Tuesday, July 03, 2007

I ‘heart’ fun mail :-)

Yesterday I received some wonderful ‘fun mail’ – teehee! On Friday, Wendy told me that she mailed a package to me via air mail so I knew that the package would arrive some time this week. Can you imagine our surprise when it arrived yesterday – from Canada. I believe it was on an airplane that broke the sound barrier. My goodness it got here in true record time.

The first picture is the outside of a bag that Wendy made for me for my punch needle supplies. Remember my first punch needle project from a few weeks ago – Wendy made the bag and then added my finished piece to the front. Isn’t it adorable – I love it! And look at the next picture – the inside of the bag – she really captured ‘me’. There’s an adorable vintage graphic of a girl stitching and the words underneath say “she spends hours in the sewing room” – yes that would be ME. And, there’s a button with the letter D; laces, buttons, beads and wonderful prints. Isn’t it beautiful? By the way, this is Wendy’s pattern and you should see her workmanship – what a talent!

And, that’s not all that was in my box – look at my new sewing bag; now I can replace that tacky plastic pencil box that I’ve been using. That bag was a total surprise – the zipper pull is a fob with a bead and sewing machine on the end. Love it, love it! And, she included some cute fabric and one of her wool strawberry pin keeps. Wendy made the sewing bag, as well – she’s a true talent. You know I’m very bag phobic - LOL

Last but not least is an adorable card – the front says “life’s garden should be full of friends like you…” with a grandmother’s flower garden quilt on the front. Perfect card – again capturing ME.

Wendy, thank you so much for your generosity and for sharing your talent with me!
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I finally convinced my boss to let me take some time off from work – she’s a real witch and doesn’t allow much ‘play time’ (btw, I’m self employed – teehee). I’m taking most of this week off to just play. In fact I’ve declared today an “Official Play Day” – I’m going to put my goodies in my new bags; I’m going to see about tracing more stitchery for my Quilter’s Journey project; I might see about tracing and prepping some hand appliqué – I’m just going to play! Sigh – I’m in need of serious play time.

Part of my playtime will include prepping some 'fun mail' packages that I plan to send.

24 comments:

Screen Door said...

Awesome gift... you are definitely loved...

Sharon said...

I love the sewing bag. What a nice gift to receive. I too would be thrilled to death with that. It's just great!!!

Linda said...

What a treasure trove of mail love. I adore the bag for your take along projects, and the pin keep, and,and,and..... Enjoy your week of playing.

Pieces From Me said...

That fun mail was awesome!!! I love the bead work inside the bag. Fabrics were all wonderful. I got a little nervous when you called your boss a witch, thinking, "oooh I hope her boss doesn't read this." I laughed out loud to read that you are your own boss!! Bren

Lisa D. said...

Wow, what a very special friend indeed! That bag and all the other assorted goodies are something else!

Floss said...

Wow, what great fun mail, you are lucking to be the one receiving it.
Enjoy your week off, I also was hoping your boss didn't read your blog, too funny, you can say alsorts of things about your boss when your self employeed.

Wendy said...

The timing couldn't have been better, a fabulous start to a fun play day. Enjoy!

May Britt said...

A wonderful gift to a wonderful lady. Perhaps your boss now will let you have some play time LOL Wow...I got a bit worried until I read you was your own boss. Please treat your employe good, she needs some time to sew now!!!!

Finn said...

Hi Darlene, what a great gift from someone who cares...*VBS* Sometimes that's the nicest possible feeling..*S*
I'm sure the bag will get put to good use as you stitch away!! Have a great 4th, Hugs, Finn

Carole said...

Wow, awesome gift. I love it! Glad you had a talk with your boss ;o)! Time off to play is good - All work and no play makes...... Enjoy your time. Happy 4th of July! Hugs!

Carol said...

I can tell the happy dance is in order for that fun mail. Enjoy your play time...I'm taking tomorrow and Thursday off...some play time for me too...YIPPEE!

Sweet P said...

Wonderful gifts! Wendy is very talented.

Gerry said...

How precious this little bag is. You are blessed to have such a wonderful friend!

Leigh said...

Wow. The sewing bag is so gorgeous!! Lucky you!!!
How nice of Wendy :-)

tami said...

You are so lucky. Wendy is very talented and a sweet friend.
Glad you let your boss know you needed the week off. Hopefully she will take the hint and let you have more fun time in the future. :-D

Juliann in WA said...

You do get fun mail. I am glad your boss is giving you some time off. Be sure to thank her!

atet said...

What a fun gift! Love both of those bags.

Pam said...

Very lovely gifts you got there. You must be very special :))

Rose said...

You should have pushed ur boss for 2 weeks lol maybe next time.....what a gorgeous gift from Wendy, she is a lovely lady and very talented....enjoy ur play day!!!

Libby said...

Great Fun Mail - quilt bloggers are the best!

Jeanne said...

Now is definitely a wonderful surprise to find in your mail. What a great friend!

Angie said...

Oh my goodness, what a lovely, lovely gift package you have received there my Dazy friend!! :D Lucky girl, you are!! but so deserving of it! :D I hope you spend hours and hours just playing today. Happy 4th of July!

Knot Garden said...

The bag is amazing. Wendy is a very clever lady and a special friend indeed!

Dawn said...

Oh what a fun bag Wendy made for you! Tooo cute!

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