Wednesday, July 28, 2010

the gift of friendship...

What a world we live in! Since starting my blog (over 2 years and over 550 posts ago!), I have met and become friends with some amazing people. The words of encouragement, daily 'hello's, and sharing of talents that I've encountered has been such a blessing to me!

A while ago, Gina asked me if I'd like to swap some of our handmades... how could I not agree? So I sent her a quiltie for her to hang on her fabulous quilt crane (I've really gotta get me one of those!), and a set of quilted coasters. She sent me the sweetest swag that I've hung in my office/sewing room... each of the petals on the flowers are a word... joy, hope, kindness, wisdom, and gratitude. I just love it! I'm showing my room at its cleanest, so you get an idea of where the swag is now hanging. She also sent a stuffed and hand painted watermelon slice with a couple of hungry crows attached. It's right at home with my enamleware berry strainer. Thank you, Gina! You're a sweetheart!


















And then there's Colleen... I think she might be my blogging friend from farthest away, with her being on the East coast of the USA, and me on the West coast of Canada. Colleen makes the awesomest salt dough ornies, and I am so jealous... if you know me well, then you know that I don't "do" anything floury, fuzzy, or furry. Touching anything like that just grosses me out!! So Colleen did the touching and making for me, and I traded her a quilted table runner that I'd made. I'm so thrilled with my new ornies... and since they've been dipped in scented wax, I can actually touch them without gagging! She must know me pretty well! And that's, I think, what friends are for!

6 comments:

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

Oh Kimberly you are so welcome for your goodies..I love my quilt..it looks wonderful in my living room and I love where you have your treasures displayed..I learned something about you too..I didn't know you didn't like floury kinds of things etc..:) and colleen did a great job on those cookies..they are so much fun to make...I will have send you some some time..:) you know since you don't like touching that sort of thing..:) have a good one..I just updated my blog..so go and check it out;)

Quilt Nut said...

craftie bloggers rock, they really do. enjoy your new gifties!

Grammee Linda said...

What wonderful swaps!! You all are so talented!!

Colleen/And Baby Makes Five said...

Do I know you or what, Kimberly?! I'm delighted that you are so very pleased. And I think those ornies look picture-perfect in your sweet and welcoming home.

Your runner is on my dining room table and I think of you every time we sit down to eat. I just love that your handmades (pineapple quilty too) are in a part of our home that sees so much family time and use.

Enjoy your goodies! And, thanks, as always, for your lovely and uplifting friendship.

Shorty said...

How wonderful! Sounds like great friendships to me, too!

sandy said...

beautiful gifts,I noticed you did it with love.