Wednesday, May 4, 2011

The Bluebirds
















They say that the bluebird of happiness is very hard to find. That may be because they are all living in my house! This is my collection of bleubirds, and I recently got a new one. Isn't this little crocheted bluebird cute? He is holding an umbrella and singing in the rain! My blog friend Doris over at Crocheting In Georgia, made him. She even wove tinsel into the umbrella that looks like rain! She crochets beautiful and whimsical things, and has an Etsy shop. Happiness is hard to find because it is dependant on circumstances, coming and going. But joy is an inner contentment no matter what, a constant thing. It comes from God and not things. I know people who have this joy and nothing shakes them, they worry about nothing. Not only does it give that bluebird a run for it's money, it beats him.


"But may the righteous be glad and rejoice before God; may they be happy and joyful."

Psalm 68:3

37 comments:

From the Kitchen said...

I love your collection! I hope they keep you happy all the time. I think I'm the first to comment since I'm up really late.

Best,
Bonnie

From the Kitchen said...

Phil is correct--the car! It could have been so terrible but God was with them. It happened in Orlando after the older one had performed in her school concert.

Now, I must go to bed! It's 1 a.m. and I need to be up by 6 a.m.!!

Best,
Bonnie

Lynn said...

Charming bluebird collection. Love the little crochet one with the tinsel rain. Too creative and cute. I love bird. I can hear them again with the Cochlear implant and how I cherish that those sounds. Hearing such simple bird songs give me happiness. Since most people take their hearing for granted, this most likely seems to be a very small thing, but to me its huge. So you beautiful little bird make me smile. Blessings.

Regina said...

Oh too funny..well it reminds me of a yellow one someone gave me long ago. The crochet work is nice and colorful. I know what you mean about outside circumstances (when the ship comes in..I'll be or- fill in)? The joy He gives is just different. This was a thoughtful post- thanks

Arti said...

I loved the collection! And that crocheted one is really very cute and pretty! These birds really bought a lovely smile on my face.
Have a wonderful day Ginny :)

reanaclaire said...

hey, those are your collection?? so nice.. Ginny...cute blue birds..

SquirrelQueen said...

What a wonderful collection of bluebirds. The little crocheted one is so cute, I love how she used the tinsel for rain.

hip-chick said...

yes that little bluebird is so cute. I like your collection. You seem like such a happy person...maybe that is where the bluebirds get it from.

Olesya said...

Thank you for your comment *

you have a great blog and you are very cute)

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

What a cute collection! I follow Doris's blog too - she's very talented!

Bobbi said...

Sweet collection! I love the kids song, 'i've got the joy joy joy joy down in my heart!' <3

Karin said...

Happiness is to know the Savior, living a life within His favor,
having a change in my behavior,
Happiness is the Lord! A little songs from my teens that just popped into mind when I read your post. Those bluebirds are too sweet! Love Doris' crochet work and the tinsel as rain is an added touch! Very cute! May you have peace like a river, joy like a fountain and love like an ocean in your heart!

Shug said...

Ginny, this is a great header picture..Your camera is so good...the pictures are always wonderful.
You have a sweet collection of bluebirds and I know they bring you a lot of joy...and, your friend did a great job on the crocheted bird...how clever to add the tinsel for rain...
Hope your day is Blessed beyond what you could imagine..
shug

Chatty Crone said...

I love your bluebirds and I can imagine the blue bird of happiness lives at your house. That was such a pretty bluebird Doris made for you!

Remember the song by I think it was Disney - Mr. Bluebird on my shoulder - it's a fact, it's satisfaction - zip pid de do dah -?

Sandie

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I like your collection! Neat, and the crocheted one is a talent...

Remington said...

What a cool collection!

DawnTreader said...

I don't think I've ever heard of the 'bluebird of happiness'. Your collection is very cute! I do have one blue ceramic bird.

S. Etole said...

cheerful little birds ... no wonder they make one smile ...

Sandra said...

precious little blue birds, and what talent to be able to make one. I love the see through glass one. nice collection, hope they keep much happiness in your life. I have been listening all morning to our mr and mrs cardinal birds. they are talking and have been all morning. a bright cheery back ground noise that i love. he sounds like he is calling a dog with his whistle and she sounds like she is gurgling back.

Mary said...

I never would have guessed you to be a bluebird hoarder :-). What a wonderful thing to collect. Have a great day. May the bluebird of happiness smile on you. Blessings...Mary

Stephanie V said...

I don't think I'll ever think of rain quite the same now that I've seen that tinsel. A wonderful idea!
I think bluebirds are a perfect collection for you - one of the happiest people I know.

srp said...

Our real bluebirds have been lazy this year and let the chickadees get a drop on the bird house. Still they peck on the window, like I can do something about it. Such funny birds.

Annie said...

Oh how adorable. Doris is so delightful with her whimsical crocheting. Have you two met up yet?

Doris Sturm said...

Awww...you're so sweet to mention my crocheted work and giving the yellow umbrella the big header de jour!

You are right that happiness is fleeting and comes and goes, but inner joy is a constant that reflects in anything you do.

I see it in you, Ginny, and I'm so glad we met!

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Ginny, How cute is that! Very! Have a fabulously great day today!

Title Loans said...

I never knew there was a superstition with blue birds and happiness. That's an interesting bit of information! I believe your happiness comes from you believing in it in the first place. It's not magic!
Ava

Ann said...

I love your collection of bluebirds. The one Doris crocheted is adorable. Hers is another one of my favorite blog stops.

Glenda said...

Beautiful bluebird collection, Ginny! And I love watching blue birds here in our yard . . . they do bring me happiness!

LV said...

A blue bird collection such as yours just makes a great addition in the home.

Fred Alton said...

Thanks Ginny, for this encouraging post! I needed to be reminded of His joy today. ☺ BTW - thanks for the nice comments on my blog.

Fred Alton said...

Thanks Ginny, for this encouraging post! I needed to be reminded of His joy today. ☺ BTW - thanks for the nice comments on my blog.

Velvet Over Steel said...

Very nice collection... now I know where to find bluebird kind of Happiness! :-) That last one is so creative, esp. with the tinsel 'rain'! Too cute!!

Joanne said...

Aww I just love your collection! I was wondering what the header picture was! The crochet bird is adorable and the tinsel is a perfect addtion. Blessings, Joanne

Pat @ Mille Fiori Favoriti said...

How adorable! I love your bluebird collection, Ginny. Birds make me happy :)

kanak7 said...

I love your description about joy and happiness.

What a collection! The one by Doris is gorgeous. It does look like rain too!! She's so talented.

sarah said...

love your collection and the way you put up the headers. It's great. Your words...touch me Ginny....always. Have a great weekend. ☺☺

Melanie said...

What a sweet collection you have! The crocheted one is so cute.
Have a Happy Mother's Day!♥