Sunday, February 16, 2014

All You Need Is Love!

Yes, all you need is love!  
a Valentine I created for my sweet Ron

The past week has been filled with just that perfect gift...LOVE

All the love actually began the week before when I finally got to meet sweet friends from a special jewelry Facebook group.  

I'd like you to meet one of my friends, Carolyn, from Birmingham, AL....
Art Retreat in the Desert ~ 2014
Carolyn and I "met" in an online class this past summer.  Our interests, etc. were so similar that a blossoming friendship was inevitable.  

We were delighted to host Carolyn and Gloria (Carolyn's sister-in-law) for the Art Retreat in the Desert.

These ladies showered me with gifts that came straight from the heart ~ 
a soft, yummy scarf which Carolyn embroidered with my business name! 
and these beautiful personalized pillow cases

a soft handmade jewel case and lovely soldered pendant with pictures
of mom and me
 Carolyn is so very talented, not only as a jewelry artist but in the past she's created porcelain dolls, and today continues to design and make knitwear.  Here's one of her headbands which I couldn't resist!

Gloria has the kindest heart and is truly a "spirit of love."  She is a world traveler and has quite the filled passport!

Sweet Gloria showered me with special gifts from a trip to Trier, Germany and the Alsace region....


Tea towels that are so charming in my kitchen

A beautiful rosary from Trier and a prayer card and bookmark 
Lastly, the ladies gave me the most beautiful card which expressed loving and kind sentiments...


The guest house is very quiet now, and I miss the ladies a lot.

Last Sunday was a trip down memory lane as we watched the 50th anniversary tribute to the Beatles landing in America.
August 15, 1965
I was SO lucky to have been at Shea Stadium for their second performance at Shea, on August 23, 1967. A night I will hold dear forever.....check it out here

Along with all this Love, comes a very loving farewell to one of the greatest baseball players of all time....if anyone could come close to being the man Lou Gehrig was, it's certainly this man....

We will miss you, Derek Jeter.....

I'm sending you love and joy this week and always, dear friends.  Remember....

There's nothing you can do that can't be done
Nothing you can sing that can't be sung

Nothing you can say but you can learn how to play the game
It's easy
All you need is LOVE!

3 comments:

debi said...

Hi Karen, I received the strangest e-mail from you yesterday. I think your e-mail account has been hacked.

Lucy Kalstrom said...

Enjoyed this post a LOT! Gloria and Carolyn sound like a couple of fun bunnies. They really did shower you with gifts too! I am glad you enjoyed Tuscon and having your guests :-)

Lucy Kalstrom said...

Enjoyed this post a LOT! Gloria and Carolyn sound like a couple of fun bunnies. They really did shower you with gifts too! I am glad you enjoyed Tuscon and having your guests :-)