Friday, March 20, 2015

Miss Birdie Belle's New Home. . .And The Meeting Of A Blogging Friend

Came the Spring with all it's splendor,
All its birds and all its blossoms,
All its flowers and leaves and grasses.
- Henry Wadsworth Longfellow -

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Ah, Spring is in the air, dear friends!
The trees are beginning to bud {some of you already have blossoms},
the grass is turning green, and the birds are singing a happy tune.

My favorite weather 
is bird chirping weather.

A dear, precious friend from the land of Oz sent me this sweet pink bird as a gift
and I thought she, Miss Birdie Belle, needed a home to nestle into.


I had an extra tea cup that was tucked away in the cupboard
and it turned out to be the perfect size and color for Miss Birdie Belle's new home.

The colors of Spring emerge 
with the first sweet sounds of song birds 
to fill our Winter weary souls;
bringing hope, new beginnings, and inspiration.


This is my Father's world, and to my listening ears
All nature sings and round me rings the music of the spheres.

This is my Father's world - the birds their carols raise;
The morning light, the lily white, declare their maker's praise.
- Maltbie D. Babcock -


I applied lace to the outside edge of the tea cup.
And then I created a pile of pearls for Miss Birdie Belle to sit upon.

Every girl wants needs pearls, right? :)


Roses grace the top of the tea cup 
because roses make the world a more beautiful place.

All Thy works with joy surround Thee,
earth and heaven reflect Thy rays,
star and angels sing around Thee,
center of unbroken praise;
field and forest, vale and mountain,
blossoming meadow, flashing sea,
chanting bird and flowing fountain
call us to rejoice in Thee.
- Henry van Dyke -


Miss Birdie Belle is very happy and content in her sweet little home -
I can hear her singing a lovely new song :)

A bird doesn't sing because it has an answer,
it sings because it has a song.
- Maya Angelou -


Happy Spring to you, sweet friends!
Your visits and comments always bless my heart.

You have to believe in happiness,
or happiness never comes. . .
Ah, that's the reason a bird can sing -
on her darkest day she believes in Spring.
- Douglas Malloch -

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So. . . this past Monday my family and I 
had the blessed opportunity of meeting Roxy, a fellow blogger!
Roxy and I have known each other for a couple of years through blogging
and we have often talked about the day we would meet face-to-face.
This precious lady has encouraged me through her blog posts
and through many personal emails.
She blogs over at

The Lord opened the doors and made it possible for us to come together
and oh my, what a sweet time of fellowship we had!
It's easy to wonder {at least I do} if the lady will be how she portrays herself on her blog 
or if she will seem like a different person. . .
Does that make sense?
Well, sweet Roxy is just as lovely and beautiful in person as she is on her blog.
The second she and her husband stepped into our home 
it was like welcoming long-time friends.
Roxy has the gift of communication and instantly began chatting and it felt like
we had known one another for years and years.

Roxy and her husband share their love for the Lord
and it shines forth from their lives.
They are living testimonies for Jesus Christ and it is very refreshing.
Thank you, dear Roxy, for blessing my heart with your love and friendship.
This lovely lady also blessed me with a beautiful gift. . .
but you will have to wait to see it in a future post :)


I would encourage you to visit Roxy. . . she is a gem!

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Strangers and Pilgrims on Earth

54 comments:

Kira Anastasia said...

How sweet! I love the little enamel rose details.

magnoliasntea said...

You made an adorable nest for Miss Birdie Belle, and I love the songs you posted. Back in the day we sang This Is My Father's World in school. It was a small town school that paid no attention to regulations. ;) Have a lovely day, dear!

Christine said...

A precious gift and what a sweet little teacup nest for the little bird!
Happy Spring sweet Stephanie!

Poppy said...

Happy first day of Spring, Stephanie!

Miss Birdie Bell, all nestled in her pretty pink nest, enjoying the luxuries of roses, is one lucky lady!

What a sweet pic of you and Roxy!

Happy weekend, my friend!

Hugs,
Poppy

mamasmercantile said...

What a beautiful home for the adorable bird and some wonderful sentiments in your post today, I found it quite uplifting.

Elizabethd said...

It is such a treat to meet other likeminded bloggers. I wait for the day when you come to England!

NanaDiana said...

That little bird decoration is just darling. I love it.
I follow Roxy and she is a gem! I am so glad that you bonded immediately. What a blessing to find a blogging friend like that-xo Diana

Anna said...

So lovely...
Happy weekend and Spring !
Anna

Pam~ Virginia Retro said...

How sweet is that birdie in her nest. Love her in the teacup. So pretty!

What fun to meet a blogging friend! :)

Simply Linda said...

Ohhhh how lovely to meet a blog friend and Birdie is so lovely. Thank you for sharing. Happy Spring. Blessings

Linda Walker said...

Stephanie,
Your birdie in the teacup is just the cutest thing! I love birds made from fabric and yours sure is sweet! How wonderful to meet a blogging buddy! So special! Can you imagine how fun a live teacup exchange would be? All of us sitting around, sipping tea with scones and swapping teacups!!! LOL!
xo
Linda
mysewwhatblog

Julie's Lifestyle said...

Hi Stephanie, Happy Spring and I love that birdie in the tea cup so cute.
How exciting to meet Roxy in person. You must of had so much fun and I'm glad you two had the chance to meet. Blogging friends are the best.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Julie xo

kathyinozarks said...

You have the neatest ideas to share-I just love the little bird in the tea cup-too precious.
so happy you were able to meet up with a blog friend, it is very rewarding and memorable I did that a couple years ago
hugs Kathy

Weekend-Windup (John Paul) said...

You got wonderful gift, Stephanie. Enjoy yourself...

Vee said...

Oh A little birdie told me about this meeting and I have been looking forward to seeing the post. Didn't have to wait long! It is always a special joy to meet a blogging buddy in person. Glad that you gals had the opportunity!

Sylvia said...

How wonderful Stephanie, that you got to visit with Roxy, I too follow her on her blog and she is such an inspiring lady.
Love the bird and the nest you fixed for it. How sweet of your friend to send it to you. Hope your day is a blessed one.
Hugs,Sylvia

Debbie Harris said...

Miss Birdie Belle has been blessed with a lovely home even pearls to nest on, such a lady. Your creation is quite beautiful.
I loved the picture of you and Roxy, what a treat for the two of you.

Blessings!

Prairie Patch Quilts said...

Such a pretty bird and you have given it the perfect little bird house.

Blue Jeans And Teacups said...

Hi Stephanie. How fun for you to meet a fellow blogger. I love that. I got to meet my pen-pal a few months ago and that was also a treat! Seems we both focused on Springtime birdies today! -smile
Did that cup have a crack in it? It's so pretty, I don't think I could craft it up unless it did...but, that's me. I have some of my cracked ones hanging outside because they are still so lovely! (((hugs)))
Heather Elizabeth

Anonymous said...

You are so creative, dear friend, turning the most simple little gifts into beautiful pieces of art! :) And how wonderful to meet a dear lady face to face, having already been friends for so long. That is a special and grand blessing! (I've been privileged to meet a few penpals after years of corresponding.) And you are right, it is precious when they turn out to be just as sweet in person as they are through letters or blogs. I'm so glad you were blessed with this happy day and meeting.

With love,
SARAH A.

Sara D.B. said...

Happy Spring, dear Stephanie!
What a lovely little teacup nest you made for the little bird.
Roxy's smile reminds me very much of my dear cousin's smile - she must be nice. :)
Big hugs!

Libby M. said...

This post was so sweet- I loved all the quotes! And how wonderful to be able to meet a blogging friend in person! There are several bloggers that I would just love to meet, and you are one of them :) Maybe one day!!

Happy first day of spring to you, dear friend! Hope your weekend is beautiful and full of blessings <3 Love and hugs to you!

Kelly-Anne @ Beautiful Girlhood said...

Oh my! Dearest Stephanie, what a rich, rich blessing to meet Roxy!
I dearly love her beautiful blog and the wisdom she shares... Our wonderful Lord must have smiled to see you both fellowshipping together and enjoying encouraging one another in the faith! Aww...what sweet, blessed times!

And such an adorable birdie! I just love the pretty home you created for her - my! You are truly creative!

And happy spring to you...although it is happy autumn for me now:). I so enjoyed your lovely quotes, photos and writing!
Always a pleasure to stop by here...I have my new tea in hand as well! My parcel has arrived:)

May your weekend be abundantly blessed!

Hugs and much love,
Kelly-Anne

Mindy Whipple said...

How wonderful that God brought you two together in person!

Kelley said...

I love your birdie-girl, SO cute!

And I'm jealous of your FILLYship with Roxy!!!! Love BOTH of you!!!

Hugs and happy weekend,
Kelley~

Alex said...

I would never have thought of a birds nest in a tea cup! You did it 'par excellence' ~ how clever.
Blogging brings rich rewards in friendship.

Anne Payne said...

Miss Birdie Belle has a special nest! That's such a sweet idea, Stephanie. Your creativity never fails to amaze me.

Oh, I LOVE Roxy!!! he is one of my favorite Christian bloggers. :)

{{hugs}}

AnnMarie aka Vintage Junkie aka NaNa said...

I just love your sweet birdie in the teacup! So creative and perfect for Spring. I love reading Roxy's blog too and am a fairly new follower. Her posts are always so well written and interesting. I can tell she is a little feisty too, in a good way!!

Scrappy quilter said...
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Scrappy quilter said...

Wonderful. I've met a couple of friends from the blogging world. Our friendship continues to this day.

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

I love that hymn! You pick the best hymns on your blog. Very sweet birdie and I sure enjoy meeting blogging friends.
warmly,
deb

Mari said...

Miss Birdie Belle is so so cute,and I know she'll like that nest.
It's so fun to meet a blogging friend. I've met several and they've each been just as I thought they would be.

Beatrice Euphemie said...

I love the little home you have created for your sweet little birdie gift! I think she will be very happy there. So nice to meet a fellow blogger face to face! Aren't you both sweet! Hugs xo Karen

living from glory to glory said...

Dear Stephanie, I loved the teacup nest for a sweet little birdie!
Loved also the comments :o)
I liked how one called me feisty,
Of course in a good way... LOL
I will say we surely just hit it off! God is our common denominator!
Blogging and the love of home our the runner ups! Stephanie your home and hospitality was over the moon!
Blessings In All You Set Your Hand to! Hugs, Roxy

Vicky Hunt said...

Sweet! Two of my favorite blog friends in one photo! Roxy is a gem for sure and I visit her often. I am always encouraged and learn something during my visits with her. Your little birdie craft is just precious. Definitely springy! Have a blessed weekend my friend!

Hugs, Vicky

Mehrll said...

What a sweet little birdie and you made the perfect home for her. Lovely post. Thanks for sharing about the blog "Living From Glory To Glory"

Lady Linda said...

Good evening Stephanie,
What a darling idea! I love your little birdie project. It is so sweet and very much like you.
Happy Spring!
Love,
Linda

Huckleberry stitches said...

That is so very lovely! Glad you ladies enjoyed yourselves!

Carol Z said...

Every girl needs pearls! Love meeting my blogging friends in person. I have found them more fun in person than in the virtual world. So grateful for the wonderful friends I've made through blogging.

Olga said...

Hi Stephanie,

What a lovely decoration. Perfect for spring. And how wonderful that you had a chance to meet with your blogging friend!

Have a wonderful weekend!

Sola Scriptura said...

How sweet that you were able to meet up with a dear blogging friend. What a blessing :)

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

I LOVE BIRDS. When I had my Etsy shop, I used to make paper mâché bird wands and they sold out like I never expected. This little miss is precious in her fabric and feathers and tea cup nest! Just darling....and I too have a collection of needle felted wonders by my sweet friend Penny from Angelsdoor who I too have met; that was a memorable, sunny day that I'll always cherish....

Conniecrafter said...

Such a sweet little bird and I love the home you have made for it!
How wonderful for you two to be able to meet, special time that must have been.
Have a wonderful weekend!

Miss Val's Creations said...

The tea cup nest you created for Miss Birdie Belle is so sweet and perfect. How wonderful to have met a blogging friend in person. The internet has such a way of bringing people together!

janice15 said...

Just lovely, she looks very happy in that sweet tea cup.. Happy Spring my dear.. May it be lovely with love Janice

Sarah said...

This is absolutely lovely and sweet!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Happy Spring and Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving a sweet comment. I love your tea cup birdie. Have a lovely weekend and hope it warms up for you soon.
Blessings!

CatTales said...

Beautiful photo of you and Roxy - I am thankful to know each of you through blogging. Wishes for a blessed Spring Sunday.

Robyn said...

How fun for you to meet your friend, Stephanie! There are so many blogging friends I want to meet (you and your mom are at the top of that list) and I'll be meeting some this summer in NYC at BlogHer - can't wait.
I'm finally getting to visit - so far behind as usual! I love coming here, taking a deep breath and just enjoying the beautiful vibe that surrounds me. Thanks for being you, sweet friend!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

I ove your little spring birdies! So cute! And I also enjoyed reading the quotes you selected.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

What a sweet little bird. I love how you made it a little home in the teacup. So nice that you and Roxy had a chance to spend time together. You both are beautiful ladies. I'll visit her for sure :)

CatieAn said...

How sweet that you found such a special home for your little bird. How amazing to meet your wonderful friend. What a lovely happening!

kitty@ Kitty's Kozy Kitchen said...

I guess I missed this post when I was in Arkansas. I love Birdie Belle and her new home. You have that special touch! How lovely to meet Roxy...so exciting to meet a blogging friend. xo

Jann Olson said...

I love birdie belle! She is so cute tucked away inside her pretty teacup home. Roxy is a gem and how fun that you two got to meet! Thanks for sharing with SYC.
hugs,
Jann

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