Sunday, November 23, 2008

Bluebirds and Friendship

Bluebirds and Friendship are the two things that I am most grateful for this weekend.

If you know me, you know of my obsession with Bluebirds. I own several glass Bluebird figurines... two of which are very special to me because of whom they came from.

We unfortunately don't have Bluebirds here in my neck of the woods (or I should say city), but if I drive a few hours east and into the actual woods, I can see them. I worry that someday I may give my Farmboy a heart attack from my impulsive squeal of "follow that bird" as we are driving through East Texas. I get so delightfully excited when I spot one!

Anyway, for me Bluebirds represent "happiness". And that is exactly what I felt, after the initial surprise, when I opened an unexpected package from my sweet friend Whitney.

Whitney made this lovely lariat Bluebird necklace and said that as soon as it was finished, she knew that it had to be sent to me. Thank you Whitney!!! I absolutely LOVE it!

I am truly amazed by the generosity and kindness I continually find here in blogland... which leads me into the subject of friendship.

Whitney and I met through Artsy Mama's "Vintage Party Swap". This was a first time swap for the both of us and seriously, I couldn't have been given a better swap partner! It's going on a year since that first swap and Whitney and I have continued to stay in touch through our blogs and email and our friendship has grown.

2008 really seems to be the "friendship" year for me. Much like mine and Whitney's friendship, I have had other cyber friendships blossom into something sweet and lovely.

I've met so many nice ladies and made so many new friends though different parts cyber space... Blogland, Etsy, LolliShops, Silver Bella, TwilightMoms and Some I have had the pleasure of meeting in person thanks to Silver Bella and others I am just lucky to live close enough to, so we are able to get together on a fairly regular basis.

So these are two things that bring me happiness and that I am extremely grateful for this Thanksgiving week... Bluebirds and Friendship.

I've decided to go out of town with my Farmboy this coming week, so I probably won't be around here. I hope you all have a very beautiful, safe and happy Thanksgiving!


Anonymous said...

How lovely.I too have met some really nice people here on blogger.I find it amazing how people are so giving and sweet in their hectic lives.Have a nice Thanksgiving.I love doves probably as much as you love bluebirds.

Elly said...

What a berautiful gift, so sweet! And friendship is a very valuable thing. I love blogland, it's so great to meet new people especially when they become great friends!

Pieceful Bits said...

What a sweet gift Alisa! I have also found the sweetest people on blogland, lollishops, and flickr.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving too.

Brenda@View From The Pines said...

I too love bluebirds. And I'm lucky enough to have them come nest in my backyard corner birdhouse! They are so achingly pretty they look like someone painted them.

windlewood said...

Wonderful little necklaces! We have blue birds and I know the squeal of spotting one for I use it myself! I LOVE them. I walk through the woods in the spring and often hear the UN familiar sound of a new bird, most likely passing through. It's one of my favorite things!
Have a great Thanksgiving!

sherry smyth said...

Treasured friendships. It matters now how we meet, but that we did. Your necklace is beautiful.

Heidi of Everyday Cookies said...

Very pretty! How sweet of Whitney!
Have a Happy and safe Thanksgiving!

Lori said...

what a sweet necklace and gift from your friend...have a nice getaway and a wonderful Thanksgiving!!!

Joanna {sweet finds} said...

The bluebirds are beautiful. I cant wait to see it in person. Have a great Thanksgiving if I dont talk to you before then. xoxo, Joanna

Allie said...

What a beautiful surprise you found in your mail! I, too, am amazed at the friendships that develop through blogland. Please know that I am thankful to call you one of those friends. Have a wonderful holiday trip!

Shannon (Faith and Chocolate) said...

What a beautiful necklace, Alisa! You are one lucky girl! I just LOVE blogging and meeting such wonderful people!

Beth Quinn said...

yes whitney is such a doll!!!! i too have met wonderful girls through blogging so nice to have a place to go and share isn't it and feel sooo connected!!!
have a great thanksgiving !!!

Sandy Michelle said...

Well said and what a sweet gift! Hope you have a fabulous Thanks Giving!


Sarah said...

That is a really sweet necklace!
Vintage Lily

Jenn said...

A lovely post and truer words could not be spoken. Frienship is truly a blessing. Your new necklace is gorgeous!

Stink Bone Jones said...

How lovely that necklace is! And so sweet of a swap partner, turned frien to give. I've had the best swap partners too! I just love our little circle of cottage style women.

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