The little girl next door, called Gabriella, isn't yet seven and she coloured this for us. How sweet is that?
The piece of paper was badly crumpled from the effort of posting so the following day I carefully ironed it between a couple of sheets of paper, adhered it to a piece of card, popped it into a document holder and then stuck it to the inside of one of the front bedroom windows.
There was a note, also crumpled, which I also ironed as flat as I could:
It says - literally:
'To Len dy and duley hope you are oll OK and hope you have a lovely day here is a rainbow for you since you have not got one oredy love from your nabers Gabriella and Teddy'.
What to do? I messaged her Mum and she liked my suggestion so I stamped quite a few images for her to colour and also added a packet of unused crayons and quite a few plain and twinkly felt tipped pens. Apparently Gabriella fell upon the sparkly felt tipped pens and began colouring right away!
My next batch of images for Gabriella (and now one of her brothers) to colour is already under way - along with some using pigment ink which can be water coloured as a change. Keeps me out of mischief :)
How sweet, and I love the hand written note, just her own thoughts, not touched by adult hands..lol, and how good of you Di to reciprocate with some crafting goodies. xReplyDelete
What a fabulous present, Di and I love the handwritten note too. We've got a rainbow in our window and also a bear, as the local children have been going on a Bear Hunt, as well as playing Spot the Rainbow. xxReplyDelete
Oh - this is wonderful!!ReplyDelete
Full on tears and a melted heart over here! You are so blessed to have them for neighbors, Di! And you are so sweet in turn to stamp them images to color. Thank you for the visual hug this story gave your readers!! Take care and keep safe! Hugs, DarnellReplyDelete
How lovely of your little neighbour - so specialReplyDelete
I am crying my eyes out - this is so sweet and provides the young ones with a sense of optimism. Thanks you for sharing.ReplyDelete
Absolutely lovely - I'm not surprised you shed a few tears, I got a lump in my throat just reading it. What a kind, thoughtful little girl.ReplyDelete
A fabulous rainbow and note - so cute!ReplyDelete
That is so sweet! I have a bear but no rainbow......must rectify that! Love this community spirit! XxxReplyDelete
What a fabulous story, Di, and I love that you now have your very own rainbow! What a sweet gift you sent in return. I know the children have to have more than just moments of boredom. I'm watching it happen with my own grandson and he's one of the best I know at self-entertaining.ReplyDelete
Blessings on all in your home and theirs.
How lovely - this sort of situation does being out the best in people on the whole. Shame about the few in whom it brings out the worst but we won't mention those. Stay positive!!ReplyDelete
Ooo, this is so adorable! You have got a great surprise!ReplyDelete
Awww . . . Thank you for sharing such a sweet RAK. Glad you've found something yoto keep you out of mischief!!!ReplyDelete
Hugs, Sarn xxx
How wonderful Di, such lovely neighbours. Well it seems to have helped your Mojo a little and every little helps.ReplyDelete
Aww how cute of them to do this for you,Len and Dudley l haven’t coloured for ages but with lockdown l copied the NHS Hero poster with the rainbow 🌈 l coloured it and it’s taken place on my front window along with many others dispelling them stay safe 😘ReplyDelete
Oh Di that is just so lovely. Take care. Hugs JackieReplyDelete
Oh, that was so sweet of her.ReplyDelete
In Finland people have been putting teddy bears on their windows for children to spot them while walking by -- and of course it is now on social media also so if you spot a teddy bear or put one one your windows you can post about it by using #teddybearchallenge (well, of course the Finnish version of the words :)
Take care <3
That is the most adorable gift EVER Di! Gabriella and Teddy are obviously quite the creative duo! How lovely of you to send a little gift back - love how thoughtfulness snowballs like this. Hugs, Vicky xxReplyDelete
So much thoughtfulness from your neighbour, glad you're starting them on their crafting journey!ReplyDelete
You made my day! What a sweet thing to do! I teared up as I read her letter. It's nice to receive this message of hope in the mindst of the pandemic. It seems like the lockdown is going on for a long time but this too shall pass, and we must remember that it will be over at some point. Thanks for sharing, Di!ReplyDelete
So sweet! xoxoReplyDelete
How super is that. We had something very similar and I have no idea who the children are. They were Sister and Brother and it was a sort of pop up card and they had written "We hope this makes you smile" Well it did, but it made me thing "do I look like a miserable old woman. It has gone in our window though and I will send my entry to SS to them, if I can find where I have put the bl---- thing. How can you lose a card?ReplyDelete
What a little sweetie - reminds me of the bunny card my neighbour gave me for Easter...ReplyDelete
Awww how gorgeous Di xxxReplyDelete
Such a lovely gift Di and her little letter and spellings too brought tears to my eyes! xReplyDelete
Oh what a wonderful little 'naber' you have Dy. That is such a lovely rainbow and it was so nice that she cared about you. Great idea for you to give her images to colour. Last time we went to Oz I took stamped and die-cut images as well as some die-cut shapes (foam, card, glitter card, etc) for Asher to use to make cards, pictures and things. Hope you're keeping safe and well xxReplyDelete
The one good thing to this nightmare is so many lovely thoughtful little things happening, love the rainbow and the handwritten note - im sure she loves all the new images to colour in. Stay safe Hugs EmmaxReplyDelete
oh how very sweet Di - one to keep in your box. How lovely of you too, to give her some images to colour and pens too.ReplyDelete
this is so sweet and when I read this ... yes, there is hope that everything will be OK. so kind of you to give your little friend images to colour <3.ReplyDelete
I see at my children that they are being melancholic sometimes because we have a strict quarantine here (we are next to Italy) and we draw and colour together a lot - it is a family therapy. I am so happy that many artist are giving away their incredible drawings for free to color during these hard times.
crafty hugs xx
Omygosh!! How sweet is that??! Those little ones are so caring and confused at the same time right now with all of this. Pandemic business. It’s so awesome that their peers, teachers, family and loved ones are showing them that compassion and spreading cheer is a way of life right now! Also good that they are putting their energies into spreading happiness! I hope everyone is staying safe through all of this craziness! Hugs! PamReplyDelete
awwww ... this is just too sweet!!!ReplyDelete
How sweet of them and how sweet of you. People are so lovely. I'm sure she will love colouring, you're inspiring the next generation of card makers. I remember colouring the line drawings in my Milly Molly Mandy book, for which I was ticked off, but they were just asking to be coloured. I still have the book. 😄ReplyDelete
How lovely is that,and such a sweet note,ReplyDelete
Hope you are all well,
So sweet! Heart melting!ReplyDelete