November 9, 2010

Surprises From Vermont...

I just had take a break from sewing to show you what came in the mail yesterday. Surprises from Vermont, and my beautiful friend, Denise. She explained in her note that she'd been collecting things, with me in mind, as she traveled around her home state this summer.

Beautifully wrapped packages were nestled in leaves, fall-themed tissue paper, and acorn fabric! The wrappings were gifts in their own right!
Then, I opened her packages to find a vintage squirrel print (already mounted behind glass); a crewel chipmunk holding an acorn; and the sweetest, vintage squirrel salt and pepper set! The packages were also embellished with buttons (See the acorn button? So cool!); and Denise had told me that she'd also collected a lot of acorns, only to have them "hatch" a bevy of insects. (YUK!!) She thought better of shipping them. (Thanks a million, Denise! I'll cherish the thought.) But, you'll see in the photo that she couldn't resist sending a cluster of acorn caps! I almost forgot...there was a package of delicious Vermont maple candy, too. That disappeared. Hmmmm. I think Handsome got it! (Denise, you know how much he loves that candy!)

I just have to be one of the luckiest girls around to have a friend who would spend vacation or precious free time in search of surprises for me. I'm going to create something special just for her to show her how much her thoughtfulness means to me.

Denise, my friend...If you read this post, please know how dear you and your generous heart are to me. I so appreciate every single part and piece of the gifts you sent south. Thank you. Thank you!
Quilt update: Still sewing. Completed eleven blocks so far. Twenty five to go. Hoping to be back tomorrow with news that the quilt blocks are completed (Assembled top would be better still!) Wish me luck!

11 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Patty C. said...

Wonderful gift - so thoughtful & creative :)

Ruby said...

Those are so cool. I have seen a lot of salt and pepper sets but never a squirrel. Great find. Great friend.

Michelle Palmer said...

They are perfect!
Hope your day is sunny & creative~

MosaicMagpie said...

A lovely gift of thoughtfulness! What a perfect gift for you! Good Luck on your quilting!
Debbie

Sherri said...

Donna, what lovely and thoughtful gifts from your friend!

Junk Exchange said...

ashamed to say, it has been awhile since i have been to visit you .. love the new look ..love the squirrels ..

troy

Jane said...

So nice to have friends who are so thoughtful! Looking forward to seeing the quilt blocks.
Jane

Sarah said...

What a thoughtful gift! I've decided that bloggers are some of the most creative, generous, and caring individuals there are. And you certainly lead in this area. I'm not surprised that a friend would search out special finds for you. ~ Sarah

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Oh, what awesome goodies! Lucky girl - to receive such treasures from such a wonderful friend. I love Vermont - I can't wait to go back there. :) Theresa

Meri Wiley said...

Hey Lovely Lady,

I've missed chatting with you. Looks like you've been keeping yourself pretty busy, as usual. It's so cool all the neat gifts you got, you're very lucky. I just have to tell you that I seem to be surrounded by acorn ornaments everywhere I go these days. I definately think of you, and wonder if I should be sending you all the lovely acorns I see, but then I wonder if your house is overflowing with acorns yet? Are you turning into a squirrel or chipmunk yet? I'm just keeping my eye out for that unique acorn or squirrel that you couldn't possibly find anywhere else, and when I find it......it shall be yours.

Stop by and see the new look of my blog.

Love ya'
Meri

Michelle May said...

Oh wow! Don't ya just love mail like that?! Fantastic goodies. What a wonderful friend.
xx, shell

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