Thursday, January 17, 2013

GIFT OF LOVE

 
Some of you faithful followers will recall my pastry blender of many years broke, and I was having trouble finding a new one.  My dear blog friend Martha on the East Coast heard my cry, and came to the rescue.  The box came today and it was so fun opening it.  She not only found one pastry blender, but two.  The one with the green handle is from an antique store, and looks just like the one my mom had.  
 
As you can see, she added a jar of Grape Pie Filling to complete the picture.  It's packaged so cute, I will hate to use it...but I will.  And when I make the pie with my new pastry blender and the pie filling there will be a picture or two.
 
When I asked Martha if I could send her the money to cover the blenders and postage, her reply just melted my heart.  She said she would be sending it to me because she loved me.  How special to have a sister in the Lord, that showed such loving generosity to me is just the sweetest thing.  I wish she were closer so we could sit down and chat face to face with a piece of pie and coffee.
 
 

20 comments:

  1. I agree that this is such a sweet and thoughtful gift. I know you are smiling from ear to ear!

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  2. I wish we were closer too. So we could make pie together. :)

    PS. I am relieved to see the jar of grape filling in one piece.

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    1. Oh Martha, that would be so fun. In fact, a video of us making pie crust...flour on our nose, laughing and having a great time could go on Youtube.HaHa.

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  3. How very, very sweet of Martha. Birds of a feather, you two!!! I'll be looking forward to seeing your creations with the new pastry blenders!!

    JOY! JOY! JOY!! to find your sweet note on your very own beautiful note card WITH that wonderful scone recipe!! Wanda, your kindness and sweet words are like honey to my soul. You are a beautiful vessel for His Love... thank you for pouring such a sweet blessing on me. Thank you so very much. I pray God's blessings for you... tanna

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    1. Tanna, isn't friendship the sweetest flower of all. I can't tell you how much you blessings have encourged me and how much I have appreciated your prayers for Tom in Texas. Praying today will just be a wonderful day for you.

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  4. I lost a screw( or so I thought) on the handle of mind. My hubby replaced it, but the handle doesn't turn now. Must not have been a screw. But it still works and I don't make many pies any more. My pastry blender is very old. When we bought our house, the previous owners let furniture and everything in the kitchen and garage for an extra 200 bucks. Great deal and the pastry blender was one of the items. That was June 1965. Making it mine for 48 years. And it looked very used at that time.

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    1. Oh my dear Rose... I'm sorry but I can't stop laughing... When I read you "lost a screw", since that is what I always say about myself when I mess up or can't think of something. HaHaHa..

      But, as I read on..what a wonderful story of your "old" blender. I just love these kinds of stories, and one of the reasons I blog so my friends can also share their stories on my blog. Sending love and laughs!!

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    1. Kathy thanks so much for stopping by. I just went to your blog and enjoyed the read. My daughter is my Avon gal.

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  6. Martha has such a sweet and tender heart. How thoughtful to send you the much needed blender.
    I can't wait to see your pastry creations.
    Feeling a bit "old" and blah-ish today so it is wonderful to come here and get my battery charged.
    Love you and sure do miss you.

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    1. Sue, that's forsure. I was talking to my brother this morning and saying "getting old" has it's moments. The sun is shinning today, it's warm as toast, and that sure makes me feel better.

      Can't wait to use my new pastry blender...I feel some scones coming on....

      You take it easy today and get those batteries recharged.

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    2. Thanks Wanda,
      I think I got a bit blue from going down so many Bunny Trails on FB and looking up old friends. Sometimes it's better to not know what they are into now.
      The little girl on my post is from our trip to Nicaragua. She was such a shy little cutie. I just had to post her again.
      Enjoy your day at The Gardens.

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  7. What a wonderful gift! You can blend pastry now double barreled. haha. The flour will be flying! :)

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    1. Oh I did get a mental picture of this two handed cowgirl in the kitchen, blender in each hand and that flour flying...Perhaps I need a couple of pastry holsters...HaHa.

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  8. I have never saw this before, grape pie filling, sounds wonderful, you have good friends because you are an easy person to love!!!!I agree with Betsy, a blender for each hand!!

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    1. Laurie, I had never heard of it either, but I'm anxious to try. I don't want to make a pie for just Don and I, cause we'd eat it. So I think my son and family is coming out Sunday. If they do, I'll make it then. I think the Bible says...If you want friends...be friendly. Thank you that you think I'm easy to love.

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  9. Monica dresses up her jars of pie filling right pretty!

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    1. http://www.monicaspies.com/?page_id=6

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