Wednesday, January 26, 2011

The kindness of a stranger..

I got a very unexpected email the other night by a lady offering me some of her fabric as she had seen I had requested some on my wishlist. This lady - Debbie - has no blog so I was taken quite aback! I have no knowledge of her from blogs or from forums or anywhere as far as I know but this dear lady knew me and sought to bless me. The kindness of strangers, especially stitchers, amazes me. I emailed her back and said I would love to rehome some of her fabric and today the most amazing parcel came for me.

fabric rak from debbie

There are various cuts, some being quite small which I will use for smalls and ornaments but some pieces are really quite big. I was astounded that a stranger would be kind enough to send me all of this! She said she no longer used 32 count and wanted it to go to a good home. By the looks of this lot, Debbie, you really do know me rather well. I absolutely love it all. And the bolder colours I can see some white thread going on there for christmas ornies. Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart. I have not stopped drooling at it all day.

So, Needlecraft Haven are starting yet another SAL tonight. The Sampler Girl SAL. I have chosen Pride and Prejudice as I have had the chart and threads for a while but I didn't have any fabric. Until now...

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I am using this lovely mottled green piece that Debbie sent me. I love The Sampler Girl designs and I think this will look gorgeous on this piece. It's 32 ct but not sure of the shade. I'm away now to start another new project! Bye people. Have a good stitchy week and stay warm. xx


51 comments:

Annie said...

Stitchers are such nice people! Have fun with your beautiful new fabrics --- fun to fondle as well as to stitch with!

Tammy said...

All I gotta say is that I am totally jealous! What an awesome lady to do that for you!! And that is a great pick of fabric for your new start/SAL

anneke said...

what a great gift! I can imagine your surprise ánd happiness. What a lovely lady to send to all this, she must be a silent stitching admirer of you...
Love the 32ct, it's a great count to stitch on. Well, this fabric is in good hands with you. I'm sure they will turn out even more beautiful after you stitch on it.

Catherine said...

What a wonderful surprise for you Hazel!! Debbie is certainly a stitching angel! Can't wait to see your new start - that fabric looks awesome! Enjoy and we'll be watching to see what you create with all of those fabrics!

Kelly said...

Enjoy the gift. It looks like you are making good use of the green piece. The thread looks wonderful on the linen.

KarenV said...

What a fabulous parcel of fabric, lucky you :)

Parsley said...

How wonderful! What a great surprise and lovely colors!

dixiesamplardesigns said...

What a sweet and giving gesture! And they are some lovely fabrics too!!

Can't wait to see the SG piece finished...bet it will be lovely, Hazel.

Happy Stitchin'
Terri

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a lovely thing for someone to do!
Enjoy the SAL, your fabric and threads look great

valerie said...

Wow, It's like Christmas. What a wonderful package to receive and the fabrics are all lovely! Great pick for your SAL project!

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Whoa, that's a very sweet gift:) Stitchers are the bestest aren't they!

Lesleyanne said...

I think stitchers are the best! Lovely gift Debbie must be really great. Look forward to seeing your progress on your SAL.

jane said...

What a lovely thing for someone to do - enjoy stitching on your new fabric.

Jan said...

I think you have been blessed and from your written thoughts it was very much appreciated. Sometimes it is more blessed to give, then to receive.:) Enjoy it all, Hazel....oh and I love your new intended start, it is one of my favorites by The Sampler Girl!

Carol said...

As I've said many times, stitchers are some of the kindest, most generous people around... That sure looks like a wonderful lot of fabrics, Hazel--enjoy!!

Tanya said...

Ah, fabric loot! Lucky you :) Enjoy.

Tanya

Faye said...

That is one of the nicest gifts I have ever seen!! Debbie was so very generous and I know you will think of her and her blessings to you for quite some time!! Congrats~~ Faye

Margaret said...

Oh I love that new project of yours -- that fabric looks perfect for it! What a lovely gift to get all that fabric! Enjoy it!

GoldenAngelsWorks said...

Wow that is wonderful. You got some wonderful pieces there.

I just love getting stitching surprises in the mail. Enjoy your wonderful gift.

DebbieSFL said...

what a sweet and thoughtful gift!!

Susanne said...

What an unexpected surprise!!! Maybe she was passing on the fabric in hopes that you would pass on a good deed? Isn't it good to know that there are still random acts of kindness from good people. I bet you felt like it was Christmas all over again :)

Kathy said...

Oh my what a wonderful package. All that lovely fabric. What a sweet person she is.

Jackie said...

What a wonderfully special gift! I know you'll put it all to good use. The fabric you've selected from your new start looks great with the threads.

Blu said...

What a generous gift! Stitchers are the most generous people.

Deborah said...

What a great thing for Debbie to do. Stitchers are very generous.

DonnaTN said...

How wonderful that Debbie picked you as the appropriate next owner of her fabric! The SG piece will look so nice on the mottled fabric. Can't wait to see your progress phots.

Sally said...

What a wonderful selection of fabby that Debbie sent you. Stitchers really are the nicest people.

Looking forward to seeing your SAL piece. I'd have joined but I have too much on right now plus I haven't been on NH since I signed up and posted a couple of times. I seem to have lost my mojo for forums :(

Rachel S said...

What a lovely gesture! And a very pretty piece you're stitching!

Cathy B said...

The kindness of strangers -- I bet it felt like Christmas. Enjoy all of your new fabbies!

Christine said...

How kind and thoughtful! And just in time for your SAL too

Clara said...

There are some very kind and wonderful people in this world and you were lucky to have been touched by such a person. It makes me smile.

Bernardeena said...

What a fantastic gift, how incredibly kind!

Michelle said...

How generous! And even better that you were able to find a piece to use for your SAL. Your Jane Austen piece will be perfect on that fabric!

Nicole said...

Wow that was so sweet of Debbie. You got a lot of great fabrics there. I can't wait to see your new start!

Lisa said...

Wow, that is such a sweet thing to do, you are a very lucky lady, enjoy all your new fabric!

Loraine said...

Oh what a nice thing for her to do! You are a sweet thing and deserve it!
Love the new SAL. Can't wait to see progress on it.
Hugs

manda's challenges :) said...

Hazel lovey, how generous im sure you'll have loads of enjoyment using it xx do pop over to my blog when you get a min xxx

Julie said...

Whats that old saying 'what goes around comes around' you are generous to others Hazel, now it's your turn to receive instead of give. It all looks wonderful. enjoy!

Dani - tkdchick said...

Yes, I have often been amazed by the generosity and big hearts of stitchers! They are be best people ever!

Lovely SAL you're starting up there!

Mrs Twins said...

Oh my goodness hazel, how lovely. what a fun time you're going to have with this.
Please show us when you start using it.
Hugs and have a great weekend,
love suex

Jeanne said...

I love how crafters help each other out Hazel - what a nice woman to send you such a bundle of joy. You have really conquered the whole crochet thing in the past year - looks great!

Pointed Stitcher said...

It's funny you're using that green linen because that's the one that jumped out at me in your picture of all the fabric Debbie sent. What a nice thing for her to do.

Sheilasembroidery said...

Aren't stitchers fantastic? They are soooo generous.

Maggie O said...

Nice begets nice!! Couldn't happen to a better stitcher.

LynnOnt said...

How wonderful for you! Stitchers are the most generous people I know. I have gifted and been gifted and it always warms my heart. Enjoy your fabric, you deserve it as you are such a kind person.

Hugs,
Lynne K

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Wow how kind is that lady. It really restores your faith in the goodness of human nature. Hope you have lots of stitchy fun with your new haul!

Thank you for your comment on my last post. And of course you can link to the artist I featured. Sometimes it amazes me just how powerful blogging can be. And we can unearth creative treasures and share them.


MBB x

Heidi said...

There are some really wonderful people who are the angels we need to make us smile. What a sweet thing for this person to do for you. Enjoy setting each and every stitch in this fabric.

The SAL will be a fun way to make this chart. Have fun and perhaps watch P&P while you work on it.

Hugs from Holland ~
Heidi

Shanti said...

Well lucky you!!! that looks really great! enjoy a lot!

Siobhan said...

Stitchers make the best people, don't they?? Enjoy the new fabrics and relish in the fact that good and kind people do exist out there despite what news reports say!! Love the new SAL project!

Sonda in OR said...

That is so wonderful...what a treat from Debbie. I bet the sampler will look great on that fabric!

Denise said...

The kindness of strangers is amazing at times.