A big thank you to everyone who left a comment and congratulated me on my 100th post! You have all made this so much fun and I sincerely thank you for all your support and encouragement!
Today is the day to select the name of the winner of my first "Give Back" .........
I was surprised to have so many entries and must thank those of you who posted my "Give Back" on your blog......I made sure to enter your names twice!
This celebratory contest enabled me to meet many more bloggers and blog readers and introduced me to numerous other inspirational and wonderful blogs......
I asked my daughter Kate to select one name from the hat.......Kate pulled out the name ..........."Stina".............
Looking back over my comments .... this is what Stina wrote:
Congratulations! Thanks to The feathered nest I just discovered your blog and your giveaway. I want to take part of it. I like vintage things, such as silky ribbons, wirework, mother of pearl, lace, funny metal pieces. Please, just send me something not too heavy, as I live in Sweden. May 11th is my birthday, so I'm hoping for a birthday present. Your blog looks great with wonderful photos. Stina So, Congratulations to Stina in Sweden! and Happy Birthday too! I guess it was her lucky day!I think I have just the thing for Stina and will enjoy wrapping up her present.....it has a long trip ahead of it!
To live content with small means.... To seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion.... To be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich.... To study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly.... To listen to stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart.... To bear all cheerfully, do all bravely, await occasions, hurry never.... In a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common.... ...........this is to be my symphony.
Thank you to all the kindred spirits and kind souls who take the time to leave a comment......Your support and encouragement are deeply appreciated.....I read each and every message and as time allows, do my best to reply.
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