Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

In A Word........Beautiful!!!


Several posts back, I mentioned a Giveaway I won and yesterday Fed Ex delivered it to my door!! My hands were shaking as I unwrapped ( okay, I actually ripped) the tissue paper and unrolled the most BEAUTIFUL RUG imaginable!!!! Words Fail Me!!!! I am even having a hard time typing this right now!!!! For some reason I was thinking this was small, but NO, it is HUGE!! As in 24" x 37" huge!! And the COLORS........they are so much richer and deeper than the picture showed! It just sat there on my table, and I just kept shaking my head and honestly felt like crying, it was so wonderful!!

All of a sudden, I realized I needed to find a place of honor for this gorgeous piece of artistry, especially since my DH Jeff asked me where I was going to put it?? Put it?? Oh, yes, I do need to have a plan for it, don't I?? In all the excitement of waiting for it and finally getting it, I never even gave it a thought as to WHERE I would put it!!!! Suddenly, I remembered I had done some redecorating the day before and had a big, empty place on a wall (very unusual for me) and decided that was the PERFECT PLACE for it!! I have a supply of plastic rings that I use for hanging textiles and decided to sew 6 of them to the back (very carefully, I might add) even before I threw away the box and paper!! I was in such a hurry, I almost missed the note inside and am so glad I found it!! Phew! I was in such a state, as you can imagine!!


Armed with my trusty hammer and 6 nails, I hung this Beauty in the perfect place.............right over my bed, where I can look at it each night before I head to dreamland, and see it again when I wake up to start each day!!! What is even more amazing is just how perfectly it matches my bedding.....just like it was made for it!!!!

I can't thank Joanne (Snippets & Scraps of My Mind) enough for the AMAZING and MARVELOUS GIFT, and for the timing of it as well, as this has been a pretty rough past few months with lots of personal issues concerning my son, daughter and mother!! It has so helped and encouraged me and for that I am more grateful than I can say!!! I pray many, many blessings come your way Joanne, and hope that all of you reading this realize how a simple act of kindness can do more than you will ever imagine!! I certainly want to be that kind of person and will be looking for opportunities to be an encouragement to someone who may need it!!! Thank you Joanne, for being that to me!!!

Thank you all for sharing my joy~~

Blessings~

Julie

17 comments:

Karen~The Barely There Primitive Bear said...

Your rug is beautiful! Looks like you put it in the perfect spot. What an awesome give away to win!

Bear Hugs~Karen

Angi at drakestone primitives country cabin said...

Totally wonderful and looks amazing above your bed.. :0)

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Julie,
The rug looks awesome over the bed!! I know Joanne is smiling. She is a Dear friend, and I know you have made her day by speaking so kindly and wishing her many blessings. God is good, and it just goes to show, that her rug has ended up in the right hands :).

Cheyenne said...

That rug is BEAUTIFUL. So happy for you to have this bit of sunshine come your way. Looks great where you have it too! :)

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Thanks so much ladies!! I really LOVE the rug there too, and it will be a great reminder to me of a kindness given and being kind as well!! With all the colors, it is almost like a rainbow promise!!

Blessings~
Julie

Tammy ~ A Primitive Place said...

Absolutely Gorgeous!!
It looks wonderful above your bed.

TFS,
Tam

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

Amazing! So much work! Lucky girl!
★Linda★

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Thanks Ladies!!
It seems like over the bed was the right choice! I wish you could see it in person as it really is amazing!!
I really feel blessed!!

Julie

Lori said...

Julie,
My first reaction when I saw your pictures was that the rug looks amazingly perfect over your bed! And how it matches your bedding....well indeed I think it was just meant to be. I know you will treasure this special gift from Joanne and I'm sure she has been blessed already just by the giving of it. I told you that you would love it!! lol Sweet dreams under your rug dear Julie.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Lori~
Thank you so much for the sweet comment!! I knew when you said it would be wonderful, I was getting a treasure, and you were SO right!!! I have had a large star over my bed for a long time and in my autumn decorating the other day I moved it, leaving that big empty space!! I was not sure what to put there and then the rug came and..............I KNEW it was supposed to go there!!
I just love how it matches perfectly too...the perfect combination!!
Blessings dear friend~
Julie

Carol/Firecrackerkid said...

OMGoodness! What a treasure! How blessed you were to have won this beauty. That was so kind and generous of Joann. Those are my favorite colors too. Good for you:)

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Thank you Carol! I have wanted a hooked rug for forever and it is my hope to someday learn, but this was a DREAM realized!!
I have tried to express to Joanne my deep gratitude and hope she knows how happy it makes me to see it each day!!
It is just perfect!!
Blessings~
Julie

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

Julie ~ that rug is gorgeous!!! Oh my goodness, it was made for you. Congratulations.

Thank you for your kindness and for coming over and visiting my little blog. I never get a chance to really get out and read many blogs. Your is lovely and I'll definitely be back!!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Sending warm hugs ~ Jenn

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Thanks for visiting Jenn, and for your kind, sweet words!

I am amazed at all the talented women out there who take the time to encourage me....thank you for being one of them!!

There are SO MANY AMAZING blogs out there and I feel like I could spend the whole day reading and still not get to each one I follow, but like you, I try to visit when I can and am always uplifed by visiting yours!!

Thank you for your encouragement and I send it right back!!!!

Warm Hugs to you too~
Julie

Beth said...

Oh my goodness.. .your rug looks so beautiful int he spot above your bed... it looks as if it were custom made... goes to prove there is a good and loving GOD even when it comes to small things... he loves to see his children smile.. Joanne is a wonderful person and so full of love and kindness... she hooks non stop and all her pieces are beautiful.. so happy the rug has found a happy home!!

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Hi Beth~
Thank you for stopping by and for your sweet words!! I am still amazed at how this rug inspires people to comment!! I wish I could show it to everyone in person as it truly is a beautiful piece of folk art!! Joanne is so gifted and I am so grateful!!

Blessings~
Julie

rebecca said...

the rug is truly beautiful. and what wonderful words of appreciation you gave to her as well.