Wednesday, March 30, 2011
Of a Dear New Friend, a Thoughtful Interview, and a Tea Cozy Giveaway!
“A friend loveth at all times…”
“Use hospitality one to another without grudging.”
~1 Peter 4:9
Friends are so very dear, are they not? Time and again, I have been so blessed through the kind words, comforting hugs, and warm encouragement brought to me by my dear friends. It is a tremendous blessing when the Lord brings into our lives new friends to comfort and encourage us, to serve Christ alongside us, and to, in turn, be a strength and encouragement to them, as well. Part of the joy of understanding that it is, in fact the dear Lord Who brings dear friends into our lives, is the thought that we never know when it will be that He will bless us with a new friend. Such was the case for me these past couple months.
Back in August of last year, I, through my home business Cozy Tea Treasures, became a sponsor for the delightful Jane Austen tour that the wonderful site Feelin’ Feminine was hosting. In so doing, I offered up one of my tea cozies for a giveaway to be held during the tour. The winner of the cozy was a dear young woman named Grace, who has a delightful blog called Grace’s Garden Walk. I was so blessed my her sweet thankfulness and warm heart that was so evident in everything she said. To make a long story short, we have kept up correspondence from time to time since then, and a couple months ago I discovered that she so graciously offers advertising and giveaways on her blog for Etsy shop owners. I asked her about possibly advertising Cozy Tea Treasures through hosting a tea cozy giveaway on her blog. With the sweet spirit that is so characteristic of Grace, she enthusiastically agreed and e-mailed me a wonderful list of interview questions to go along with the giveaway, as part of the blog post. Well, in the past couple weeks I have prayed about the interview, answered the questions, sent the answers to Grace, and been so delighted by how she put so much work, detail, and love into the wonderful giveaway post. The way she put it together is truly beautiful, so I want you all to go check out the post, read the interview, and enter the giveaway!! I pray that you will be as blessed by Grace’s work as I am. And may the interview be a blessing, as well!
So, hurry on over to the calming, beautiful, whimsical Grace’s Garden Walk blog and enter the giveaway, which ends Tuesday, April 5th!
And, thank you, dear Grace, for your sweet friendship! May the Lord bless.