Thursday, February 25, 2010

Look who made me cry again!

This time it was Brigitte. About a year ago I sent Brigitte some Maltesers through the post as she had never tried them before. That was all. Just a bag of Maltesers. It was a biggish bag but just a bag all the same. So you can imagine my surprise when Brigitte sent me this parcel through the post. I was overwhelmed. She wrote me a lovely card that said she was sorry I had been having a rough time of things and that it was "payback" time!!! Seriously Brigitte you have outdone yourself!

Rak from Brigitte!!! Feb 10

She sent me all these lovely goodies including the sweetest egg shaped pinkeep ever. She also sent me 3 peices of linen - you know how I love linen! and have had such a lack of it until these recent raks! She also sent me lots of chocolate - the Toffifee have gone already :-O. She also sent a lovely PS chart which I will definitely stitch up soon. Thank you so much Brigitte. This was a wonderfully, unexpected surprise and it DID make me cry but in a happy way. Here is a close up of the pinkeep:

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Yesterday also brought something I won from the One World One Heart blogging event. This was a pendant I won from Tina. Her work is exquisite! I wore it last night on a chain. It is beautiful. I have no idea how you made it but you're very clever! So thank you for that.

Winnings from Tina owoh

Some were asking about the Besem soap I purchased. Well, so far so good. The soaps are all made from natural ingredients and essential oils and 10% of the purchase goes to charity. They smell lovely and have not dried my skin at all. They foam up really well. Here is the link to her Etsy shop if you are interested:

I have also been inspired by Sharlotte's punchneedle this week and have decided to order a small starter kit and a punchneedle and see how I get on. It hasn't arrived yet but will let you know how I get on with it.

Things are starting to look up a little. DH had a day off yesterday and although he has gone back this morning, he will be back on Tuesday for a couple of weeks so coming to the end of it all I think. The Japan trip will be hard when he goes but glad it is nearly over and we can get back to some normality. Thank you for all your kindnesses in thoughts, words and deeds! xx




35 comments:

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Hi Hazel, what a lovely gesture, enjoy your goodies. Looking forward to seeing your punchneedle:)

Sweet Stitchin...

Gillie said...

A lovely reason for tears! The pendant is beautiful, enjoy the linen. Lots of hugs!

KarenV said...

What a sweet surprise from Brigitte!

Danielle said...

Wow, what a generous gift! That Toffifee is my most favorite candy ever. Just love it.

Catherine said...

What a great surprise and pick me up for you! Enjoy - you deserve it!

Sharlotte said...

Oh Hazel , what a lovely surprise to get in the mail! The pendent is just beautiful! A beautiful piece for a beautiful person! I showed my mom the stitched heart you sent me yesterday. She kept picking it up and petting it! It is lovely , thank you! Hope you have a good day today!

Raggedy Ann said...

Hello Hazel! What a lovely surprise in the mail! I just love that pinkeep and the little PS chart..I have never seen that one before. It is darling too :) Your OWOH surprise is so pretty. I want to try punchneedle myself too soon.
Have fun with your goodies :)
Louise xo

valerie said...

What a lovely surprise from Brigette! Love the cute pinkeep and the Toffifee...yum!

RuthB said...

Crying over mail can be a good thing. In this case a VERY good thing :) Now, go have a day just as lovely as your mail!

Becky K in OK said...

Great stuff. Brigitte is a fantastic stitcher. Enjoy. Hope you are on the track to feeling like yourself again.

Barb said...

That was so "sweet" a thought Hazel,no wonder you had a few tears.There are some really lovely people out there arent there.
I know how you feel when other half goes away , mine used to when the children were 5 and 3 and boy was it hard at times.
Take care and keep smiling through the tears
Hugs Barb

Christine said...

What a lovely gift, that pinkeep is so pretty

Kay said...

Lucky you - everything looks great. Especially love the pinkeep - just adorable!

Siobhan said...

Well, Brigitte sure is a wonderful person, isn't she?! What a heart of gold. :) I'm so glad that it perked you up, Hazel! It is a lovely package, and the PS design is just adorable! Love the pendant, too.

Lynn B said...

What a lovely gift Hazel, enjoy!

Lynn

Margaret said...

What a lovely gift! I love that pinkeep!

Carol said...

What a wonderfully thoughtful gift from Brigitte, Hazel! Her work is always so perfect and beautifully finished, isn't it?

stitchinfiend said...

What a lovely pick me up package. Very beautiful pendant too. Hugs to you.

Deb said...

Hazel - That is such a wonderful package your received! I can see why you cried when you received it - I would have too!

Jackie said...

Hazel, you deserve to get a pick me up! I'm glad that things are going better for you.

corinna said...

it's all so nice
love the spring design and finish
that mary had a little lamb looks to be a fun stitch too

Shari said...

wow, what a great surprise you got in the mail!!! Blogging friends are the best kind of friends, aren't they!??!
Love the egg shaped stitched piece...so pretty!!!
Enjoy your weekend!!!!

Heidi said...

Wonderful goodies! I love the stitched egg Britt made for you.

Hugs ~
Heidi

Mylene said...

Such a lovely surprise gifts and i so love the PS pinkeep ornament.

Sharon said...

Such a beautiful gift! Enjoy!

Brigitte said...

It was my pleasure to compile this little package for you. I'M glad that you like the goodies.

Aussie Stitcher said...

The pin-keep is gorgeous, so beautifully finished. I would love for you to send me a picture of your cat. My e-mail is wright@aussiebb.com.au. While you are at it please include your snail mail address as I have just finished stitching LHN Faith and I would love to pass it on to you. I noticed that it is on your wish list.

Carolyn NC said...

What a wonderful surprise and beautiful pinkeep! Lovely pendant, too!

Karan said...

What another lovely gift. Love the egg shaped ornie. The pendant is stunning - lucky you. Enjoy all your goodies Hazel. :0)

Dani - tkdchick said...

Hazel, what a lovely surprise isn't it nice when some surprsie comes along to cheer you up!

Myfanwy said...

Hazel, what a lovely gift. And here is another. Sorry it's been delayed, but I want to tell you that you have won the One World One Heart Giveaway on my blog

http://nuvofelt.blogspot.com/2010/01/one-world-one-heart_25.html

Please email me your address to nuvofelt(at)gmail.com

I'll be posting later this week

Blessings Myfanwy

Tracy said...

What a lovely surprise hun, I love the finishing it looks like an easter egg, I think I'll be having a look at those soaps xx

Julie said...

Happy tears .. they are the best sort, a wonderful surprise parcel, i'm not surprised the toffiffee has gone, its very moreish.

Lovely pendant too.

Tina Holden said...

Poppin' up from under the rug, lol. Am so glad you like the heart. I made it from Polymer clay, crackle foil and ink onto which I applied watchgears etc and resin.
Right now I'm pokin' myself with a needle as I'm working on some bead embroidery for a change.
hugs,
Tina

Marsha said...

Lucky girl. What a beautiful egg pinkeep for spring and Easter. The pendant is awesome - very modern. I love those kind of tears.

I've been listening to 'The Other Queen' the past week as I stitch and sew. Only 6 more discs to go. It's a good 'read'.