Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Mail from Marilyn

One of my first blogging friends was Marilyn from Our Victorian Cottage. While in NY this summer, I snapped this painting in a thrift shop as it made me think of her.

She actually used a photo of Marilyn Monroe as her profile picture. Although she is no longer blogging, we have kept in touch by email and recently I received a package from her that included crochet patterns -- each one nicely tucked inside plastic sleeves with a little note on each pattern as to why she sent it.

A handwritten notecard from a collection called Little Sniffles put out by Moda Company that includes a reproduction children's hankie from the 1930s to 1950s.

And the Attitude of Gratitude issue of MaryJanesFarm that is a magazine devoted to organic living. It's even printed on recycled paper.

Isn't it amazing that you can meet someone virtually and yet feel like you've known them for years? Diane from Pinecones & Roses calls her blogger friends kindred spirits. I've certainly come across many of you who are just that.

My cousin Gwen, who started me blogging in the first place and who had shut down her blog, has recently started another one called Gwenny's Place. I'm glad she's back!

Gratitude preserves old friendships, and procures new.

Hope everyone is having a terrific Tuesday! Friendship blessings, Tammy

20 comments:

Claus said...

Friends do show up in the strangest ways, and in places you never thought possible. Isn't it exciting? Isn't it a blessing?! How lucky you have such a great friend in Marilyn!
On to visit Gwen's place... :o)
have a great day!

GWENDOLYN KAY said...

Hi chicky, That is wonderful that even though your friend Maryiln no longer blogs, you still keep in touch. Thanks for the plug for my blog..big grin:)
I have this same picture from the same shop. I hope you are having a good week.
I had to laugh at your hair comment in your previous post!
love ya,
Gwen

Heather said...

Hi Tammy, what a thoughtful gift your friend sent you! Thanks for stopping by my blog today. You are very sweet, I appreciate your nice comments. :-)

glor said...

Tammy, what beautiful gifts. They all are so beautiful. Kindred spirits ... yes, I've come to see that too. Isn't it wonderful how we can easily cross continents to meet such hearts. You take good care, blessings to you.

Creative Breathing said...

Hi Tammy! I have had such fun catching up with past posts. Time just flied by! I especially enjoyed the museum post. Just beautiful! I wish you and your family a joyous holiday season. Elizabeth

Rebecca said...

Hi Tammy
Thanks so much for stopping by, I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.
I also have met such amazing friends here in the land of blog and I would have never thought that would have been the case when I started.
Many Blessings
Rebecca

crochet lady said...

It is wonderful the people you connect with via blogging. I know I am so glad to have met you.

Mariette said...

Dearest Tammy,

Friendships are great and we all need them as no one can pass through life in his or her own...

Have a great week!

Mariette's Back to Basics

Diane said...

Thanks for the nice mention of my blog Tammy. I love to think that I have friends all over the world (I think you are the farthest!) but you're as close as my computer, way closer than my neighbors who're gone a lot! I like that Mary Jane's Farm. I can't always find it here. Blessings, Diane

Susan said...

Hi Tammy...I feel the same way about virtual friends...we are all truly kindred spirits. I love reading your blog and about your life. Hope you feel the same way! Have a good Wednesday! Susan

A Vintage Chic said...

What a thoughtful gift from your sweet friend, Tammy! I feel the same way about the blog friends I've met...when I started this whole thing, I had no idea how much you can come to know people this way--kindred spirits, indeed!

I had no idea Gwen was your cousing! I've been visiting her since before she shut down her old blog...just visited her before I came to see you tonight!

Hope you're having a wonderful night, dear friend--well--I guess it's daytime for you, isn't it?! Enjoy every lovely moment...

Julie

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
Such wonderful friendships and all through blogging. I didn't realise when I started blogging that I would gather friernds along the way. What a great experience it is!!
Warm Smiles from a very cold UK, Angela.

kellydeal said...

What great friends you have to send you such thoughtful gifts!
Hugs,
Kelly

Rita said...

My dear Tammy,
thank you so much for visiting. I just love having you here. I might be repeating what other kindred spirits have already said, but I do too feel the same way about blogging friends. we might be living very far from one another but still just a mouse-click and a dot-com away.
You are one of those special kindred spirits I have met during my blogging adventure.
How sweet of Marylin to send you such special gifts.
lots of love and blessings to you and your beautiful family
rita

bunny said...

I'm glad we've crossed paths too...tammykins.

smooches,
bunny

Twyla and Lindsey said...

How sweet of Marilyn! I miss her so much. I believe we bloggers are kindred spirits because we are able to meet people all over the world with similar interests and we have the ability to develope friendships that extend beyond our blogs. Have a wonderful weekend, Tammy! Twyla

Anonymous said...

It must make you feel so nice to know what a lovely impression you have made on all these people that are in every corner of the world. I remember you telling me about Marilyn over the summer. I love that she remembers you and stays in touch. I feel like you have made some life long friends through your blogging adventures. You can never have too many friends, so good for you!!!
Hope you are feeling better than you were the other night when we talked. Your cough sounded bad!
Hoping your Saturday is filled with a whole lot of R&R time for you!!

Love ya tons,
Renee

DeeDee said...

I love friendships....they make life complete..

Happy Holidays Tammy...

Honeycomb Home said...

Thank you for the comments on my newish blog.Your post here is about the thing that most amazes me about the blogging world,how people from around the globe can be connected by common interests.-and in many cases become friends ,even though they will probably never meet. It's penpals+ Dette

Serena said...

I have made some wonderful friends via the blogging world....kindred spirits is definitely an apt term for them. What lovely gifts you received from Marilyn. It's great that you both stay in touch even though Marilyn no longer blogs.

I'm off to check out Gwen's blog now ~

Love, light and peace,
Serena

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