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 sheep.....meet 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.....