A few days ago I received the most delightful New Year’s card from my blogging friend Ju-Lyn of Touring My Backyard. Tucked inside were three charming bookmarks.
Ju-Lyn wrote “sending along these quaint bookmarks (because readers/writers can’t have too many bookmarks, right?)
Absolutely right. Many thanks, Ju-Lyn!
57 thoughts on “A New Year’s Treat from Singapore”
What a useful gift from a kind friend.
A finest kind of gift as we would say in Maine.
How thoughtful! And Ju-Lyn is absolutely correct: readers can’t have too many bookmarks!
Never too many bookmarks!
How lovely! I continue to feel such grateful awe at the way we connect across oceans and continents. Your kindness to Laurie, Ju-Lyn, is kindness to us all!
What a lovely way of putting it!
A lovely treat!
What a beautiful gift Laurie! 🧡
Indeed they are!
She is right – we can never have too many bookmarks. These ones look lovely.
They certainly are!
How delightful! I esp. like the origami star. 🙂
Yes, pretty! Daughter Dee got that one.
So beautiful! What a lovely friend. ❤
Yes, yes! I have so many lovely blogging friends. The Liam card you sent is still on the bulletin board by my desk.
That was a nice thought.
So creative and pretty.
They surely are!
How wonderful and she’s right, it’s impossible to have too many bookmarks!🙂
She is right! Can’t have too many bookmarks, and the ones Ju-Lyn sent are beautiful!
So very lovely!
What a beautiful card and gift. Wishing you a very happy Chinese New Year!
Thanks so much!
How kind of her. Lovely.
It surely was!
You can NEVER have too many bookmarks!
That is so right for me because I leave them in books
The more the merrier, then!
Nice and true. When I came south, I brought one of my all time favorite bookmarks from Mark Twain with “Suppose you were an idiot and suppose you were a member of Congress, but I repeat myself” on it. I’ve lost it and can only think it got tucked into a library book I returned. Down the road, someone will have a chuckle when they check that book out. 🙂
Seems very likely that the bookmark went to the library. Yes, someone will have a chuckle.
A wonderful appreciation of a small act of kindness making a strong impact on the heart. Well done, Ju-Lyn! (assuming you see this) 🙂
What a lovely gift!
Indeed it was!
Did you like having a penpal as a kid? That was always a big deal for me. I had one from Cambodia. Now we have online penpals.
I did. And I loved it. Yes, online penpals.
How lovely! And no, you can’t have too many bookmarks. 🙂
The bookmarks are beautiful. How nice to receive happy greetings from around the world!
It certainly is!
How beautiful! Are those made from cloth? What a wonderful gift, Laurie. No, you can’t have enough!
Yes, those beauties are made from cloth.
What a wonderful idea. 🙂
They surely are!
What a nice surprise. I have a small drawer of bookmarks and always go there to choose one when I start reading a physical book. The ones I treasure are made of papyrus painted with various Egyptian gods, slipped inside a plastic sleeve with a tassel. There are others, too, but yours look fabulous.
What a great idea to keep the bookmarks in a drawer. Ours are scattered all over the house—on bookshelves and on nightstands.
It works because it’s a small drawer–on a little chest with three drawers across on the first row. I always know where to get my bookmarks. Of course, I keep a couple in the nightstand and some are scattered about in books…
Oh my goodness, Laurie! I am so tickled I am featured in your post!!!! Even more thrilled that the card & bookmarks made it to you in time for the Lunar New Year! even with all the snowstorms! Hurray, US Postal Service!
I hope Dee likes her shurakan bookmarks …. Older Child crafted it. The other 2 were store-bought – made from old kimonos (I thought it rather charming – hopefully, you do too!)
I will let Dee know that Older Child crafted the shurakan bookmark. And, yes, the two made from old kimonos are absolutely charming. Again, many thanks!
What a lovely gift .
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