Saturday, June 16, 2007

Gift from Vonna

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I went out to the mailbox this morning to gather the mail, and what I found brought me fully to tears. I received a package from Vonna today that was totally unexpected and totally amazed me! Vonna sent me the stunning beaded scissor fob as a friendship gift. I absolutely cried, as I just don't know how to react when I receive surprise gifts. It has never been my lot in life to receive many surprises or to win anything at all. Even as a child, gifts were very few and very far between. I come from a very loving family that is upper middle class, but gifts were given out sparingly. They still are. That has carried on into my adult life, with one huge exception - Mike is a huge gift giver. Aside from him, I never expect anything at all from anyone. When I do stitching exchanges, I don't even think about the fact that after I send off a gift package, one will come to me as well. That still surprises me when they come in. Anyhow, I gathered myself and really want to say thank you to Vonna - you really made my day, and I have been needing something uplifting lately. You are so sweet! Thank you for thinking of me. You are a dear friend. I shall treasure this fob always, and it is already gracing my favorite pair of hardanger scissors.
It was a pleasure to take out And A Forest Grew again tonight :-) I had missed it. That thing that looks like a coat rack or perhaps a lamp post with arms is actually a tree that is not exactly finished yet :-)

For those who are interested, Mike is selling Gingher 4" embroidery scissors again - three styles: Glory, Cheetah and Julia. His ebay link is here.

Also, if anyone is interested in becoming a contributor to the Freebie Gallery blog, please email me at carolsutcliffe@comcast.net. I will need your email address in order to send you an invite through Blogger. Thanks :-)

Stitched on today: Finished a gift, started a gift, and And A Forest Grew

25 comments:

Rowyn said...

What a pretty gift! And A Forest Grew is coming along nicely.

Barbara said...

Oh, you softie, you! That is a beautiful fob. And it's for a beautiful lady. :D

KarenV said...

What a lovely fob! How kind of Vonna :)

Lovely progress on AAFG - I really must start thinking about fabric for mine.

ollie1976 said...

That was so sweet of Vonna-it looks great.

Andrea said...

A lovely gift from Vonna. Great progress on AAFG.

Hazel said...

What a lovely gift. Vonna is sooo cool! I have mailed you Carol.xx

Cheryl said...

Love the scissor fob, that was so lovely of Vonna to send you it. What a great surprise. Stitching blogger friends are amazing :) I love this forest piece, beautiful work

Ranae said...

Beautiful FOB. Vonna is so talented. I just love And A Forest Grew. It's looking great.

Dawn said...

What a beautiful fob!

Karoline said...

Gorgeous Scissor fob, how lovely of Vonna. Great progress on AAFG, it's looking lovely

msstitch01 said...

It is a stunning fob Carol. And A Forest Grew is looking great.

Sharon said...

Lovely fob from Vonna!

Katrina in NZ said...

isn't it lovely to receive a nice surprise - enjoy Carol, you deserve it :)

stitcherw said...

Forest is looking lovely. I'll be interested to see the finished tree, you're right it does kind of look like a coat rack at the moment. The scissor fob is beautiful, what a fun surprise to get.
Sue

Carla said...

that's a lovely gift you received from Vonna..you well deserve it Carol :)

Jenn said...

What a sweet gift from Vonna.

Joanie said...

What a thoughtful gift! I too would have cried when it showed up in the mailbox. You are truly blessed by wonderful friends!
And A Forest Grew is, well, growing!! It looks fab...

lena-lou said...

Love the fob from Dear Vonna, how very nice :-))

Have a nice week!

Aussie Stitcher said...

Such an amazing project. I just love seeing your progress and can't wait go give mine another go in my rotation.

Joanne

Wendy said...

How wonderful of Vonna to send you such a heartwarming gift! Its certainly well deserved!!

monique said...

what a lovley gift :)

Lauren said...

What a beautiful fob! And AAFG is looking lovely, coatrack or no! :)

Jenna said...

What a beautiful fob Vonna made for you. I'm so glad that she was able to send you something exactly when you needed it. :)

Mary said...

That is a beautiful scissor fob. It was very kind of Vonna to send it to you and it sounds like it came at a great time.
Hugs.

Von said...

It's so cool to see you on the receiving end of gifts now and then, Carol! :D Vonna's a real sweetie, and soooo talented!

I have received my package from you, but am waiting to open it until my birthday on Thursday. :) It's hard to wait, cuz I know it's fabulous, but I want something extra special to open on my birthday!