Tuesday, February 21, 2012


 the name on the ferry berthed at the wharf in Sydney, ...Friendship

Today I want to thank you for your friendship, to those who visit my blog.
You have all made my life so much better ~ I have made such wonderful friends, that if not for my blog would not have had the chance to know.
I am grateful for friends who are caring, sharing, and for all the wonderful things I learn from you.

I received two gifts the other day, from my friend Koralee -thank you so much

I also won Claudia's giveaway ~ a hot water bottle and cover which will be very useful for winter. Many thanks Claudia.
Please go over and visit their lovely blogs and say hello.

Would also like to tell you of Stephanie's giveaway please go and visit her and you could be entered in the drawer for a lovely book called Peau d'ane or Cross stitch. Fingers crossed you may get to win one of her beautiful and generous gifts.

Hope your week is getting off to a great start - I have been staining the deck rails the past two days, giving them the final coat - nearly finished.


  1. Dearest Carolyn,

    Claudia is one of the most talented knitters out there! Congrats on winning your prizes, that is a joy to receive. Yes, friendship comes from all corners of the world through blogging. The only struggle is to always find time.
    I'm having some computer issues so I had to work on bringing my files to safety, just in case... Love to you,


  2. What wonderful gifts you received, Carolyn, and a lovely post!

    Make new friends but keep the old, for one is silver and the other gold.

    Thank you for your friendship :) I always look forward to our blogland visits.


  3. Thank you for the links. I just spent some time visiting and reading...

  4. My dear friend Carolyn,
    thank you so much for this lovely and very kind post!

    I really appreciate your friendship every day since we met us first time!

    Have a very happy week,
    sending love and hugs

  5. Very beautiful post dedicated to friendship. Congrats on your winning the giveaways, they are lovely. Loved the hot water cover!
    Have a fantastic day Carolyn:)

  6. What a great gifts you have had !! you are such a kind blogfriend to us all !!.....have a nice day darling....love from me.....xxx...xxx...

  7. Hi Carolyn! Love your prizes.Hope you have a great week:)

  8. Save for Claudia, I know these women and they are WONDERFUL FRIENDS...and yes precious one, blogging has brought me more friends, (would you believe this) than any other medium. I truly believe it is because people have something TO SHARE and CARE about reaching out. In the physical world, people are constrained by time and pressures, but in Blogland, we can visit at 2:00am or anytime we want. You have been a kind soul to me and I thank YOU for your dear friendship. You know, I met Koralee in September and she is just as beautiful in person as her blog shines her personality.

    Have a wonderful day, knowing that you have made a difference to me.


  9. yes, it is so nice about blogging that you have the opportunity to meet so many and so different people all over the world!

    Life and travelling

  10. Dear Carolyn,
    you got some great gifts,- and don`t have to be cold under your blancket now :) so wonderful, congratulations.
    And to you sweet, thankyou also, for your friendship, that I treasure very much. You alwayes have a kind word, and it is wonderful visiting you here, traveling with you, and seing your own little world.
    Hugs and love,Dorthe

  11. Thank you for your friendship too, Carolyn. I have met some wonderful people too. They are from all different walks of life, but we are all here to give eachother support and love. A happy week to you, dear.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  12. Ciao Carolin...

    Da quanto ci conosciamo! ;o)


    Anche tu sei una cara amica...sei oltreoceano, ma vicinissima al mio cuore!

    baci! ;o) NI

  13. Oh Carolyn, thank you for your friendship. I am very happy we have met, even if it is only virtually. You have always been so sweet and kind to me and I feel truly bless to call you a friend. Sending you a great big hug. Congratulations on your great gifts.

    Much love,

  14. I am so glad I have you as my friend also dear Carolyn!


  15. Hello Lovely Carolyn!!
    I'm so happy to have met YOU!!
    Great treasures you have won~
    How's the rails looking?
    I want to see!!


  16. Those are wonderful gifts!

    Friendships are blessings, no matter what shape or form or distance. Thank you, dear Carolyn, for your friendship.


  17. Dear Carolyn,
    friendship is a wonderful thing!!!
    What nice giveaways. great!
    I correspond with claudia very often.
    Thank you for your visit on my blog. I am pleased
    always read from you.
    Kind regards

  18. People can make better our life, giving us some love and friendship, is not important the distance,sometimes people who live near us never meet our heart!
    Big hugs

  19. Very sweet post, darling ~ thank you, too!
    And congrats on your win!


  20. Congrats on winning your prize!I am always taking a part in giveaways but so far no luck,maybe one day...who knows:)
    Have a lovely week!

  21. Best regards from France Carolyn...


  22. Hi Carolyn, Congrats to you for your wonderful win from talented hands. Everything is just lovely. Yes, Friendship is a blessing from the blogging world and I am so glad I met you nearly 5 years ago along with many wonderful friends from all over the world.

    Have fun with the deck. I bet it is gorgeous. Your red roses below are beautiful too.
    Sending big hugs and lots of love,
    Celestina Marie

  23. You my friend are so sweet....we are thankful for you in everyway! Happy day ... enjoy! xoxoxo

  24. Congratulations to the gift and the things you won, you have nice blogfriends. I´m delighted to have you as a blogfriend, so fun to look in to your blog.
    Wish you a wonderful week

  25. Dear Carolyn,

    Such beautiful gifts! Thank you for your friendship too. It's important to me as well!

    Wish you a happy day,

    Madelief x

  26. Dear Carolyn
    Wow..... what wonderful gifts you received!
    I would like to thank you for the friendship also.
    I wish you a happy rest of the week.
    Hugs Yvonne

  27. Hi Carolyn,
    I'm from the coast in Victoria & Manly is in NSW but I'm off there for a 5 day visit in mid March & I can hardly wait. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

  28. Hello, Draffin Bears.

      Sharing a moment of peace.
      It is a joy for all.

      Thank you for the warmth of your heart.
      The prayer for all peace.

    Have a good day. From Japan, ruma ❃

  29. Hi Carolyn!
    Congrats on winning your prizes!!
    Blogging is really rewarding in many ways, all the freidships och ideas!
    Have a nice day!
    Hug Anna

  30. Those gifts are lovely indeed.
    Much love and many blessings to you

    Happy Thursday♥

  31. Hello Carolyn!!!!!

    I love the name of that Ferry!!! so perfect!!!! and I love all of your photos and prizes...you are one lucky girl!!!

    Wishing you a wonderful week!!!!

  32. It's always so nice to get things from our blog buddies! I'm happy for you! Hugs! ♥

  33. To have a friend you first must be one & that dear Carolyn you do just beautifully.
    Millie xx


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Carolyn xx