Friday, March 23, 2012

Bottom-of-my-heart Kind of Thanks.....

I have (almost) recovered from my online birthdaypalooza.  Holy cats. I don't even know where to begin....For a cranky crow who really wanted to forget her birthday just this once this time around, and who had sat on her porch the morning of, wondering if she were too old to run away from home, you all really made things special.  I don't even know where to begin the list of "thank-yous" (or who to blame first for publicizing this, although I have some pretty good ideas, and a pretty long memory) - But, for all your emails and comments with wishes, the posts (Wow!), wonderful poetry (I've never had a poem written just for me!!), and cards, I am so truly grateful that I am (almost) speechless. Thank you....from the bottom of my little crow heart.

As frosting on my (almost) birthday cake (can you believe I didn't get CAKE??), I received some very special gifts. It doesn't get any better than this (no "almost" involved....)

An extra special gift from my extra special "girlfriend," Robin, at The Primitive Hutch:

I call it "Robin's Spring...."  Robin - you have a heart of pure gold that never ceases to touch mine.  And you do the most amazing things with thread and needle.  Your workwomanship is impeccable....I absolutely LOVE this! Thank you, thank you, thank you!!

And.....just when you thought I had enough my newest addition:

Come on....who could have possibly resisted??  Isn't he adorable??? (Might be wrong - might be a "she," but sure looks like a "he" to me.....) "He's" the incredible work of Laurie from when the bough breaks and when I "met" him, I knew he had to come live with me.  GORGEOUS, no?!!! Laurie is one of the most wonderfully gifted souls I know - what she does with paper and paint - and with words - is amazing.  And, Laurie, knowing that I like nests (almost) as much as sheep, also sent me this:

Three eggs....My interpretation:  Papa Crow, Mama Crow, and Little Crow....  ;o)

They'll be off for framing soon - please excuse my inadequate photography...
Thank you SO MUCH, Laurie!!! I am honored to have some of your wondrous art work in my humble home.

Lastly, but not leastly - hugs and thank-yous to Carol, a/k/a, the The Firecracker Kid.  Recently, she has been (sneakingly) doing impromptu giveaways on her blog.  Being as forever behind as I am, I have missed out on entering most - but was lucky this time....and doubly lucky to have been the winner of this great rolling cookie pin:

Thanks so much Carol!!!

Front and center of my "collection...."  Hmmmm....I just may need me one of those FKP rolling pin keeps.....ummmm....and a wall to put it on??  Timmy - do you do walls??? ;o)


Have I told you how much this has meant to me???  Well, I'm telling you now....thank you so very much......You all are the very bestest.....


Lynn said...

Hi Robyn,
YOu are so sweet!! Those birthday presents are simply stunning!! Congratulations on winning the cookie cutter rolling pin from Carol. I have never ever in my life seen one of those. I never knew they existed!!! You sure are on lucky crow! I hope you take some time this weekend away from grading papers and preparing lessons to enjoy yourself!!
Happy Birthday again!!

Lynn said...

opps sorry I mispelled your name! It is Robin not Robyn LOL
I do have an excuse, you know I am on some heavy duty pain meds right??Lol It has nothing to do with me getting older and not remembering things like I used to, it is all the pain meds fault, that is my story and I am sticking to it!!!
Hugs again,

bettyj said...

So happy your day was special. you are a good blogging friend to many of us. Your goodies were beautiful.

Nancy said...

I missed your birthday? Of course I had no idea when it was, or is.
"Happy Birthday!"
I LOVER LOVE the rolling pin!!! All your gifts are so wonderful. I hope you had a nice enjoyable day. It's a celebration of another year livin an learnin. Have a wonderful weekend up there in Nod...hugs

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
Glad you had such a happy day, evil twin of mine :)

TheRustyThimble said...

Sweet sweet goodies Robin
so glad you had a wonderful Birthday and to think you wanted it to pass by unnoticed LOL.

Have a great weekend

Linda said...

Happy belated birthday!It looks like you got some great gifts!Have a great weekend!!

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Girlfriend..Birthdays mean we made it another year so may as well Celebrate with everyone in Blogland who yep has made it another year too with your Luv to help us all along.. I have to say that things like Surprises from Blog Friends and special gifts from blog friends, comments and cht caht is what makes Blogging so much fun and each of us special in our way!

All your Birthday gifts were awesome!

Take time for yourself this weekend, a hot soaking bath with candle light, dinner out, maybe even a little thrifting..Its your Birthday weekend so make it just for you!!


Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Congrats on your win. It looks great front and center!!!
Hope you have a great weekend.

Rhissanna said...

Happy Birthday and congratulations on winning the cookie cutter. I love the sheep paining. Such lovely colours!

Farmhouse prims said...

Hi Robin, Happy belated Birthday, so glad you had a special day!!!! I love the new pinkeep, love the sheep painting, lovely! Congratulations on winning the cookie cutter, love it!!! Have a great weekend. Hugs, Lecia

Mugwump Woolies said...

Happy Belated Birthday! Hope you had a fun, fun day...looks like you received some great presents...makes it all worth it...getting a "new number" (Annie's definition of a birthday). Cue the Twilight Zone music...I get a new number in less than forty eight hours! One heck of a thread, young lady! Now go eat some cake!!!

HomeSpunPrims said...

Happy happy birthday Robin! Those are some special gifts. We all enjoy your visits to our blogs. Wishing you wonderful things and many blessings. Hugs, Lori

laurie said...

beautiful gifts, I'm so glad you like the paintings, also that they arrived on your birthday, thats worked out perfectly.

Me and My Stitches said...

Sorry I missed your special day - HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Love all of your treasures!

Penny said...

I meant to wish you a happy birthday! :)
The little spring pillow is sweet and I love the newest addition too.

frontporchprims said...

We all love you Robin and wanted you to have the happiest birthday. -Steph-

The Moonlit Stitch said...

Those are wonderful creations by wonderful creators Robin! Hope you had a great bday and are having a great weekend! ~*~Lisa

BumbleBeeLane said...

Oh girl you know we love your day was extra special.Hugs!~Amy

annie said...

So happy for you, next time you get to feeling blue, just remember!! have a great weekend!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Hello Robin-
Glad to hear you had a wonderful Birthday.
Happy Belated birthday!
Love the new stitchery pinkeep and those paintings are sooo awesome!
What special gifts!
Have a wonderful weekend!!!

Carmen and the Primcats said...

Lovely New treasures Robin!

Carmen and the Primcats

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

Hey Girlfriend!!!
I'm glad you liked the gift ~ enjoy!
All the other goodies you got are wonderful too!!!
Really ~ you didn't get a cake???
Sorry to hear that.
Hope your having a wonderful weekend ~ go get a piece of cake!!!
Prim Blessings

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Robin - if anyone deserves to be treated special and maybe spoiled a's you.
You are so sweet and kind and always comment on everyone's blog...and not with just a little sentence - you talk! You say something. I like that....see why everyone loves you.

Your gifts are wonderful. Robin was so sweet to send you the pillow - very cute.
What wonderful pictures - they are watercolor aren't they? Beautiful.

Looooove the cookie rolling pin - displayed nicely too i might add.


Cottonwood Lane Primitives said...

Sorry I missed your birthday! Glad you received so many nice remembrances. We all love you!

prims by olde lady morgan said...


NO cake??? How can that been? Brownies? cupcakes??? I hope you had a wonderful day!
Oh my that rolling pin is wonderful!!!! OLM

Angie Berry said...

Happy belated Birthday Robin, sounds like it was a wonderful time for you! I don't care how old you get, it's always nice to be remembered. =]

You received some beautiful gifts. Robin and Laurie are both very talented ladies! Don't you just love being a part of this wonderful blog community that is so full of talented, creative sweet friends!!

Congrats on winning Carol's cool rolling pin! I was one of the late ones that missed out on entering. Bummer, because those cookie pins are so expensive around here! But that's okay... it looks right at home with your wonderful collection. =]

Pamela@ Our Pioneer Homestead said...

How did I miss this post?? Oh, happy belated birthday!!!!!!!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

Well Happy Birthday Robin, I feel bad for missing it.

Saw that gorgeous sheep on Laurie's blog, it's beautiful.

No cake? Well next year it's a even bigger one then isn't it?

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

Primitive at Heart said...

I'm so glad you had a great birthday. You received some awesome gifts. Congrats on winning Carol's Giveaway.

Prim Blessings,

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Dear Robin,
I'm so glad I saw this post and was able to wish you a Happy Birthday before March sneaks by!!
So......HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! It looks like it was lovely....just like you!!!
Blessings and Hugs~~

Vicki said...

I am catching up and missed your birthday..Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a wonderful one. Have a great day...Blessings to you!

Cindy said...

Sorry I missed your birthday!!! I am glad it was a fun day for you! Happy Belated Birthday!

Firecracker Kid said...

Wow, what a sweet birthday lil lady. Awesome gifts and my goodness that rolling pin looks right at home amongst your others. If not wall space, what about counter space? Ha! You're a sweetie :o)

Vicki said...

Amazing b-day gifts! You are so blessed.