Sunday, December 23, 2012

A giftie from Diana!

Look at what Diana Gabaldon sent me!



This is one of the new OUTLANDER book charms from The Author's Attic.  Diana doesn't have any financial connection to the Author's Attic site, as far as I know, but she obviously likes these book charms very much!  Kudos to Michelle Moore for a wonderful idea. <g>

You can see more information about these book charms, including pictures and ordering information, here.





The book charm is attached to a lovely silver chain, so I can wear it as a necklace.  Isn't it pretty?



Here's the card that came with it.  In case you can't make out Diana's handwriting, the card reads,
"Dear Karen--

THANK YOU!!
from the bottom of my heart <g>

Merry Christmas (or other holiday, as the case may be) & a Happy New Year!

Love, Diana"

The "other holiday" is a reference to the fact that I'm Jewish.  And one advantage of being Jewish at Christmastime is that I don't feel any particular obligation to wait until December 25th to open gifts that arrive in the mail a few days early!

I was deeply moved by what she wrote on this card.  No, that's not quite accurate.  I had tears in my eyes when I saw she'd signed it "Love, Diana".  Wow.

As many of you know, Diana Gabaldon is not only an amazingly gifted writer, but a generous and caring person, and I'm honored and delighted that she considers me a friend.

Thank you so much, Diana!!

8 comments:

Jill Walker said...

What a blessing! I know you're thrilled, Karen. Diana is very lucky to have someone as devoted as you to oversee so much...as are we, the Outlander Community. She just beat us all to the punch. Happy holidays, from ALL of us, and thanks for all you do!

Julia said...

How lovely!! That's a beautiful gift, Karen - enjoy it!!

Donna Mccabe said...

What a fantastic surprise!! I have two pieces of Outlander jewelry from there and their work is exquisite!!!

Enjoy wearing it!!

Anonymous said...

Diana is so kind, thoughtful and generous, what a lovely gift!
But then, so are you, Karen!
Hope your Hannukah celebration was good, and may the new year bring you much joy and peace!

Anne-Marie

Anonymous said...

Very nice :-) GinaD

Michelle Kelly said...

Awe that was lovely of Diana. I bought the exact same charm last month so I know how awesome it is.

Hope you have a wonderful holiday season Karen. Best to you.

M and M's Blog said...

Thanks for the kind words! So glad you like it, took awhile for them to get the weight and look right but I think they are just perfect! :)

Niki said...

Aww. That's so sweet. Happy Holidays, Karen!