Thursday, October 19, 2006

Exchange Received

I had the most wonderful package waiting for me when I arrived home today! My pink Quaker exchange arrived and to my surprise it was from CathyMK! (You might recall that I had stitched a pink Quaker exchange for CathyMK!) Look how beautiful this pinkeep is (the picture really doesn't do it justice!) It's really lovely. Along with the pinkeep were some fancy napkins, a bookmark, a pen and some really special San Man threads. The threads are in memory of little girl named Kaitlyn who only lived to be about 10 months old - I remember reading about this little angel on Harsha's blog several months ago. CathyMK - thank you for such a great exchange!




Also in my mailbox today was this sweet scissors fob. Awhile back I had offered to pick up the new Gingher scissors for a stitcher on Legacy that didn't have a Joann store nearby. Shortly after posting on Legacy, I then received a request from another stitcher asking if I would also pick up a pair of scissors for her. As it turns out, she was housebound, recovering from broken ribs. So being the trusting person that I am, I picked both pairs up and mailed them off. The first stitcher promptly sent a check; the second stitcher sent me an email and asked me to be patient, she would reimburse me soon. As it turned out, she wanted to stitch this fob for me and today I received the fob along with her check. Certainly not necessary, totally unexpected, but what a nice surprise. Stitchers are a special bunch!

16 comments:

Myrna said...

Lovely giftees! Yes... you are a special person, that's why people do nice things for you!!!

Hugs...

Cindy said...

Such wonderful gifts! That pinkeep is especially beautiful :)

Isabelle said...

Lovely pieces! I agree with Myrna :)

lena-lou said...

Lovely pinkeep you have and how nice you ended up stitching for each other!! I think your fob is a lovely gift and so nice of the lady to thank-you for doing her the good turn :-)

AnneS said...

Yep, I agree with Myrna too! :D A lovely gift for a lovely lady :D Fantastic exchange from CathyMK as well - what a wonderful mail day! :D

Vonna said...

What lovely gifts! You are right...that pink Quaker pin keep is gorgeous! And isn't it great to see a "random act of kindness" go full circle. What a special fob and you'll never forget the story behind it.... You're going out of your way to pick up some scissors for a homebound person was an extraordinarily nice thing to do!
:o)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful gifts!! I'm late reding you blog, but had a great time reading your last posts, Your bookmarks are gorgeous; the quaker pink box is exquesite.

You have a generous heart and the blue scissors fob is a reward for been so nice.

Happy stitching day!

Sue said...

What nice gifts and surprises!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cathy! It was very hard not to blurt out that I had stitched for you too, I love the surprise element in our exchanges!
It was a real joy to create this pin keep for you.

And I love the story behind the fob you received! It is lovely - a very pretty shade of blue.

Anonymous said...

This post made me feel all warm and fuzzy :) Great exchange and a great fob for a very generous lady

bunnyhead said...

What a lovely pinkeep and fob! I am amazed by the thoughtfulness and generosity of these stitching ladies every day.

Von said...

Cathy's pinkeep is delightful!! As is your scissor fob and the story behind it. :)

Susan said...

Great gifts!! Your quaker box is beautiful!!!

Melissa said...

What lovely gifts! I know you'll enjoy them both tremendously. :)

In answer to your question in my blog, yes, I am able to stitch but only in very brief spurts. My neck can handle about 40-45 mins at most before I have to put it down. :(

Barbara said...

Wow, your mailman really brought you the moon & the stars today!

I love the fob and the fact that you had the chance to also be surprised by someone's generosity (as you are so often surprising others with yours!). :)

Sharon said...

That is a beautiful pinkeep! I just love it. It was so very sweet of the second stitcher that sent you that lovely scissor fob!