Friday, January 3, 2014

~FRIENDSHIP~

 One of the many things that can warm a heart on a cold winter's day is
the gift of friendship...
 
I have a friend, a friend I have yet to meet in person, but one I feel a connection with, a kindred spirit if you will...She and I reside on opposite sides of the country- she in California and me in Maine...Many of you, my readers, know this friend...Her name is Kim and she is keeper of the blog My Field Of Dreams. Kim is mother to six talented adult children and grandmother to eight...She creates the most amazing gardens, both vegetable and flower, is a crafter,  rug hooker and her love of chickens equals mine...
On Christmas Eve day a package from California was delivered to my door...As I opened this box I knew it would be special but I could not believe my eyes when I saw this...a hooked rug... this was no ordinary chicken rug design...
also included were  a "fancy" chicken ornament with a little lace dress...handmade all natural soaps, lotion bars, lip balm from Bumblewood which smell heavenly and feel so silky on one's skin...a jar candle and two sweet cloth hearts...
As I mentioned this is no ordinary rug design, this chicken was hooked in the image of my gal Gladys...Gladys was the best chicken a girl could have. Gladys was dearly loved,  the day a fox ended her life was the day I realized being a chicken keeper was not for the faint of heart...Kim understood...
Thank you Kim for your most heartfelt gifts...Gladys hangs in our living room where I can see her each day, okay I might take to her too...and seeing that I am now living in Siberia the moisturizing soaps and lotions are coming in mighty handy... So here's to friendship both near and far...

20 comments:

My Maine Blog said...

What a wonderful surprise and how special to receive a treasure like this that someone has made especially for you and I'm sure will be treasured forever. What a generous and kind friend you have. I too have met such lovely friends here since starting my blog a little over a year ago and I received a special gift like this too. How lucky we are. Stay warm on your beautiful farm.

Kim said...

That is so lovely. Gladys would be so proud to know she lives on forever in wool.

Mary said...

How blessed you are, to have such a sweet and caring friend. Love the rug!

Willow said...

Aw , thats a great hooked rug of Gladys !
We have a tiny piece of Siberia in our neck of New England today too.
Happy New Year to you and your family .

Jennifer said...

What wonderful gifts, truly from the heart. How great it is to have special friends like this.

Prims By The Water said...

What a nice friendship you have found here in blogland. If Gladys looked as nice as your hooked rug, she was a good lookin" chick!! Hope you are keeping warm and cozy. Janice

Primitive Stars said...

Oh how wonderful she is to send such sweet gifts to comfort you. I love the chicken hooked rug, talented and all the goodies are so fine. Blog friendships are the best, so many beautiful gals out there, Stay Warm, Francine.

Rugs and Pugs said...

What a wonderful rug from a dear friend!
Hugs :)
Lauren

jody said...

Friendships are a special bond.. Love your treasures especially your rug, so thoughtful of her! Enjoy!

Gail said...

This is such a thoughtful gift. Kim is like that...she's a keeper.

Orange Sink said...

Julie,
I know Kim is a real sweetheart! I LOVE her design of your dear sweet Gladys! What a treasure to have friends like that! Stay safe up there in Siberia!
Hugs!!
Cathy G

Rowan said...

What a lovely gift, Kim is very talented. I love to see hooked rugs but could never even attempt to do one - not enough patience:) Hope you are managing to survove the snow.

moosecraft said...

A very thoughtful and wonderful delivery! Love the rug! And, I had forgotten about Bumblewood... going to Etsy to give some a try now... Stay warm!

Jacque. said...

Oh, how Sweet!!! I have been on the receiving end of Kim's friendship...it's amazing, isn't it? Wonderful rug and everything else. Stay cozy there in Siberia!

Ellen in Oregon said...

What a wonderful friend Kim is & what heartfelt gifts. What a beautiful way to memorialize Gladys days at Dog Trot Farm & the love you have for her. Even though you live thousands of miles apart, a good friend knows what you hold dear to you heart & understands the pain & joy that life hands you.

acorn hollow said...

Such wonderful gifts! we are in the deep freeze and now I hear freezing rain oh no give me more snow no the rain.
stay warm
Cathy

MTWaggin said...

So wonderful to have "kindred" friends indeed. She has great taste in chicken things and friends!

annie said...

How kind of her!
Very happy for you.
Love the package, and esp. the Gladys rug!

jennifer768 said...

Friendship will warm the heart like nothing else! Love your goodies from your awesome friend.So thoughtful of her,to make you a memorial rug for Gladys.Hugs,Jen

From Beyond My Kitchen Window said...

Isn't Kim lovely. I too have been on the receiving end of Kim kindness. I would love to meet her. As a matter of fact meeting Kim is on my bucket list!