Today I received a wonderful gift from one of my team members at work who just returned from a trip to Taiwan. It was sweet of her to think of me while on vacation. She knows that I am fond of cross stitch and other types of needlework and so she brought me this wonderful pincushion. Isn't it cute?
Now here's a little story for you -- about 6 years ago, I was in Tokyo for a business meeting. It was a short trip, but before leaving to come home I did a little shopping at a gift shop and found a pincushion exactly like this one. When I got home I gave it to my sister-in-law as a gift. Since that time, I have often thought about it and wished that I had purchased two of them. In February 2008, I had the opportunity to travel to Tokyo again and while it was also a short trip, I still had time for a little bit of shopping. I searched high and low for a pincushion like this one, but couldn't find one.
My team member at work didn't know this story, but I shared it with her today. Needless to say, I was thrilled with her gift - it is a most wonderful gift!