Wednesday, March 14, 2012

A Beautiful Surprise!!!!

 What a surprise I received when I visited my mailbox today!  There was a large manila envelope with a return address I didn't recognize right off and yes, it made me very curious.  After opening the package and the card inside I discovered it was from Sweet Sue who just happened to know my birthday was coming up.  You can see above how prettily she wrapped her surprise for me.   I just hated to disturb it but curiousity got the better of me.  
 Inside was the sweetest little pincushion/fob stitched on a stunning piece of 40ct. linen....and what makes this so cute is that Sue and I were talking about her trying 40ct. and I offered to send her some.  :o)  Well she stitched this in burgundies and golds which are my favs and attached a sweet little heart charm to it.  I love it Sue!!!!!  and she wasn't finished.  She also included some candy (which suits my sweet tooth just fine) and 3 pieces of the most beautiful India silk for my finishing.  I am really going to have to stitch something worthwhile of these silks.....I just wish you could feel them!!  And she even remembered Vallie, who today needs a special treat.  Vallie loves bacon and this little chewy is just her size.  Thank you Sue....your friendship means alot to me and you were able to surprise me when I needed a pick me up the most. 
I also received this in the mail today....a gift to myself.  If you haven't seen this book, you might want to check it out, especially if you are into primitives.  There are quite a few patterns in it that I have on my list to do of which one will be a giveaway very soon so keep watching for it.
Also, thank you to all of you who commented about Vallie and hoping she has a speedy recovery.  She is doing pretty good and hasn't left me out of her site today.  I've been stitching alot and she's right here beside me on the couch sleeping which is probably the best thing for her.  Again, thank you.
Blessings as always,
Barbara

17 comments:

Vickie said...

Perfect timing on Sue's part huh? :) You and Vallie have a good day now.

Donna said...

What a lovely surprise!!! Hope Vaillie is doing well!!!

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Terri said...

A very nice surprise for you!

Poor Vallie! I hope she's doing better and my 'puppies' send their best wishes, too!

Mouse said...

ohhh that's a lovely surprise and those fabrics look gorgeous and awww even vallie got remembered :)
hope she is feeling much better too :) love mouse xxxx

marly said...

What a lovely surprise! Nice looking silks and such a darling pincushion.

Catherine said...

Surprise mail days a the best!! Enjoy all of your goodies!

Sweet Sue said...

You're most welcome Barbara, was a fun project and am thrilled to have surprised you.

Enjoy and Happy Birthday!

Carol said...

Awww... that sweet Sue sure is a sweetie!! Lovely looking goodies she sent you, Barbara--enjoy!!

CalamityJr said...

So glad to hear Vallie's having a good day. Nothing like being close to mamma when you don't feel well! Sue's timing was perfect; amazing how that just works out sometimes.

Krista said...

What a lovely surprise! Happy Birthday wishes to you and glad that Vallie is doing okay. Enjoy your evening.

Thoeria said...

What a lovely surprise...and when you needed it too :) Glad that Vallie is doing a wee bit better - you'r e right, sleep is exactly what she needs now.

butterfly said...

Happy Birthday Barbara, hope you have a nice day .What a lovely gift from Sue, give little Vallie a hug from Poppy and me.
And thanks for sharing.

Anne said...

Happy Birthday Barbara! What a lovely gift you received! That little fob is just the sweetest thing!!

Hugs to you and Vallie

Lesley said...

Really pleased to hear Vallie is doing ok.

What a lovely birthday gift from your friend.

Nancy said...

Great surprise gift for you and glad Vallie didn't get left out either!

Krista said...

Hi Barbara, I hope Vallie is doing better. She has been on my mind today, I hope you are both doing well. :) Have a good weekend.

Patty C. said...

Birthday blessings !!!!