Wednesday, May 25, 2011

~*Friendship, a Swap & a Bonfire*~

Good morning!! I've been trying to find time to post all week. Do any of us ever have enough time?? First of all I want to send a big THANK YOU to all of you who have entered my giveaway...the response has been amazing! I'm looking forward to picking the winner on Sunday & getting it in the mail! Still have 4 days left to enter!
I want to share a couple of things with you. This post is about the blessings of friends. How lucky are we to have people come into our lives and share joy? There are so many different levels of friendship, each one special. There are the friends who come into your lives through circumstance(school PTO, sports,work), friends who we grow up with, friends who we seem to form an instant connection with and can share our hearts with, and friends that we meet along the way that just seem to connect.
I have been very blessed in my life to have many wonderful friends. I have three that I know will never be in sisters...and many that are always constant no matter how much time has passed between contact. I have also been very lucky to make some new friends through this blog. Such wonderful people...such fun! My hope for all of you is that you can be as fortunate as I have been to have wonderful people fill your life & hearts. Friends for the fun,friends for the lonely heart and friends for the good & bad times.
On to the fun news!! I just did a swap with Karen of My Colonial Home. She made me the most BEAUTIFUL penny rug and also sent along the cutest patriotic towel with a flag pocket full of dried sweet annie. I put it on a little table next to my dining room fireplace for now but it's permanent home will be in my bedroom when I redo it. If you've never been to Karens blog please visit her. She also has a pattern line out for her penny rug designs and just put a new one out with pansies....sweet!! I had so much fun doing this & have gotten to know her through emails...definitely a new friendship!
This weekend we had our first bonfire with friends Saturday night. We had such a great time. So nice to sit back & relax. Bonfires are something we really enjoy in the summertime. There's just something about being under the stars and watching the flames dance that soothes the soul.....
Hope you all are having a wonderful week so far. Hope none of you had been directly or indirectly affected by the last outbreak of storms....

Isn't this wonderful! Her hand stitching is beautiful...I'm doing my bedroom in reds & blacks so this will be perfect. Thanks again Karen!!

This is the little "extra something" she tucked in the package. this would have been enough for a swap!! What a sweetie!
   My friend Dawn & I getting ready to head out to the bonfire
Ahhhhh, where's the marshmallows & chocolate??
Our friend Jeff with their lab Chloe.....Dawn had cut a block of cheese up for some crackers and Chloe ate it all off the counter while we were outside taking pictures!! LOL  I love this dog, she has the spunk my dog Dakota had when he was young!
     My husband Michael, Dawn, Jill & Tony
Dawn, Me & Jill. I had never met Jill before and she was so much fun...we're planning on more get togethers with us three couples soon!

        Hope you have a happy & blessed day!   


  1. What a lovely post about friends. Karen is such a sweet lady and oh so talented. I have a couple of her penny rugs and love them.

  2. Kriss,
    Nice penny rug and towel you received. Karen does do nice stitching. Lucky you.
    And yes,friends are what makes our life more enjoyable.
    You should have had the fixins for smores on the counter instead of cheese. Maybe the dog would not have eaten them. They hate marshmallows sticking to their teeth.
    Love bonfires too, especially when the stars are all out. Looks like everyone had fun. Hungry,(sorry, no cheese tonight) but fun.
    Have a great day
    Country at heart

  3. Hi Kriss,

    My name is Dana (Homespun Treasures By Dana)and Tricia from Hillcrest Home Prims ask me to leave you a message and let you know she's having trouble with blogger and can't leave comments. She wants you to please email her about the coverlet that you are interested in she's holding it for you. She also wanted me to tell you that the coverlet is red and black. A lot of people are having trouble with blogger I hope it clears up soon. Her email address is By the way I LOVE your blog and I just joined and I look forward to getting to know you. Have a great evening!! :)


  4. Uh oh! Chloe ate the cheese! LOL. She'll be back for more bonfires too:) I'm wil Jill, I'd be wearing my pj bottoms too. Nice and comfy.

    Oh yes, Karen is a beautiful person inside and out. I've only seen and read her on other's blogs, but can tell this is fact about her:) She does make beautiful handmades.

    Well I'm happy to be aquainted with you my dear.

  5. What a lovely post! I love how you guys have regular bon fires, neat idea. I giggled when I saw in the pictures you were all snuggled up in sweat shirts, we could never do that here this time of year, it is much to hot and muggy! Looks like a lot of fun.


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