October 17, 2012

Departures and Arrivals...

I took a trip to the post office today and sent a number of packages on their way. The boxes were sent to family members, and the padded envelopes that fill my tote are winging their way to the participants in the Farmer's Wife quiltalong (stateside). The packages for our group members out of the country will be mailing by the weekend. I sure hope everyone likes the surprises I've sent to them just to say "thank you" for participating.
I also have more beautiful friendship blocks to share! This block came from all the way from New Zealand. Raewyn of lovetostitch blog is so lovely. I love the colors she chose!
Friendship block from Raewyn at Love to Stitch
Thank you, Raewyn, for adding another block that will become part of a treasured Farmer's Wife friendship quilt. What a generous gift from your hands. xoxo
The second block that came was from my girlfriend, Sherry at Createology. She chose a butterfly theme for her packaging and a sweet tag that she added to her envelope. I'll be using it as a bookmark for my next reading break. All those butterflies were so lovely, too! I'm even saving the wrapping!
Friendship block from Sherry at Createology
Here's a closeup of Sherry's block. I can even see a butterfly settling into these pretty flowers! Thank you, Sherry, for the gifts of your hands. Another beautiful block to add to my treasure trove until I join them into a friendship hug from my Farmer's Wife friends, old and new.

Isn't it truly amazing how a small gift from the heart can brighten someone's day? I'll be gathering up more goodies to send to two special granddaughters and a grandson very soon, too. I know how much young people love mail. It's not just us ol' gals who get excited with a surprise in the mail, after all! It's always nice to spread around the joy.

7 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Createology said...

Friendship Blocks from the FW QAL for a wonderful caring hostess. Each one you have received is beautiful. If it weren't for you dear I would never have even tried to make a quilt block. Now I am enjoying the learning process. Thank you and Blissful Stitching...

Raewyn said...

H Donna - so nice to see 'my' block safely in your hands! Thank you so much for the support and encouragement you have given our group. Sherry's butterflies are lovely!

Sherri said...

What beautiful quilt blocks you received in the mail!!!

Minimiss said...

They are both beautiful friendship blocks Donna. You are going to have a lovely quilt when you put them all together.

Cyn ;-) said...

Two more freindship blocks. Gorgeous.
My postie brought me some Happy Mail today -- from YOU! Thank you and i've written you privately.

Terri Sue said...

Happy mail...what fun! I know few people who deserve it as much as you do.

Wren said...

I got my package today, and it's perfect! I am making bags for my Etsy shop and I think this pattern you sent will be another good option for me! Thank you so much!


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