Monday, 19 January 2015

Special Friends

I am very lucky to have made some very special friends through my love of sewing, blogging and swaps.  That is how I met my friend Karen from Qld - through a swap we did three years ago together, and even though we havn't met we just hit it off like we've always known each other. We are both mad about Christmas (and that can be said of some of my other friends lol), we love working with wool and felt, we love the same colors and designers.  Just about everything. Oh and to make it more scary we were born in the same year and our birthdays are two weeks apart.

So you can imagine my excitement when this parcel arrived about ten days ago from her - a gorgeous xmas parcel that she left til after xmas to post knowing I was busy, busy with work, swap commitments, etc.  Want to see how spoilt I was -

This gorgeous felt swag was the first thing I spotted.
Karen knows I love pincushions and snowmen - how sweet is this little handbag pincushion and I love the snowman hanger as well with his cute little wooden hat.
And there was more - these two gorgeous patterns to stitch. The gorgeous xmas one is in kit form with gorgeous fabric to stitch on and cute buttons, and I love the HugsnKisses one, which has a iron-on transfer, with lovely sayings - "live life", "believe", "keep your promises", "do your best", etc
And if that wasn't enough Karen had sent me this gorgeous advent calendar to sew AND a kit of yummy Nancy Halvorsen fabrics to sew it in. 

They are all still sitting on the couch beside me so I can have a play and drool some more til I can start on them.  Thankyou, thankyou dear friend for spoiling me.  I love my most gorgeous gifts and will treasure them.  And I love that we can be hundreds of miles apart and still have that bond of friendship.

Now off to do some packing. I have a week off as we are moving house (not far), so please don't tell my husband I'm blogging and dreaming of stitching lol and not doing what I'm supposed to be doing, Maybe I'll put the kettle on first. Cheryl

13 comments:

Melody said...

I loved seeing you on Saturday. No wonder your friends send you such fabulous presents, you are such a lovely, sweet person.

Terry said...

I love your JOY banner! And the Nancy Halvorsen fabric is just beautiful! :0)

creations.1 said...

Beautiful gifts - the joy banner is just gorgeous and so different - such a great idea to hold off on a Christmas thing - it extends it a bit longer doesn't it!!

shez said...

Hi Chez oh my you sure have received a gorgeous parcel full of goodies,what a wonderful sweet friend and love it that she has spoilt you cause you sure are worth spoiling my friend,enjoy your lovely goodies from lovely Karen xx

Helen said...

Beautiful parcel full of lovely gifts for a special person from a lovely friend just gorgeous xx

Karen S said...

These are great gifts. What a lovely friend.
Good luck with the packing!!

Susan said...

Lovely surprise package.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Lucky girl c

Kim said...

Lovely gifts Cheryl. Good luck with your move.

Christine M said...

So many gorgeous goodies. You've got some lovely new projects to work on. That is of course once you've finished the moving!

Diane-crewe said...

you ARE lucky x have fun x

Fiona said...

lovely gift from Karen.... something to look forward to playing with... all the best with your move...
Hugz

Michelle Ridgway said...

Not a chance! Your secret is safe! What a beautiful parcel from Karen and so you xx