Thursday, March 28, 2013

A Wonderfully Random Act of Sweet, Sweet, Kindness....

I can't stinkin' believe it....

Just about when I was ready to surrender whole-heartedly to my curmudgeon-ness, give up on the thought that spring will ever find Nod, and send out invites to the biggest pity party this side of Salem, "things" began to happen....  "Happy" things,  "good" things..... And, if a crow wore boots with strings, I'd swear some higher power was yanking me up by my bootstrings, slapping me alongside the beak, and telling me to fly right...

What things you ask?  
Well, several.....but let's start with this one amazing one:

Theresa from Dulaney Woods Treasures, as many of you know, is a stitchress, seamstress, craftress, and artist extraordinaire....(Besides, she shares my twisted obsession with all things Halloween, so what's not to love?)  Anyways....she had done a Pay It Forward on her blog, but when she didn't have enough sign up, she chose to do some random acts of kindness.... And YIPPEEE!!! She chose me as one of her blessed recipients!!! (I'd like to think it didn't have anything to do with how shamelessly I pouted about Silas not ever picking my name in her wonderful giveaways....) ;o) In any event, a few days ago, this sweet, sweet, stitchery arrived.   (Trust me, I didn't get the colors entirely right - if you can imagine, it's even better in person):   



(Even the back is gorgeous....LOVE Theresa's choice of fabric....)
(It's a Stacy Nash design....Geesh, Theresa...how did you know she's my fave???)

Thank you SOOOO MUCH Theresa!!! You truly do make my heart sing....

Another good thing:  We have broken the freezing mark here in Nod for two days in a row....AND, there have been two days in a row without snow.  The snow is even beginning to MELT, I believe (at least that's what I hope that wet stuff was I stepped in)....  We can SEE the stop sign on our road again!!

 Life is good, I tell ya.....
 

24 comments:

Bittersweetfolkart said...

What a sweet sweet thing to do .
It's beautiful !!

Raymond Homestead said...

Such a nice thing to do!

Lori @ applegrovetreasures said...

What a really kind gesture, beautiful stitchery:)

Primitive Stars said...

Caw Caw to you my friend, how sweet is Teresa.....what a beautiful stitchery.......great gals in this blog land, pick ya up all the time when down......Easter Blessings Francine.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Robin ~
What a gorgeous little pin keep. Glad it arrived to perk you up.
That's a lot of snow. I sure am glad I don't live in Nod, but it would be fun to be close to my evil twin. Oh, the trouble we could get in to.
Hugs and Happy Easter :)
Lauren

Kim said...

Oh my goodness Robin, that is a LOT is snow. No wonder you are a little crabby. I'd be darn near homicidal.
Sweet stitchery too. A lovely surprise

Heather Wise said...

Dewdrops of mercy through sweet friends are such a blessing. Um, yeah, the snow. That's bad. It does need to obey the law. It clearly says stop. I am so sorry. I complain about the wet, rainy, cold, snowy dreariness. But, oh my. I'll just go shut my beak now.

I am so happy you had some bright spots this week!

Love, hugs, and prayers!
Heather

Raggedy Creations said...

Here's hoping you don't have floods now. Lovely pillow tuck and I love your descriptiveness...??? is that a word.

Felicia

annie said...

good for you, happy for you!

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Love the pillow tuck! What a wonderful gift!

Theresa said...

Robin I love your wit my friend...you always make me smile when I read your blog or your comments. :0) I'm happy I could make you smile too....you've managed to make me blush with your kind words.....LOL. I couldn't have picked a better person to surprise. Big hugs my feathered friend. :0) Try to stay dry with all that snow melting too....WOW.

Cindi said...

Hi Robin...glad your boot strings have been lifted! I think our snow is also melting and get this...upper 40's tomorrow!! Wooo Hooo!
Beautiful stitchery from a beautiful gal! Thanks for sharing.
Have a great one!
Be blessed,
Cindi

marly said...

I LOVE your gift! Fabulous! Glad it lifted your spirits. Then I saw that pile of white crap in the final photo and it lifted mine, knowing it's in Nod and not here!

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

How sweet and thoughtful...it is absolutely wonderful. Wow you did get a lot of snow! Wishing you many days of sunshine :)

~Sara said...

How sweet! That sure is wonderful. I am sending you a jar of sunshine from California. Hopefully it will reach you soon.Blessings~Sara

Trace4J said...

Nuttin better than sweet friend love.
Beautiful stitches. :)
Have a woolie wonderful Easter filled with love..
Hugs

Hillcresthome Prims said...

How sweet of Teresa to send you such a beautiful stitchery.
She does amazing work.
I hope you and your family have a wonderful Easter Sunday!
Happy Easter dear friend.
Hugs and Think Spring it will come.
Tricia XO

Primlish ♥ said...

OK, that is seriously a gorgeous pinkeep front and back!! I love the colors!!! Sweet gift and sweet gifter!

Sandra said...

What a sweet gift!
Wishing you a glorious Easter Sunday, with lots of sunshine. You deserve it!
Many Spring Stitches,
Sandra
Homespun Elegance
www.plainfancymerchant.blogspot.com

Jan - Life on Buttermilk Hill said...

Hi Robin! That is a seriously gorgeous pinkeep. I think that would lift anyone out of the doldrums. Just clutch it in your hand when you look out the window at that white stuff---cause it looks like you'll have it for awhile yet! Then click your heels and....etc etc etc.....;) ---Jan

Wendy @ Ravenwood Whimzies said...

Lovely lovely - you are so blessed! Theresa is the best!

Karen said...

Just wonderful...these tucks are becoming soooo popular. Love the bed pillow too.
HAPPY EASTER
Karen

Deppen homestead 1862 said...

Hi Crow girl~

wonderful goodies~ love them

Happy Easter~

Giggles~keep your snow!
smiles
Teresa

Jeanne said...

What a wonderful pinkeep....love the black....but the snow...that's not wonderful..you can keep that! LOL. Hoping Spring comes quick to Nod.