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02 May 2011


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Thanks so much for the giveaway - I've never won a giveaway before so I can't stop smiling about it!

Wise words about friends. I have one friend in particular who I've never met in person but we've been friends for many years. At the end of the year we are meeting up at last! It will be such great fun! I've always just thought of her as a friend - she's certainly not an 'imaginary' friend.


Oh I know I'm guilty of calling friends I've met through blogging blight friends. Mostly for nick when he asks how I know someone. I'm addicted to friends!! Glad you are one of mine! xoxo. Awesome pillow and spice jar!


That should say Bloggy not blight. Stupid autocorrect.


what a fun pillow, that is so sweet of her to send to you.
and lol at the comment ahead of me, autocorrect is the funniest. :)


celebrating the joys and bonds of friendships no matter how they are formed!


What wonderful friends! I too cherish the friendships I have made through blogging.

nicke cutler

thanks! what a fun post!

diane stanley

I completely agree with you. I have met so many wonderful people in blogland and hope one day to take that friendship a step further and actually visit each other. I belong to www.couchsurfing.org where you can also meet some great people who love to travel and then stay with them or they stay with you. I now have friends in Vienna, India, and 2 in France through this great association. Friends are so important.


Thank you Penny! You've received a lot of nice things from other bloggers & I can say the same for you! I love your tutorials & thank you so much for the magazine. Have a great day...Lisa


Hooray for friends!

krista - Poppyprint

A double Lisa win; what are the chances?!
I'm also wonderfully touched by the generosity of friends I've met through blogging. When a gift arrives for no other reason that the thoughtfulness of the sender, it makes me all warm and fuzzy. People who make stuff and give it away, although common in our blog world, are actually kind of rare, I think. Maybe that's why it's so easy to find kindred spirits here.

Love that spice tin set!!!


Hear hear to friends! I cannot believe the people I have met through blogging, how you get to know each other so well and i just know I will meet some face to face one day too! I saw that pillow on Amanda's blog and I sort of had a feeling where it was heading! Lovely gifties from friends


I personally am quite proud to be one of your friends! Although I would love to meet in person someday. I know that it will happen.


I know what you mean - becoming friends with other bloggers has been one of my favorite, and least expected, parts of blogging!


Wow, what awesome friends! I have several close friends from an online mommy group that is 5+ years and going now. They are an amazing group and I'm lucky to have them.


I agree with you Penny, I can't believe the friends that I've made through my blog. You were one of the firsts. Just when I think I should stop blogging I think of my friends, the connection and the reality that there are people like us that just enjoy life, the simple things. It's pretty amazing what has come out of it for so many of us. Big hugs my friend.


Yes, bloggy friends are some of the very very best ;] LOVE that pillow!


Fun prizes! You picked the wrong Lisa but I guess I already have that issue of Stitch.


I saw that pillow and you got it in the mail! Cool.


I love your gifts and totally agree with your sentiment about friends made through blogs. I think we all just need to recognize that friendships are forged and fostered in different ways now that we have the internet and blogs.

Funnily enough, when I saw the pillow, I thought, "My friend Amanda made a pillow just like that."

Isn't it nice that my friend Penny received it? :-)


What sweet friends, Penny - yes, friends are wonderful, and I can say I've met some kindred spirits in blogland that I would love to meet in person - yet, if I never do, they won't be any less my friends. Heart-to-heart doesn't always need to be face-to-face.

Congrats to the Lisas!


oh, penny. i'm so touched with your blog post today. it's so much more inspiring to read blog posts about what is GOOD rather than all the yuck going around blog posts these days. thanks for being a breath of fresh air. i'm happy, happy, happy to be able to call YOU my friend. sending you a big sappy hug!


Penny, you are a wise one. i have a close-knit group of friends from an online mommy group and whenever i tell someone else about them, i start with explaining ravelry and how i've not met them in real life. today i stop explaining. i have friends in Finland, Australia, Brooklyn, Seattle, Cleavland, San Francisco, and Kansas City. i'd like to add Fort Collins to that list, too :)


Wow. Thank you for this. It really put things in perspective for me. Just because you haven't met face to face doesn't disqualify you as a friend. I love it. Thanks for this post!


That pillow is so beautiful. You are both such nice people that it doesn't surprise me at all that she would send it to you! Love that spice container too!

Melodee Cartin

What goes around, comes around Penny, Karma is paying you back for what you give. My daughter, who is a student at CSU lost her wallet this week and was in a panic because she was flying to Houston with the Ultimate Frisbee team today and had no driver's license. In the past, she has turned in several found wallets, and hers showed up at the campus police station yesterday. So, no good deed goes unpunished. Love your new pillow.


You're so right. Friends are friends. And to distinguish the type may really trivialize them. I'm excited to be with some friends this week. It makes life very sweet to be with people you have things in common with and whom you enjoy.

Jody Blue

Those are very sweet gestures of friend ships. My Grma had pen pals that she wrote to for years and years and yet never met or talked on the phone(Grma didn't have a phone until the 80's). She thought of them as closely as she did her friends down the road. We women love to bond, that is for sure!

Glynis Cozza

You are indeed a blessed woman!

Petra (Creative Mom)

Such a nice post and that pillow WOW! I can't leave out the spice container either you have such thoughtful friends.


Awww, Penny! Thank you for the terrific shout out! You're very very very welcome. Hopefully we will have the chance to meet in person. Hugs!


I love all of my dear friends that I've met through blogging. I always enjoy hearing about others feeling the same way. Here's to great people!

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