun!!!!!!!

Congratulations to Marsha on this terrific prize....enjoy your blogging break and getting stuck into your writing.....thinking of you....Love Dzintra xo

M.A. the 2nd ~ Frances Russell said...

Oh dear Anita ... good luck with your writing but I am sad the party has come to an end! I actually have one more post for the party ready for today ... I am always the last to leave a party so I guess that is fitting! I have N, C, and E to complete for my FRANCE... so one last post for the road! Thank-you so much for organizing and hosting such a stunning party with so many friends coming together to celebrate! best wishes dearest Anita and take care!!!
xx Frances

Heather Lindstrom said...

Anita dear~Just stopping back by to say thank you for your kind comments about me on Anne's blog 'dress' today. You made me smile. I find you to be so generous, articulate and genuine. Thank you. As for how I found you? I saw the same kindness, graciousness and love you shared on other blogs (I'm thinking perhaps Around the Table, The Rich Life...and more). Just when I was hoping to get to know YOU you were taking a blogging break...so I waited (is it blog stalking? ;) and was thrilled when you came back to your gorgeous blog. That is the truth-and it is such fun to know you and be part of this gorgeous/creative community you have created.
You are a beyond fab!
Here's to more.
Merci xx, Heather

deana sidney said...

Well, I was late to the party this year... life got in the way! I've visited nearly every blog today and can say I agree with you completely... a huge success and a great way to bring the world together and make the world a more beautiful place.

Write well and have a great time!!!

Art and Sand said...

You will be missed. Viewing your blogs just make me happy. I hope you are not gone too long.

Createology said...

Thank you ever so very much for sharing this wonderful journey to France. The wonderful blogs and artists who participated are to be congratulated for their contributions. Enjoy your writing dear...

A Magical Whimsy said...

It was pure BLISS participating in your French Blog Party!!! This is one event I will remember for a very long time.
Thank you ever, ever so very very much!
<3
:)
hugs, and smiles
Teresa in California
http://amagicalwhimsy.blogspot.com/

A Tale of Two Cities said...

What a joy to visit so many new and old friends through this little party you hosted! Good luck with your writing--may inspiration flow freely!

Marsha Splenderosa said...

This has been the most wonderful week! I've met so many new friends who came to visit from your posts, Anita, and this is so important to me. I wanted to give my all to our week in France and make you proud. Now, you've made me proud, happy and delighted to learn I've won THE BOOK!
Seriously. Winning this book & the note from Vicki is something I will cherish forever. Thank you so so much. Never change.

Burlap Luxe said...

Congrats to The beautiful Marsha, she is going to love that book.

This was a beautiful post, and your writing room is of sheer beauty in all it's whiteness. Love the wood floors and that French door, it's truly a room I would love to create in as well.

Wish I had not been so sick, I so missed out on a beautiful holiday in France, well I am making up for it now with visiting and reading older postings.

Lots of beauty and love to you my friend.

Xx
Bisous

Doré

EdenClare said...

oh boowho
you are leaving us
once again...
but writing...
writing is calling
you...come back
when you can
and share something
wonderful about
this awesome
experience...
xoxo

fee @ chipper nelly said...

I can't believe I've missed it! (actually I can - I've been a busy bee this past few months)
But I will go back and take the trip with you - it's always such a treat.
I hope you have a wonderful break and find creativity beyond whatever you've found before - a writing workshop? sounds fab.
We'll miss you and eagerly await your return...fee xxx

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

Bonjour ma belle!

We had such a great time creating our post for your Blog Party! So many great blog posts. Thank you for hosting such a pleasant "vacation" for the soul.

Have a peaceful and productive break writing. Bisous, Sherry

Luisa Mª Benito said...

Ma chère Anita! Je vous remercie mille fois de m'avoir permis de faire partie de cette belle aventure qui m'a permis de rencontrer des gens et les esprits merveilleux et créatif. La beauté, la bonté et la créativité iteligencia toutes les filles que j'ai rencontrées ont fascinado.Mi Anita aimé et apprécié Bien que j'ai apprécié QUE SERAIENT ORGANIZASES ladyes UNE NOUVELLE RÉUNION aussi vite que vous pouvez!. :) :) Hehehehehe
Ohh! Anita cher PERFECT HOST. et bon ami.
Vous pouvez compter sur moi pour vos idées merveilleuses!
C'est un plaisir

de baisers
Luisa
FROM SPAIN

My dear Anita! I thank you a thousand times for letting me be part of this wonderful adventure that has allowed me to meet people and wonderful and creative minds. The beauty, kindness and creativity iteligencia all the girls that I have met has fascinado.Mi Anita loved and appreciated while I enjoyed THAT WOULD ORGANIZASES Ladyes A NEW MEETING AS FAST AS YOU CAN!. :):) Hehehehehe
OHH! Anita dear PERFECT HOST. and Good Friend.
You can count on me for your wonderful ideas!
It is a pleasure

many kisses
Luisa ( from Spain )
personallyselected.blogspot.com.es

The enchanted home said...

Don't be gone too long:) Thank YOU for creating such a wonderful idea with the amazing France posts...my only regret was not being able to participate. Absolutely next time!!

I so enjoyed visiting many of the blogs that participated and soaked up every word and picture..totally inspiring. Thanks Anita and enjoy your break........

Marcia Pilar said...

Come see where I found a new home for Red Scarf Diaries girl. :) Was meant to be all along.
xoxo's

"Create Beauty" said...

Oh ~ wasn't it F U N?!?!?!
.
Such lovely bloggers I've visited and who have come for a visit at
Create Beauty....

Thank you for putting this together my sweet friend! You are a beautiful inspiration.

~ Violet

Palomasea said...

Good Morning Chere Amie!!!
What a beautiful tribute to dear friends, and thank YOU for this most memorable experience....
Your photos of home are GORGEOUS! They really are!
And the view from your room in France?? So romantic....do you have more photos of your journey?
Congratulations to Marsha!
Coming via e-mail now...
Love You!
(Love the music so much...I even practice that piece on the piano...a much simpler version...hee)

Palomasea said...

Thank you dear one!!!
Isn't it amazing for Marsha?? :)
Thank you so much, I was disappointed not to have been able to read or see her posts! I need to try the library computer...
And your photos are truly stunning...please post more! :)
The rose photo was taken here...I just edited a bit and added some fun stuff on Picmonkey...merci!!!
Love you!

Anne said...

Dearest Anita, merci to you for organizing the wonderful France party, it was a blast! Have a great time at your literary workshop! and p.s. never say never about seeing those parts of the world! I'm sure you and your husband have plenty of travel left in you...!

xo Anne

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Have a wonderful day dear friend!
Thank you for wandering over.
Bebe sends her love !
bisous!


Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Dear Anita,
Thank you for organizing that French link party with such class, pizazz and style, as only you can! Enjoy your well deserved break. And your writing class.
xo
Loi

Madelief said...

Dear Anita,

I didn't know you lived in France before. What an amazing view you had!

Your post are always so beautiful and positive Anita! They always lift my spirits.

Thank you for always leaving such sweet comments too!

I will tell you my photography secret :-) My photographs are so clear lately because I bought a (second-hand) 100mm lens recently. It's remarkable what you can do with it!!!

Enjoy your break!

Happy weekend,

Madelief x

Deborah said...

Simply gorgeous Anita!!!!
That first photo reminds me of the lovely Kate Winslet from Titanic.
So happy you all had such fun! That window where you lived in France is breath taking!
Have a good blog break sweetie!
Hugs!

All my heart,
Deborah xoxoxo

Linda Primmer said...

Anita dear, you are such a loving sweet woman. I can't thank you enough for allowing me to be part of this fabulous party. I have met some lovely people and treasured their photos. Have a marvelous week-end. Love, Linda

Draffin Bears said...

Dear sweet Anita,

Merci beaucoup for hosting the delightful party. I had so much fun and was great to see everyone's inspiration from France. Also great to meet so many beautiful friends.
You are a very sweet and lovely friend.
Wishing you all the very best with your writing course, sounds like fun.
Enjoy your blog break and the summer
Also thanks for your kind note you left me and your friendship - we are all so very lucky to know you.

Hugs
Carolyn

Sherry "Edie" & Marie Antionette said...

I want to thank you for a most wonderful party Anita !!! I had so much fun visiting everyone.Sherry and I are hoping we made some friends along the way.
Congrats to Marchsa for winning the Magazine.I'm sure she will enjoy it.
I'm wishing a wonderful Memorial Day...Be safe,
XXOO Marie Antoinette
PS...I'm going back to my regular spelling of my name Anita.I had to go with the tion,because when I started on the puter we only had websites.Toin,was already taken.But since this isn't a website I'm taking back my name.

hi-d said...

Hello Anita,

Thanks again for being a wonderful hostess! It was fun visiting the other participants...I have made it through most of your link list, but will have to try and get through the remaining this week.

I hope you're having a great day! How exciting that you'll be taking another class. Enjoy your blogging break and we'll see you back later.

xoxo
Heidi

♥ Mary Janes TEAROOM said...

Such a wonderful and thoughtful post Anita. You inspire everyone who visits your blog! I hope you have a wonderful time at your writing class. You have a very special gift and it's wonderful to hear that you are going on your creative adventure!
Happy Weekend,
Susan x

La Petite Gallery said...

Travel as much as you can, when you get old and the legs go, it's over.
Well, I live Vicariously through
you Dear Anita.
Happy that Marsha won a fabulous gift
from from Vicki. Lucky lady.

jayneonweedstreet said...

Au revoir Anita, remember that your audience will await your return with grateful hearts!

Debby Steele said...

It was so much fun being part of the party. Your home is gorgeous.

Maria said...

~ Do what makes your heart smile :) lovely Anita....We will all be here waiting on your return, my friend...~ Thanking you always for the most generous comments and the most heart felt posts.....~ With kindest thoughts...Maria x ( from my little tiny corner to yours)

Karen Albert said...

Dear Anita thank you for including me in this wondrous experience. It was such a pleasure to visit our blog friends!

Xoxo
Karena
Art by Karena

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Oh Anita, you are so sweet! MERCI dear friend.. I am so happy you enjoyed viewing Chester. Your encouraging words always warm my heart
bisous!
Penny

Madame Là-bas said...

So beautiful! I am just home from 9 weeks in Europe and You blog has helped to soothe my pangs.

YONKS said...

Good Morning Wonderful Lady,
Di in Wales is now Di in France. Oh, Anita, I wish you were here, it's so peaceful. I have made my first little film. Move over Tarantino, now where did I leave that Samurai Sword :-)!
I raised a glass of champagne to you last night, and all the wonderful participants in your extremely successful and well received France Link up.

I'm off for an afternoon nap before dinner, but had to stop by and see you first.

Much Love
Di
xxxxx

DREAMS ON 34th STREET ~ French Bread & Family said...

Anita...oh...Anita.
Last week was as if my house was stacked floor to ceiling with gifts.

What a beautiful virtual tapestry we wove, because of you. I am the guest that refuses to leave! ; )

Your writing room...a place for a prima ballerina to dance on her cloud!
Merci!
~Lynne
withLove.

June said...

Sweet Anita. I almost cried reading this post because I agree SO MUCH with everything you have written about all the people I will never meet and all the places I will never go and yet spread beauty abroad in the world. I think it will be up to all of us seekers of beauty that will have the strongest influence in the world for good. And you my sweet friend are so special for helping to foster this along!
sending hugs...

koralee said...

Hi my sweet friend....such a lovely post! I am so so sorry I have not been around lately...I have been thinking of you lots and lots...life has been so busy with my daughter's prom this weekend. I hope to have photos up on facebook soon..love to you for a wonderful week. Once I have a few minutes I will visit you on an email. xoxoxo

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

Oh yes Anita I couldn't get in all last week! Mimi is like a lanky teenager now LOL and bounding around everywhere...and yes JoJo loves her so as we all do....she is just lovely! She has the best temperament too...Enjoy your writing dear Anita....you are so good at it....Love Dzintra xo

Barbara said...

Dear Anita...thank you and all the other blog authors for a wonderful week of exploration. I’m going to miss you over the summer, but I know you will be writing wonderful things! We will all be waiting for you when you get back. Barbara x

Martina said...

Cheers to a lovely new week Anita! We had TONS of rain again this weekend - can't remember ever a month of may so wet and cold here, but just now the sun came out a little, and i ran into the garden ... xox

Jeri Landers said...

Bye bye, dear heart, enjoy your writing retreat. The party was much fun, I still have more places to visit, but will eventually make all the stops. Thanks for throwing the bash!

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

A Great and Grand post my darling!!!!

I am back a bit earlier than I thought because I was missing everyone so. Thank you for the kind words you said on my post as I was needing time away. All is great now and I am so in hopes that your writing career takes OFFFFFF! Off we go into the wild, blue yonder! Awh ~~~

Kerri said...

Hi Anita, Just stopping by to wish you Happy Memorial Day! I was able to take a break and enjoy the day on the Avenue... such a beautiful day outside!!

Have a blessed week!

xoxo
Kerri

Rhissanna said...

Congratulations to Marsha and thank you, thank you, dearest Anita, for everything you did and all you do.

Rhissanna

The French Hutch said...

Dear Anita, Thank you for another wonderful Simply IIrresistible party. I met so many new friends there. Enjoy your writing and classes this summer.

Merci,
Emily

Catherine Robinson said...

A wonderful party, Anita, thank you. Wishing you well with your writing and your course...to retreat to your writing studio sounds quite magical :-)
Looking forward to reading your beautiful posts soon.
Catherine xx

Sonja said...

I've taken a belated tour this morning, to France and back...

What a beautiful treat, and what special blogging friends who have shared France with all of us. This is a voyage for the mind and heart. I loved it!

Enjoy your break, come back soon!

xo

Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Dearest Anita,
More amazing images from you!!!!! I wish we could meet for coffee in Paris right now!!!!! How fun would that be!!!!
It has been storming here ALL through the holiday weekend!!!!! It's heavy thunderstorms here now- the humidity is bad which I'm sure isn't helping.
What did you do this past weekend?
We did BBQ yesterday before the storms rolled in late afternoon....
Hope you're having a great day!!!!!
Sending love & hugs,
Shannon

Cobalt Violet said...

Happy Writing to you!!! Enjoy your creative adventure! :)

Karen Xavier said...

Dera Anita, beautiful beautiful post... I like that line 'Together, we can beautify the world'. You already do that, by your wonderfully uplifting blog... hope all the writing is going well, take care.

Jackie Jaggers said...

My goodness you are getting so fancy my dear. Birds flying and such beautiful personalized photo's. It's all so wonderful! Be blessed, never stressed as you write to your hearts content.

Leslie said...

Hi Anita! I hope you are enjoying your break from blogging and getting lots of writing in. It's been so busy for me that I haven't had much time to blog :( Such a wonderful post today filled with gorgeous images. I'm so glad Marsha won the book..she will enjoy it! xxleslie

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Sending out a big hug to you too dearest!!!!!!

francis said...

Anita i hope you are having a wonderful time .....
I am thinking of you !
My garden is becoming a complete new place to be .....
There is a lot of rain in Holland and its cold outside
but when Miss Spring will arrive she will find me in my new garden being Happy At Home .......
Lots of love from Holland

NotesFromAbroad said...

I will be here when you come back.
Enjoy your time away from the blog , a bientot y gracias mi amiga.

koralee said...

I am here....and excited to be! How was your day?? How is your sweeties back...boy can I relate to him. Today was a wild and crazy one..the students are already "flipping out" about Summer...no concentration...and that goes both ways.
xoxoxoxoxooxoxoxooxxooxoxxooxox
{how was your appointment?}

Inner Outer Beauty said...

Just found your blog and it´s lovely! Full of inspiration and feel good! Hope it goes well with your writing! Caroline

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I can so relate to - leaving my heart in so many places! I have seen your face on many occasions when leaving comments so I thought it was about time I popped over and said hello. Suzy x

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

Have a super-dooper day my friend. School is out here and my grandies are coming in two weeks to hang out! I LOVE SUMMER!!!!!!!!!

Ivy Clad said...

Enjoy your well-deserved break, Anita. I hope the creativity will flow!

xo,
Keri

Red Rose Alley said...

Hello dear Anita,
Just stopped by to say hello. Have you been working in your garden lately? I showed the girls the picture of the outside of your home, and they loved it, especially Jess, as she has always wanted to live in a cottage like that. I have been doing a little spring cleaning myself. There is so much that we gather through the years, and it's nice to clean out once in awhile.

I am going to browse through your wonderful post again.

Thinking of you,

Love,
~Sheri

Jade said...

What a joy, to visit all the wonderful places with you, my dearest Anita, I looooooooove it!!! And I love the music...........that makes my heart sing on this grey and rainy day! Have a wonderful weekend,

Hugs Jade

PS: Sheila is feeling fine - the brown Lab on my last post is my friends dog and he has been here on weekend.

The Dutchess said...

xoxo....there will be mail...

Woolytales Miniatures said...

It has been too long Nita... please forgive me.... I also missed this lovely party , but you know I am with you at all times .. in my heart.
Love you...

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Thank you so much for starting my morning off with such a sweet note!
I am thrilled that you enjoyed viewing Buttercup!
Have a wonderful day dear one.
bisous!

Ivy Clad said...
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Ivy Clad said...

Anita, thank you so much for thinking about me. How sweet of you! Spring HAS finally arrived here and with it all the spring storms. We survived the last ones that were so devastating without any damage here.

Do enjoy your break!
Keri

Martina said...

Dearest Anita, here's to a happy weekend - with more rain maybe, but also with laughter, creativity and joy! Will you be writing?
Thanks for your sweet visit today, always makes me smile! xx

Renae of Simple Sequins said...

You always bring a smile to my face.

Have a tremendous weekend! (hug)

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Anita,

So lovely of you to come by and say hello and wish Victoria a happy birthday, thank you dear friend.
Do hope that you have a wonderful weekend

hugs
Carolyn

francis said...

Hello my friend . How are you today ?
Overhere finaly miss sunshine has come over to make my new garden even prettier .....
Tahnk you for visiting me and for asking about my new garden .
What I love to do in my garden is
BE .....JUST BE......
and muse ....
and I know now
all has come to me in the most absolutely PERFECT way .
My new garden has so much space for my darling Eva .....
Yesterday for the first time Eva and I were in the garden together .
The sun was shining
I was sitting under my PEAR-TREE and Eva was on a discovering expedition .
There was a bowl containing some rainwater and she came with a hand filled with sand and let that into the water and sat down cowered and all surprised about the sand disapearing in the water .
I was so HAPPY
it seemed my whole life came to the essence .....
My love for simplicity , attention ,amazement , surprise
For children becoming who they are and want to be .
All of that together in the greatest gift of all
My grandchild , showing me how she is and also reminding me of her father when he a child and how I have been as a mother .....
A BLESSING in my new garden .
I love to sit and muse and just BE .
You are there with me too , in my heart and in my thoughts ....always

Ivy and Elephants said...

Hi Anita,
I just want to say how much I enjoyed the party and thank you for hosting it. This year was even more beautiful and fun than last. Many it continue to grow and you be blessed. Enjoy your writing course!
Hugs,
Patti

Red Rose Alley said...

My dear Anita, YOU listen better than anyone I know. Isn't that a nice prayer? I heard it many years ago and thought I'd share it. I am going to a craft fair with husband today. It should be fun. Enjoy your day, lovely.

~Sheri

Ms. K @ Write On Thyme said...

And it was such fun! Thank you for hosting and all the time and energy and YOU you put into it. And all your posts. Can't wait to find out more about what you're writing this summer. What is the class!? So excited for you. Happy writing!
xoxo, Kirsten