Sunday, October 3, 2010

Overdue Thanks

Is it just me or is time getting away from everyone else too? 

My intentions were to publically thank my friends for their very thoughtful gifts and RAKs but somehow either time or a tutorial or a FFF or the next Raggedy & Friends block or a giveaway just managed to sneak in and take over.  Today I’ve decided to MAKE the time to share with you some of the wonderful and thoughtful gifts that I’ve recently received…and in no particular order.

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In one of my “conversations” with Janet, I happened to mention how much I loved the ribbon embroidery project that she had talked about in one of her posts and how it was something that I’d always wanted to learn.  The next thing I knew, I received two packages from Australia containing the following…

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Six books on ribbon embroidery.  Thank you soooo much, Janet!  I even used one of the basic stitches on my Autumn wool crazy pincushion.

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A while ago, Stephanie hosted a String Challenge and I offered to donate one of the prizes.  Melanie won my crazy quilt pumpkin and she then sent me these in return…

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Autumn themed fabric and an embroidered tea towel all the way from the UK.  A thank you for a thank you.  How cool is that?  Thanks a million, Melanie!

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Then last week and just out-of-the-blue, I received these beautiful hand embroidered, bluework tea towels from Susan in New England.

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Thanks, Susan.  I will treasure these always.  And if you’re hungry, pop over to Susan’s blog HERE to see what she’s been cooking.  I wonder if there’s enough left for all of us?  I can smell the aroma from here. 

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And last…but by NO means least…there’s my friend Darlene.  Darlene just recently posted about trying her hand at making scissor fobs and lo and behold, they could be seen all over blogland, including overseas! 

Here is what arrived at my house…

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A gorgeous scissor fob…

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A tin notions box…

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And some colored lanyards because I mentioned that I could only find the black ones here.

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My heart just sings every time I look at my notions box containing my most favorite sewing goodies.  BIG thank you hugs to you my friend.

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Blogging friends are very special people. 

If any of you are thinking about starting a blog but have put it off for whatever reason, please reconsider.  For me, the world has become a much smaller and most wonderful place.

Happy stitching!

Kaaren ♥

The Fall into Fall giveaway is open until the 15th of October.  If you are interested in reading about and entering my giveaway, please click HERE.

25 comments:

Regina said...

What wonderful friends you have!

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

Wonderful presents for a wonderful person...you must feel very special..and I think you are.

Cheryl said...

You give so much to all of us in blogland that these are well deserved!

Micki said...

You deserve all of them Kaaren.
Micki

Jen said...

How sweet! Your post warmed my heart. Have fun with your new toys!

Handmade by Mai said...

You have been spoiled, but you deserve it.

Stitched With Prayer said...

Kaaren, what wonderful treasures, and so many thoughtful quilters and stitchers. Isn't it the best group in the world to be a part of? About the time getting away from you...well, someone took mine too. I can't believe it is October, I truly can't! Wow, where did it go and what did I accomplish? Hugs...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Such wonderful gifts, from such wonderful friends :-)

Cheryl said...

Wow !! You are special indeed ! Such wonderful gift's ! The books on ribbon embroidery is great and I love the fabric of the apples ,pumpkins & etc . I am also a fan of tin boxes, I have a few here but nothing like that one , you are so lucky to have such wonderful friends in blog land ! I am happy for you !

BubzRugz said...

Hi Kaaren, I agree, the world seems much smaller with blogs and so many amazing, interesting and talented people to meet.... lovely gifts....
Hugz

Stephanie said...

So very many kind hearted people. Lovely treasures you've received.

agypsyangel said...

There are so many wonderful ladies in blogland. I am so excited that I started blogging this June...Thanks for all your free patterns and tutorials. We love your blog.
Smiles,
Kim

Julie said...

some nice little treasures there kaaren. i especially like the pin box.
xox

Allie said...

Sweet, sweet SWEET gifts for a lovely lady, Kaaren!

Jenny's Craft Place said...

Lovely gifts for a lovely person who gives us all so much :) Happy crafting, Jenny

Shelley said...

Blogging friend are so nice! And, yes, I do find that the time is flying by way too fast! I've tried slowing it down but it's not working LOL! Since my kids have all grown up, I find my time goes faster...I was hoping for slower...My mom is 67 and she says it's still going fast!

Janet said...

Just giving a teeny bit back Kaaren, you are loved in blogland.
I think I need to look for the lanyards, they could come in useful. Love the teatowels, the tin and well everything actually. Enjoy.

kathyinozarks said...

awesome

Denise said...

Hi, Kaaren. My dear friend, Karen (one 'a' - one 't'!), introduced me to your fabulous blog. I just love it! Thanks for sharing. Blessings, denise :D

Candace said...

Such beautiful things from people who must think you are very special!

Siobhan said...

What wonderful presents for a very special person. You deserve to be spoiled! :)

Natasha said...

My son has been been bothering me this morning to listen to the "shaboom song." So now I keep closing and opening your blog so he can listen to it. Thank you for the great experience...great info for me and great music for my son (2.5y)!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Blog friends are great. I love those teapot stitchings.

Jeanne said...

Gotta love blogging friends. :) I always say my favorite part of the big giveaways (And small ones too) is that you find blogs and bloggers you would have never found if it wasn't for the giveaways. :)

Annika R-G said...

Whoohooo. . . I just relised I am you 1000 follower. . .

You rock. . .