A huge
to my faraway friend Betty
from Paraguay. 

If you're wondering why, 
just check out her blog post of November 22, 2010.  

I WON!!!!!

What a wonderful surprise to find a special envelope
when I got home from work today. 

What was inside you want to know?  
OK, I won't keep you in suspense any longer....

A beautiful doily - Betty explains all about it here:

Just look at the exquisite handicraft by the artists
who do this kind of intricate work!
What a lovely color - I love it!

A close-up!

I'm just so thrilled and honored
to have such wonderful blog friends!
God bless you and yours!
Betty, hubby loved the stamps
and cut them off the envelope right away!
The stunningly beautiful 
2011 Calendar 
will go on my wall in my office!
I'll be thinking of you 
and keeping you
in my prayers!

Hugs to you all!


Mari said...

I've really enjoyed getting to know Betty and learning more about her country. This was a wonderful giveaway and I was really happy you won!

Ruth said...

That doily is exquisite.
This will be a cherished treasure for sure.

Anonymous said...

How very pretty and a special reminder of a blog friend faraway. I visited Betty's blog and said "hi." She has a beautiful family.

Ginny said...

Congradulations, Karin! This doily is amazing, I have never seen one like it! The very fine detail, the pattern and color, are all just stunning! It reminds me of a peacock. On her blog she said the winner could use it as a coaster, but I would NEVER, it is too precious. I would probably hang it on the wall. Or use it as the kitchen table centerpiece.

George said...

This ia a beautiful doily -- congratulations. We get to meet some of the nicest people through blogging.

Marg said...

Isn't it wonderful to meet some beautiful friends throughout this network system? You will really enjoy that calendar. It will have many special memories for you.
Have a special Christmas with your family. I will be praying for you.

pam said...

That is a beautiful doily. I had a grandmother who tatted doilies....I would watch her hands fly as she created something like that. GLORY...what a gift.

Betty said...

I´m so glad it arrived! I was wondering why it took so long. Glad you like it. So fitting for it to arrive this week. You are a special friend to me Karin, and have helped me many times with your great advice. Thankyou so much for your friendship!
Many blessings and a wonderful time with your family this Christmas!!
hugs, from Betty

Glenda said...

The doily is one of the prettiest I've ever seen; the colors are wonderful!

I hope you and your family have a blessed, joy-filled Christmas!

Anneliese said...

I probably could have told you whre it was from. I received a pink doily like that from my Oma years ago!