Saturday, June 07, 2008


I met Suzanne, from Just Another Hang Up, through hosting Bloomin' Tuesday. She is having a tote giveaway so of course I signed up. Each blogger pics a number and the one closest to the number she has chosen wins one of her beautiful totes. I picked 25 because my birthday is June 25th and jokingly told Suzanne a tote would be a great birthday present! I got an e-mail from Suzanne the next day and she asked for my address so she could send me a birthday and thank you for hosting Bloomin' Tuesday present. Imagine my surprise when I opened a package from her that came in today's mail and found this!I am totally in love with this wonderful tote! Suzanne said it was perfect for someone named Ms Green Thumb Jean since it is green and has flowers! I love the bright green materials !
I love the darling front pocket, and the covered button,
the nice canvas straps,
and the sturdy inside pockets. It even has a covered base in the bottom.
I had asked Suzanne if she sold her totes and she said it was more fun to give them away but just this week she has hinted that she will start selling them. I just can't get over this wonderful gift and will think of my blogging friend every time I use it. Please, go visit Just Another Hang Up and tell her I sent you ! Thank you, Suzanne!

I also got this award from Lea, at the Shabby Olde Potting Shed, this week. Thank you , Lea! I feel honored that you think of my blog as creative and interesting!

We are supposed to pass this award on to 5 bloggers we consider deserving of this award because of their creativity, design, interesting material and their contribution to the blogging community. I believe every blog I read fits into this criteria or I probably wouldn't be reading their blog! No matter where or how we live our lives,we all have something to contribute. We are all creative in some areas of our lives and we all get lucky and post about something interesting to someone every once in awhile! Therefore, I am passing this award on to all my commenting blogging friends. You are all adding something to my life and I thank you for that!

To those of you lurking, I'd love to stop by for a visit and get to know you, so comment already!



That is a fabulous tote and so very YOU!!What a doll she was to send it to you!! I know you will enjoy it all Summer long!!! Happy early Birthday to you!!
I cannot wait to get moved so I can plant pretty flowers and participate in your Bloomin' Tuesday... until then I may have to borrow some pretty flowers from around town to post!!:)

Rosie's Whimsy said...

What a gorgeous tote. I would say that is a great beginning to your birthday.

((hugs)) Rosie

Laurie & Chris said...

That is a cool surprise. The material and color looks like something you would have picked out yourself.

Suzanne said...

Ahhh, Jean, thank you for the kind words. You got me all choked up reading this! I'm so happy that you like the tote. It really does scream Ms. Green Thumb Jean! Wishing you a wonderful birth-month ;o) and thanks again for hosting Bloomin' Tuesday!

PS - Anyone is welcome to sign up for the tote give-away at Make sure you scroll down to the correct post, because I've added several posts since I started the give-away!

Susie said...

What a wonderful surprise to receive!
I can see why she thought it was perfect for you and she was right.
Congratulations on your award too!

Muum said...

That is a wonderful tote bag. I make really simple ones. I have a daughter who has the same b'day. small world!

Artsy Etc. said...

How wonderful for you! I love the tote! Its perfect for you Jean!
Have a fine Sunday in the garden.

Charmingdesigns said...

Beautiful Tote!! Laurie

Timalee said...

That tote is so pretty, what a great gift!