Friday, February 19, 2010

Wow!

I got my Stitch Red for Heart exchange through the post today and what a parcel it was. Look what Janet sent me:

Amazing Stitch Red exchange from Janet

This is the beautiful front of the heart pincushion/scissor holder. It is stitched very neatly over 1. I turned it over and this is what I found:

Back of the heart

Stunning back including all these hand dyed threads by Janet herself held on by mother of pearl heart threadkeeps and a pair of scissors held on with some ribbon. Wow!

But that is not all. She sent a bunch of extras. I cried. No less than 9 pieces of linen in various counts and sizes and colours. Beading needles, gold needles (spoiling me now), glissengloss threads, beads, charms, pen, and chocolate (which the darlings ate).

Extras!!

But to top it all off was the heartwarming letter she wrote to me. I cried again. I was so touched by your thoughtfulness and your generosity Janet. This came in the middle of a bad, depressed slump I have been in. People have asked if I have been depressed and I can honestly say that I haven't been, until now. DH being away has hit me harder this time than it usually does. Perhaps the extra child? I don't know and I know I will be okay but this parcel really gave me a boost. Thank you from the bottom of my heart.

Also got some lovely soap I ordered from the US today. From Besam hand made soaps. I got the link from Edgar and these soaps do smell good. Very natural and not the synthetic smell you can sometimes find with similar products. I will let you know how they are.

Thank you for all your lovely comments. I am adding people to my following list every day which makes it even harder to get through blogs and comment but I am trying to pass your way soon. Have a good weekend.

xx

39 comments:

Marjorie said...

Wow indeed! That is a beautiful heart and all that linen... I would have cried too!

Shari said...

what a lovely gift you received Hazel. Wow!! I can see why you cried. that is awesome. I have never heard of those soaps you mention. Will be anxious to hear your thoughts. I have some goats milk soap that I truly love. So soft & smooth!
Hugs to you at this difficult time. I think we all go thru those days & we just need to know our friends are here for us. Please, do not be afraid to email! I will listen!

Karan said...

Oh what an absolutely gorgeous exchange piece & fabulous extras. A very generous & thoughtful lady. :0) Those soaps sound lovely too. Enjoy all your lovely goodies. :0)

Catherine said...

What a beautiful gift!

valerie said...

Stunning exchange! I saw your post on the HoE blog....Just love that red heart and look at all those fabrics!!

Christine said...

What a fantastic gift, I think I might have cried too...

Deb said...

Wow did you receive some wonderful things! The gift is lovely, and those linens are just to die for. I think I would be blubbering all over if those showed up in my mail box!!

Sally said...

Oh wow what a wonderful package you received Hazel! I would have cried too.

Raggedystitcher said...

How lovely Hazel! What beautiful gifts indeed. You are so very deserving of them too. God Bless you. You may not realize it, but you are a blessing to so many.
Raggedy Hugs!
Louise xo

Tracy said...

I like your new blog, Hazel!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

What a beautiful heart - I love the pocket in the back to hold the floss. I hope you are feeling better - at least uplifted a bit from the package!

Berit said...

SO many lovelies!

I've been interested in those Bessom soaps since Edgar posted; so curious to hear your impressions!

Lesleyanne said...

Wow what a lovely gift. I would have cried too. Hope you soon feel better.

Julie said...

A very wonderful gift, so beautifully stitched and finished. What a wonderful 'pick-you-up', stitchers are such generous folks.

corinna said...

beautiful heart
scrumtious linens too
and hooray for the freshness of scented soaps
sweet surprises

Loraine said...

What a wonderful gift! I'm glad it cheered your spirits! Hang in there.
Hugs!

Kathy A. said...

What a lovely heart pincushion. And how wonderful to turn it over and find all those treats on the back.
I am happy that someone took the time to make you feel special!!!!
Keep your chin up!

Becky K in OK said...

What a fantastic exchange. Great goodies too. Sorry to hear you have been down in the dumps. Wish we could all give you a group hug!!

Brigitte said...

Such a beautiful exchnage gift, and stitched over one - stunning. I also love the finishing, very special. Enjoy all the extra goodies that were added. I hope you will soon feel a lot better.

jane said...

What a lovely gift - I am not surprised that you cried!

Lynn B said...

Hi Hazel,

What a lovely gift you have received, it is gorgeous and so are the fabrics you have bought.
I need to catch up on your blog I will be doing that later!

Lynn B said...

Hi Hazel,

Oh my gosh I have just read the post properly and saw that Janet sent you the fabric, wow how generous!

Margaret said...

What a lovely present! I was just looking through your blog -- I don't know how you manage with two kids by yourself for 3 months! I don't blame you for being down. And that weekend you had! Ugh! I'm glad you got such a lovely present to cheer you up. You definitely deserve it! Thanks for stopping by my blog -- I love discovering new blogs!

Cole said...

What a beautiful gift, and it seems to have reached your mailbox just when you needed it the most :) {Hugs}

Barb said...

Absolutely, a wonderful gift to receive , no wonder you had a gulp moment I would too.
You asked on my blog if the Valdini threads were 3 ply-chart asks for 3 ply but I couldnt get 3 ply in the UK , I saw on Anitas little stitches blog that you can use 2 threads of the 6 ply for the same effect. So thats what I have done -just hope it works.Hugs Barb

Mylene said...

What a lovely piece and great stash along with it.

staci said...

WOW! What a gorgeous and creative exchange! And all those lovely extras :) And it coudn't have come at a better time for you, enjoy :)

stitchinfiend said...

Hazel - God has such angels around the world and Janet is such a one. What a beautiful things she has made and done to life your spirits. Hugs

Carol said...

Hi Hazel! So nice of you to leave a comment on my blog...I always love to "meet" fellow stitchers.

Wow, you received such a special gift--I love that stitched heart from Janet and all the extra goodies she sent--amazing!

Hang in there, Hazel; I well remember those days when my husband traveled and I was left alone with three young boys. They seemed endless. Just take it day by day and do something special each day for yourself :)

Susimac said...

OH WOW what a really lovely gift to receive - glad it has given you that much needed boost, its always so nice when things like that arrive at just the right time. Hope you perk up again soon and feel more like your lovely self.

Just think DH won't be away for ever.

Jackie said...

What a beautiful package of goodies! I love seeing the back of the heart! I can understand your emotion. The kindness of other people always touches my heart.

Hang in there. My husband was gone frequently when my kids were small and 100% of the time, someone got sick. Never failed. You've had a lot hit you at once and hopefully that kind of thing is over and done with!

Tina said...

Wow,what a lovely gift
Hope you feel a little brighter this week
Hugs
Tina x

stitcherw said...

What an awesome package, that would certainly pick up your spirits. The scented soaps you've ordered should help as well, I love scented soaps. Hope things start to straighten out and quiet down for you soon, you've had an awful lot to try and deal with. {{hugs}}.
Sue

Robin said...

WOW!!! that is a wonderful package!

Heidi said...

The heart is beautiful and then the surprise at the other side is amazing. What a great thing along with all those extras to receive as a gift. I am glad it cheered you up. I hope you are able to feel much better soon. There are a great many things in life that are to be thankful for. All the others are better forgotten. I hate it when my DH is away even for an evening. He no longer has to travel like he used to and I am thankful for that. I can understand how you feel!

Hugs ~
Heidi

P.S. ~ Aren't Beth's designs just a delight? I am working on one of mine I bought now.

♥ Nia said...

Beautiful gifts!! Congratulations :D

Sharlotte said...

Now Hazel , I could have sowrn that I had commented on this post! I stitched for Janet for this same exchange.She was so generous with what she sent you. Lovely ,lovely stuff! You deserve it!! :)

Aussie Stitcher said...

That is an amazing exchange to receive, it's timing could not have been better for you. I hope that things improve for you (((((hugs))))).

LissC said...

I just love the heart pouch that holds the thread and scissors. Thanks for sharing!