a friend

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.

almost a year ago I received a random
email from a stranger ... generously offering a few of her childhood books
to use for my cards and art .. I offered her encouragement to begin a BLOG
we both said YES and it was real .. the world is like that sometimes .. I am glad

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35 comments:

n. davis rosback said...

simply wonderful

emily wierenga said...

oh i love this. i love the both of you.

i hope you can link your beautiful blog post to mine tomorrow, for imperfect prose... so many will be blessed by your words and pictures.

i know i am.

smith kaich jones said...

such wonderful little books. a new friendship, the birth of a blog. and the pet parade is coming!!!

such a happy filled post!

xo
Debi

kt said...

i too love the connections and kindness that seem to flow from one blogger to the next and not everyone does have a blog and I really apperiate them too for checking in and for reaching out! what a difference this little old internet world of ours makes

becky at abbeystyle said...

Blogworld is just jam-packed with thrills like these! One never knows what's coming 'round the bend...

Judy said...

This is why I love the blog world. Beautiful post Elk, and a happy Thursday to you too.

beth said...

Wonderful! Friends are found in unexpected places!!

S. Etole said...

What a blessing you are, ELK. You've turned a love-worn corner of a book into art ...thank you!

Oliag said...

You and Susan are both special...and it shows here...

Ann Kroeker said...

Yes! This is real, and those books are definitely real (and delightful...nostalgic...charming...)

What a treat. Thank you for sharing your story and art and friendship with us over at High Calling Blogs, ELK.

Gayle said...

Oh, I love that.

notsosmallthings.com said...

Ohhhh, how lovely!!

kath said...

A Little Golden Book.
I remember so well.
Thank you for sharing both this image and a new blog for me to explore!

kelly@thebluemuse said...

What a treasure!

Char said...

i love the golden books - what a beautiful friendship

Kim Klassen said...

this completely warms my heart!!! amazing images.

so beautiful.

deb said...

Elk,
this made my day.

love to you,

and of course to Susan.

amelia said...

I love those authentic connections, so sweet

Indie.Tea said...

What a sweetly wonderful concept. The battered children's book photograph is fantastic.

Megan Coyle said...

This is lovely :)

beth said...

i'm glad she listened to you.....

Marcie said...

What a terrific book. A treasure!!!

suzyQ said...

This reminds me so much of my young childhood spent at my grandparents' house! they always had old children books that I love so much. These are precious.

maccandace said...

I remember books like that!

Tracy said...

The gift of a friend... one of life's sweetest treasures! :o) Happy Day, Elk ((HUGS))

Meri said...

I just love how supportive and affirming the blog world is. I have said before, but it bears repeating: I think of bloggers as people spinning a web of peace across the world.

Kamana said...

i'm glad to know both of you through your wonderful blogs.

Laura said...

Really? How awesome is that? I'm so glad you suggested a blog to her. Wow! This is soo REAL!

Toni said...

So many friendships are made in blogland - don't you just love it when that happens?? Awesome! =)

Ragamuffin Gal said...

What a treasure! And a blessing!
~Katie

Caroline said...

Such a gift! Beautiful words and images Elk. xoxo

Relyn said...

Oh, I love the way things like that are always happening in the blog world.

Amy said...

oh, that is wonderful. the online community provides such amazing opportunities. my heart is smiling.

Freshly Found said...

I still have my copy of this book - All things bright and beautiful, etc!

sherri said...

I remember books like this as a very young child and wonder what became of them. Very nice to know about things like this.