Friday, January 16, 2009

A Gift of Friendship and Kindness

Good Day everyone,

This past week my new Friend Heather from SK Canada offered me a very precious and kind gift of her graphic art talents to create a new look for my blog. I had already changed it a bit when Heather made this very kind offer to do the "New Header".

Heather, asked me if I had any ideas on what I wanted to do with it. I decided to send Heather some photo of the Fairy Garden Doll I made a year ago. I also sent a photo of the first "Dragonfly" I stitched on my Crazy Quilt purse I made a couple of years ago and a photo collage of three Bobbin Lace Hearts which I bought at a Easter Market when I lived in Germany. Along with all these photos I sent another one of Oya's Lace I bought from a friend in Turkey. The Oya Lace is the border around the header. I told Heather that she could use any of the above photos or use her own ideas. I let it up to Heather which way to go.

As you can see the New Header for my CJ Stitching and Blooms blog is absolutely the most beautiful piece of art I have ever seen. I was so overwhelmed with how exquisitely it turned out I was truly humbled with Heather's kindness towards me. I never imagined how Heather could of taken a few photos and created this wee piece of art. It is truly stunning.

Not only did Heather create the New Header but she also came up with the new cluster of roses for along the sides and the perfect matching color for the borders. They all look so wonderful together.

I really loved Heather's signature on her new blog called, "The Cherished Life". Heather's blog is another work of art that I reckon you all should take a peek at. Heather was also very generous to create a new fancy signature for me too. Isn't it truly beautiful. I also learned some new computer skills from Heather this week which I am very grateful for.

When our Internet meeting started a few months ago I never dreamed it would turn into a "Cherish" Friendship. On my new header the small words say, "Friend's are The Flowers in Life's Garden" and to me "Friendship" is one of the Sweetest "Joys" of Life. Thanks Heather for everything and most of all for being "My Kindred Spirit Friend"!


Miss 376 said...

It's beautiful and shows of your lovely work to good advantage

craftydiane said...

That is a beautiful header! She did a fantastic job with it and it really showcases your work!
Have a Blessed Day,

Heather said...

You are so very welcome Judy.

Your new name has been sent. :-)

I believe what is meant for you in life will come your way.

Please enjoy it.

sparkle jars said...

I love the new header! How nice of her. :-)

Rosie said...

Your blog header looks marvellous! I love the roses and your signature. Very pretty.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Jane, Thanks for visiting and your nice comment about my work.

Hi Diane, Thanks for the great comment about the new look for my blog. I love it too.

Heather, Your graphic art design skills are wonderful. Thanks for sharing with me on my blog. I love it.

Hello Gayle, Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your wonderful comment for me to read.

Hello Rosie, Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comment about the new header and the new look of my blog. I love it too.

Hugs Judy

Elle Emm said...

Wow, you have an absolutely gorgeous blog.

Maureen said...

That is a beautiful header - how lucky are you ! - love the new look.

TattingChic said...

Your header is absolutely beautiful! What a lucky gal you are to have such a friend that would do such a lovely thing for you. The new look of your blog is stunning!:)

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Elle, A new visitor, how wonderful and from Canada to where Heather comes from. Thanks for your lovely comment about the new look. Greatly appreciated.

Hello Maureen, Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to leave your very nice comment. I feel very honored and humble that Heather would create such a lovely new look for me.

Hello Tatting Chic. Thanks for your visit and your lovely comment about the new look. Yes I feel very fortunate to have such a wonderful friend like Heather.

Hugs Judy

Deb H said...

Well Judy, your blog is beautiful!

Thanks for visiting mine! I was in Michigan this past fall. I taught at the quilt shop in Montague. Also lectured at PALS in Muskegon, & taught in Grand Haven. My Dad is in Muskegon, brother in Whitehall, & sisters in Hart & Ruby Creek.

It is a small world now, isn't it! I'll be adding you to my list.

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Deb, Thanks for your visit too. It is nice to chat with a fellow Michiganer. Thanks for the lovely comment about the new look of my blog. I wish I had not missed you when you came to teach at our Local quilt shop. Hugs Judy

TattingChic said...

Hi Judy! I just came back to say thank you for entering the OWOH giveaway on my blog! I wish you the best of luck in the drawing and hope you give tatting a try again regardless of the results of the drawing.

Solstitches said...

Your new blog looks fabulous Judy. I especially like the pretty signature.

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