Sunday, November 22, 2009

Just because

One of the truly lovely things about blogging is the "just because".

The kind words left in comments.... just because.
The supportive, funny and 'knowing' emails.... just because.
The things that arrive in the mail... just because.

The other week I stopped by Midge & Judy. Michelle had been busy busy preparing for Christmas and I left a comment, impressed with her marathon effort. Well I happened to leave her 300th comment, so she made these collecting satchels for my kids..... just because. They are to take on walks to collect stuff and are great! The embroidered shells are beautiful and I especially love the gold thread french knots. We were all set to go collecting today but after a week of hot weather, the rain kept us inside.



Another day, I visited Angie at 3 Red Buttons who is making her boy a backpack (a cool pattern which I also had to buy). I told her that I thought the truck fabric was AWESOME... so she sent me some - and some cool clouds and rainbows too - just because. The truck fabric is currently being carried from here to there and laid out as we look and point at every truck!


And the delicious Cathie from the delicious Melbourne Epicure had a giveaway to celebrate her 100th post. I was lucky enough to win a set of gingerbread family cookie cutters and a mini rolling pin.

But knowing that there are two little people in my house, Cathie sent me two sets.... just because.


I have been blogging for a while now, yet I am continually amazed by the kindness, generosity and friendships I have found since I became "Nikki from My Black Cardigan".

Thankyou to Michelle, Angie and Cathie for..... well..... just because!

32 comments:

Mel said...

Well, being the queen of the "just because" gift you TOTALLY deserve all those yummy goodies!

Peta @ Pippiwillow said...

Who's a lucky Blogger then? - Just because... Love the photographs of the kids with their collecting satchels. Peta

CurlyPops said...

That's so sweet and you definitely deserve it...just because!
PS - I still have that lovely cardigan hanging on my chair just waiting for inspiration to hit.

Gina said...

Those satchels are adorable slung over your (even more adorable) children like that... I'm sure they'll be well loved for years to come. Love the truckin' fabric too, I can see why it's a hit.

May you continue to be showered with fabulous gifts! You're lovely and deserve every one.

yardage girl said...

What a lovely post - congrats on the lovely loot! Blogland is a lovely place to be - enjoy!

MiM said...

how lucky and how lovely! what generous and beautiful gifts :)

Cathy (Tinniegirl) said...

It's true isn't it. The blogging community is the best.

midge said...

oh nikki, i just popped over for a quick visit and "click" what did i see? the collecting satchels and two very sweet little toddlers with them slung over their chubby little shoulders. your lovely post really and truly did bring a tear to my eye and a smile to my face. thank you so very much for those lovely words. i hope the sun shines on your world soon so that those sweet bubbies can fill their bags with cool sticks, rocks, flowers and shells. love M

m.e (Cathie) said...

just because you are a fabulous person aswell!
you forgot to mention that you are also the giver of just because gifts aswell, don't you forget that!
just because I was sad and just because my nephew is a dribbler :) and just because beautifully made cards.
thanks Ms B. Cardigan for being you and I am truely grateful that I know you.
hugs ♥

Mookah said...

What a lovely post, and what an adorable photo of your little ones and their collecting bags. Love it.

Sally said...

All of that is wonderful ... just because!
(Particularly loving those collecting bags - beautiful!)

One Flew Over said...

Loving those bags...just because ;)

Judy Ross said...

I'm a firm believer that what goes around comes around. People do nice things for you "just because" because you deserve it.

Isn't the blogging world just the nicest place?

I'm still hoping your two are sleeping better. Mine are still getting a kick out of Rocky the cryin' crybaby. I should probably be worried.

beck said...

Great post Nikki, you really summed it up well. I love the way that blogging connects people who would otherwise not meet up. It creates a lovely little community that extends across the suburbs, into the country and over the seas! xo

Nikki said...

I think you've done your share of just-because gifting, so it's grea tto see that it comes around to you as well.

xxx (the other) nikki

Stephanie and Carlos said...

You only get back what you put out there!!! It is no wonder you get spoilt with good karma. Enjoy it hun coz you deserve it!!

xo Steph

Tracey said...

How beautiful are all those special people in your life :) Lucky lucky you! It sounds like your a very giving 'just because' type of person yourself. Enjoy all of those treats.

Karen said...

Yay for all the goodies being sent your way - the gathering bags are really lovely, and a good fit too.
Snap on the backpack pattern - it's irresistible isn't it, not on the Christmas list here but on the "I'm a kinder girl" list!
Love the new deck appearing in your pics too Nikki.

Tania said...

'Just because-es' are the bees best knees - and I couldn't think of anyone who deserves 'em more!

Liam's Mummy said...

I love the picture of your little one pouring over the truck fabric, my two would be the same.

I also have been the lucky recipient of "Just Because" on several occasions, and have to agree that bloggers (especially the crafty kinds) are wonderful and kind and generous!

Fiona said...

Love those two little babies and their neat bags!

june at noon said...

Just more examples of why I love this community. Nowhere else (online) have I found such a kind, thoughtful, supportive group. So glad you've found a place here. (And the kids look adorable with their little bags!)

Leahdis said...

wow, how lucky have you been! Can I rub your arm maybe it will wear off onto me. Love the satchels and the truck fabrics very cool!

Christina Lowry said...

I think you are more than a little deserving! Lots of lovely things for such a lovely blogger and commenter!
:)

Treacle Beak said...

Yeah, I agree with all the above comments. You are a well-deserving, faithful and loyal blogger, Nik. The kids look gorgeous wearing their collecting bags and how lucky are they receiving two sets of cooking/playdough gear??

Jennifer said...

Fantastic. I love the photo of the collecting totes in action...so cute.

Sandrine said...

Yes it is all just because of you Nikki and how lucky we are to have come across your path!

One pair of Hands said...

So glad you won that prize. And what about those two little ones? Don't they make you heart turn over?

Karin said...

Great gifts, all of them. And ofcourse it's not entirely without a reason, I figure, you must have done something to deserve it. :-)

Pippi creates said...

What lovely gifts, I would say you lucky thing, but I think that you are more deserving than lucky. There are truly so many lovely thoughts, intentions and actions and there, it is such a lovely thing to be part of, this blogging world (and you do miss it when you are absent for a while). Enjoy your treats! (that truck fabric is awesome!)

6p00e553f28a8d8833 said...

oh look at those gorgeous wee mites and their collecting bags!!! Makes me positively broody - ack!

Faith Hope and a whole lotta Love said...

You have been truly blessed! The blogging world is one of such amazing people, generosity & kindness :)