Birds of a Feather flock together….

A couple of days ago, here on the Emporium blog, a couple of  other bloggers and myself were chatting, via the comments thing, and wondering where one of our much-loved bloggers, PaperPuff, or, as we call her, Puff,  had disappeared to.

We knew that she was going to be having a short time away from blogging because she had to look after someone she cared about for a while.  However, that was three months ago.

I along with other bloggers have left little messages on her blog, saying hello, sending good wishes, love and …  I let myself in using the spare door key under the mat and ate a pack of biscuits …. then Flo found the key and broke into the house and found some more biscuits …  (obviously, we didn’t really break in….  we were just playing about and hoping to make our mutual blogging friend laugh if she was readingFlo and I are both gigglers – can I say  ‘two peas in a pod’?).

I do have her email address, and emailed her about a month ago, but haven’t heard back from her.

Sooo when SamanthaMurdoch wrote asking if I’d heard from Puff or if I had any means of communicating with her, it was this question which made me check my emails to see if I possibly might still have her address there.  I couldn’t believe it when I found I still had it.  You see, I delete all emails containing snail mail addresses after I’ve used the address for sending out ‘Giveaways’ or cards for some other reason, so to still have it was like finding a gold nugget.

I told Samantha that I had the address, and wondered if perhaps I should send her a little card or something through the snail mail post to just say hello, or something like that.

Samantha and her friend Gillyflower said yes!  Do it.  So I made her a quick, but fun card today.

Birds of a feather A
Birds of a feather flock together…

Using a few different colours of watercolours, I dabbed some colours onto the card and once dried, I turned them into birds (apart from one, which I turned into a funny furry mouse), and then around the edge, beginning on the left hand side of the card I ‘wriggly wrote’ the message….  “We’ve Looked High and Low …..

and then on the inside…

Birds of a feather B
…  and we can’t find YOU!

… it goes on to say …. and …  we can’t  find  YOU!  Again … with a little, long-legged, watercolour bird on the inside.  It’s all done in a fun, casual, smiley way.  In a way which I know will make Puff smile when she sees it.

I thought I’d send it to Puff, saying that Samantha Murdoch, Mrs. Craft, Gillyflower and myself were all thinking about her, and hoping she was well. (or something along those lines … perhaps a little more of a smile in the words somewhere).  If there are any other of Puffs friends reading who would like their name to be included, please say so, before the end of Friday night at 11pm UK time,  via the comments section of this post, and it shall be done.

Before signing off …

There will be no regular ‘Friday Post’ this week.  Time has run away from me this week and I’ve found myself to be plumb tuckered out trying to chase after it.  So I decided that going to bed was my greatest need over building the Friday Post, (yes, I know … I’m shocked too!  I’ve never deserted my post before!), so that’s exactly what I’m going to do.  I’m off to bed.  A bed covered in freshly washed sheets which were dried on the line outside and smell so pretty.  Ahhhhh…. I can feel that fresh cotton on my legs right nowzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. Ooops.  ‘scuse me!  😳

So we’ll look on it as a little holiday.  Normal services will be resumed, when normal reappears. 🙂

In the meantime,  sending love and squidges … oh … and as the famous Jimmy Durante once sang:  …  make someone happy.  It’s so important to make someone happy.  Then you, will be happy, too.  And he was right you know.  It really does work like that.




Author: The Art of Cobwebs - aka:- thecobweboriumemporium

Hello. I'm 'Cobwebs'. I live in a wee little cottage in the South of England, aptly called Cobweb Cottage. This little dwelling really is a cobweb factory. Not inside (well, occasionally) - but outside - flipping heck! This information should give you a clue as to why my blog is called The Art of Cobwebs aka: The Cobweborium Emporium. I've been arty and crafty from a very young age, and although my crafts have sometimes turned a corner and taken me in another direction, I've always crafted in some way, shape or form. One day, in the blink of an eye, life changed somewhat for me and the consequences were many. I had to find a new way of being 'artistic'. Card making; scrap-booking; producing ATC's and ACEO's; needle felting; Polymer clay; painting- but in a more relaxed style than I had before, and sewing, - are all things which I visit, as and when life allows. I've fairy recently become a Textile Artist and am enjoying this new creative outlet very much as it offers me so much scope for letting my imagination run through a grassy field and feel the wind in my hair - (mentally, of course). I love to create. To make things. I truthfully believe that the best gifts in the world are those in which you've given your time, rather than your cash. Thank you so much for visiting. Please visit my blog (link below) and have a look around. I'm sure you'll find something to enjoy, even if it's only a handful of jokes! (yes, seriously - there really are jokes!) Wishing you a truly blessed rest of your day! ~ Cobs. <3

81 thoughts on “Birds of a Feather flock together….”

  1. This is so strange. I was only thinking about G tonight and wondered how she was. Please include my name if at all possible Cobs. Huge thanks. Flo xx P.S. I did leave a few buscuits in the packet!!! 🙂 PPS. I can’t believe it is nearly the weekend again. Have a good ‘un xxx

    Liked by 2 people

    1. lol….you didn’t leave a few biscuits … you left a few broken bits of a biscuit and a gazillion crumbs. I have replaced Puffs biscuits …. but not before I tested them and decanted them into the tupperware box.

      I also noted that she’s left a bottle of rather nice looking wine in the fridge. Meet you there at 7pm and we could crack that one open. 😀

      I’ll add your name Flo. When I clambered into bed a stray little thought came into my mind and told me that I’d forgotten to put your name into the blog post here. Sorry about that… but I shall, I promise, include it in the card.

      Have a great weekend, oh beautiful friend. Make some memories. (heard the news on TV …. and instantly was concerned for your safety. I’m so relieved to see you safe and well.)
      Sending my love ~ Cobs. x

      Liked by 3 people

      1. Forget the wine. I’ll bring the whisky!! LOL! Thank you. All good here but thoughts and prayers are with Barcelona. Hugs xxx

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Ahhh… well you’re in luck … I can’t drink whisky, as I don’t like the taste (it makes me screw my face up like I’ve sucked the worst lemon in my life!) … so I’ll have the wine, and you have the whisky.

          I think we have all the makings of a two person party in the planning!!! WHOO HOO!

          My prayers are added to yours for Barcelona, Flo.
          love ~ Cobs. x

          Liked by 1 person

    1. Hello Kathy.
      Like you, I miss her dreadfully too. She was my rascal playmate and between us we could have an amount of fun which, by rights, I feel should be against the law! (lol) No swearing, nothing dreadful and nothing which would make our mothers ashamed of us, but fun in such volumes that it really shouldn’t be allowed.
      So I can totally understand why you and others miss her dreadfully too.

      I’ll of course add your name, Kathy.
      Sending much love ~ Cobs. x

      Liked by 2 people

  2. I think that is a fabulous idea! It is a lovely card and I am positive she will love it. Please let her know that Tam from CraftyBoutique is thinking about her and her family and hope all is well. =) You Cobs are a awesome person. xoxoxoxo ❤

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Hello Tam.
      Glad you like the fun card. I shall absolutely let her know that Tam from Crafty Boutique sends her hopes and wishes.

      Awesome? me? nooooo. I’m just a person. Seriously. Just a person.
      Sending squidges and love to your door ~ Cobs. x

      Liked by 2 people

  3. that is one of the cutest cards ever! Love the birds! Love everything and I sure hope you find your friend. It’s sad when one “disappears” for awhile with no word really. Looking after one that is ill is even harder. I do hope all is well.
    big hugs from BC

    Liked by 2 people

  4. Oh I have wondered how Puff is doing. I think of her often. Please include my name….miss reading her blog! Now how did you know I was thinking about her this past week? An adorable card by the way. She will love it! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  5. I don’t know Puff, so don’t include me, but I am glad that you have the contact info to do this. I always worry when blogging friends disappear – with no way to check on them! What a nice, sweet little card to send her, if she is feeling down or overwhelmed, it will cheer her right up. and no matter what, it will make her day.

    Aren’t freshly laundered and dried outside sheets the best? Even better with a bath or shower before bed and fresh clean jammies as well. 🙂 I would go to bed, too. We can wait for the post. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hello Salpal
      Puff is a unique gal and lots of fun. You’d like her, I’m sure. (If you want to get a feel for her there’s a link to her blog over on the right hand side in the bar.)

      I’m hoping that the card does make her smile and that she’s ok. Like you, I worry when blogging pals disappear. In the time I’ve been blogging I’ve had three bloggers stop blogging and I’m beginning to take it personally. 😉
      Ah, joking aside, …. because they’re bloggers who I loved to read and enjoyed their blog posts so very much, it made the loss almost painful. But I continue to send out good wishes for them and pray that everything in their lives is only good.

      Freshly laundered and dried outside sheets … yes.. absolutely the best. And yes… they’re fantabulous after a bath or shower and … ah … well I don’t wear jammies to bed … I wear them during the evening around the house … but they come off at bedtime. 🤗 eeek! lol (well that’s secret 42 about Cobs just popped out!) lol.
      Sending squidges Salpal. Have a lovely rest of your day! ~ C. xxx

      Liked by 1 person

  6. Cob, this is delightfully cute card. very creative ,but I think you will need an addition for all of the people wanting to be added. Please let us know the outcome. Prayers that everything is OK with her.

    Liked by 2 people

    1. I promise that I’ll let everyone know what the outcome is.
      And yes, prayers here to that everything is OK with Puff and her family.
      Sending love to you Beverly ~ C. xxx
      Oh… PS … I know I still haven’t written… but I will. I promise. Things have just been stupidly busy here. My brain is about to explode! eeek. ~ C. xxx

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Oh, that’s such a nice idea! the card is great, I like the birds and the mouse so much. PaperPuff will surely like them too. She was one of my first followers and always so nice in her comments and I loved reading her blog. I really miss her, even though I didn’t know her in person. Please include my name in the card. I hope she is well. Thanks, Miss Anthropie

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hello Miss Anthropie.
      She’s a great girl is Puff. I was thrilled to read that she was one of your first followers.

      Yes, I will absolutely include your name in the card. She would love to read it there.
      Thank you, Miss A.
      Squidges ~ Cobs. x

      Liked by 1 person

  8. If it is not to late…please add me. I was just thinking of her the other day and wondered how she was doing.
    That card is so perfect! You have a wonderful gift for crafts and making people feel loved.
    Love you bunches Cobs
    Chicken Grandma aka Faye

    Liked by 2 people

      1. You just pick whichever name for me you would like! (though she might recognize Chicken G more than the other LOL) Did you read Kindergarten Knowledge’s last post? (I think I have seen her comment on your posts….if not disregard this)…she just posted that she had a mild stroke while vacationing in Colorado! Life can get so weird sometimes……

        Liked by 2 people

        1. Yes, I read it. I couldn’t answer her post straight away – I think shock set in and my mind was blown away like a raging wind had gone through it. I wanted to cry for her.
          Bless her heart.

          She’s dealing with so much, and yet so calm and so amazingly together. I’m pretty sure that had my body begun to behave like hers did as she was in the car there … I think I’d have gone to pieces. Thanks be that she wasn’t driving the car herself.

          A prayer has already been pushed out of my heart and head and she will continue to be in my prayers. Perhaps, if we all joined together and prayed really hard for the same thing …. perhaps the power of prayer could be realised.

          Thanks for checking with me Faye. It’s so kind of you.
          Bless you.
          Sending love ~ Cobs.x

          Liked by 2 people

    1. I think she will. It’s all done for a smile, and smiles is something Puff is a specialist in. That’s why we got along so well. We’re both crackpots.
      Oh my word … you would have had to read some of our conversations in comments, both on my blog and hers. We seem to get on a roll and forget to stop. LOL. ~ C. x

      Liked by 2 people

  9. You are a treasure! Thank you so much for making this, it’s much appreciated. And getting into bed with fresh sheets is one of the best feelings in the world. Hope you slept well x x

    Liked by 2 people

  10. So sorry I have only just got to your blog now as I would love to have been included as I was only thinking the same thing myself a few days ago. I hope that Puff is ok, I miss her blogs, like you, she always made me smile even when I didn’t want to, so my love is with the card in spirit and I will keep watching for a response as your card is great and I am sure it will lift her spirits. Well done Cobs 🙂 x


    1. aw, what a shame you missed it. It was all written out after 11pm on Friday night and posted, first class, at around 9.15am on Saturday. So I’m hoping that it will get to Puffs house maybe Monday or Tuesday.
      I miss her dreadfully, and pray that she’s alright, and that it’s only good things which are keeping her from blogging.
      Thank you for visiting Kim. Hope the house selling is moving along nicely.

      Liked by 1 person

  11. A very clever card – I love those birds and such a kind thought to send her a card so she know you are thinking of her.

    I hope all is ok with Paper Puff. I enjoyed reading her blog. I would have loved to be signed on your card but I have arrived too late (we have been away on holiday). Hxx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hello Hannah.
      I wondered where you were! Guessed holibobs, but second guess was ‘school holidays’ – enough said. lol.

      Hope you had a fantabulous time.

      I hope everything is fine with Puff too. Hoping that it’s just some great stuff in real life which is keeping her really busy and nothing else.

      So glad to see you Hannah.
      Sending love …. and a box of soapy suds to help you with your holiday washing loads. eeeek
      🙂 ~ Cobs. xxx

      Liked by 1 person

    1. ELAINE!!! 🤗
      Ohh how have you been??? It’s been aaages since I last saw you. I guessed that your jewellery making had taken off and you were just so busy that you had no time to blog.
      Which I can understand because I would have indulged in many of your handmade items! …. oh …. and I still dream about the little pendant with the fish swimming in it. I still long for that one.

      It’s fabulous to see you. I hope you are well and that life is treating you kindly.
      Hugs ~ Cobs. x


      1. I’m fine. Sadly I showed my daughter’s best friend the fish and she niggled me until I caved in and gave it to her 😄. I think it’s still my favourite too!

        I have blogged less partly because my camera gave out on me but hubby just bought me a fancy phone and it takes great jewellery photos so I’m back! Great to see you. (Though I do drop by stalker-like every now and again!😋)

        Liked by 1 person

        1. Laughing at you being a stalker. I think, looking at my stats, I have quite a few of those, so you’re not alone.

          You GAVE her this FISH pendant??? GAVE HER??? Dear Dog! I’d have paid you a decent amount for it. I so fell in love with it. I wish I’d have asked now. I didn’t like to ask. [sigh] *ugger!

          Great to hear you have a means of taking photos again. Hope to see some of your wonders soon.
          Sending squidges ~ Cobs. 🙂


    1. Hello Barbara.
      Sadly, I’m afraid I can’t add your name as the card has already been sent. It was posted last Saturday morning.
      (… the second paragraph under the last photo, says: ” If there are any other of Puffs friends reading who would like their name to be included, please say so, before the end of Friday night at 11pm UK time, via the comments section of this post, and it shall be done.” … you were reading a post dated 18th August – which was last week).

      I’m sure, that if Puff reads the comments here she’ll know that you and many more people who are wishing her well and hoping for just a word or two, letting us all know that she’s safe and sound although unable to blog at the moment, or even the foreseeable future.

      I would hope that she knows that we all care about her and those names which weren’t mentioned on the card are still people who care but just weren’t available to add their name to the card at the time for whatever reason.
      ~ Cobs. x

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Catching up ~ I do hope you hear from Puff soon and all is well for her and her loved ones, reading through all the comments I’m thankful for such a caring blogging community x

    Liked by 1 person

        1. Not as yet Mrs.P. The card was posted on Saturday morning at around, and sent first class. But … as all we UK’ers’ know, first class no longer means next day delivery. So It may have arrived on Monday … but I doubt it. I could have arrived on Tuesday, but I’m a little bit doubtful. It very well might arrive at Puffs home today, and I’m VERY hopeful.

          So with a bit of luck and the power of prayer, I’m hoping to hear from her by Saturday.
          I’m not going to hope for hearing before that, as I know she has a very busy job and might be plumb tuckered out each evening. But Saturday might be the charm.
          (fingers crossed for just hearing at all really. I just want her to be safe and well)

          As soon as I have any news I’ll do another post and update everyone.
          Sending squidges ~ Cobs. x

          Liked by 2 people

  13. Dearest Cobs,
    I was also thinking of Puff just the other day! What a wonderful idea to send her a card! Bless the magic in your email that knew you would need her address. I know I’m too late to be included in the greetings but I’ve set my telepathic powers to the highest settings so that I could send my warm and happy thoughts to her. If you sense some buzzing in your area that makes your ears tickle that is my psychic salutations for dear Puff. Please redirect them to her vicinity.
    Sending brightest blessings to you and yours and EXTRA bright blessings to dear dear Puff with buckets full of hopes that she is well.
    ~ Tami

    Liked by 2 people

    1. Hello beautiful Tami.
      I hope that wherever she is, she’ll be able to get a signal which will draw her to this post, and that she’ll read the comments and see all the people who love and care about her.

      She’s a wonderful human being and I miss her so much, as do you, and everyone else who follows her blog.

      As soon as I hear anything, if I hear anything, I’ll do a blog post and let everyone know.

      Meanwhile … sending hugs to you Tami, and drawing our wonderful circle of friends into the hug too.
      ❤ ~ Cobs. xxx

      Liked by 2 people

  14. Thank you, Cobs, for making such a lovely card and sending it to Puff, whom we all miss very much. It’s so wonderful to read everyone’s comments and know that we have such a caring community! Thanks, everyone. Let’s hope we hear from Puff soon; I know she’ll love the card.

    Liked by 2 people

  15. Love you!! 💕!! What a wonderful card, thank you so much for the gesture, it’s much appreciated! I really miss Puff, she was one of my first friends on here, so I hope she’s all right. I think she’ll love the card too – incidentally, I was sad about Kindergarten lady, hope she’s recovering.
    Thank you again for the fab card and thoughtful gesture 😺💕xxx

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I miss Puff too Samantha. I’ve gone to my in-box (email account), more times than I think I’ve ever visited it before, in this last week, just hoping for an email from her, a word to let us know she’s fine. Anything really. But so far, there’s been nothing.

      I do hope that she’s OK. It just doesn’t ‘feel’ like her to just up and disappear.

      Praying that we’ll all hear from her soon.

      Yes, praying for Kidergarten too. She’s another lovely lady, and I couldn’t take it in at first. It seemed like we had to be talking about someone else. Certainly not KinderG.
      A stroke, out of the blue, just happened. Thank God that she wasn’t actually driving the car at the time.
      May God bless and keep her in the palm of His hand until she’s well on the mend again.

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments Samantha.
      Wishing you a lovely weekend, filled with love and care, and smiles.
      Sending love ~ Cobs. xxx ❤

      Liked by 1 person

  16. Hi, Cobs. After all these many months, Puff continues to be in my thoughts, as I’m sure she does with you, Samantha and many others. There is still no online trace of her to be found, and it is with terrible dread that I can only think the worst — that Puff is very decidedly not okay. Would you consider trying her e-mail again? Is there any other way we can find out what’s happened (whilst still maintaining privacy, of course)?

    Liked by 1 person

    1. How strange that you should bring this up today. I went over to her blog and looked at the ‘likes’ from other people on her last and final post, trying to work out if perhaps one of those followers were a work colleague who we could ask. But nothing stood out as a possibility.

      I did wonder if perhaps I could go down another road and see if I could work backwards to work forwards in order to find something, anything, which would give us something positive.

      I did come up with an idea – but somehow I’m not sure if it would seem kind of creepy to her.
      I got an impression of where she worked, when she used to blog, so it did cross my mind if I could go down that road to hopefully find someone who could help.

      But again … if she’s decided that she no longer wishes to be part of the on-line community, then me trying to find her might feel like someone over-stepping the mark and so totally push her in the wrong direction.

      I’m so, so desperately sad that none of us has heard from her. I miss her dreadfully. Really miss her. She had such a wonderful sense of fun and we could ‘play’ together and have the biggest laugh. I loved her to pieces (not in an ‘icky’ way) – and wish with all my heart that she’d suddenly turn up and shout hello, and show us a card she’d made that week.

      She ‘disappeared’ at the time of the Grenfell Tower fire, and because, on her last post, she said that she was caring for someone who had a ‘lot of stairs’ – I guessed that person must live in a flat.
      After she didn’t come back to her blog again, I began to put one thing with another and my heart sank at the thought that she might have been caught up in that fire.

      But … that’s just me trying to make sense of her disappearing.

      I will try emailing her again – just in case. But trying the only other ways I can think of find out more information … well I’m kind of scared that our interest might be deemed inappropriate and worry that I could either open up a can of worms, or get into trouble for trying to find out if she’s ok.

      It’s so bally awful. It’s like being damned if you do and damned if you don’t. Either way – it could just end up causing trouble, and still not finding out if Puff is OK.
      I’ll email her again, and cross my fingers.
      Sending love to you ~ C.

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Thank you, Cobs. I agree, we should totally respect her privacy and not pursue this too far, but please do send her another e-mail. In the meantime, could you please e-mail me via my site contact page? I have some more thoughts about this… Thanks.

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: