Tattered Past

Tattered Past: My ongoing journey through genealogy, history, writing, self-exploration and art. ~~~ Rita Ackerman

Friday, November 4, 2011


I find inspiration all over the Internet through blogs, classes, workshops and all the wonderful people who share their own inspiration and warm hearts.

One of the blogs I look forward to reading is by Carmen at A Playground of Imagination, Beauty and Love. Carmen has a way with words and images and a truly wonderful view of the world.

A few weeks ago she shared a video of a vintage postcard book she made. You can see it here. I love it and commented that I would have to look for some postcards to make one of my own. Carmen answered and offered to send me a few to get started. As somebody who loves "stuff" I gladly accepted and pledged to send a package in return.

Well, Carmen's package arrived today and I was stunned, speechless and ecstatic.

See why?
This was the first layer, so to speak. As I opened all those little packages I kept finding more and more treasures. Including an old key. Something I had mentioned that I have been looking for.

Lots of amazing postcards for my own book.

Some amazing photos. Isn't that baby in the bowl wonderful?

I'm having trouble putting in words what I want to say. I'm touched that somebody I have only met on the Internet could be so generous. (She even sent a birthday card making it all a birthday present.)
I've been touched by many of her posts and look forward to her posts and now I can see how she really does make a difference by being her.
I hope one day we can share a hug but for now I just want to say

Thank you, Carmen.


  1. Wow! Aren't blogger friends just the best!!

  2. oh my !
    of course i want to give you a big hug in person!
    i was very happy sitting in the floor chossing and preparing this package for you, i wish i could have sent you more but now i know you like the same things i love ;-)
    and yay for mail too!
    (by the way i know how you feel i just got something in the mail too)

  3. What a wonderful surprise! I'm hoping you'll bring some of your treasures to WIG for us to enjoy and admire, too!

  4. WOW what a wonderful assortment of goodies, bloggers are some of the most genereous people out there!

    Thank you for entering my giveaway and best of luck
    hugs Lynn

  5. Oh my! How absolutely wonderful! I know how much you care about these little treasures. :)


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