Sunday, May 6, 2012


One thing that I have learned about blogging, is that the world opens up and you make friends with people in different parts of the country and in the world. The world of blogging reduces the world to a small intimate circle. Blogging, I have made friends that I might have never known in my lifetime. What I have found about blogging is that I have received so much more than I have ever given.

One of these many people that I have made friends with is my friend Kim at Millie's Mats.  She has a challenging life  and she never fails to see the glass half full.
I know she has had her plate very, very full these last few weeks but she managed to send me a box in the mail for my birthday.

She sent a lovely sachet that she hooked. My two favorite designs a sunflower on one side and a chick on the other.
I love the colors.

She sent some necklaces that are made from beach glass. With the kind of charms on them that just fit me.
Here is the other one.

Of course she sent her lovely wash clothes she has been knitting. I have to say that I think if she ever gives up rug hooking, she is just as talented when it comes to knitting. I love the colors of the yellow that she picked.
She also sent some lovely home made soap from a soap company there. I love home made soap.

I am thankful for the friends I have made while blogging. I am so thankful for the friends I have made and the lives that have touched mine. I am thankful for all of the people I have met and the ways that as we share with others. I know my life has expanded and become richer. I love that places are not some far off place that I have just read about in the newspaper but places become real because of the people I have been blessed to meet.

If you get time, check out Kim's lovely blog, she also has a Etsy store with her lovely handmade items. Not to mention that she is just as lovely as can be and you will never meet a more warm, giving person who will always make your day brighter.
Thank you Kim, for the gifts but for also being my friend.


TexWisGirl said...

she is a very generous soul - like you. :)

Alica said...

How nice! I like the yellow she chose for those wash clothes too...nice and cheery. Just about makes me want to go wash some dishes! :)

Kim said...

Ok, you made me cry. You are the best!

Sue said...

Beautiful gifts, Kim, especially the yellow dishcloths. I too am so thankful for the friends I have made here in Blogland. Thanks for the link, I will visit Kim.

Sassafras and Winterberry said...

Lucky you! Kim is the sweetest and funniest blogger! I love the little hooked piece...perfect!

Meg said...

Oh yay! I'm so glad it got here so fast. I knew she was sending you a sneaky present. ;) What nice things! Those necklaces are just gorgeous.

Debbie said...

What nice gifts from no doubt a wonderful person...I will check out her blog for sure. I love those knitted wash clothes. My mom use to make them and they are by far my favorite. Hope your having a good Sunday!

Debbie said...

you are a lucky girl!! that's the sea glass i collect, it looks so pretty made into jewlry!!

Ellen said...

I follow Kim's blog too and you are so right, what a delightful person she is as you are too!!! I also love that you make so many friends all over the country. It's wonderful.

Julia said...

Kim, what a nice tribute to the Millie's mom. You deserves getting such a nice gift because you too are generous.

Aren't those little dishcloths the cheeriest? Love that cute sachet. Enjoy your lovely gifts and have a nice week. JB

Gumbo Lily said...

What a kind, thoughtful friend.

annie said...

Happy Birthday Yes! Such a kind love filled gift pack. Love everything she sent you! I read her too!

myletterstoemily said...

what thoughtful and lovely gifts from your
sweet friend!

i loved your comment about moss growing
on the back of your head in our humidity!

camp and cottage living said...

How sweet of the other Kim to send you such special gifts that were made from the heart. It just doesn't get any better!
You are so right about this great blogger world. I have met so many friends through it that I never could have met in my whole lifetime. You being one of them, of course!

Jackie said...

Oh what beautiful gifts! The sachet is adorable and I love the necklaces!!! And yes, blogland is sooo full of the most wonderful people!


moosecraft said...

Wow! Kim made you some real beautiful treasures! All of them say "Summer Sunshine"!!!! I agree with your view of blogging... there are so many wonderful people in this world that we would not have met just standing on our front doorsteps... :-)

jen said...

that's so sweet! and i love all your gifts :)