Friday, February 23, 2007

I got a goodie box!!!!

several, actually! What a day! I was feeling a bit gloomy. Can't say why... I have no idea. Might have been the 2 weeks we've been snowed in... but I don't really mind that. Then the mail lady drives up our lane and that means a box!! The kids and I get so excited when this happens- it's like that "Wells Fargo wagon is a'comin' down the street!" song. And what a treasure trove she delivered. I got tea!!! My favorite Stash Tea- "White Christmas." Yes, it was on clearance, and dh Bill got me 4 boxes! MMMMMmmmm.... Peppermint and ginger. And it's white tea so it's supposed to be full of anti-oxidents, and who couldn't use more of those in their diet?

But I'm really just stalling in telling you about these precious gifts that came all the way from North Dakota from a very special lady. Ever have days when you just need a friend? No, they don't have to actually be there with you, you just have to know that they're out there, somewhere, being your friend. And then BAM! You get a little piece of that friendship in concrete evidence and it just blows you away! Look at that journal. Is that not one of the coolest things you have ever seen? Look familiar? Yeah, it's an original by Darcie. Oh, I feel so honored. Floored. I own an original by Darcie. How could I rate such a gift? The hand-dyed fabric, the quilting and the beading... Well, you guys know how I love to write, right? And dontcha think that actual handwriting is gonna a be a lost art, someday? Like tatting or... well, like quilting very nearly got lost by the way. But you know with a journal like this... it's just inspiring! And when I fill up this journal- which I have no doubt I will- I can just pop another composition notebook in the luscious cover and start all over again! I keep 3 journals, already, and now I have a place to put the children's stories that I write for my girls. You'll notice there are 2 "baby" journals there for the girls. You should have seen their faces when they received them. Their eyes got so big and they hugged them to their hearts just like they do when they get a letter from Grandmother. Now that's a compliment, I'll tell you. Bekah has hers half-filled up and crammed each sheet with drawings of princesses. Eva has hers with her everywhere she goes! We have not left home without them! How typically thoughtful of Darcie! And the post card is sooooo cool. You know I have a weakness for them and I keep a frame up where I switch out my favorite postcards- this one went right in! Darcie sent me a copy of the magazine which featured her talents and what a surprise to see one of my postcards there on her sewing table!!! Now wasn't that a treat, too? My boys have found all of the articles in that magazine fascinating, especially the one featuring a meat cutter! They have come to the conclusion that there are a whole lot of cows in North Dakota.

So, I have thread, tea and a very dear friend who has sent me a gift that's a little piece of her. I got nuthin' to be gloomy about!

13 comments:

quiltpixie said...

I got the mate postcard from Darcie when she mailed me the article too! What a generous friend huh? Hope the journal cover provides lots of inspiration :-)

Dawn said...

Oh how lucky you are! I"ve been dying for some of her fabric and to see a real postcard! BUT - she emailed me today and has just finished quilting a quilt for me.... but she won't share pics until I get it. I think we need to bug her to post pics now on her blog - what do you think?

Screen Door said...

Keepsakes are the best. There's nothing like geting a handmade gift.

Doodlebug Gail said...

Lucky you! I saw the Journals on Darcie's blog and admired them .... tea, thread and friends - now that is a perfect combination!

Darcie said...

Oh my...you've plumped me so full of compliments. I may need some of your white tea! LOL And I've got tears streaming down my face and puddling onto the keyboard. You're a dear friend yourself!!!

You're truly welcome. I had to giggle at your comment awhile back...remember?...about how difficult a time you have occasionally, with getting things packaged up and off into the mail? Ha! I'm better at procrastinating that you are!!! I meant to send those journals off to you and the girls as soon as I finished them. I guess I had to enjoy them for awhile myself?

And the article about the meat cutter! He's such a cool guy...about our age...and his son plays ball with Trent. And of course I gotta like him...cuz he thinks Trent is the best thing since sliced...meat? His son...who stands at about 6'3" himself...idolizes Trent.

Love the pic...all the comforts of home! Love you, good friend!

gwen said...

It is very nice of you to share a picture of such nice gifts. It looks like a whole new week was yet planned with drinking tea,reading and writing. Have fun!

Peni said...

Oh my...Wells Fargo days are a heap better than Jonah days, don't you think? [Thank you, Darcie.:)]

XOXOXO Mom

cher said...

the perfect cheer up package, even if you are not feeling gloomy! what a wonderful friend indeed.

Carrie said...

Goody boxes are GREAT! Enjoy!
God bless :)

Isobel said...

Nothing is better than an unexpected goodie box...always perks up one's spirits. Enjoy!

Shelina said...

It is always fun to receive things in the mail. When I was a part of Quiltswappers, and we sent Random Acts of Kindness, it was amazing how often the giftie was received just when the recipient really needed a hug or to know that someone cared. Yours are special treats indeed.

anne bebbington said...

Tea - THE best drink of the day in whatever format you take it :o)

Sarah said...

never fear!! we tatters are still out there - we just can't decide what project to work on at any given time (tatting? quilting? beading? hardanger? etc!!!).

Enjoy your gifties, Sarah