Tuesday, April 5, 2016


 Friendship is such a wonderful thing
Writing a blog is a life changing experience that connects you with friends from all around the world
I am grateful for the many wonderful friends I have made here and feel so very lucky

Recently I went to my mail box and inside was a package and rushed inside to open it. There was a prettily wrapped present, from my dear friend Dorthe.
The most beautiful bird she had lovingly made me and the sweet card with a pretty cream coloured cloth rose - perfection. Birdie looked very happy sitting next to my bird house and colour co-ordinated. I have always had a love for birds and nests

I am always amazed at her creative work. Many thanks Dorthe and  so touched by your sincere kindness.

I hope life is treating you well ~ As always thanks for stopping by
Wishing you a wonderful week dear friends


  1. Oh Carolyn, how very special to receive a present from our dear Dorthe.
    She is one of my favourite artists, I love how she brings a little part of nature to all her pieces.
    Birds are my favourites too - I have been collecting lots of bits and pieces to create a bird themed collage. Now I just need the time - that's the problem with working!
    Happy week sweet friend

  2. I was drawn to the beautiful pansies floating in the dish but then I was touched by that cute bird made by Dorthe, it looks great next to your also green birdhouse.

  3. Dorthe is a really sweet friend indeed. The bird and card she made for you are beautiful. Dorthe's gifts are always thoughtful and made with love. Enjoy, dear Carolyn and have a great week!

  4. Agreed, darling! I have met so many wonderful people through blogging :)


  5. Dear Carolyn, my friend, what a lovely and wonderful gift you got! I feel so happy for you!
    Yes, I agree, and I am so thankful too for wonderful friendships, I found through the Internet ....specially you, my dearest friend :O)... more than 20 years now...:O)
    Sending much Love and hugs and blessings,
    Claudia xo

  6. You're so right, just you, you're one of those blogging friends who have changed my life, and I'm so grateful to you for this, my darling Carolyn !

    Much love to you


  7. Ho Carolyn! It is a nice thing when you receive a present for one of your friends!

  8. Lovely gifts. Handmade is wonderful and blog friends are the best.

  9. Dear Carolyn,
    Yes, I too, have been blessed with wonderful friendships through blogging.. This is how I found you, and so grateful I did.
    What a thoughtful and beautiful card and gift from your friend.

  10. What a delightful little gift and such a sweet friend! Blog friends are the most sincere and generous people. Sending hugs xo Karen

  11. That's a lovely gift from Dorthe. I agree with you, blogging has brought so many lovely people into my life, some of whom I'm fortunate to call true friends.

  12. Such a beautiful card, truly, blogging gives us so many memories to cherish in our hearts. Greetings from India, dear Carolyn.

  13. Such a lovely post to read and those beautiful pansies floating in the dish are so colourful and very pleasing to the eye.
    Blogging can be such a great place, I enjoy my visits to yours and other blogs ... it just connects us to friends in parts of the world that we may not visit except virtually ...

    I do hope your week is going well.

    All the best Jan

  14. I agree with your words. You' ve got a sweet friend indeed. Very lovely pictures

  15. What a lovely and thoughtful gift! Cyber space has some scary inhabitants, like anywhere, but also many lovely people. Love your little bird. x

  16. What a beautiful little bird Dorthe made for you.
    Wish you a wonderful thursday
    Hugs from here

  17. Friends really are wonderful aren't they!! I am so glad that you have lovely friends and that I can be one of your blogging friends! xx

  18. Such a lovely present Carolyn. I treasure your snowman too!

    Madelief x

  19. Dear Carolyn, Your gift from Dorthe is so lovely. I still have my snowman out on show! I too appreciate the wonderful friendship I share with so many. Sarah x

  20. Carolyn, how cute is this bird that your friend made, and I LOVE the color of your birdhouse! I'm really into this color right now. The card she sent you is creative also. Yes, our blog friends are so special, and I appreciate your friendship too, my dear.

    love, ~Sheri

  21. You are also a good friend for me Carolyn you send me also gifts...so sweet.....blogging is a special world ...with great friends.....live you happy day..love Ria x ❤️

  22. What a lovely gift from your friend. It is quite amazing to meet so many wonderful friends from all over the world. Thank you for the birthday wish. Happy weekend..

  23. Dearest Carolyn,
    Yes, you are so right about that and it is very meaningful.
    Just over the weekend I was organizing my Mac and I've finally changed my mailboxes where all Blogger friends are together and than the usual friends. I took a look at it and noticed that the row of Blogger friends was longer... Special people over the years that helped us through some valleys in life and we share some joy and sadness; real bonding!
    Sending you hugs and hope for many more years of reading and virtually visiting each other.

  24. Beautiful posting as always
    Love Jeanne

  25. Dorthe's little bird is beautiful Carolyn! Dorthe has the sweetest heart to go along with her wonderful creative talent. I love this community of bloggers, so many amazing people here. Like YOU!
    sending hugs...

  26. This is so sweet, daer Carolyn!!! :D
    You are right, blogging gives us the chance to meet many wonderful people!

  27. That was a beautiful bird, you have
    a wonderful blog friend
    Happy sunday

  28. Dear Carolyn,
    It was so sweet of you to visit yesterday... Thank you for your most kind words Wishing you a beautiful week.

  29. Hi Carolyn! ..such a wonderful gift and we are fortunate to have our blogging friends:) Happy weekend!

  30. What a wonderful gift. You're right about the life changing experience which blogging brings, I never realised when I started blogging that I would make so many wonderful friends.

  31. Hello Carolyn, I absolutely agree with you, blogging has really enriched my life. There are so many lovely people (like you) in the world and without blogging I would never have met them.
    I really like the pansies, and the gift from Dorthe is beautiful. Hugs Barbara.


  32. Hello dear friend, pansies are stunning, as her friends ... and so are you !! Kisses. NI

  33. My very dear Carolyn, I`m so happy the bird arrived safe to you, and can see she lives happily in her new green home, which just waited there for her :-) Thank you my dear for your loving words,- you are truly a very dear and kind hearted friend to me, and I`m sure to many others. I also am thankful for all the friendships I have been blessed with, here in blogland, yours and other. Thank you Carolyn, and a warm hug.

  34. Wow, what a lovely and wonderful gift! Beautiful little bird. Friendships are a blessing, and I am thankful for yours. Hope you have a marvelous weekend! xoxo

  35. Such a happy combination of bird and house. Serendipity at its best!


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