What do you do when a secret partner is assigned to you for a swap ? ---> You visit her blog, of course ! But do you often think that another blogger could do the same towards you ? Do you imagine that YOU are someone's secret partner, and that she's trying to know you better in order to please you as much as she can ? Well, that's what Christine did.
With time, comments became emails, sharing about our families, projects, ideas, and a new, precious friendship was born... I never knew I was her secret partner (she's a good teaser ! :>) and when I marvelled on beautiful blue Lemoyne stars she was handpiecing for a 4 Seasons Winter swap quilt, she told me : "I'll send these to you, and I'll make another quilt for my secret partner !". Can you imagine that ?
So I knew I would get these lovely stars on my return from Norway... Little did I imagine the rest of the story.
LOOKIE !When Henri, the postman, rang my door, he was VERY excited because there was a note for him on the box ... :>)
Carefully wrapped, the stars were the first package I found inside the box... Aren't they beautiful ? I'm going to piece them on point, with crispy white squares in between. This is going to be such a lovely, special quilt ...
Sharing emails with a friend means sharing about your life, your projects, and I had told Christine about our kitchen remodelling in blue and cream tones.... Not only did she send me 7 cutie patterns to stitch on kitchen towels ---> she sent the 7 towels as well, AND two wonderful hand knitted dish clothes (these are so soft and nice that I'll be afraid to use them...)
Then came other fun surprises : charms, notecards, soap, hankies, a beautiful "Home Sweet Home" redwork stitchery pattern, and a Bow Tie templates set (how, on earth, did she know I love that one ???) HAPPY DANCE ! ... Not to speak about a very moving letter that brought tears to my eyes.
There was a last, a mysterious package at the bottom of the box, with a label "Open this one last !"... And look what was inside : MY Winter Quilt Swap ! So she NEVER told me I was her secret partner ! (and, of course, I never guessed, I'm so naïve :>)
THANK YOU SOOO MUCH, CHRISTINE, MY FRIEND
FOR THESE WONDERFUL SURPRISES.
I've got many friends through Blogland, among whom are some
VERY special ones AND good teasers,
with Darlene, and May Britt, YOU make the trio, sweetie !
VERY HEARTFULLY AND GRATEFULLY