I have been blessed many times in my stitching life. I have met so many wonderful people, and been lucky enough to get some lovely stitched gifts. This weekend, I was the recipient of some beautiful things for my daughter. Words escape me.
I got to go to stitching group. Not being able to drive made this an uncertainty, because it's over in Baltimore, and neither Left-brain or my mother are very comfortable driving over there and I feel so useless having to ask for a ride. But my lovely friend, Enid, who lives in Metro Crazyville, picked me up and brought me (Oh the stories she can tell how it used to be in Crazyville, there was a warehouse full of craft supplies, including cross stitch stuff, between here and the bigger town, she spoke most highly of it, figures it isn't there anymore).
Midway through the afternoon, they brought a cake in for me. Very pretty, pink and yummy (I only had a small piece as my snack. And lots of cards, some gift cards to spoil her (and one for me), a lovely book for her library that is the words to a song I used to sing in 4-H camp, so we can sing and read together, two sweet rattles, a beautiful crocheted blanket and a teddy bear with her initial stitched onto the bib. Truly lovely gifts of the heart from a wonderful group of "aunties."
That was not the only thing Kaydence and I got. My wonderful friend Kathy in England sent me a package with two beautiful samplers she and her daughter, Rachel, have stitched for Babygirl. One of them still needs her name and birthdate stitched--Kathy didn't want to put her name on til she was born and we don't know the birthdate yet--and the other one is a lovely scene with a stork. Kathy said she didn't see that the name could be put on that easily, but thinks it will work so pretty on the wall just as it is. I opened them and just about started crying, they were so pretty. Kathy is a great friend, one of the blessings of my life.
I will try to post pictures of these things, not as a way to brag, but just to show off these talented women who surround me. They are gifted stitchers and beautiful people, and I am so lucky.