Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Special Thank-you's to Two Special Friends

As tumultuous as life can be at times, there are moments when the kindness and caring of certain people bring things back into focus and provide a healing balm....In recent days, this happened through the kindness of two special blogging friends, Marly and Laurie.

Marly, from Samplers and Santasis somewhat of a new acquaintance to me.  Initially, I hesitated adding her to my "follow" list, as I am not doing well at all keeping up with those I have already committed to follow.  But I simply could not resist Marly's humour or talent.  Knowing I was going through a bit of a "rough patch," and having been there herself, Marly sent me a little "care package":

   A wonderful little crow box (can you say "ADORABLE??"), and tucked inside, a little candle and tart warmer.....

 Not the best photo, sorry - but a sweet little printed heart tied on top of two little pillow keeps....

Marly is right - "things" don't make a situation better - but the sentiment and thought behind them certainly brought a sweet solace.  Thank you so much, Marly.  Your compassion truly touched me deeply - and I love, love, love my Marly treasures!

Another friend near and dear to my heart, Laurie, from when the bough breaks, never ceases to amaze me with her talent or her generosity.  You've seen her work on my blog previously - as I can't resist Laurie's sheep or crows....or nests...or....Yeah, you get the idea.  (And that is just the tip of the proverbial iceberg of the plethora of amazing things Laurie paints.....)

This lady has one kind of crazy good talent.  I couldn't say "no" to this sweet painting of hers:

 (I swear she had a photo of my and my DH "discussing" our kitchen remodel in front of her when she painted this....)

Well....I'm not exactly sure which one I couldn't say "no" to, and had a hard time making up my mind.....Sweet Laurie made sure I didn't second-guess my decision and sent me the other two as well:

Can't wait to get these framed!! Thank you my dear, dear, Laurie....Your heart is every bit as big as your wonderful talent.  I truly can't thank you enough.....

Seems like every time my faith in the goodness of humankind starts to falter, there is someone there who makes me believe again.

Here's hoping your days are filled with belief....   


A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Oh how sweet of your new blogging friend.
Wonderful goodies.

A Primitive Place ~ Tammy said...

Opps! Also...
Awesome paintings too from your other blogging pal.

Julie - My Primitive Heart said...

Dear Robin,
You have been a continual source of encouragement to me many times you stop by my blog and leave the most thoughtful comments and I so want to be that to others as well!!
I think you receive so many gifts because you are always giving the gift of yourself to others!!
Thank you for that special gift!
Warm Hugs~~

Christine said...

It never ceases to amaze me at the kindness and generosity of 'strangers' to each other in 'blogland'!
Wonderful 'comfort' gifts, Robin! I'm sure you feel the love!
Best wishes dear friend!

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
Great new treasures from both blogging friends. Isn't that Marly a hoot??? And so talented! I won (and subsequently bought) some of her sampler boxes and they are wonderful!
Pug hugs :)

laurie said...

everyone needs friends and never more so than when things are rough, I think you have good friends because you are a good friend, beautiful crow gifts, I 'm glad you liked the paintings, take care.

Mugwump Woolies said...

Such wonderful goodies, from such thoughtful friends. It's all about "Karma", my friend. All that positive Cranky Crow energy has come home to roost!
Take good care,

Shirlee said...

What wonderful, thoughtful, gorgeous gifts! You deserve them my friend!

Trace4J said...

Beautiful and so very sweet all rolled into one.
Hugs to you

TheRustyThimble said...

Good Morning Robin, I have been thinking about you. Hope life has settled a little.
Been thinking about your son as well!

Sweet treasures from both


outjunking said...

I am so in agreement with Julie at My Primitive Heart.

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Such sweet gifts--special because they were given from the heart. Hoping things are improving with Mom, pup, and Little Crow.--Jan

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

it is so sweet to make new friends---that's how we got you! and we have been seeing you everywhere. really!!!
wish you were here!

bettyj said...

What sweet gifts.Even better what sweet blogging friends. You deserve it, Miss Cranky Crow!

Angela said...

Good Morning Miss Cranky Crow!! Such special gifts from your blogging buddies. So glad to hear you had a bit of sunshine added to your day. You are so deserving of these kind gestures. Have a good day my friend

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

What wonderful treasures from Both ladies. Blogging Friends are the Best Friends!

Muddy Boot Dreams said...

The world is an amazing place, and the kindness of bloggers is wonderful..

I love Lauries work, and have been keeping my eye on those crow paintings for sometime...she is one amazingly talented woman.

You are so fortunate to have some of her work. I love the heart, it is beyond endearing.

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

prims by olde lady morgan said...

Robin, so many wonderful goodies. Blogging friends have such wonderful hearts! Most wonderful pick me ups! Those corw paintings... wonderful!!! enjoy!!! OLM

annie said...

just wonderful, how sweet to be gifted,then the patches are not so rough. love your crows!

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

It truly amazes me how wonderful our internet friends can be...we never see faces but they are always there.
You were truly blessed dear lady.
God always sends something or someone into our lives at just the right time.
Beautiful treasures.


My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

You know one of the reasons I have stuck with Blogging is becasue of the kindness of so many of our friends out there in Blog land.. You are too seems when we are down somebody notices and sends Smile Package in the mail to cheer us up. I got one fron Carmen C and boy it made me feel good!!

Those pictures are just beautiful... I can see why you had a hard time choosing so cool that your friend sent all three..

Thanks for stopping by..always good to hear from you...


Mary said...

Good morning Robin, Such wonderful treasures you received from your sweet friends. When gifts come from the heart....they make for the best treasures...and when someone has a heart as big as yours, one can see why those treasures were sent your way. I recently became a follower of Laurie's and that is one of the things that drew me to her blog,is her passion for painting and not to mention her sweet heart.
Hoping things are going much smoother in Nod for you....Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
Big Hugs Mary

frontporchprims said...

God gave us each other. He knows what he's doing:)

Lois--Huckleberry Lady said...

Your always there for us Robin, so blogging friends are there for you!!! Your gifts you got are truly amazing!!!!
Take care,

Rabbit Hill Primitives said...

That is so sweet Robin....your friends and your post.

I believe God puts kind, good people in our lives to keep us faithful. Like someone said up there, "He knows what he's doing" :)

Happy Friday! Have a great weekend.
Hugs ~ Jenn

Tolentreasures said...

What wonderful gifts! So sorry that you are having a rough patch, hope that it smooths out soon!


Deppen homestead 1862 said...

hi Robin~
oh, love them crow paintings, she is talented!!! Beautiful gifts for a Beautiful gal~ wishing your greener pastures~

Angie Berry said...

We're so much alike on trying to keep up with all our blogs and comment on each one. I also hesitate to add new ones but there is just so many wonderful prim blogs out there!!

How sweet of Marly to send you a wonderful care package! Laurie's paintings are absolutely beautiful! Love the hearts incorporated into the paintings.

You deserve kindness shown your way, sweet Robin. Wishing for better and brighter days ahead~

Mary said...

Beautiful gifts from such thoughtful friends are always there with kind and encouraging words for all of us..enjoy the kindness that was shown you from two very talented ladies!!! Mary

Rhissanna said...

Oh, those paintings! Lovely, And the candle and the dinky little pillows! Now I've gotten two new places to go visit! Hugs and love!
Miss Rabbit.

rockriverstitches said...

Love the crow painting from your friends!! Lucky you to have such sweet and caring friends.