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Friday, March 18, 2011


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Trish Rowley

Hi Kim, Thanks for the tour of your life thus far. You are a lot like me. Everything that is in your home has a memory behind it. I love that!!! I totally agree with you. Bloom where your planted. Both Florida and Seattle sound like beautiful places. I love the chicks with sticks you have to have a laugh. It reminds me of Mary, the adorable Mother of the lady that teaches me patchwork. Mary was 94 and still driving and coming to patchwork every week. She lived in a retirement village. They were always going on trips or to see shows constantly. She had an amazing mind, sharp as a tack,, full of life, and had a great social life. She would say to us girls, I won't be here next week because I'm going out with the village people and she would laugh. Mary passed away 2 years ago about 6 months after a friendship quilt was made for me by all the girls in my patchwork class, including Mary. It is something that I treasure. She was an amazing Blessing. I love your white quilt. Kim, all your photo's are Beautiful. have a great day Trish xox ;)

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi Trish,
Thank you for writing and for sharing about your dear friend, Mary. She sounds like someone I would have loved to have known! What spunk she had at 94 years young! She must have been a joy to be around. It seems she led a very active life at 94. I think this is key to staying young...stay busy doing things that you enjoy. She certainly is a role model for all of us. What a wonderful reminder of Mary to have the quilt that she lovingly worked on. You will feel her love each time you use it. How wonderful! I do have many things in my home that have special meaning to me. My mother was like that as well. I think that is what makes our homes special...fill them with the people and things that you love! Have a "bluebird day" today! XOXO Kim

Lavender Dreams

I love this post and mentioned YOU and this wonderful post on my blog this morning! I linked to your blog and used one of your photos! I hope that's OK! Please let me know if you would rather I not 'borrow' your photo! Thanks! Enjoy your day! Hugs, Diane ♥

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Thank you so much for linking with my blog and featuring one of my photos. You are too, too sweet and I have posted a special thank you on my blog today just for you...
I love your Easter decorations! I have linked back to you and know your little Easter "friends" (so cute) on your blog will put everyone into the Easter spirit! Love to you,


I had forgot about that basket! It made me smile to remember that trip. It was the first vacation my hubby and I took. We went to Savannah and Charleston for my birthday. We bought that basket in the market in Charleston. Thank you so much for a wonderful memory! Love you!

Bluebirds and Butterflies

So glad that my posting made you think of a very special time with your hubby. The gifts I am given are treasured for a lifetime... the sawgrass basket will always be special to me!!!! I am always so appreciative of someone remembering me on a trip. The fact that they were off having a wonderful time on a vacation and took the time to think of me and go to the trouble of bringing back something special to me...just touches my heart with love and gratitude. Thank you so much for the basket you brought us! It meant the world... and also for your sweet comment. Love you lots! xoxo Kim (and Dad)


What a lovely post! I grew up on the Indian River, now living on the other side of FL. You have made some beautiful decor that captures your special memories. I loved the painting you had commissioned. I enlarged it and saw it was a Newton (thought so). I have two of his paintings--he was from my hometown. Small world ;-) I came to your blog via Lavender Dreams' recommendation, and I'm so glad I did.

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Thank you, Lallie, for visiting me at Bluebirds and Butterflies and for the very nice comments. So many memories of the Indian River... I am glad you liked the painting that was done just for me. And yes, a Newton. There is a lovely book about the "Highwaymen" that I purchased a few years ago. You can find it at the bookstores in Florida or probably online. I have another painting also that I love which is a Newton that hangs in my kitchen/den area. Lovely man, Sam Newton, and he was very sweet to put a figure to represent my beloved father in the painting. He doesn't usually put figures in his paintings, and he did this for me in remembrance of my Dad who had a lifelong passion for fishing the Indian and St. John Rivers. I love this painting and cherish it! I hope you get to return to the Indian River and watch the sun go down on the water soon! Big hug to Lavender Dreams for featuring my blog post. Love the photo of her walking the beach at the top of her blog! Have a "bluebird day" today! xoxo Kim


Hi there! I came by via Diane @ Lavender Dreams and as a Floridian I have to say I love all your Florida memories and the beachy touches in your home. The mirror your sister made is fabulous and yes, the scallops in your bowl are one of my favorites. I call them my pinkies and can't resist bringing them home.

I was born in the South, but spent most of my life on the Pacific in California. As much as I love Florida, the beaches on the West Coast are the BEST! The crash of the waves the spectacular views, oh, now I'm homesick.

Lovely to meet you and welcome to our blogging world!

Bluebirds and Butterflies

Hi Shellbelle!
Love the name you have chosen! Those little "pinkies" do bring to mind Florida for so many of us. I think I have been collecting shells since I could walk! I wanted to thank you so much for your sweet comments. I tend to agree with you, having lived on both coasts, the Northwest Coasts are very beautiful with the rocks and waves crashing. Very picturesque! I have been to some of the beautiful California coastlines, and they are truly amazing! Living in Washington State, we are not that far from Oregon, and the coastlines there are very beautiful also! At some point, I will post some photos I have of Cannon Beach area. Haystack Rock area is a very pretty area and each photo you take of it is different. I do love the warmth of the Florida beaches and the feel of the sand between your toes...that part, I do miss! I am hoping to be able to live on both coasts someday! That would be a "bluebird year!" My husband and I live very close to a Navy Sub Base, and I see lots of southern license plates when I go there. There are many people from Texas and Florida here. Great to see... I love our military families! I hope you have a beautiful day, and thank you for visiting me! Hope you get to enjoy the beautiful California coast soon! XOXO Kim

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