Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Flying in From California

I don't know if that video is working and if you can see the solar dancers that I have on my counter at work.  This is the winter holiday crew.  Dollar Tree has had quite a few of these come out for the different seasons and holidays.  They really do help make people smile when they come in to the office.  I just wish there was some way that I could get credit for all the calories that they burn all day long.  

Also on my desk recently is this lovely little paper crane folded by my blogging friend Clare who works in a school office in California.  Clare has a couple of blogs, one of them called Peace, Love, Cranes which chronicles her ongoing project of folding and distributing 1000 paper cranes.  You must read about it here.  Now this is not one of her project cranes but it is a crane that she folded and sent to me along with another surprise or two.

(I've put it on my desk at work alongside some of my piggy things.)

She sent me this beautiful bird pin that her husband found.  Yes found.  She remembered that I had posted about the bird pins that I was collecting and thought I should have this one also.  It looks like mother-of-pearl and not at all green like the photograph.  I can't wait to add it to the "flock".

Accompanying the pin is a doily that was handmade by her grandmother.  Clare had read one of my posts where I mentioned that I would have loved to have one of the doilies that my grandmother had crocheted and so she shared one of her grandmother's doilies with me.  Is that not the sweetest thing!

I have been so very fortunate to have made a few wonderful acquaintances from all corners of the world through this blog and it always touches my heart when things like this happen.  Bloggers share so much in many ways.

Thank you Clare for thinking of me and sharing these wonderful treasures.  


  1. I keep saying I'm going to get some more of those little solar guys, but always forget to look for them. What a fun collection to have on your desk. Have a great day!

  2. Oh - the video is working now, it wasn't when I looked from my reader a few minutes ago, but now I've come to make a comment I can see them. I love the flower! DH was startled the other day when the flying pig started up in a sudden sunny spell.

    The bird pin is just beautiful. It's got to be a seagull, it will be perfectly at home with your other birds. What a beautiful lace doily, too - a lovely gift to receive.


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