Monday, November 15, 2010

Blogger Love from Kim Henkel

You know, I just love the connection between all the creative souls I have met online, here in Blogland. Everyday, I am so happy to hear from each of you through your blogs/facebook/twitter, or emails back and forth, or comments on my blog. If I start to feel lonely or isolated, all I have to do is remember all of my e-friends. It's always that way, you know how it goes, you feel a little down one day or unsure about things, and then BAM! you get an email from one of your blogger friends and it lifts you up and makes you smile.

This happened to me not long ago. One night I was feeling all lovey-dovey about my online friends, and I decided to send a little clay piece to a fellow clay artist, Elizabeth Gonzalez. She is always so sweet with her comments and offers so much support, and I was thrilled that she liked my work. So I packaged up a little birdie, and shipped it off to Puerto Rico. And then two days later, an interesting thing happened. I received an email from Kim Henkel, another blogger I follow, and she wanted to send me a little something to thank me for my support! I was floored!!! Her generosity just amazed me and I was so excited to get this email!! It totally put in me the greatest mood and gave me a huge smile. If you don't know Kim or her work, you need to follow that link and check her out. Everything she does is just fantastic, whether it is her paper, her cards, or her jewelry. I got my little package from her last week, and these are the surprises I found inside!

Everything was so well-designed and thought out. A handwritten note on one of her handmade cards, an envelope made from a cookbook glossary (I think) then stitched together, all tied with a lovely ribbon. Now let's talk about that awesome necklace! I feel just terrible about this next photo, since it really does not do the necklace justice, but the necklace is so fantastic. It has the sliding type of tie for the clasp, so that you can adjust the length of the necklace, and get it on and off over your head. The pendant is a beautiful bezel with a image of a vintage clock face in it, with the word BELIEVE in it too. So beautiful and so special and I am so very thankful to Kim! I wore it the first day I got it, and I will give it much love for the rest of my days. Thank you, Kim!

I hope you all have a great week this week and thanks for stopping by my little blog!



  1. I agree with you Kelly. Blogland holds many dear friends ~ I am so thankful for everyone that I have met and gotten to know through blogging.
    Hugs to you

  2. Aww, that's so beautiful - the gift & the thoughts! Isn't it great how things come around?

    I just love blogland. :)

  3. I am so very happy that you like the necklace, and thank you so much for the very kind words.

  4. This post is so great. It is so lovely-dovey! I am so grateful for on-line friends like you too. you have just inspired me to send a piece that I did that I feel like should go to an on-line friend. I am going to mail it to her as a surprise. Thanks for the inspiration Kelly. hugs to you :)

  5. Kelly - I just wanted to let you know that I blogged about my trading on my blog - including the wonderful gift of kind words you have given me. Your kind words kept me going more than you can imagine. Thank you over and over.