Friday, November 16, 2007

Beautiful Gift from Harmien

I told you last night that I had received a stunning gift from a stitching friend, and now here it is. A few weeks ago, Harmien asked me if I would like some daylily seeds from her garden in The Netherlands. I immediately said yes, I would love some. I then sent her some seeds from my garden. Harmien's package took some six weeks to get to me, and I knew that Harmien was getting very worried about it. I thought that was very sweet of her, but was not worrying much myself. Seeds can always be replaced! But... clearly, what was really worrying Harmien was the potential loss of this stunning box she made for me, which was holding many packets of seeds! Clearly, Customs at one end or the other had opened the package. I hope they enjoyed seeing this box as much as I did :-) Oh, thank you so much Harmien! What a treat. As you can easily see from my entry, I adore this box. It is on my bureau with a treasured one from Becky right now :-)


Harmien stitched Acorns by Little House Needleworks/Crescent Colours. This just happens to be my favorite in this LHN/CC series! Harmien knows me well :-) It is stitched one over one and is soooo tiny.

And, I heard today that Ann, a long time reader of my blog who lives in Europe but does not have a blog of her own, finally received my birthday package for her. It still arrived in time, but took a while to get there because Ann moved and I had her old address. Ann spoiled me (and a few other bloggers) a few months ago with large gift boxes. She is a sweet and generous soul. Now that her birthday is upon us, it was my turn to spoil her!

Nature's Alphabet A Fob

Elizabeth's Designs

Silkweaver Belfast Solo Linen, DMC Floss


I remembered to take a photo of the entire gift package too. Ann had once told me that she likes oriental themes. I found these beautiful fabric quarters a few months back and stockpiled them away for her. She wrote such a lovely email, letting me know how much she loved all of her gifts. You are more than welcome Ann - have a wonderful birthday!! {{{HUGS}}}

I am blogging early today - I am doing secret exchange stitching tonight :-)

Stitched on today: Started Christmas Ornament Exchange (led by Simone) project **Mailed out a gift today

17 comments:

Susan said...

What a stunning box that you received from Harmien - it's adorable!

Aussie Stitcher said...

No wonder Harmien was concerned that the 'seeds' hadn't arrived, the box is gorgeous.

Little Cat said...

A beautiful box. I would have been concerned too.

A Happy Birthday to Ann! I hope you have a lovely day. And that is a lovely package you put together for her Carol.

Barbara said...

Oh my goodness, Carol, that box from Harmien is absolutely incredible!!!!!

Isabelle said...

What a stunning box from Harmien!
I love what you sent to our dear friend Ann. :)

Sylvie said...

What a gorgeous box from Harmien.
And what a lovely package for Ann :)

Katrina said...

Love the box from Harmien, gorgeous. And your gift to Ann is so nice, you definitely spoiled her :-).

Sherry said...

I love the box! How sweet of her to do this extra goodie for you! Also, that is a lovely birthday gift you sent! I am sure she will enjoy all the wonderful goodies you sent!

Carla said...

Oh my! That little box is BEAUTIFUL! Lucky you :)

Leslie aka zoeandcooper said...

What a wonderful day for gifts. They are both fabulous!

stitcherw said...

What a wonderful package to recieve. The box is gorgeous, and I love the Acorns pattern, it's the one I'm working on now. What a lovely Fob and package you put together for Ann too, I'm sure she was thrilled to open it.
Sue

Michelle said...

What beautiful gifts! I am glad they all made it safely. I've resent the email I sent you the other day about the RR - for some reason it was returned as undeliverable.

Sally said...

What a beautiful box from Harmien:)

Lovely fob for Ann and a gorgeous package you sent her too.

Georgie said...

That is such a beautiful box! Thank goodness it turned up....I would treasure it always aswell

Sharon said...

That is a stunning gift from Harmien! I love it. Beautiful gifts to Ann too!

Anonymous said...

I am still in awe over all the gifts your send my Carol, THANK YOU! ;-) Thank you for the lovely e-mail too. And Harmien made a wonderful box. Thanks for the wishes, Carol and "little Cat" ;-) Ann.

Vonna said...

What a lovely box from dear Harmien :) she is such a super sweet friend!
I had a sneak peek some weeks ago! Glad it got to you!