Today wasn’t a good day. I don’t talk about it on my blog, but my Mother has vascular dementia and I deal with the fallout of that condition pretty much daily. I only had 2 hours sleep last night and was feeling pretty sorry for myself today.
Then, the mailman arrived with a parcel from my friend Joan who lives in Alberta. Whenever I think I’m cold, I think of her – it was minus 42° there this morning. It really doesn’t matter if that’s Fahrenheit or Celsius – it’s FREEZING!
I ‘met’ Joan a few years ago on a Canadian Quilting Forum and through Facebook we have become good friends and regular correspondents. She regularly beats the pants off me at Scrabble.
When I opened the box, the tears started.
I knew she had been making these ornaments and I admired them. I sympathized with her sore fingers sticking all the pins in but told her it would be worth it in the end. I had no idea I was going to be one of the lucky recipients. It is absolutely gorgeous and I feel so lucky.
When I dug a little deeper in the box, I discovered this:
At first I thought it was yardage that had been folded in a very nifty manner. I absolutely love the colours – pink, purple, green – does she know me or what! It’s what I would refer to as happy fabric – just looking at it makes you smile.
It’s not yardage as I originally thought, but a wonderful fold up bag.
It’s completely lined and folds into the front pocket. I just love it!
Joan, you made my day and I treasure not only the gifts but our friendship.