19 April 2011

A surprise gift

Yesterday, the mail lady took a very long time to drop off our mail. I heard her come up onto the front stoop, and wondered what the heck she was delivering. I don't buy much that can't be shoved in the mailbox, and DH hadn't mentioned shopping lately. So I opened the door to find a package from my friend, Linda.

I've never met Linda in person. We met online through a stitching board. A couple years ago, she was job-hunting, and I referred her to the company I work for, which is a global entity that does just about everything. She started working there, and we've gotten to be buddies. I chat with her as much as my co-workers on the same account, and she's wonderful. Witty, just a lovely person! I'm glad we're friends. We'd been chatting about the loss of the Primitive Needle, and she said she had bought some of the charts and somehow we got to talking about the ones I wanted. I mentioned Retro Halloween and Let Your Life Speak, but I knew it was going to be difficult to get them as they're all back-ordered.

Do you know she bought me the two charts I really wanted? They were in that package as Easter presents. I am so touched at this lovely gesture. I don't know how to put into words what this means to me, but I am so blessed to count her as a friend. I'm going to have to start working on these really soon--they are too nice to wait!

In other areas, I realize that I have neglected to get a link for the Autumnal freebie I showed yesterday. It's Equinox in Autumn, by Mingui, chart to be found here. I know that looking at my progress without knowing what it will someday look like is . . . well . . . confusing. I know you swing wildly in subject matter, Rachel, but I don't see Autumn in that. I didn't know you were into post-modern. Well, I'm not. I'm working on the goddess' face for now. And maybe a leaf or two. At least that way, she gets a little perspective, LOL.


valerie said...

That was very sweet of Linda to gift you the charts you were interested in! Stitchers are the best!

Pumpkin said...

That was SO sweet of her! That is a great friend :o)

Thank you for the link because I had no idea what this was going to look like ;o)

Julie M said...

How sweet of your friend Linda to send you those charts.

I still don't see a face or much of anything but squiggles in your WIP and I don't intend to look at the link you posted because I want to see it develop before my eyes. Get to stitching, I'm not a patient person!

zzzzipy said...

AAAAAAHHHHHH...You are so sweet!!!!

Looked at her!!!!

I do my thing and you do yours. I am not in this world to live up to your expectations, and you are not in this world to live up to mine. You are you and I am I, and if by chance we find each other, then it is beautiful. If not, it can’t be helped--Frederick Perls