Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Special Gifts, Special People
One of the things I love best about blogging is 'meeting' people and making friends with them.
I love to receive comments, make comments on the blogs of others, and sending an email or two back and forth with them from time to time. It's neat to share photos of the things I've made, or done around the Nest. And, I'm learning lots of interesting things. What about you?
And, as is true with the friends in my 'real' life...I'm finding that my blogging friends are quite generous. So, today, I thought I'd show you some really nice 'goodies' I've received from my friends from cyberspace and a friend who lives here also. And, yes, I send things to folks from time to time myself as I like to share too.
One day a couple of weeks ago, I received a box from the Netherlands sent by my blogging friend, Francien. She is dear. Just look....a lovely pink pincushion she made, a crocheted soap holder with a beautiful bar of 'bee' soap (you know I love crochet and the soap smells good too!), a pad of bird notes, a sweet green bird and nest (yes, two of my favorite things and green, my favorite color, well, along with pink and red!), and a lovely handmade card with hearts and lace. So sweet of her to do such a thing and I will treasure them all. And, oh, yes....I LOVE the heart pin shown in the pincushion....you know...hearts - another of my favorite things. Thank you again, Francien!!!
Then, there is a crocheted piece from my blogging friend, Karen from Houston. This arrived one day totally 'out of the blue' also and I was so happy to have these beautiful crocheted birds!
Wasn't that a thoughtful thing to do? She found it at the flea market...oh...it's nice to 'meet' people who love the same things you do....such as all that 'hunting and gathering.' Thank you again, Karen!!!
If you've read my posts very often...then you know my daughter and a friend have started an art co-op here in town. There are about twenty-two artists involved....including me and my new friend, Burt. He lives in a neighboring town and is a potter. A very interesting guy who makes us laugh and at seventy-three, he is an inspiration...doing what he loves to do. One day I mentioned that I'd like some tiny bowls that would just fit into the palm of my hand. "Whatever for?" he asked. "Well, to put beads and things into," I said. So, last time we were open (every second Saturday of the month), Burt arrived with a box and said to me...'this is a gift." And, here you see what he had made...just for me...twenty-five different sized tiny bowls!
I've placed my embroidery scissors here beside them so you could see their approximate size.
Can you believe that? I told him he was an over-achiever, smiling, of course. They are really nice...porcelain, he tells me. (I would have been very happy with ONE....he's such a nice guy.)
I bet you have some of these stories too. Generous people abound in the craft/art/blogging world...and, even absent these very special gifts...I love hearing from my blogging friends....as they are the most special thing of all!! Take care out there....pat