Sunday, January 31, 2010

sprinkle the jewels...


To all participants in the *gift of jewels* project:

Greetings. i am happy to tell you that a personal email has now been sent to you with the mailing address of your
intended recipient. if you have not received it, please be sure to notify me at necessaryroom@gmail.com.

remember, no one else knows who's sending their
jewel (and no two people have each other) so please don't spill the beans ;) it's totally up to you whether you want to send your jewel anonymously or include your return mailing information. either way is love.

please remember to mail all *gift of jewels* on or before February 14, 2010, the Tibetan New Year and a traditional day for celebrating love. raising a prayer flag for you, Tibet.

*one more thing before i go. i wanted to thank everyone who not only participated in this *
gift of jewels* pen pal project, but also those who donated gifts and bonus gifts to share with you in the *gift of jewels* giveaway earlier this month. your love and kindness is most greatly appreciated.

the above photo appears compliments of toni, author of daily vignette and co-creator of the fabulous new blog, vision and verb. you may have even seen her featured at shutter sisters, here and here. or perhaps you've previously browsed her store in search of precious stones. well, i am pleased to announce that toni has generously donated the jewel in this photo to one of you as a bonus *gift of jewels*. thanks so much toni!

are you all wondering who won it? oooh i'm so sorry, i can't tell you because it is the secret jewel in this project. the winner was randomly selected from the registered participants. the chosen one will just have to let us all know when it arrives in their mailbox. ;) it's my little way of saying thank you for joining the *gift of jewels* project: spreading peace and love all over the world.

*may i ask one little favour of you? when you receive your jewels, could you please stop by this post and share your thoughts with us. to make it easier, the *gift of jewels* photo button in the sidebar will directly link to this post.

let the celebration begin...

One World. One People. One Love.

59 comments:

Sherry said...

Oh Se'Lah!! Your heart is mysterious and deep...I love that fact that you aren't telling us who will be gifted with Toni's jewel...that makes it even more fun!! Can't wait to find out how the lucky recipient is!

I loved the last gift of jewels postcard/card exchange; and I loved the gifts from the gift of jewels (I still need to share Tracy's beautiful pink necklace on my blog).

It's so much fun to connect with others through cyberspace and then to connect by having something in the actual mail box.

You are the heart of our lives for organizing these things...JAH loves you!!!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Se'Lah, I am so glad I signed up to do this--already my mind is turning with possibilities! Wishing you a happy weekend! The sun has finally come out here, so it's a big success as far as I'm concerned :)

xo Mary Jo

Faith, Hope, and Love said...

What a beautiful jewel and a great idea to send it as a surprise. I'm so happy I found you in time to participate! :)

Have a great weekend!

Blessings,
Robin

Relyn said...

I did get my email. I'm excited about this. Really excited!

Tracy said...

This is so exiting! I can't wait to see who I'm to send my card to... I didn't get my email yet. But soon, I'm sure. This is so much fun, Se'Lah--THANK YOU!! :o) Happy Weekend, my friend ((HUGS))

Tracy said...

Just got my mail...thank you! Can't wait to send my card off! ((HUGS))

Gayle said...

I got my email!

How sweet of Toni to donate such a beautiful jewel!

My Farmhouse Kitchen said...

you are a kind soul, indeed

thanks for stopping by Farmhouse and leaving the heartfelt comments, my friend

love,
kary

m.e (Cathie) said...

looking forward to it, thanks for organising it, so very excitng!

sunnymama said...

How exciting! So glad you decided to organise another Gift of Jewels project. :)

It seems there is some giveaway karma going around and I'm delighted to let you know that you are the winner of the Mango Juice Bag Giveaway at my blog. Please email me and I'll get it ready to post. Thanks :)

Natty said...

Oie!
I just made my "jewel" and I will be posting it tomorrow :) I hope my pen pal enjoys it.

Oh I wished I had signed on the gift of jewel... unfortunantly i missed it - another opportunitties will come right? hehe

Have a blessed week
Natty

HereBeDragons said...

Oh, that sounds like so much fun!
I also love the photo in your blog header. :)

libby said...

i am so excited to be a part of this magical project! crafty time awaits me this weekend. thank you se'lah.

Janet said...

oh my goodness! that necklace is so gorgeous!

my jewel is going out in tomorrow's mail. hope the recipient loves it!

xoxoxo

vchelle said...

I'm excited to join in another beautiful way to express peace and love!

Gayle said...

I received my jewel!!! Thank you so much, Se'Lah, and what a surprise it was when my jewel came from you! I love the prayer flags and the sweet scents! They are brightening up this cold and snowy winter! You are a jewel!

Marilyn said...

I received my gift of jewels yesterday and just love the homemade card. Thanks for including me in this most wonderful event.

Melissa H. said...

I received my gift of jewels this weekend. It is a lovely winter card and a quote from St. Theresa. Thanks so much, Puanani!

Sharon said...

Hello Se'lah! My jewel was waiting at the post office when I went in today. I got a lovely letter and a mini calendar from my jewel friend Tracey. Thank you Tracey and Se'lah. This has been so fun. :)

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a treat! Today my gift of Jewels arrived and it is a beautiful card made by Carol with condolences for our loss of dear Mr Puffy. So thoughtful. Thank you Carol ~ I'll keep this with my momentos!

Roberta Granada said...

Hi my friend, when I receive my gift of Jewels , I notificie you and post in my blog too,kiss.
http://agulhaetricot.com

Kapuananiokalaniakea said...

Thank you so much for this idea. I received my gift from Sometimes Sophia and it is fabulous!!! I have it posted over my computer to remind me of peace and love and wide open spaces and connections.

Kelli said...

I received my beautiful card jewel several days ago! Thank you Toni. I am dreaming, and I am listening for that still small voice. Thank you.
I haven't gotten to mail my gift yet, unfortunately. Weather, and professional training (childbirth educator) has kept me from the post office. So, if you haven't received your gift yet, it could be from me!!! I hope you will like it. ;)

Beverley Baird said...

I received my special "gift of jewels" from Susy today - what a lovely array of gifts that she sent - to represent Valentine's Day and Chinese New Years. I loved the gift and the whole idea of this exchange. Thanks so much!

Toni said...

I finally made it to the post office today and my gift of jewels came all the way for Norway! Now how cool is that?? Thank you Tracy for the beautiful card. And I love your business card that you enclosed, too - very cool!

Connie said...

I was delighted to receive a most delightful gift from Denmark...it is posted on my new friend's blog at
http://landanna.blogspot.com/2010/02/gift-of-jewels.html

The envelope is handknit and the card a lovely embroidery. I keep looking at it and smiling.

You are way beyond kind to host such a wonderful project not once but twice!!!

Sometimes Sophia said...

I received my jewel from Boston... a beautiful poem and a great sketch of the city skyline. It arrived Friday, Feb. 12th. This was a terrific project to be a part of.... thanks so much for hosting it!

Relyn said...

I got mine. That Elk is so talented. And thoughtful!!

Jac said...

Yay! My jewel was waiting for me when I got back from being away for my anniversary which was a lovely surprise. My card was a collage and had all of the things that I love on it, such as photography and pebbles and birds amongst other things. The only downside is that I'm not sure who it came from!! There was a sender name and address on the envelope but I'm not sure who you are to thank! If you're reading this Thank You! I'm doing a blog post on this later today! :)

Kathleen Grace said...

i received my jewel today, what a sweet surprise in my mailbox:>) This was a wonderful swap, thank you so much for putting it together:>)

PinkInklings said...

I recieved my jewel today, all the way from the UK! The envelope actually SAYS Royal Mail; I guess I got theCrown Jewels :)The card and matching bookmark had artwork celebrating a milestone of the Britsh Red Cross. And also tucked inside was a series of Pixar collectable stickers-my inner child was just giddy with delight. Sunnymama is most definately 'good with children!

Carol said...

My gift of jewels came today, a card made by elementary students and an awesome collage card created by Kim. This was a fun exchange! Thanks, Se'lah!

susanna said...

I received my special Gift of Jewels surprise from Christina of Soul Aperture this past week. I was utterly spoiled! I wrote about it today...
http://susannassketchbook.typepad.com/susannas_sketchbook/2010/02/february-20-2010.html.

And I met the lovely Sheila of Tea and Toast, maker of scrumptious jams and pretty crafts in England.

Thank you for organizing this event, Se'lah!

libby said...

found my jewel in the mailbox today!
thank you so much beverly...such a sweet little bundle of goodness. posted a little something about it on my blog today. :)
and thanks again se'lah...can't wait for the next jewel exchange!

Tracey said...

Love, love, love!!!! Yesterday I received my beautiful jewel from the lovely Marie Rayner ALL THE WAY FROM ENGLAND!! She is an extremely talented artist who blessed me with an original signed print of one of her gorgeous drawings. I don't have a blog to post the picture to, but believe me - it is ADORABLE. I'm buying a frame asap. I'm definitely going to visit Ms. Rayner's blog sites. Thank you, Se'Lah and thank you Jewel Friend Marie - you cannot possibly know how special your gift is to me. I love you for created this Se'Lah; you're angel:-) One Love.

tea time and roses said...

I received my gift of jewels from Sharon who currently resides in Canton Ohio. Oh my how I so enjoyed the beautiful handwritten letter Sharon sent, something special indeed.

Sharon does not have a blog at present, but I certainly believe that will be changing soon.:o) Sharon is bright, intelligent and loves computers working with the software side of things.:o) I am so happy to have met Sharon. Thank you so much Se'Lah for this beautiful "gift of jewels".

Smiles...

Beverly

suvarna mollerup said...

just received mine on Friday, so sweet, i do love this project, so nice to receive actual- hold it in your hands- mail.

scj said...

Thanks so much Se'Lah for organising this. It has been such a blessing. Thank you for the lovely comments on my blog too. I received my beautiful card from Susanna at Susannas Sketchbook and it was such a joy to think that many many miles away (she is in the US and I am in the UK) someone has taken the trouble to write and create for me.
I do hope you will do this again Se'Lah. Thanks again.

julochka said...

my lovely gift of jewels from planet m files (gayle) arrived on saturday! i'll blog it this week!!

and let's just say that a little gift of jewels headed your way today, so be on the lookout, sweet se'lah!

xoxox,
/j

Tracy said...

Such JOY and fun today as I received Carla's (www.carla-artesanatocroch.blogspot.com) *Jewel* today! The beautiful postcards and very lovely crocheted items she made and sent have brought such delight to the start of my week. Many thanks, Carla! And thank you, Se'Lah for all this fun! :o) ((HUGS))

Elizabeth said...

I received the most amazing gift of jewels I could ever wish for. I blogged about it today. So if you want to see my beautiful things I invite you to visit me at Landanna.

Se'Lah Thank you so much for organizing the gift of Jewels.

Sherry said...

I received my lovely gift of jewels today from Jax (Making It Up) in England. Her beautiful card includes a strip of fabric taped along the inside that glitters with jewels! I love it! Thanks Jax, and thank you Se'Lah for organizing us once again! xo

Marie said...

I did not know this thread was here to post when we had received our jewels. First of all I am so pleased that Tracey received my print and was pleased with it. It makes me feel good to know when other's like my work. I received my lovely jewel from Kathy last week, such a beautiful sewn postcard Valentine. I fell immediately in love with it and her talents!! Thanks so much for organizing this SeLah!

The Bodhi Chicklet said...

Mine has arrived too! It was, once again, perfect. Just what I needed to hear.

m.e (Cathie) said...

received my beautiful surprise in the mail and will post about it in the next few days.
thanks Se'lah for organising this!!!

sunnymama said...

I received a lovely homemade card from flwrjane on Tuesday. I've blogged about it here:
http://sunnydaytodaymama.blogspot.com/2010/02/gift-of-jewels-and-giveaways.html

Thanks for hosting another great project Se'Lah. You are a jewel. :)

Also, just to let you know that I posted your Mango Juice Bag giveaway prize at the same time as posting the gift of jewels. Hopefully you will have received it by now or will do soon. Would be great if you would let me know. :)

Janet said...

I bet the neighbors love to watch me when I go to my mailbox. I poke around through all the junk and when I find something special - a jewel - I know I smile REALLY BIG and practically dance back to the car to finish my drive down the street and home. Thank you Melissa for the beautiful handmade card. I can feel the love! You sound like such a busy girl - how do you find the time? Hugs!

Jax said...

I received a wonderful surprise in the post today, much more than a card, a thoughtful present from one mother to another. So very kind, I'll try to blog it soon.

Thank you so much to Robin from Dreaming of Tea with Hope

SharonK said...

I received a hand-written letter from my "jewel"; she and her sister have a blog site which I visited. She lives in Ontario on the Lake, Ontario, Canada! Sounds like a beautiful place. Thank you Se'Lah. I apologize for posting my receipt so late; I did earlier but I think I did it incorrectly.

Mamma has spoken said...

I recieved mine a couple of weeks ago from a very nice lady name Connie. She sent me a nice handmade card and a pin that I am having fun wearing on my winter coat. You can read and see it here:
http://mammahasspoken.blogspot.com/2010/02/reminder-that-spring-is-almost-here.html

Cam said...

Mine arrived today!!

I have already placed it up on my bulletin board! I love the creativity of the little card included! Thanks so much! Bev@ http://bunnysgirl.blogspot.com/

And, thanks to you too, Se'!
Love you, friend!

Lynne said...

My beautiful gift from Angie arrived toiday... a beaded red heart that I will certainly treasure and a gorgeous red journal (filled with possibilities!)

Thanks so much for letting me be a part of this!

country girl said...

Received my lovely gift of jewels all the way over here in Austria from Elaine in Texas! What a lovely surprise that was.
Thank you for putting this together, Se'Lah! It's been so much fun. I felt like a little kid doing secret santa. :)
Love, Dawn

Carla said...

I received my jewels from Sharon , Texas. She sent me each day a new jewels. Thanks to make me happy this days.
love,harmony and peace,
Carla

Darcel said...

Mine came yesterday! All the way from Portugal. My husband opened it with me. He was excited that I had mail from another country.

Thank you so much Natty, it's beautiful. I'm going to post a pic of it this week.

hellosweetworld said...

Hi! I received my gift of jewels and couldn't be more excited! It came all the way from Brazil. So cool!

Relyn said...

You bet I did. Did I already tell you that?

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

Mine arrived today from the UK and I could not be happier! Thanks Shani for the lovely gift...I can't wait to wear my gift of jewels!

Teresha@Marlie and Me said...

picture of my gift of jewels:

http://marlieandmommy.blogspot.com/2010/03/showing-off-my-swap-goodies.html