I don’t know how many times I’ve counted my blessings over the past year. I think I’ve lost count!
It has been a wonderful year, indeed…primarily as a result of the friends I have made through blogging. I’ve “met” many of you through swaps and some just by visiting your blogs and you visiting mine and leaving comments and striking up a friendship that way. Well Pat is one of my friends who I met just that way. Through blogging, we found that we shared a fondness for similar things and styles.
On one of my trips to the post office last week, I picked up a parcel and I knew it was from Pat, simply by her return address. I wanted to rip into the parcel right away but remembered to grab my camera first. Well guess what? The batteries were dead…again! That meant I had to wait til the next morning to open her parcel because it takes 6 hours for the battery on my camera to fully charge.
At the crack of dawn, guess what I was doing? You guessed it…opening Pat’s parcel! I was blown away!
All of these individually wrapped surprises…which one to open first? The biggest one, of course!
A darling “bag lady” doll with personalized stitching on the arms and legs. Click on the photos to see her ‘up close and personal’. And can you see the pincushion as well? It’s made from a mason jar lid. Now how cool is that?
The journal on the left with the x-stitched design on the cover just took my breath away. Pat even personalized it with my initials. I also received a Stacy Nash…one of my favorite primitive designers…pattern booklet and some x-stitch linen. I promised myself to take the time to do more x-stitching in the new year.
Pat also spoiled me with other goodies as well, pictured above. A tea towel with the world “Believe” stitched on it, a wooden block with the words “Merry Quilting” and a tin of mints…and a tree ornament made from a child’s building block set.
Thanks again, Pat for your kindness and amazing generosity. I am still in awe of all my wonderful treasures.
And a special thanks to all of you out there who happen to read this. In your own way, you have all touched my heart…some by just stopping by to read about what I’ve been up to, others who have decided to ‘Follow” along in my blogging journey and to others who are kind enough to take the time to leave a comment…you are all VERY special to me.
This will be my last post of 2009. Do remember to come back on Friday, January 1st, for my next FFF or First Friday Freebie because along with another new design, I’ll have something else to tickle your fancy.
And from our home to yours, please allow me to take this opportunity to wish you and yours a healthy, happy and prosperous New Year.