Monday, March 26, 2012

Heart To Heart

I've always said that I have the best readers of any blog out there and I just wanted to prove it today and say 'thank you' to all ya'll lovelies out there. Apparently I have a number of fine craftspeople that read because ya'll have sent me some of the most beautiful work and you'll never know how much that means to me. I've shown ya'll photos of some of the other gifts (like from Page, a wonderful artist) and these are some recent things I've received. But now, let me stress, all of the wonderful, encouraging emails and comments I get from all ya'll mean just as much. I just thought ya'll might like to see the work of some other people that much deserve the exposure and some readers wanted em to show the little cap I got from Peg on Vancouver Island.
First, the little woven form is from Gin Petty. She exhibits widely around the US and is a well known southern artist. I hope you don't mind me mentioning your name Gin; I looked everywhere for your email to thank you and ask first but I couldn't find anything! Anyway, I love it!! thank you SO much. It will be displayed prominently. Oh, and I wasn't horribly offended by the pink paper. ha!

The beautiful pen is from a reader who says he just does that as a hobby kinda. Nice hobby!! I use it all the time Seth; thank you again. The beautiful glass plate is from Island Rider over at From A Heavenly Land blog. Jack and I had the great pleasure of actually meeting IR and her husband last year when they passed through Birmingham on vacation. This plate is just beautiful! Unfortunately the light in this photo doesn't show all the complexities of the design and glass. Forgive me for waiting so long to show it Cathy.

And here is the little handmade cap from Peg! Isn't it cute!? Oh, disregard the butterfly growing out of my head there...Even though it didn't get real cold this year I wore it anyway like this. It does usually get quite cold here in the winter though and I will wear it for warmth then!

I appreciate all of ya'll kindness, whether in the form of these beautiful items or your great comments and emails. I still maintain that you can have real friends in people even if you have never met them in person. See, aside from my work fellers, I don't have a large number of friends, or even a medium number really, so I really do appreciate and cherish your contact and kind words. I've always been kind of an outsider even among outsiders! so your acceptance means so much. I will always cherish these gifts, whether they are your art, seeds you have sent or simply words to encourage and help me.


Anonymous said...

I like the butterfly on the hat. Fun! The plate is beautiful. Would the sun shine through the plate, if it were rested on a window sill?

Your garden is looking great. Enjoy your home and your family - I have just had a health scare and the important things in life usually have nothing to do with money.

edifice rex said...

Hey Peg! oh goodness, I hope the health thing was just a scare and not anything more!
I tell you I have REALLY been enjoying being at home and in the gardens and studio and everything!
I think the sun would shine through the plate; I'd just have to really secure it somehow so it didn't fall.

HermitJim said...

Nothing like some little gifts from a few of your many admirers!

Just shows how much we all appreciate you, my friend!

Gin said...

:) I almost never comment, but you are very much a part of my early morning reading. I wish you the best on this next leg of your life.

ErinFromIowa said...

Amazing gifts for an awesome person. That hat is so you! Perfect.

The white cat in Gin's avatar is gloriously beautiful.

ignatz said...

The hat is hysterical, no wait, that could be the woman under the hat....LOVE it!!
And Gin's little basket is precious.
What a grand pile of goodies from followers, we all love reading your life.

Island Rider said...

yes, the light will shine through the glass, but that glass is irridized so it reflects light better, thus the color changes. So very glad you like it!

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Annie, you are so right in your comments about blogger friends. And those wonderfully handmade gifts should let you know how much you are appreciated for just being yourself!

edifice rex said...

Hey Jim! and I appreciate all of ya'll so much!

Hey Gin! thanks so much! you may not comment much but you have been a great encouragement to me.

Hey Erin! awww, thanks! It is a beautiful cat isn't it?

Hey Page! thanks!! and i love having ya'll as followers!

Hey IR! I love it! I can't wait to finish the kitchen so I can better display it.

Hey Bea! thanks! well, that's all I know how to be! I'm glad ya'll appreciate it, not many do here sometimes it seems.

Bone said...

I like the hat!

So nice to meet a fellow Alabama blogger. Thank you for stopping by my blog.

Swamp Dog said...

One of our fellow bloggers was kind enough to nominate my blog for the Liebster Blog Award, so now I get to nominate 5 of my favorite blogs for the award. I really enjoy your blog and visit on a regular basis so I nominate you for the Liebster Blog Award! When I started my blog and started following other homesteading type blogs, I think yours was the first blog I ever left a comment on. Boy was I nervous!

edifice rex said...

Hey Bone! well thanks for stopping by here in return; it's nice to meet you too.

Hey Swampy! Wow!! thanks for the award!! I appreciate that! you were nervous about leaving a comment here?? I'm glad you enjoy reading here and maybe my little blog has given you a little inspiration.