Monday, October 20, 2008

A Sweet Surprise

all the way from Oklahoma, Nebraska, Minnesota, and Australia! I wasn't expecting this. Couldn't have been more surprised or tickled or touched. Donna, Kari, and Jessi got together and commissioned Natasha to paint a picture of the darling ballerina dress that Jessi gifted Amelie with a while back. Take a look at this.
It's a perfect, whimsical rendition on a happy backsplash of aqua, creme and pink. You guys are just so kind and generous to think of me and the doodle. I was really moved and actually did not open the package for several days. Had to sit with it, soaking in all the good intentions behind it, ya know? Natasha, you are so darn talented! It is such a sweet memento of a magical window of baby time. And how she made this card with the same image on the front, I do not know.
Natasha gifted Amelie with a cuddly chenille bear all dolled up in pink millinery and a blue vintage bauble. It's darling. Thank you so much.
Here are a few more pics.
And the doodle bug expressing her happiness and gratitude. Thank you girls for this box of sweetness. You guys really made my week.


Little Pink Studio said...

What a beautiful little girl! I love her dress and the painting is gorgeous as well!

Scrappy Jessi said...

She has gotten so big!!
she's a living doll!!
im so glad you love the dress and now the painting!!! You deserve it girl.
i miss ya!!!

Grace said...

Welcome back I hope you will take shorter naps now! She is so stinkin adorable I want to eat her up and look how big. Great friends you have but obviously you deserve them and your gifts. Enjoy thanks for posting. Hugs Grace

Natasha Burns said...

Hi Kimla,
I'm so glad it arrived, I was beginning to worry that it didn't arrive.
How sweet of Jessi to get you that amazing dress, and the girls to organise the painting with me.
Your little Amelie is the most adorable little girl in it, SO beautiful!

I would love to meet you one day at Silver Bella but I doubt I'd be able to ever go again, I'm probably going to need to pay this trip off for the next 10 years since I'm coming from such a long way :(

Have a great time when you go next year!

ArtsyMama said...

I am so glad it arrived safely. Natasha did an amazing job and your little cutie couldn't look happier with it!! So glad it made you venture back into the blog world as well. We all missed you! I won't be going to SB either this year. Hope to see you at an event sometime on the horizon.
Big hugs!

Cheryl said...

Oh a little bird told me this was happening!!!! ;) Beautiful and so very thoughtful. What a treasure! And my gosh...that Amelie is the most beautiful baby I have ever seen. Truly! Darling! Hugs to you, Sweet Friend!!!

Diane said...

What a wonderful group of thoughtful friends and Amelie the "Doodle" looks happy has pie. What a sweetie pie you must stop by and visit our Amelie
Hugs, Diane

Anonymous said...

Hi Kimla and Uncle Jim,
This is Lisa. I wanted to say hello and see how you all are doing. Amelie has gotten so big. I have pictures of her shortly after she was born. Please email ( we can catch up and I can send pictures of my boys.
Take care,

Bristol said...

Oh what a perfect gift~ And your sweet little girl is by far the cutest baby~

Andrea Singarella said...

So glad to see a post from you, Kimla! Miss A is seriously too cute for words!!!!!

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

aww!! such a sweet gift!! your little angel is darling!! xo Britt :-)