Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Some days are full of gifts

Today has been a bit of time off for this elf but before I get back to the workshop.....

I called a friend this morning and we went to a really neat garden center near us that has so many wonderful items to decorate the home as well as plants and flowers. We had lunch there and spent tons of time just chatting away. The day went so fast. I got a gift from her before we left this morning. Isn't this jar so neat! She knows I am buying them now to hold all my notions in my quilt studio. I love it. I had a piece of lace from Bruges for her as a gift to use in a tray with her sewing accessories we are making this year in the quilt group.

I was home and decided to make a cup of tea and work on one of the Christmas gifts when the postman came to the door and a small package fell on my doormat. I saw it was from my friend Hazel in England. Here is the package waiting to be opened.....

And what a present it was. She sent me some pretty vintage lace from India (laying behind the pinkeep) which I cannot wait to display. But look at this beautiful pinkeep! I get very emotional when someone makes me a gift as I know how much effort we put into things. It is also full of my very favorite things about my favorite season. Isn't this so nice?

The backing fabrcis is so pretty with all the 'fallen leaves'. Thank you so much Hazel from the bottom of my heart and soul! You are a dear friend!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

So pleased you liked your little present and to think it only took two days to get to you. Thanks Heidi for putting up the photo of all the wonderful things you sent me for your "Blog" birthday. Love Hazel

Solstitches said...

What an adorable pinkeep Hazel stitched for you Heidi and what a wonderful surprise that must have been.
The jar your friend gave you is beautiful and will look wonderful filled with ribbons and trims.
What a happy day for you!

Angela said...

Oh wow, Heidi,
What a fantastic present from Hazel. It is such a pretty pinkeep and so lovingly made with all your favourite colours and motifs :>) Aren't our friends just wonderful!! I love the look of that Indian lace, you are building up quite a collection from foreign lands :>)
Your outing with your friend sounds so enjoyable. What lovely presents you exchanged with each other. The jar is so unusual and eye catching. i just love it. Thanks fior sharing your experiences with us.
Hugs, Angela

Nancy said...

Hazel stitched a most beautiful pinkeep! And, the lace is gorgeous. Hazel is definitely one of the sweetest people there is.

Tanya said...

ooooh, I've always loved Brambly Hedge! I have a Brambly Hedge teapot which I cherish. Thinking about it, I need to locate it. Ha! You should see this place amid the boxes.

Tanya

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Oh how lovely! She did a great job on it. What a sweet friend Hazel is!

xo,

Becky in California

Kristen said...

How beautiful! I just love the pin keep and the lace! It is wonderful to have such close friends! The jar is perfect as well!

yellowfarmhouse said...

What a wonderful day of friendship and surprises. Aren't days like that wonderful.

Hugs - karen