Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Life is nothing without friendship

I am so glad I took the leap into blogging. I have found so many kindred spirits and wonderful people, from all around the world ... I can truly call my friends.
I feel so blessed and grateful for the friendship, the inspiration and ideas you all share and the kind visits and comments you leave.

I was thrilled to have won this sweet stitched heart,  a kind giveaway from Michelle, over at the Raspberry Rabbits.
Her needlework and talent is amazing and I love seeing her creative work - go and visit her and you will see her darling bunnies, Harrington and Hannah - aren't they so fluffy and cute... just want to give them a cuddle.

Also, Koralee is having a giveaway that I would like to tell you about.
'Everything goes with ice cream' is the  wonderful new book she has recently published.  The book is filled with the most delicious ice cream recipes and some adorable craft projects.
To enter, go and visit her at Bluebird notes and best of luck to all, fingers crossed one of her lucky readers will be happy.

 Side by side or miles apart, dear friends are always close to the heart. { love this sweet photo on my calender}

Hope you are all having a happy week


  1. I agree! Friendships are so important:) the peonies are so pretty and congratulations on your win Carolyn! The book looks like lots of fun and perfect for the spring and summer months ahead.

    I'll be out if town for a bit but hope to have a little computer access.

    Hope the rest of your week goes well.


  2. I was just thinking the same thing dear Carolyn.
    What would we do without our friendships.. I too, have met so many kind people through blogging, you are very special!
    Beautiful post,

  3. Thanks for visiting my blog! Yours is nice too. I love your calender photo - the two girls are so sweet!
    You are from new zealand? Recently I had a guest post about new zealnd for my project "world wide wheeling". Look here:
    I would like to learn what you think about that...
    Have a nice week

    1. I´ve just added a translation button to my right sidebar...

    2. Thank you Christiane for adding the translation button to your blog.
      I look forward to coming again to visit you.
      I read your interesting post of biking in New Zealand - thanks for sharing.


  4. You are so fortunate to have found such sweet friends {with yummy and beautiful talents no less!} in the blog world.

  5. Dearest sweet Carolyn, you have such a beautiful space here! So very inspiring. Thanks so much for visiting my little space from Koralee's blog. She is an amazing friend!

    Isn't friendship the best?!! :) Blogging never ceases to amaze me ~ i've made great friends all over the world! Have a beautiful day and love to yoU!


  6. Carolyn,
    I love this picture of the two little girls. It reminds me of Jess and Nel. The stitched heart is so pretty, what a nice surprise. And Koralee's book sounds sweet. I have met so many dear blog friends too, and I can't believe they come from all over the world - how special is that? I am so grateful for your friendship, Carolyn, and your comments always brighten my day.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  7. You are so kind Carolyn, thank you so much for the visit and sweet thoughts..

    I just love these pale pink roses..
    Have a joyful week

  8. I'm Lucky, i found my Soukmade with my best friend

    The pictures are so lovely

  9. Dear Carolyn,
    what a wonderful post!
    Let me say Thank YOU for your wonderful friendship through all the years :O)
    Have a wonderful and happy week,
    take care,
    Love and hugs,

  10. Dear Carolyn!
    You' re so right!
    It' s so wonderful to have a blog and to find such sweet and nice people all over the world who are and think like you.
    Otherwise I would never had the opportunity to find YOU!
    I wish you a happy week and thanks for your lovely post!
    With love,Geli

  11. Τhank you so much for this wonderful post. It's really exciting to share thougths and experiences with lovely people all over the world.Friendship is precious without doubt.
    Have a great sweet day Carolyn !
    Hugs Olympia

  12. Nice that you won darling !!...lovely

  13. Hello Carolyn!

    I'm so glad you started a blog too, and isn't it amazing the people you 'meet' on your bloggy journey?

    Love the heart and the bunnies are very seasonal ...

    Love Claire xx

  14. Awwww such a sweet post, darling!
    Love that last pic!


  15. Both Michelle and Koralee are the most wonderful blog friends. I had the pleasure of meeting Koralee once and Michelle and her bunnies give so much joy! I did get to "meet" some rabbits however, the other day at our local humane society where a most unusual but HAPPY event took place: THE HOPPY HOUR, where people brought their pet rabbits for an hour of socialization, laughter, A LOT OF HOPPING and I understand that Halloween is a HOOT THERE!

    Enjoy your day dear one. Anita

  16. Blessings and much love to you my sweet friend.

    Friends are a second existence. Love you

    Jeanne ♥

  17. I would also like to thank you for being with me since the past 2 years. Its been wonderful following your blog.
    Have a lovely week Carolyn :)

  18. Sooo sweet!

    Have a lovely evening,


  19. Thanks for the words Carolyn, I think the same about blogging:) Congrats on the prize, so adorable! Kisses! xo

  20. Dear Carolyn,
    I`m so happy to have become friends with you,-and to visit and hear what your life brings of joy and ,like today see your lovely win, such a wonderful heart.Thankyou also for alwayes visiting me, and bring me kind and sweet comments, from your side of the world.
    Hugs from Dorthe

  21. I know how happy I am that I met you so I know just what you mean Carolyn! Blogging has been such a gift.
    I love your pretty wins too.
    much love...

  22. Friendship across the miles is special, Carolyn. The heart is a beautiful creation. Linda x

  23. Corn dog wont go with ice cream.... LOL
    great post, good sharing!

  24. Such a lovely post Carolyn. It's so true, there are so many lovely people out there in blog world. I always enjoy your visits to my blog. Thank you and have a lovely week
    Robyn x

  25. Thank you for your friendship! I cherish it.

  26. Dear Carolyn
    Oh I so agree with you and we will meet o n e day!
    What a very sweet post and that gorgeous photo of the two little girl friends - aww.....
    Congratulations on winning Michelle's beautiful heart!
    I just love Harrington and Hannah, I would want to pick them up for a cuddle too!
    I've entered Karalee's delicious book Giveaway and put her button on my sidebar too! One of my blog friends has three copies of this book!!!
    Shane ♥

  27. Dear Carolyn...Congratulations on winning your treasures!
    I feel to fortunate to have met you earlier this year...each and every visit with you is a treat surely. To share with one another, across long distances, is indeed the pleasure of friendship.
    Wishing you a much joy...
    Judy xx

  28. I know how you feel. I feel the same. You meet friends that you would not have in a million years.

  29. So beautiful! Que lindo que siendo bloggers podamos acceder a todas estas cosas tan lindas :) Espero que andes bien, besos!

  30. Hi Carolyn,
    I totally agree yur words!
    And your pics are so sweet, love your bunnies!^^

  31. My dearest Carolyn, I am so happy that you won this pretty giveaway - you really deserve it - and I'm also happy that I got you to know in the wonderful Bloggerworld! So sorry that I didn't have enough time to leave comments at your last posts - we were very busy with some furniture removals in the new flat of our daughter and her birthday and so on... And soon I will make a cure again for my shoulder... That's the reason why I will just write two more posts and then will make a blog-pause...
    But I'll be back :o))
    Warm hugs, Traude

  32. Ho Carolyn! I agree!! It's very important ti have friends! And your giveaway are so nice!!

  33. Hello sweet Carolyn! Beautiful post and photos! I agree with every word you said about blogging! I have made the most lovely friends all over the world, including you, and I am very blessed by each one! The heart you won is beautiful and her rabbits are so sweet! I love Koralee and her new book! She is a sweetie pie and so talented! I love the photo and quote you shared too! You are a sweetie pie as well! Lots of love, Paula xo

  34. You're the best!!!
    Hugs and have a wonderful week plus week-end.
    Delighted it's Spring here,

  35. Carolyn,
    I love how you came up with your blog name. Thanks for sharing. We talk to our dear friends every day, and it's nice to know what their blog name means to them, ya know? Have a sweet day, Carolyn.

  36. Blog buddies are just the best aren't they :) Love the heart!

  37. buon weekend (: Reb, xoxo.

    *Nuovo post sul mio blog, fammi sapere cosa ne pensi:

  38. Dear Carolyn, congratulations on your win.;) That heart is really lovely.;) And I agree with you, it is amazing how many wonderful people one can meet just through the written word.;)
    And I love that everything goes with ice cream, at least ice cream will make anything bad go away.;)
    Have a great weekend,

  39. Dear Carolyn,
    thank you for your kind words.
    Yes, it is really sad that just want to sell photos from the Internet without having to know. But you can not do much as a small user anyway - unfortunately. Since you show us some beautiful photos - the peonies time I'm happy most! Unfortunately, it is still winter and cold in Germany, but spring is coming quickly. I wish you a nice and relaxing weekend and send you best wishes, Christine

  40. lovely post--you are so right, life is all about the relationships we form :)

  41. Yes, indeed ! Friends all around the world that we never would have met otherwise. It is a wonderful thing! Your gifts from Michelle are lovely. Have a great weekend. Tammy

  42. Aren't friends wonderful! And I'm glad you are mine. I so love your peonies. Have a beautiful weekend!

  43. I'm glad that I found so many nice people to talk to across the globe through blogging too. It's incredible and awesome! And those bunnies - cute to the tips of their ears. xx

  44. Dear Carolyn ,
    thanks for sharing the links of interesting blogs. I've already visited them .
    What you write about friendship goes right to my heart , thanks to internet there are no border or distance , and to have friends spread all over the wordl means so much for me.
    have a great week end


  45. Oh, congratulations Carolyn...such a sweet prize for such a sweet friend.


  46. Hi Carolyn, Congrats on your win of such a special treasure. The heart is just lovely. Yes, the friends in blogland are so dear and I agree with you how special it is to meet so many kindred spirits. You certainly are one of those wonderful people that I am so proud to call my friend.

    Wishing you a wonderful Easter and blessings always.
    hugs, Celestina Marie


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