Saturday, February 6, 2010

AMAZING FRIENDS.....


Look at this photo! I got a surprise in the mail on Thursday!! A little history...about 10 years ago, I was matched up with a fellow stitcher on the 123 Message Board...it was to be an exchange for I "think" either 3 or 6 months, where we sent surprise packages to each other....well.....here it is many years later and this stitcher and I are still friends!! We found out that we shared the same Birthday as well! Each year we do packages for each other....sometimes a Birthday package, or a summer, or Mother's Day, or a fall package....Christmas..etc...it never seems to be the same. Anyway, we did Christmas packages for each other in 2009, and when I received that one, my friend told me that I would be getting surprises throughout 2010! I had no idea what she was up to...however, this came in the mail this past week and she tells me that I will get a package each month with the chart and threads to stitch each month!! I have decided to do it over one on a large piece of fabric and add each month as I receive it!

I have also been gifted by an amazing online stitching friend....her generosity amazes me...and I truly treasure her friendship. I was gifted with a gift certificate to my favourite online stitching store.....Downsunshine Lane! I'll let you know tomorrow what I decide to purchase!

I am still deciding on the packages for my giveaway, but promise to have photos either later today or tomorrow...don't forget to add your name to the giveaways..two posts down!


This afternoon DH and I are headed out for a while by ourselves! We are heading to the winery area of the province. There is an ice wine tasting/chocolate tasting event this afternoon! Yum!!

Can't wait!!


It's a beautiful, sunny, cold day here today.....


Take care my friends...chat later!!!

Marion

7 comments:

Deb said...

Such a great package to receive. Isn't it kind of amazing that you met this person on a board, had the same birthday, and continued your friendship over the years!

Have fun spending the gift certificate!!!

Kathy A. said...

Wow girl, you have the bestest of friends. That is great. Enjoy your new gifts and what fun to look forward to a package each month this year!

Sandy said...

That's a great friend. Enjoy the day at the wine tasting, sounds fun.

Carol said...

Hello, Marion! Thank you so much for visiting my blog and offering your advice on storing my overdyed threads... I'm always happy to "meet" new stitchers from around the world.

What a nice thing that you and your friend have maintained your friendship all these years--that is something to treasure :)

Alexandra said...

What a wonderful circle of stitching friends you have! The gifts add such a nice surprise!

Mylene said...

That's a lovely surprise gifts you received. Hope you had enjoyed your outing with your DH.

Thanks so much for visiting my blog.

Siobhan said...

What a fantastic gift to receive! It sounds like you hit the jackpot with a like minded friend. :) Enjoy! And make sure you tell us what you get from DSL, too. ;)