A Haven for Vee

Friday, February 17, 2012

Delights from Quill Cottage

Remember when I was having fun while participating in Miss Sandy's Challenge at Quill Cottage? I won the challenge...not based on the product, no, no, based on a draw. In fact, all the participants won something that day. Miss Sandy is generous to a fault. You should hang out there!

I apologize in advance for the light quality. It was evening by the time I received my package...it was brought to me while I was napping in fact. And this morning has brought gray, rainy skies. You know when I pull out Photoscape's Gradient 6 that I'm trying to make a not-so-good photo better.

The Prize

Beautiful Collage

 Exquisite Details

 Harness Your Dreams

 Write a Book

 More Gifts

Dreamy Ephemera

Darling Tag

Never has a gift more perfectly expressed such lofty thoughts and goals. Our dreams, those things which we think of most often, are God-given. Did you know that? We do not dream without His having placed it in our hearts. So we must pay close attention to our dreams. 

Thank you, Miss Sandy, for your incredible generosity of talent and spirit. I you!

So, have you guessed that my dream is to write a book? I'm not even concerned about publishing it, I just want to finish it. More on that another day. What dream are you holding dear?


  1. My mother didn't start writing until she was in her 60's and she wrote short stories and two books. She never submitted them to a publisher. That wasn't her intent. She just enjoyed the process. Now we have them to pass down to generations of our family. So never give up your dream. Love the gifts.

  2. Congratulations on your gorgeous winnings! Such creativity is inspiring. I hope you follow your dream to write a book. Just do a little each day! Yes, I think I may have a book or two in me too. My dreams are tossing all over the place, like a ship in rocky seas. So many possibilities and so little time to get them all accomplished! But as you have noticed, I make many of them come true after I apply a little determination!

  3. Vee, I hope you will fullfill your dream of writing a book one day. I have dreams of re-decorating my bedroom and changing up the front entry and painting but I am just too tired to do it. (it might be the winter doldrums) Your gift from Miss Sandy is beautiful and you did an great job on your photos. Enjoy the weekend. Hugs, Pam

  4. 've been away from blogging for too long - will have to come back and read more - i love the magnets you're making Vee - what's the kit called? I need to set up[ a craft table and keep working rather than just thinking about it. Glad you won the draw. Have a wonderful day!

  5. What a wonderful package of beautiful goodies your received!

    I love knowing that your dream is to write a book. I love your writing style so I am sure it would be a fabulous book.

    My dream....I would love to own an old sturdy barn, to create in and hold barn sales 4 times a year.

  6. If dreams come true, its because of you ... forging ahead.

    Beautiful gift, love the detail.

    Have a beautiful weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  7. I must give some thought to my dreams...I don't know right off hand what they would be other than having my children all walk with the Lord!

    I am going to ponder this out for a while...


    ps - write your book!

  8. The collages are beautiful ~ she has a gift of beautiful creativity and how sweet she is to share.

    My dream is to one day have a hobby farm again.

    I hope that you will make the time to accomplish your dream. Speaking of God-given gifts, you have one for writing. You have such a beautiful way of writing on the blog. You make me (and I'm sure many others) feel emotions ~ laughter, tears, thought, etc. Your book will be a treasure.

  9. Beautiful win. There are so many talented people in blog land.


  10. what lovely, lovely gifts! miss sandy is
    just so talented and kind.

  11. Good morning! WOW...I love them. soo pretty and different. ENJOY Have a good week-end! HUGS

  12. What great gifts! It is important to follow your writing dream. You will feel so much pleasure working out the process. Have a good weekend.

  13. Lovely! Excited about your dream. Mine, I'm in it now...establishing our new life in Montana...excited to see what the Lord has planned.


  14. Lovely !!! So much time and effort and careful thought (as in careful in caring!) Go for your dream!

  15. That's a gorgeous package of goodies. And so affirming.

    Keep writing, Vee. You'll get there, word by word, or Bird by bird, as Anne Lamott says.

    I, too, have writing aspirations. I have finished one book and have files for more. But I get sidetracked. Easily.

    What would we do without dreams?

  16. Signature 'Miss Sandy'! Beautiful.

    And I like your thoughts on pursuing our dreams...which are given to us by God. Yea...I like that.

  17. Follow that dream, Vee!
    You're right, God does plant them in our hearts. We just need the faith to follow them.
    Congrat on all your lovely gifts from Sandy too.

  18. I for one would love to read your book when you write it. Notice I said when!?
    My dream right now is to build that little cabin in the woods with Ken.
    I just mailed a package to you!

  19. Congratulations on your win. Such beautiful gifts that Miss Sandy made and I think your photo editing really makes them look lovely.
    I do hope you write that book!!

  20. What a lovely package of gifts you received!

    I would love to read your book when you finish it, Vee! You have such a charming writing style...so personal and intimate. I always feel like you're writing just to me. :-D

    (My secret dream is to write a book too...maybe a children's book.)

  21. Beautiful gifts from Miss Sandy! She is so very talented. You are also talented, Vee, and I'm sure you will write and engaging book!

    My dreams are always of travel and seeing more of the world. There is so much I'd like to see and savor before I get too old to be able do that.

    Enjoy your weekend!

  22. A book, I want to write a book. And like you, I don't care if it ever gets published, might be best if I just keep it to myself.
    Congratulations on your win :)

  23. Congrats on the luscious goodies, Vee! That Miss Sandy is some artist! She has such a great eye for those little pretties.

    And Yes, you should write a book! You've always got a way with words, Vee. Me? I just wanna quit working and paint all the time!

  24. What a beautiful gift and how inspiring.

    Dreams...oh my, so many, but today God stirred one that brought me to tears, He is doing something in my heart and as the dream was verbalized from someone else, my heart leaped. Now to see Him bring it to past.

    Blessings as you push into your dreams and God guides you.

  25. Congratulations on your win! How lovely! Pursue your dreams and write that book! You can do it. I know what ever the subject it will be something we can all enjoy and learn from. I hope you have a great week!

  26. I hope your dream comes true!

    What beautiful collages!!!

    I am living my dream right now. Married to a wonderful man. Love and family....enough adventure to keep me occupied and challenged. Healthy enough to enjoy life. The hope of having meaningful relationships with all my grandchildren. I have all I ever dreamed of and MORE! God has been so good to me....

  27. Beautiful treasures tucked into your dream.

    I have often thought that you are such a wonderful writer. I hope that you dream comes true. I'll be standing on line at the book signing


  28. What a lovely gift! I love what you said about our dreams are God-given. I've never thought of it that way--I'm going to be thinking on this!
    Have a lovely, blessed week!


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