August 26, 2011

What A Wonderful World...

The Lord works in mysterious ways. Yesterday, when I least expected it, a package arrived in the mail from one of my Wisconsin friends, Kathy. It came with a beautiful card, a handwritten note (don't you love those?) and a wool pincushion created by her own hands.

Kathy used to come into my Wisconsin needlework shop (Stitches) years ago, and like me, she misses having the shop in Fond du Lac. I miss it because of the daily contact I had with so many talented and lovely people - and the friendships that were nurtured over our handwork. She told me she misses it, too - especially at this time of year, when the needlework bug bites her to create something new in counted thread. Those were fine days, my friend.
About the time I was closing Stitches and moving to the next creative phase in my life, Kathy was opening a beautiful shop (which I frequented), selling hand-dyed wools, beautiful threads and patterns to make items just like this pincushion. She purchased many of my shop fixtures (counters, cash register, etc.) for her new venture.

The note began with her condolences on the loss of our good dogs, but it wasn't a sad message. Rather, it was full of kind thoughts and reminiscences of good times we shared. Her dogs loved chasing rabbits, hence, the bunny-themed pincushion for me. So sweet!

All of your comments this week have made me smile, and I think Kathy's gift was the icing on the love-fest cake that we all shared together. You know how I adore pincushions and this will be a treasured addition to my collection. I hope that I'll be able to see Kathy sometime soon, so that I can tell her in person just how well-timed and appreciated her gift is.

Thank you, Kathy and all of my friends. I thank God for you in my life.

7 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

April Mechelle said...

The Rabbit Pinkeep is so cute!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

What a lovely surprise, Donna. The pincushion is so pretty. :)
I want to share with you something I wrote on a blog over here, a lovely lady (dawnhaydesigns) was having a giveaway and she wanted to know what was the best present we had ever received. After thinking about this for a while, I wrote that it wasn't any ONE gift, it was all the loving gifts, given for no other reason than to make somebody happy. Some of the ladies had been given awesome gifts, but a gift from the heart, especially a handmade one, is unbeatable as far as i am concerned- and to my surprise I won the giveaway. I got to choose a charm pack, some beautiful buttons and a book. :)

Angie said...

Oh what an adorable pin cushion!! Such a sweet, thoughtful gift. :)

Jennifer M. said...

What a lovely gift...the rabbit is adorable. How sweet of her to send that to you. :)

Enjoy your weekend!

Createology said...

Your pincushion gift is precious and more importantly the gift of friendship through creativity has lasted all these years. Happy weekend my dear...

Twyla and Lindsey said...

What a sweet gift of friendship. I do hope you'll be able to get together with Kathy soon! Twyla

MosaicMagpie said...

What a wonderful gift you have been given and the pincushion is lovely too!


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