Monday, February 1, 2010

Friends

You know how you often read about how the internet and the computer isolate us? Well, I guess in some cases it may be true. Those people probably don't have a blog.
Since I started blogging just over a year ago, I have met so many of you wonderful people here. Something I am very thankful for. And I have found friends, that I would never have met any other way.

Such as Pattie, who lives way down in Mexico, where they don't have snow... sigh! Pattie and I decided to trade some of our "stuff" and this is what she sent me:

Sea shells, mermaid's tears, lotteria cards, some Mexican fabric, milagros...

and an intriguing little bundle, so beautifully wrapped.

Which contained this wonderful necklace Pattie made for me, to remind me of the beach. She knows I love the beach.

Isn't it lovely! Thank you sooooo much, Pattie!!! You are such a good friend!

Casanova, dosing in the sun.

Captain, taking a sun bath.
My kitties decided to take advantage of the sun this morning. How right they were!
It is snowing again now...

19 comments:

mairedodd said...

what a wonderful gift! and i agree, blogging connects people like i would have never dreamed possible... my kitties are basking in the sun right now too! would love to join them...

Narrative jewelry said...

Oh yes, what a wonderful trade you have done with our mexican friend Pattie ! Lucky girl you are sweet Ren. added to a super original necklace. I can say Youpi for you...
Thank you to share photos of the kitties, they are so lovely. Do not forget Ren., if you want to give them to me, no problem ;-)

Judy said...

How wonderful of Pattie to send you some great treats!
I love the cat's name..Casanova, that is so cute! Kitties just love the sun, mine are sunbathing right now.

SueBeads said...

Very nice gift! How interesting to get some of her Mexican things, as I am sure it was interesting for her to get some of yours! I used to love how my kitties would sit in the sun. I had a black cat, and she would get SO hot, but she loved it!

Pretty Things said...

AHHHHH! I have been DYING for a sea urchin (is that the right word???) forever now! You are so fortunate!

And love the kitties.

Autumn glow 2009 said...

Hallo, was für wunderschöne Geschenke. Ich finde es schön, wenn sich jemand noch Gedanken macht und etwas für dich speziell anfertigt wird. Super, solche Freundschaften muß man pflegen. Alles Liebe aus dem verschneiten Süden Deutschlands...

sharon said...

You are blessed to have such a beautiful and talented friend as Patti!! She does gorgeous work too, that you can wear close to your heart!

SummersStudio said...

What lovely treasures from Patti. Loteria cards are so interesting and milagros are one of my favourite things. The necklace is a treasure. I agree completely that the internet/blogging brings many people into our lives that we would not ever have the opportunity to know. You are among those lovely friends that I have met this way!

The Joy of Nesting said...

Oh but mi Hermanita,

You make it sooooooo easy to be kindred sisters!!! ;) Poor Kitties!!! If I could I'd send you all a bit of sun,sand,surf and nice warm breezes!!!!

Pattie ;)
Mazatlan Mx.

Esther said...

beautiful necklace from our Pattie!!

Silke said...

Oh, what a wonderful little bundle of treasures you got from Pattie! And that necklace is simply stunning and so "you." Love, Silke

lilylovekin said...

I agree with you about making friends in blog land, it has been a wonderful way for me to connect with others.

SharonP said...

Yes, blogging opens up a new world of wonderful friends. enjoy your goodies from Pattie!

jaz@octoberfarm said...

hi...i just found you and signed up to follow. that is a very special necklace and very cool too!

Lenna Andrews said...

wonderful, Renate! i agree with you. Where the computer could or can be isolating, i have met so many people and shared art with so many people who i consider my friends. Often i have even been able to meet them and spend time with them in person, and also send things through the postal mail like gifts and old fashioned letters! I have a beautiful pair of earrings hand made by you because another online friend introduced me to you!
: ) lenna

Pretty Things said...

PS: I TOTALLY missed the lotteria cards! Oh wow. Isn't it cool when you get a package that keeps you looking?

(pps about The Dark Side -- I hear they had PIE, too -- mmmm pie).

Such a Wondrous Place this Faery Space said...

Artists, writers, creators, and bloggers create community and connections. I think you are right, those statistics must be about gamers or something. My experience is that it is an astounding aid in connecting the world and hearts. I am glad to know your spirit and art. Blessings.

julie Haymaker thompson said...

Oh I ma so happy to not be in the snow anymore . But I have to say your pictures of snow have been so pretty. I have not been blogging for a while and THAT makes me feel isolated You are so right blogging so helps especially if you work at home like me.

Cindy said...

Renate, we are all so fortunate to have found each other through the internet and blogging. Looks like Pattie's gift came at the perfect time...everyone needs a pick-me-up right about now in the dreary months of winter! The necklace is so wonderful!