Monday, October 29, 2012

A surprise in the mail

This afternoon when I went down to my mail box, I found a large envelope sent all the way from New Zealand.  I was very suspicious but then I remembered some teasing from Claire about a project she was working on for me.  I was so excited!!!!!  I opened it very carefully and she had a beautifully worded card telling me about her working on this project and a glimpse into her every day life.  Anyone who knows me that I have always been fascinated by New Zealand and Australia because of my father being stationed there during WWII.  This touched me greatly because someone who I will probably never meet in this life, who lives halfway around the world, thought enough of me to spend time stitching this absolutely beautiful needlework set.

Claire, I cannot thank you enough for sharing a part of your talent with me.  You even remembered my love for pink and green!  This will definitely be treasured by me not only for the talent it took to make this but for the thought that went into it.  Claire - all my love!
I also want to say thank you to all you ladies who posted comments about the email I received.  I was and still am overwhelmed with your generosity.  I love each and every one of my followers and I always try to hold up my end of having an interesting blog for you to visit.
I'm still plucking away on my Christmas stitching and hopefully will be finished with it soon.  There is one thing in particular I want to share with you but I can't till after the holidays are over.  The recipient reads my blog so I can't show it till she opens it.  Sorry Rhonda.....no hints.  LOL
Again, I thank Claire for her beautiful RAK and all my wonderful followers and to those in the northeast, my prayers are with you.
Till we talk again have a Blessed day,
Barbara

17 comments:

stitcheranon said...

Perfectly perfect xx A lovely gift and so thoughtful xx

Dawn said...

that is such a thoughtful gift! so beautiful.

Mouse said...

ohhh that's gorgeous and she couldn't have picked better colours for you ... beautiful work ... glad that you been stitching and popped into say hello :) take care love mouse xxxx

Barb said...

Hi Barbara, What a very thoughtful gift! Plus, I love your new header!

marly said...

Very thoughtful and beautifully done gift.

Valma said...

what a wonderful gift you received
we can feel the love and care put in it
I'm so happy for you
I understand you will treasure it =)
very happy to have news from you
big hugs
xxxx

Catherine said...

A positively beautiful gift!! I can tell from your words, that you will treasure it forever.

cucki said...

wow such a lovely gift..you so lucky..
hugs xxx

Lida said...

What beautiful! Is it not fantastic to see how we meet over the WWW and become friends! Hope that one day you will meet each other!
Greetings
lida

Carol R said...

What a lovely gift - congratulations!

Ranae said...

What pretties from Claire
Lucky lady

Annette-California said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous! Wow Claire's creations are beautiful. So lovely and I love how she constructed & finished them. You have some precious treasures Barbara. Love your new blog header - the tree is so pretty.
love Annette

Nicola said...

How beautiful, something definitely to treasure.

Patty C. said...

What a beautiful & thoughtful gift!

Sally said...

What a beautiful gift. Gorgeous colours.

Elisa said...

What a fabulous gift...something to treasure xx

Brenda said...

Oh what a wonderful needlework set!!! I just love it!

How wonderful that was to get something from someone way around the world!!!