First of all, thank you for your wonderful, encouraging comments about my first stitchery bag. I couldn't answer all of them (unless spending hours in front of my PC), but you can be sure I deeply appreciated each one of them...
As I told you, Henri the postman paid some visits to me, these days. He just loves these international envelopes, and wants t know everything. My quilting life is like a soap opera to him. LOL... Actually, I was very often absent, but he just couldn't bare leaving the mail in the box - "it's not quite safe, you know ! And these envelopes have travelled such a long way...", so he kept them until my return and paid a second visit to me . Can you believe that ? Then he was just jumping fromone foot to the other : "any coffee, by chance ?", until I opened them ! Henri is not curious, he's just passionate about special mailing, and I love showing him what I'm luckily getting...
This one brought a huuuge "ooooooohhhh !" on his face. I was the lucky winner of this funny, cute pumkin soap-dispenser on Kairle's Blog, and she kindly sent it to me, just in time for Halloween. THANKS, Kairle ! It's now proudly sitting next to my kitchen sink, and the soap smells deliciously.
Then came these cuties from GWEN ("Scrappy Angels"), who had been the winner of my 150th post giveaway. Unfortunately, Gwen couldn't get the lovely box, but I had sent to her a compensation gift and she wanted to thank me with an artful postcard that she made, and a lovely Christmas ribbon.THANKS, GWEN !
There was also a big envelope from Margaret ("A sampler of stitches"), full of original Lizzie Kate patterns ! THANKS, Margaret !
"Will you get enough time to make all these ?" said Henri.... "No, but I'm so happy to have them !"... which brought his eyes like two big balls ! LOL
"So delicate and feminine !" said Henri...
This last one has a special story. You will maybe remember that I showed my dear Jane blocks, some time ago. May Britt (Abyquilt) had posted a kind comment, as usual, and she also emailed me that her blocks were "sleeping" in a drawer for quite a long time. "I"ll never use them. I want to use another color scheme. So, if you like them, they're yours !" Well, she didn't have to tell me twice ! And now I'm the very official "Belgian Baby Janes Orphanage " ! LOL LOL
Look at these beauties, all hand pieced ! THANK YOU, May Britt ! I still don't know how (and when) I 'm gonna use them, but they have found a good home, for sure, here with their new "Mama Jane" ...
Henri didn't quite understand why "May Britt was giving away squares from her babies" !
Let me share this feeling with you, my friends :
I 'm feeling very, very lucky, and blessed, and spoiled by so many generous souls. Sometimes, it's just like Christmas on very ordinary days. I am so grateful, it often brings tears to my eyes. I was not a spoiled child, and had to learn being happy with a smile. Now getting such generous attentions from friends I never met, is so moving ! Yet, I sometimes feel embarrassed to show all this on my Blog, because I'm thinking about the lonely, shy, quiet, blogging friends, some of them merely getting one or two comments, from time to time.
I don't want to give the feeling I'm "parading", saying "look what I, me, myself, have got !!!", but on the other hand I want to show my generous friends how happy they make me, and how much I appreciate...
What's your opinion about that ?
- Do I need mention them today ?
A NEW BLOGGER FRIEND
Jeanette - Finland
Please, welcome her, I think she has A LOT to show !