Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Seeds of Happiness....

....all the way from Nova Scotia!  My sweet blog galpal, Miss Kim from Millie's Mats sent me a little package of happiness last week.
Although Kim (not to be confused with "Millie" who is actually Miss Kim's adorable little (but wee-bit-psychotic) furball) is an amazing hooker (errr....RUG hooker), she also has a mad talent with her thighs and knitting needles....
(You do do that with needles, right?)  (As for the thighs...hey - I'm not going there.....you'll have to ask her!)
Anyways....she knitted up some wonderful dishcloths and sent me a whole stash of them - in the most beautiful neutral colors.  I LOVE knitted/crocheted dish cloths!
 

The girl does some pretty work, doesn't she?

 

Kim also sent me this little "seed of happiness":
I'd never heard of these before - but so sweet!  They are little "smiles" made from leftover lumps of clay by Mark Borella, "The Seeds of Happiness Guy." 
Awww..... I love him! (The clay guy - not Mark.....although I might love Mark if I knew him....that doesn't sound right either so just never mind.....)
 
 Thank so much, Kim!!  You're a sweetheart!  Somehow you always know when I need a smile.  I've already broken in one of the cloths - and it almost does make that mundane chore of washing dishes a bit more fun (note: I did say "almost!") 

Kim is an absolute hoot....She's brought me lots of smiles over the past year or so that I've known her.  This one is an extra special kind of smile.  Thanks Miss Kim.  (And, uhmmmm, is it true you'll be celebrating a birthday on Thursday??? Woo Hoo!! Happy, Happy, Birthday!!!  I don't think my card is going to get there on time....) :o

Oh....and for all of you who might be wondering, this is "Millie" (Hope you don't mind my "borrowing" this photo Kim.....):

 
 

25 comments:

Raymond Homestead said...

Seeds of Happiness, what a neat thing she has done! Love the picture of Millie!

Raggedy Creations said...

Lovely goodies Robin. Good to hear from you again.

Felicia

Penny said...

That last pic of Millie is the cutest thing ever!! That certainly brought a smile to my face today..... which in itself is amazing b/c I'm not having a very good day!! :( Thank goodness for our little fur kids that bring so much happiness into our lives....
What wonderful gifts you received... I have one crocheted dish cloth that I love, but I think Kim's look just wonderful!! Love the soft colors and the pattern she used. The seeds of happiness are cute as can be! I can see how they would cheer you up!
Happy Tuesday to you....

TheRustyThimble said...

Millie is so Cute.......and a happy birthday to Kim. she sent you such a sweet package, love the seeds of happiness

Hugs
Brenda

old crow said...

Wow, love all your goodies!! I make knitted wash cloths from time to time, I love the pattern she used and the colors!! Very nice! they look primitively perfect!! What a sweet package!!
Hugs to you!!
Mona :)

prims by olde lady morgan said...

A most wonderful fun package, and yes those dish towels, ALMOST make doing dish fun?!?!? If that is possible... OLM

Robyn ♥ said...

Robin, I just love you! Your posts are right up my alley!
Sweet gifts! I love the knitted wash cloths, so beautiful!
Mark's clay ball is cute! ;) (did I just say that?)

Margie from Hungry Hook Primitives said...

I cant think of anyone who deserves a little spoiling more than you my non-cranky friend. I have been missing your caustic wit...thanks for the snippit of that wit peeking through your post !!! Hope to chat soon...been busy, busy, busy ! Many Hugs...

Mugwump Woolies said...

Hello my fellow feathered friend...don't you just love alliteration? More well deserved largesse for someone who makes us all smile. The dish cloths will certainly make the chore more fun, and aren't hand made gifts the very best?
Millie is a hoot!
Take good care,
Robyn

Kim said...

You just had to mention the thigh thing huh! Hehehe. I'm glad you got a smile and a new exuberance for washing dishes. Gee, they must be magic dish cloths......;)
Thank you for the sweet post. Reading it made my day.
Hugs, Kim

Christine said...

Must get me some 'magic' dishcloths!!!
Good to know they 'almost' help and how sweet of Kim!
Have a great week!
Christine

bettyj said...

How sweet of her! That little bundle of fur looking through the fence just warmed my heart.

marly said...

Now I remember what all that cotton yarn in my closet was for. Great package of goodies!

Angela said...

Well Miss Cranky Crow so good to see you posting. Kim has to be a special galfriend. Such a special "friendship" package she sent your way. Hope the happiness you felt when you got your package follows you throught the week.
Angela

Prims By The Water said...

OOOhhhhhhh, I just love crocheted and knitted dish cloths. My aunt makes mine for me...I could make my own, if I had the time. Oh well, maybe when I retire I will have more time..who knows. Wonderful goodies you recieved! Take care, Janice..Millie is a cutie too!

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Those dish cloths are almost too pretty to use!! What a sweet gift! I think Al would look so cute using those--I don't do dishes. :) Millie is a real baby doll--those eyes !!--hugs, Jan

My Primitive Creations by Tonya said...

Hi Robin... Don't ya just love those dish cloths.. I used to have some and I loved them... How nice of Kim to make them for you...Can't resist a Pretty dish clothe to make a dirty job easier!!

How cute is the Picture of Millie..Love it..

I love it when someone create a cute memorable way to give a smile that keeps smiling at ya and reminds you of the friend who sent it to you.. Special happy moments each time you see it!

Enjoy your extra smiles and your Pretty Dish Clothes i Imagine you will smile at the thought of Kim each time you gotta do taht dirty job..hehe!!

Hugs
tonya

tamera-country at heart said...

I just love the dish clothes, almost makes you not want to dirty them up. I have a few myself and can't bare to use them. Maybe I just don't want to do the dishes. LOL. Love the pic of Millie peeking through the fence, how cute. Enjoy those nice goodies.
Tamera
Country at heart

Shirlee said...

What a lovely gift package!

frontporchprims said...

I can imagine how much better the house work would be doing it with a rag made of love from a friend. Everytime you washed, you would smile and then be thinking the whole time that someone cares about you:) I think that is a great thing to give someone. Beautiful colors too. What cute seeds!!! What if you actually could plant happiness trees or flowers or herbs? Just a thought. Thanks for sharing. I beleive your blog is just a little happiness seed that has been planted too.
-Steph-

Barb said...

What a fun gift package and cute puppy photo!
Enjoy Robin!
Barb

Nancy said...

Well aren't you the lucky one! You know I have been looking for the GOOD kind of dish cloths and all I find is the cheap flimsy ones. I think I'll knit my own!? I can do that!! I never tried knitting with my thighs. Must be some sort of ninja thing eh? Oh the pup is so darn cute! Have a great rest of the week Robin. Hugs!

Firecracker Kid said...

Cool stuff! I love gifts of inspiration. Oh how cute... peek a boo, I see you Millie :o)
Don't be sad now... Hugs.
Carol

Linda said...

What wonderful goodies...I wouldn't mind doing dishes with those! Millie is adorable!! Have a great day!!

Jackie said...

Little Millie is adorable! I have 2 slightly psychotic dogs of my own:)