Saturday, September 20, 2008

Gift of Friends

Well, well ….. this week passed by with surprises for me.

My brother and SIL are resting after their long vacation in the Yukon, Alaska and B.C. My SIL (she is a quilter, too) went shopping and she found this adorable ‘Blanket Toss’ pincushion and a poster (which is now hanging on my bulletin board in my studio) for me.







Then, Gudrun surprised me with a package. I have been expecting a bag/bucket to arrive and thought at first she was my secret partner. Nope …. she just sent me goodies for just being a friend. Gudrun has been having a few problems starting her big hand quilting project and she asked me for help. That is what friends are for and I was very happy to help her.

Don’t you just love the wee hanging that she embroidered? It is now hanging on my bulletin board in my studio. Gudrun included a bag of chocolate covered raisins (the bag is half full now) and serviettes.

Thank you, ladies …… you two have made my week.

11 comments:

Kim said...

Gudrun's gift is a wonderful reminder of her homeland and the stitchery she made for you is straight from her heart. She values friends so much! I like the poster too. I think I should add a bulletin board to my sewing room. A good place to keep cards and reminders of quilting friends.

Catherine said...

What great gifts! The little stitchery is wonderful -- and love the hanger!! The blanket toss is adorable.

Ethne said...

What a delightful week you have had - isn't it great to get presents in the post rather than bills and just lovely to get unexpected gifts from family who know what you LOVE. I have to agree with Kate and also consider a bulletin board for my room when its ready to use - a great place for items of encouragement, love and inspirition.

Guðrún said...

I am glad you are my friend.

Brenda said...

Fabulous gifts! I have not had chocolate covered raisens in forever, I will gladly finish the bag for you. LOL. Friends are amazing and so special!

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Rose Marie, you have had a good week, so many lovely treats..

Teresa said...

The stitchery is a very nice reminder of how wonderful friends can be. what is a serviette?

~Bren~ said...

That pincushion is TOO cute!!! Lovely gifts...Gudrun is a very special lady!

Ali Honey said...

Enjoy the lovely gifts you have recieved. They are delightful. I have read about the blanket toss so know what that is.

Hope Gudrun's quilt works out, she is a kind lady.

Pam said...

Such lovely gifts! And such a cute little pin cushion. Lucky you! There are some good little quilt shops in Alaska - but not much in the Yukon for what I could find.

May Kristin said...

Lovely treats you got!
Those raisins are yummy! I know!