Thursday, April 07, 2011

It's a doll's life...

We recently had a nice surprise! A dear blog friend sent me a gift--some pretty little dolls and a cute little monkey. Here they are playing with Edie and the felt chicken and my paper mache dolly. Edie seemed pleased to have some new friends here. It's truly a doll's life!

Years before I started this blog, I had been blogging on Yahoo where I met Angelyn. (I have been blogging here since 3/08...this is my 538th post on this blog. I blogged hundreds of times in the other blog.) It's shame that those blogs were discontinued. Many of us had blogged for years.. We were blogging before it was the thing to do and the blogging was not like it is now.

Angelyn's sense of humor and unique take on things has brightened my day more than once.
She has a great eye for antiques and finds wonderful things at auctions. And, if this isn't enough..she has some really darling chihuahuas. Thank you, Angelyn! The dolls are having a very good time!

Some say that the friends we make on the internet are not like real- life friends. I beg to differ. I have been on the Internet since 1997 and have met some wonderful people who have become part of my life. (You all know who you are!)

How about you? Have you met any special people through the net? I had pen pals in childhood and in some ways, this is the same. We may never meet in person, but we share so much!

The sun finally started shining here and we are going to have some temperatures in the high 50's and low 60's. This will definitley turn the grass green and flowers will bloom!

May your flowers bloom...and your friendships, too!

As always,

enjoy the day!

5 comments:

Shelley said...

Blogging friends are wonderful and very real friends to me....one of my blogging friends I have known for a long while..we were and(or still) pen pals,to start with....love your sweet dolls..that was very nice of your dear friend to share them with you....blessings

Beth said...

Helen, some of my closest friends are one's I have never met in person, but through the common language of dolls here on the internet. It most certainly is a 'real' friendship.

The larger doll on the left is wonderful; one of your surprise gifts?

Beth

Flutterby Patch said...

What a lovely tale. Were would we be without the internet? It's difficult to remember what life was like before it came along. Long live blogging and may internet friendships continue to grow and prosper.

April said...

HAH!!! Online friends??? I would NOT EVEN BE HERE if it had not been for Helen!!! You, my dearest, taught me all about talking, on-line, to friends...about Blogs. My on-line friends (And that is such an inadequate term!)are in my heart! I run to the computer everyday to talk to them! I cannot begin the day without them! I have the dearest online friends who fill my life and know me better than most people. I could go on and on! I love you my friends!!!
And the dolls are Wonderful! I am so glad you have kept up with Angelyn!!!!

AngelMc said...

Oh Helen, what a sweet post! And the dolls look so happy. When I saw them I knew that they belonged to/with you.
I remember on Yahoo, I looked for bloggers that had a love of dolls and that is how I found you.
I have soooo enjoyed getting to know you and am always amazed by your talent.
Isn't the internet wonderful?