I was expecting a little something in the mail because Candace asked me for my new mailing address…but all I can say is…WOW! Blogging friends are indeed the best!
Because of the rotating postal strikes across Canada, the parcel took two weeks to get here from Washington state . Trust me my friends…it was definitely worth the wait!
Candace made two of the most wonderfully lavender scented sachets which I mistook to be pincushions. In response to my thank you note to her, Candace told me that they in fact were either drawer or closet sachets but that I certainly could use them as pincushions if I so desired. Because they smell so heavenly, I decided to use them as they were intended. Now I have one of the most lovely lavender scented lingerie drawers in Nova Scotia! *wink*
Also included in the parcel were some tomato seeds that were developed at Rutger’s University in Mr. Squash’s home state of New Jersey. (In case you are wondering why I referred to Candace’s husband as Mr. Squash, her blog is called Squash House Quilts and if you haven’t already, it is definitely worth a visit).
Inside the little hinged heart shaped tin was something that I’ve been meaning to order but kept on putting off because I couldn’t decide which one I wanted. Have a look at the pieced log cabin block that has been made into a scissor fob. It is approximately 1” square and yes…it is actually pieced! Can you imagine working with such tiny pieces of fabric? Yikes!
To do it justice, I just had to place it on my most FAVORITE pair of Dovo scissors.
I wish I could say that the rhododendrons in the photos were from our gardens but they’re not. Yesterday my neighbor brought me a lovely bouquet from her garden which she planted about 25 years ago. Stunning, huh?
Thank you again Candace and Bob. Your gifts came at just the right time and have certainly lifted my spirits. I can’t wait until next spring when we can plant your tomato seeds in our ‘real’ garden.