"It is well to remember that the entire population of the universe, with one trifling exception, is composed of others." A.Holmes

Monday, January 19, 2009

Spot on Good Things

~Don't you just love to receive presents ? I do, and here are two I received from blogging friends blessed with talent and generosity! I am the recipient of the gifts above and I am most thankful! ~Miss Sandy from Quill Cottage sent me the bird in the nest pin. I love it and I think instead of wearing it ( as Sandy intended ) I am going to frame this beautifully packaged , hand made bird nest pin and hang it in my sun room where I have placed my collection of real bird's nests. I might wear it now and then though, especially in the spring! ~Mary, from Annie's Goat Hill sent me the most fragrant Lavender Goat Milk Soap, and she sent another sample piece of soap that I have already used and the soap immediately relieved my very dry, itchy skin!The scent of the soap alone is soothing and I cannot wait to use it, maybe tonight! ~I am sorry the photo of this print is bad, but believe me, the print is truly a work of art. A friend of ours told us of her brother-in-laws' shop on Etsy. I was excited because the friends have many black and white drawings by Ron Frazier in their home and I have always admired his work. I was so excited he had a print of his work entitled Sheep and Shepherd. I ordered it and next week will probably take it in to be framed. I read Ronald Frazier's artist profile on Etsy and was uplifted by what he had to say, "I believe 'art' is 'truth', not subjective 'truth' that is only sometimes true, or maybe not true art at all. I believe art is universally true, absolutely, eternally. I think God gives the gift to the world in order to show people who He is. I don't believe, in that case, that true art can be perverted in the common every day sense of the word. I believe God is the source of eternal, absolute truth." ~" So, I don't sign my original art anymore. If someone believes I have a gift, or if someone believes a painting of mine is a gift to see or own, then I accept it at face value. My motivation , my challenge, my vision for art is to allow God to use me as He sees appropriate. If I have a gift, then I believe the gift came from Him for His purpose. I'll sign a piece of paper, but otherwise how can I pretend to be responsible for something that God has accomplished." Ronald Frazier You can check out his art here: Ron Frazier
"Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with Whom there is no variableness, neither shadow of turning." James 1:17
Blessings: gifts of love, gifts of friendship, the perfect gift...Jesus


Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just love the pin! I also love homemade soaps! Loved your words on this post as well! blessings, Kathleen

Anonymous said...

The art work is just beautiful and perfect for you. Please share with us after you have it framed. Miss Sandy's pin is truly a work of art and again, perfect for you with the lovely nests you collect and display in your sunroom. The soap sounds nice too. Have a good day.

Anonymous said...

Nice gifts and isn't Mary's soap wonderful ;)

LindaSueBuhl said...

Fun to receive such appropriate blessings from friends. The little nest pin is beautiful and your description of the soap is even relaxing! I have purchased goat's milk soap from a place in New York State (soap making started out as a homeschool project for them) and it is incredibly soothing to the skin. LOVE the picture - he is quite a good agent for the Lord's art work.

Megan said...

Those are beautiful gifts! I love Etsy too--I found some art of little comical cartoon birds last week, for Simeon's room.

noble pig said...

How lovely these gifts are. I imagine that soap is wonderful!

Shellmo said...

Wonderful gifts! I do love that bird's nest pin - It's so lovely!!

Miss Sandy said...

Thank you for the sweet shout out and I do hope you enjoy this little pin. The soap looks wonderful! I love products that are homemade and the soap sounds divine! I'll check out her link. A friend of mine brought me some goat's milk soap from a trip she took to Ireland and it was heavenly!

Sandra said...

What an adorable pin; can't blame you for placing it where it can be seen everyday. There's nothing like home made soap...nothing relieves dry skin better or faster!

Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...
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Mary @ Annie's Goat Hill said...

I will try this again...have you ever had nights where you posted on your blog, erased the post, then wished you had let it stay? I am having one of those nights. LOL! I cannot read or write this evening. :)

Kathy, I am speechless. Thank you. I am so glad you are enjoying the soap.

The pin, it is beautiful! I agree, almost too nice to wear. I need to check out all of these links!

The painting is nice. I love the scripture, and the words of the artist are very special, touching!

KathyB. said...

Kathleen, Sandy Babb does beautiful work, doesn't she ?

Mildred, I will share it when I have it matted and framed, to prove it is much more beautiful than my photo could show.

Amy and Noble Pig, yes, her soap is wonderful, and she has a new customer!

LindaSue,I used to make soap, a lot, and have thought of starting again,and I might. But for now, my plate is full and I think I will be buying my goat's milk soap, and this soap is wonderful!

Megan, it is really becoming fun to go to the post office. Kind of like when I was younger and had pen pals! Now I have blog pals! Can't wait for little Simeon to get here from China!

Shellmo, I thought of you as I returned my collection of bird's nests to my sun room and brought Sandy's pin into it for display.

Miss Sandy, do you sell these pins on Etsy, or from your place ?And thank-you again!Oh, soap from Ireland, where they have NO moles!

Mary, I have had quite a few of those nights. My fingers seem to be walking in a different direction than my brain.Thank-you again for the soap!

Sandra,yes,this time of year really does call for a soap that is non-drying and also relieves the dry itch.

Daisy said...

What wonderful gifts and both well-chosen and fitting for you. The print also is so perfect for you! I enjoyed reading this, Kathy. :)