Saturday, September 5, 2009

The Little Bird from Quill Cottage

This sweet bird flew over to visit me from Quill Cottage!

It was singing a line from Emily Dickinson...

Hope is the thing with feathers That perches on the soul And sings the song without the words And never stops at all

I love the imagery of the nest on the topic of hope; it reminds me of the hard lessons I've had to learn on that subject after all the years of infertility we experienced. But, we got our boy and I know we are blessed.

The bird was a gift from Sandy, in honor of her 2nd blogaversary! But that wasn't all -- Sandy in her generosity also included all this beautiful ephemera!

Look how beautiful she packaged it all! The folder is a work of art in itself!

How much fun will I be having with all this luscious inspiration?

The lovely little bird now cheers up my entryway:

Miss Sandy has made me blush with gratitude! You must visit her at the cottage -- you'll be so glad you did!

9 comments :

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Oh my! What a fabulous gift! All those great pieces of scrappy fun to play with and make something wonderfully creative! Gorgeous! We were without phone or internet service for several days...that's why I haven't been here to visit. Just getting back in tune now. Have a fabulous weekend, Laurie, and thanks for the lovely wedding anniversary congratulations!

Christine said...

This is beautiful! What a wonderful gift and all those lovely things to play with!!!

Blessings,
Christine

Joy said...

What a magical win! Congrats!

Viola said...

Gorgeous! What a wonderful gift, lucky girl, you!! Hugs, Viola :-)

Pretty Things said...

I LOVE that! And the ephemera! You get the coolest stuff....

Linda Sue said...

What an awesome package- you lucky girl- LOVE the framed bird and nest collage- wow! By the Way, after you choose a word tomorrow you must also choose the next person to choose a word for the following week- isn't that FUN!!!

Caroline said...

I love that collage - just gorgeous! Lucky you to get all those extra goodies too - you'll be having fun with them, no doubt!! Can't wait to see what you choose as the Weekword.

Miss Sandy said...

Laurie,

Thank you for blessing me with your sweet words and excitment over the nest assemblage. I am so thrilled that you are enjoying all the goodies. Have a wonderfully blessed week!

Melinda Cornish said...

What a beautiful package....I bet you were thrilled....