Drora's surprise giveaway

Drora's surprise giveaway
4 Dec.2019

Monday, July 1, 2013

Swap with Emanuela

Hello dear friends

I feel as if I've been away for ages.  The early summer weather was lovely, we were having a great time outdoors and everything looked promising and good for plans, when out of the blues I caught pneumonia.
A really nasty condition.  Ironically, last year we all  took anti shots.   We were told they were good for at least 5 years...  I am still on antibiotics (Two types) with absolutely no appetite, and loosing weight which I can't afford.  So my dear friends, this is the reason why I am scarcely able to visit your blogs and leave comments.  As soon as I feel better I shall make up for lost time.

Emanuela, my sweet new friend from Italy, when she learned it was my birthday last month, wanted to send me a gift.  We decided to make a swap instead.  My parcel is still somewhere in Postland but Manu's arrived and made me very happy.

A lovely bag and hat together with a very sweet card.  Everything beautifully packed in a rose colored box.

A beautifully embroidered picture sign.  It will hand in on of my market stalls.

Very cute silver trinkets.

Great white doilies.  I'm always looking for these to put under my cakes.

Beautiful white lace.  I love it.


Hugs to all and blessings


  1. unos regalos preciosos , todo un detalle por parte de Manu , espero que los anibioticos hagan pronto su efecto y te libres de esa dolencia



  2. Hello Drora

    I'm sorry to here that you have pneumonia

    I hope you start soon to feel better and can go again enjoy the nice weather

    You have beautiful miniatures received

    Nice to have that kind of handmade gift `s to receive by mail

    Get well soon and dear greetings from Xandra

  3. Dear Drora! I am so sorry tohear about you being so seriously ill!
    I hope you a quick recovery and that you will find your apetite again.
    Try the fruits, they give you vitamins!
    You have got some wonderful gifts, Love them! Enjoy your gifts!
    Big hugs

  4. Dear Drora, please take care of yourself and get well soon! The swap's gifts are lovely so I am sure you are enjoying them much.:) Hugs

  5. siento que se encuentre mal, le enviamos todas nuestras buenas
    ,vibraciones, y cariño para que pronto se mejore
    con seguridad estas cosas preciosas la ayudaran en eso
    un abrazo

  6. The gifts are so beautiful. It was a nice swap that you did
    Sorry to hear that you are ill. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

    Hugs from Lil on Lilsdolls.

  7. Siento mucho que te encuentres mal, espero que te recuperes pronto. Los regalitos preciosos seguro que ayudarán a sentirte mejor.

  8. I wish you recover yourself soon as posible,enjoy these wonderful gifts!! Hugs

  9. Dear Drora, sono contenta che ti abbia fatto piacere il mio piccolo dono e attendo con gioia il tuo.Ti auguro un miglioramento della tua salute ogni giorno che passa.
    Un caro abbraccio, tua amica Manu

  10. Dear Drora, get well soon!!! Take care! Hugs, Anna

  11. Dearest Drora, take care of your self and take all the time you need to recover, I hope you get well soon. A pneumonia at your age can be very nasty!
    Congrats on receiving these beautiful gifts of Manu, enjoy it!
    Hugs, Ilona

  12. Дорогая Drora!
    Я очень огорчена, что вы болели!
    Поскорее выздоравливайте и набирайте силы!
    Я рада, что вы получили подарок! Это улучшает настроение и прибавляет здоровья! Пожалуйста, берегите себя!

  13. Oh dear, take a lot of rest. Pneumonia is serious. I had it, too once. Wish you a speedy recovery.

  14. I hope you'll be well soon.
    These gifts are wonderful.
    Greetings, Faby

  15. Get well soon!!Beautiful Minis in the swap!! I am now orking on our "christmas in July" swap!!! Many Greetings!

  16. I hope you are feeling better ! Wonderful swap items froma great lady!

  17. Dear Drora, I am so sad to hear that you have pneumonia. Please take good care of yourself and get over it quickly and completely. I'm sending my thoughts and prayers your way. Your swap gifts from Manu are both thoughtful and beautiful. Swaps are so fun! Enjoy your new treasures. xo Jennifer

  18. Дорогая Дрора!
    Желаю вам скорейшего выздоровления!

  19. Congratulations on all your lovely gifts. I love all the fine lace. Sad that you've got pneumonia. I wish you a speedy recovery. Take care of yourself and see if you can not get eaten some good food. It is important to have plenty of sleep and something healthy and good food.

  20. Wishing you a speedy recovery my friend. Get plenty of rest and take it easy. Your gifts from Manu are all wonderful I love the picture sign. Enjoy your wonderful treasures.
    Hugs Maria

  21. Oh dear, that's bad news for sure - please take go on taking good care of yourself and please don't worry about us here in blogland. We're here waiting for your when you're feeling better. My best wishes for a quick and full recovery! So good that Manu sent you in some way the right kind of medicine with her beautiful and thoughtful gifts, I believe that when the heart feels happy and thankful it can only be good for your body's health condition.. ;O)


  22. Espero que te mejores pronto. Los regalos son muy bonitos, Manu ha sido muy generosa.
    Besos, Narán

  23. Espero que te recuperes muy pronto. Felicidades por los bonitos regalos de Emanuela. Un saludo, Eva

  24. lovely gifts. lucky you. indypoppy

  25. Hello Drora,
    I am so sorry to hear you are not well. I hope you will get better very soon. The gifts are just lovely.
    Big hug and take care of yourself,

  26. דרודה היקרה
    הבריאי והתחזקי מהר!

  27. Sorry to hear you have been unwell Drora! Hope you feel better soon. The swap with Manu are beautiful items

  28. hello Drora, surtout soignez-vous bien, une pneumonie n'est pas une maladie anodine.
    Les cadeaux de Manu sont très beaux.
    A bientôt ! Bon rétablissement.
    Bises. rosethé

  29. Hello dear rora!wonderful gifts from Emanuela!kiss

  30. Anímate. Las cositas de manu son preciosas. Besos

  31. what a lovely swap and happy belated birthday :)

    Hugs Marisa

  32. oh Drora,cuidate mucho, la neumonía hay que curarla bien , seguro que esos preciosos regalos te ayudan a sentirte mejor, un abrazo muy grande.

  33. Hi Drora , congratulations for your gifts. I sincerely hope you recover soon, because health is the most important. If you let me pray for you to regain your health. Please take care much. a hug, Marisa

  34. Pneumonia! That is a weird time to catch it. I hope you feel a better already. The gifts are so cute Take care.!

  35. Dear Drora, I am so sorry to hear that you are so sick. Pneumonia takes time to get over. You will have to be very patient and not force yourself to do too much. As a matter of fact, you should do as little as you can so that you can regain your strength. The gifts are lovely.

  36. Dear Drora, I am so sorry to hear you are not well, I wish you a speedy recovery my friend, please take it easy and eat lots off vitamins !!
    The gifts from Manu are sooo beautiful and thoughtful, she is such a sweet lady :)
    Take good care of yourself !!

    A big hug Mieke

  37. Hi Drora, what beautiful new items from Italy! I hope you are feeling well... warm hugs!!

  38. Dearest Drora, I am so so sorry to hear that you have been quite ill. O dear, pneumonia is quite an ordeal. Please do take care of yourself, Plenty of rest and look forward to the day you can eat eat eat again :).

  39. O yes, Manu's gifts are truly wonderful. I think she is quite a special lady,isn't she?

  40. Hola Drora
    Felicidades por tus regalos.
    Espero que te recuperes muy pronto.
    besitos ascension