Friday, October 21, 2011

Unnecessary Kindnesses....

I have been blessed with some very unnecessary kindnesses.....


A dragonfly from Myra at My Mother's Daughter:



Myra makes these wonderful creatures from "found objects" - his body is actually the spindle of a 100-year old chair.....She had a giveaway on her blog for one, and ended up making one for EVERYONE who entered her giveaway.  (He will spend his summers in my flower garden....but, given the inclement weather here in Nod these days, he's acclimating himself to the indoors where he'll be spending his winter days.....He seems particularly fond of pumpkins.....)

Myra also included some beautiful bittersweet (thinking a A Little Raggedy Angie might have had a whole lot to do with THAT!!):



 In any event, thank you so much Myra (and my raggedy friend)!!! I ADORE my dragonfly and....oh I so love bittersweet!!)....

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And....a week or so ago, I received an email from Jackie at Bliss Farm Antiques.  I had entered a giveaway she recently had, but had not won....But she wanted to thank me for having taken the time to congratulate the winner....
A few days this arrived in the mail:
  


WOW!!! I LOVE these!!! Old tin, old wood, together in kitchen GADGETS!!! Woo Hoo!!! How perfect is THAT?!!!  It truly touched me that Jackie wanted to thank me for something so small - and actually took the time to even get to know what sorts of things I like (and got it SOOO right!), and picked out such special treasures for me....Thank you so much Jackie!  Talk about unnecessary kindness....

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Lastly, but certainly not leastly......I received another very special package in the mail this past week (yeah, it's been a very good mail week!)....It, too, started with an email.....from someone whose blog I relatively recently started following.  "She" asked if I would give her my address - and not ask questions.  Well, you know....now you just tested this crow's limits....After I ascertained "she" wasn't asking just a hypothetical question and she assured me "she" would not send anything "nasty," I did, in fact, give her may addy....and "she" sent me the most wonderful package....


A handmade "crow" basket (it has a sweet liner that I neglected to photograph...bad crow...); a darling little crow pinkeep; a cuter-than-cute pumpkin pillow tuck; and....ahhh....sweet, Sweet Annie.....


....And a little crow on a pumpkin mat.....

LOVE EVERY STINKIN' THING!!!

I'm still not entirely certain "why...."  "She" said she thought of me when she came on these things....and she certainly "gets" me and what makes my heart smile....So, I'm leaving it at that - no questions asked.  (Lesson: Sometimes questions aren't a good thing!)  "She" is a blessing to me and one of the kindest people I've met in this journey.  An unnecessary kindness that touched my heart deeply.  And "she" wishes to remain anonymous....
Thank you Sweet Anonymous.....You made my heart sing....

Wishing you many "unnecessary kindnesses...."




34 comments:

basketsnprims said...

Hi, Robin ~ good for you. You are just the sweetest and deserve all of those wonderful treasures. Have a lovely weekend.
hugs,
pam

Raymond Homestead said...

It was a very blessed week indeed! :-)

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

isn't blog land just wonderful..there are some wonderfully talented and giving guys and gals out there..then they wonder why blogging is so addicting and so much fun..love all the wonderful treasures you received.;)

CRAFTY STITCHERS said...

You received some great goodies! I'm sure you will enjoy them all.

Rachel said...

Robin~lovin all your "uneccessary kindness" that you received this week. I think bloggin buddies are just the best! Enjoy your weekend!

Angela said...

Holy Crow Robin, You were truly blessed this week. That dragon fly looks like it has settled in and is enjoying eyeing that pumpkin. I just found a new love with bittersweet. Glad you got some even if that sneaky Angie had something to do with it. Love the Halloween cones you have it in also. They are too cute. And how cool was that to get a gift from Jackie? So thoughtful of her. I love the kitchen gadgets. And your sweet gift from our mystery blogger,,, How cool is that. Love the sayig on the basket and the goodies inside. You are a very deserving and special lady. Enjoy!! Have a great Fall weekend.
Angela

lilraggedyangie said...

Kindness my dear friend should always be necessary and I cannot think of another that I would rather see showered in it !:0) You my rather wrongfully dubbed: Cranky Crow are by far one of the sweetest yet THOUGH OCCASIONALLY ORNERY CROWS THERE IS !AND I WOULDNT TRADE YA FOR NOT A THING IN THIS WORLD!!! I just might even like ya more than my raggedies! giggle giggle ! Have a great weekend and enjoy your new pretties from all your talented sweet friends (o and Im loving those cones you have the bittersweet in ) Big HUGS lilraggedyangie

myomyohi said...

I'm glad you like the dragonfly and the bittersweet. Angie and I harvested it from a fencerow not far from here. Looks like you got several goodies. Enjoy your weekend.

Bittersweetfolkart said...

Thanks for sharing your wonderful treasures..love them :)

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

THIS IS WHAT PRIM BLOGGING IS ALL ABOUT!!!!!
Love and kindness and joy and beauty.
Generosity, friendship and goodness.

"Anonymous" reminds us all to do good deeds without being found out, expecting nothing in return.

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Wonderful blessings you received this week! Don't ya just love our bloggy friends. :)

Carmen and the Primcats

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

You are truly a good friend and your kindness has been rewarded. You got some great things there!!!
Have a great weekend.

Lois

Rhodes Creations said...

How sweet! And thanks for posting my auction button..You have a good chance of winning! Nite, Laura

Christine said...

What a GREAT week for you!
Love all those treasures and they fit right in to your home.
Isn't blogging FAB?
Blessings
Christine

renee said...

I really think you should reflect on the Cranky part of crow! LOL! You aren't that cranky, you do have a good heart, so I would take the blessings others are bestowing you with and just smile!
Sometimes, people just are kind, and that is a good thing!
Love the goodies, and I will be excited when my bittersweet is big enough to produce!
Have a good weekend.
Renee

outjunking said...

I bet your mailman wonders whats up with your mailbox. I mean it's always bubbling over. You are one loved crow. Love the dragon fly and all your wonderful presents.
Lisa

Courtney said...

So, the lesson here is that obviously no one in blogland has fallen for your "Cranky" Crow persona and see you for the funny, caring, kind gal that you really are! I love that you keep getting showered with all these gifts...makes me believe the world is a great place after all!
Enjoy all those wonderful presents!
Hugs to you!

bettyj said...

Haven't you been blessed this week? I am sure you deserve it. I always enjoy reading the comments you leave. You said if we lived in the same town would we be friends. I would like to think, yes, our paths would cross and we would be. Enjoy your goodies they are precious and so are you.

Cabin Fever Primitives said...

Being on the receiving end of another's kindness warms all our hearts. Everything is stunning, sweet crow basket with goodies, lovely bittersweet. Wishing you a great weekend, take time to enjoy October's Magic.
Hugs
Connie

Nancy said...

Oh my friend you are the sweetest and all your followers/friends know this. I love everything ya got! Cool Beans!

laurie said...

such beautiful gifts, I'm not surprised at all.These lovely people all know what we know, you are one sweet kind cranky crow,, we all love you!

Me and My Stitches said...

Wow! You had a very fun mail week! Love all of your goodies. I want that bittersweet - I love it and have not had any for years. Enjoy your wonderful gifts!

Karen ~ Life In A Primitive English Cottage said...

All I can say is that you must deserve each and every act of unnecessary kindness shown to you Robin.

I bet its been like Christmas day in your home with all the packages to open, I love it when I get parcels in the post!
Have a lovely weekend,
Hugs
Karen

tamera-country at heart said...

Love all the goodies you received. It is so nice to have thoughtful blog friends who shower us with surprise packages. Everything looks right at home. We should call you the Happy Crow.
Enjoy
Tamera
Country at heart

frontporchprims said...

Sweet friends thinking of others before themselves. You make people smile through your blog and your posts and they want to return the kindness you show to them. You have a gift for being genuine and oh so kind. A hard thing to do virtually and you have mastered it. -Steph-

frontporchprims said...

Sweet friends thinking of others before themselves. You make people smile through your blog and your posts and they want to return the kindness you show to them. You have a gift for being genuine and oh so kind. A hard thing to do virtually and you have mastered it. -Steph-

~Madalynne~ said...

Wow! Wow! And more Wow! Looks like all those good vibes you send out boomeranged! It's amazing how sweet and thoughtful people are. Love your new treasures!

Ron aka TheOldGeezer said...

You have been blessed! Unnecessary kindness is always welcome in our home.

Have a Wonderful Weekend :-)

*The Old Geezer Blog

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

'unnecessary kindness' is a great foundation for friendship. getting to know someone and being able to surprise and then please them is an exquisite pleasure. you are a comfort to those in pain, a smile to those who are struggling, a joy to those who know of you, a boost to those are creative and an exquisite pleasure to me. You deserve to be showered with kindness simply because of the consideration and kindness you shower all with.
And I really like you, too!
★Linda★

Rhissanna said...

You deserve it, you're such a sweetheart! Thank you for the nice comments on my blog and yes, we all need duct tape, even if it's just for Mummy!

Halloween Folk Art by Melissa Valeriote said...

So happy you found me. I LOVE all things crow... even cranky ones : ) I'm off to look around at all your treats.
Happy Halloween =^^=

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Avast me hardy...the secret is out! The Cranky Crow isn't really cranky...she's a very beloved,kind,funny and supportive crow! Really great stuff, Robin, ENJOY!!!! ~*~Lisa

annie said...

Good for you, I love your gifts, but your friends are the best gift of all.

Heather said...

What lovely treasures! And what sweet friends you have :)