Friday, September 24, 2010

Blooming Hearts

Blue Tea

Over flowing.   You know that cup…the one that is sometimes half empty or sometimes half full depending on the glasses you are wearing that day…well my cup is over flowing. Out of it flows friendship, kindness, giving, and love. All these things come from someone whom I have never met and probably never will, yet it makes no difference in the small scheme of things. The cup we drink from is the same. Gayle at Garden of Daisies filled my cup today. She filled it with all these beautiful gifts of friendship in her give-away. Out of 398 chances in the pot my one little entry got picked…imagine that!

Each gift was wrapped with a pretty ribbon

As Gayle says "Friendship is a flower that blooms in the heart" and this was shown in these beautiful gifts. There are embroidered pillow cases that are too pretty to use, and gorgeous fat quarters; An awesome calendar with the painted art work of Jane Shasky, a friendship ornament and a crocheted dishcloth! Thank you Gayle! Please go over and visit with her and say hi!


I so wish you all could come over for a taste of this glazed apple cake that I baked the other day. It is from Trisha Yearwood’s latest cookbook.
Apples, cinnamon, sugar, and walnuts filled my kitchen
with that familiar autumn smell we all love.

Come have a taste with me!

"May happiness find you right where you want to be"

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend filled with friendship and love.

~My loves for today~

Friendships old and new

Bonding without boundaries

More prayers for needed rain

Glasses where you see what I see

A full cup

The best thing about me is you.


Cindy said...

Awesome win!!Those pillowcases are gorgeous!! What a neat gift package!!The cake looks delish..that carmel..yummy!!

Hugs Cindy from Rick-Rack and Gingham

Tammy said...

Hello there, I enjoy your blog!

Congrats on your win...her blog looks wonderful too!

The cake looks scrumptious!!

Char said...

i could feel the love and happiness through the keys. beautiful

now i really have to make that cake

Kathleen Grace said...

There is just something about winning a pretty package from a far away friend that makes a persons day isn't there? When you get that sweet surprise in the mail, how can you not feel the love:>) I wish I were there for a taste of that cake too!

Traci said...

Oooh, congrats Cora! What a lovely package for a lovely lady.
And it is way too late to be lookin at delicious cake pics!

GardenofDaisies said...

Cora, I'm tickled pink that you like the things from the giveaway! Your Trisha Yearwood cake looks scrumptious! Save a piece for me! I'll be there in a jiffy! (Is 2 days a jiffy? I think that's how long it would take me to drive. )

Cheyenne said...

What a fun package to receive in the it! :) As much as I love looking through blogs and getting an e-mail...there is nothing quite like a note in the mail on can hold with your very own hands! :)

That cake looks divine.

Faith said...

Cora, hi, how lovely a package with pretties in it...doesn't get much better. Any of that cake left?
I've got hot coffee...and hop over the fence post and be right over....

Julie Harward said...

Such nice gifts! And such wonderful goodies..YUM! :D

Karen said...

Congratulation Cora... and slice me up a piece of that cake,,and a glass of sweet tea..and we would be closer to

Cinner said...

Cora, there is nobody more perfect to have won this giveaway. everything speaks of you...have a fabulous weekend. I will pray for rain for you. hugs.

Sares said...

Congrats on your win! Those pillowcases are beautiful. Girl, where is the recipe for us?! That cake looks too too yummy!

Manda said...

Oh the thrill of receiving such a lovely package... CONGRATULATIONS.

Christina said...

so glad you won!

these photos are just lovely.

yum to that cake! a brilliant cookbook.

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

What a great package; the pillowcases are stunning!

I have the TY cookbook; I'll have to try this cake, too. So far everything we've made from this book has been excellent!

Gooseberry Patch said...

Oh my word, Cora...that apple cake looks amazing! Thanks for sharing your great story of friendship too.

Carolyn said...

Cora, I am just now seeing that you won the give-away!! :D YYYAAAAYYYYYYYYY! Good for you! It all looks so pretty! :)

Hugs, Carolyn ~ Cottage Sunshine

Angie Berry said...

Oh what a fun giveaway prize! you were one out of 398?? Wow, it was definitely meant for you to have it! So many beautiful things you won! Have lots of fun with it all.

The glazed apple cake looks delicious! Yum, I want a piece right now!