Friday, October 19, 2012

The Kindness of a Friend

I think we have all experienced kindness in one form or another.   Would you mind if I shared a post about kindness with you?

We meet so many wonderful people in the blogging world.  I really love it when I chance upon a blogger that I know, without a doubt, I would be great friends with if I could interact with them "in real life."

Michele at The Nest at Finch Rest is one of those people.   I visit her blog & she visits mine.  She always leaves sweet, thoughtful and inspiring comments.  You know, the kind of comments that make you feel special. 

A few weeks ago, a package arrived at my door.  I questioned myself, wondering what I ordered that I had forgotten about.  When I opened the package, I found this pretty wire dress form:

 

Enclosed was a sweet card from Michele.  She had read my sewing machine post and was so pleased that I was learning how to sew, she wanted to send me a gift to give me encouragement as I take on this challenge. 

Isn't that the most thoughtful thing ever?  See what I mean about how she makes a person feel special? 


This thoughtful gift and the words she wrote in her card have made my heart sing!  I am so fortunate to have crossed paths with Michele and am happy to call her a friend.

Aren't bloggy friends the best?    


34 comments:

Leslie said...

Awww what a sweet gift. I feel the same way about some of my blog friends. I have met some of the most wonderful people ~ that's why I love to blog, I am surrounded by great people from all over the world. Have a great weekend.

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a thoughtful gift, Gina! Aren't bloggy friends just the best?!

Carlene @ Organized Clutter said...

Oh how special! It's a cute little dress form. Gina, are you happy with the sewing machine? I too have been thinking about sewing a few pillows and runners.

Ramblings of a Southern Girl ~ Rhonda G said...

That was so sweet of your blogging friend! And a pretty little gift, too! :)

Hope you have a great weekend!

Judy said...

That is the nicest story ever. What a sweet gesture. It's so pretty too. Blogging friends are the best. If you stop by today you can read all about me getting to meet one of my blogging friends for the first time.

Debbiedoo's said...

How sweet and yes indeed they are. I know that feeling Gina of receiving something special that will always be treasured. I even saved your card:) Have a wonderful weekend.

Maria Elena said...

That is just so wonderful! What a nice and thoughtful gift!

Something Nice and Pretty said...

How special for you Gina, love it wire dress form looks so cute next to the sewing machine!

Chatty Crone said...

I think that is wonderful and she sounds like a great friend.

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

That was very sweet Gina! Blogging friends are the best! Have a great weekend!

Martha said...

aww thats neat! love it! and the dress form is cute too - happy sewing!

White Weathered Hutch, said...

Yes most definitely!! What a special gift. Keep up on the sewing...

Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

They sure are Gina!!! Blogging friends are the best. I love your sweet and wonderful gift from Michele.

Britt said...

so very true. Blogging friends are the best!!! thanks for sharing this lovely post!!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Blogging friends are the best! What a sweet and thoughtful gift! Hugs, Linda

sweet violets said...

How sweet and thoughtful!!! How is the sewing coming along??

Barbara F. said...

Absolutely!! That is a really lovely thing to do. She is a special Lady. xo

Blondie's Journal said...

What a thoughtful gift! And it's even more special coming from someone you have never "really" met! I follow Michele's blog, she is very sweet and super talented. How is your sewing going?

XO,
Jane

Annmarie Pipa said...

wow... how lovely! what a thoughtful women.

Finding Home said...

So sweet - thanks so much for sharing you story about such a kind friend! Take care, Laura

JenCoen said...

Yes, bloggy friends are the BEST! I'm so glad we've been bloggy friends for (eeek, how many years now..) a long Long time!!

Jacqueline said...

Gina, what a doll. That is such a pretty inspirational piece for your sewing spot. How fun to get such a surprise. Truly heartwarming

Betty@SouthernGrace said...

How sweet! Yes, blog friends are the best :) We are blessed to be able to find each other through blogging.

srpprcrftr said...

HI Gina
What a wonderful friend you've made to send you a special gift. It must have made you feel so special. From what I've read of your blog you are a special person as so many of you gals are.
Although I'm not a blogger I feel very privileged to be a small part of the blogging community. I've never been more creative than I am now. I'm 72 but keep busy keeping home clean, hubs out of my hair but doing projects for me and crafting.
It's good for both of us to stay busy.
I couldn't agree with you more about blog friends. I'm not a blogger but I subscribe to a great many blogs.
I am so touched by the kindness and helpfulness I read about. I have my favorites and leave comments on many of the blogs I subscribe to so I've gotten to "know" some of the gals, so sweet and helpful.
When any of you gals take the time to reply to my comments I'm so touched as I can only imagine all the time it must take to keep the blogs up let alone time for your families, etc.
I've been so happy to read about so many of you that craft and redo furniture,sew. whatever you're doing. I thought most young women didn't do that anymore.
I can definitely say that the internet has done very positive good in this way. How else could any of us "meet" and get to know people around the world?

petspeopleandlife said...

What a wonderful gesture to send a such a cute gift. It is great as others have said that bloggers become your friend.

Ana said...

What a sweet and thoughtful gift for a sweet and kind girl :-)

❤Ana

jeanetteann said...

How sweet she is to do that. There certainly are some thoughtful bloggers out there. Enjoy it's lovely x

Daphne Bryson said...

Good Afternoon Gina, What a kind and thoughtful gift and what a wonderful surprise for you. People I have met, including yourself, through blogging have always been very kind and generous and it's wonderful to be able to meet so many people who live in different parts of the world. We all get a glimpse into a different life style. Enjoy your gift and may it keep you smiling for a long time. Best Wishes Daphne

Jann Olson said...

Gina, Michele is a sweetheart. It doesn't surprise me that she would do something like that. You are a sweetie as well! Congrats on your new endeaver! Sewing is addicting. lol!
Hugs,
Jann

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Awwww, this is so special! I love the dress form and would have been thrilled by it too! How thoughtful! It seems, Blogging friends are the best! How wonderful to receive such a treasure from a cherished friend!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Aw! How sweet! Bloggy friends are the best. Cute vignette with the sewing machine, dress form, pin cushion, and fabric!

xo,
RJ

Debbie said...

What a wonderful thing to do! I discovered that blog not long before I took that long computer break (which I seem to STILL be in recovering from) I need revisit it.

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Awl, sheesh, ya make a gal blush.

T'was nuttin, lady!

I just can't WAIT to see all your sewing projects, I just know you are going to create magic with that new machine, Gina!


xxoo

debra said...

That is a lovely gift and thoughtful friend!

With a tailor in your DNA you are going to do just fine!

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