Good day fellow needleworkers and friends!
Spring has sprung and I could not be happier. I have four more weeks of my teaching licensure program and then, well, the sky is the limit!! Once that is behind me I am going to be a stitching fool!
Thank you all so very much for your wonderful comments and words of encouragement. When I started this blogging journey, I had no idea how many wonderful people I would meet. The individuals that I have encountered here in Blogland have been like angels and they have renewed my faith in humanity. My good friend, Robin, is one of those people. We have struck up a lovely email friendship and she was kind enough to send me some wonderful freebie charts and "The Little Red R Sampler" by the Good Huswife, just because she had them on hand. Here are all the goodies that I got!!
Now, several weeks passed and my stress levels were rising. One day, as I was sitting at the computer working on a school assignment and ready to crack, my husband announced that I had a package. For the life of me I could not imagine what he was talking about since I was not expecting a package. In the computer room he came, with an envelope addressed to me from...Robin! As I opened the package to reveal the pretties inside, I started to tear up. What a beautiful thing to have a friend who sends things "just because." As I laid out the beautiful over-dyed threads, Belle Soie silks, hand-dyed fabric and sampler charts the tears really began to flow. In a world where I felt like people only cared about what I could do for them, I had someone in my life that thought of me instead. What a beautiful gesture! Here is a picture of the second envelope of goodies...(you can see that Simon, the cat, just had to get into the picture...his leg is in the upper left hand corner)
I should also mention the numerous emails that I receive from people. You have no idea how much those wonderful comments make my day. They remind me that there are good people in this world...we just have to keep our eyes and hearts open to them. Those comments and emails are like Robin's packages, reminders that there are people who care. Everytime I read an email or comment, know that it brings a smile to my face...every, single time!
While this is not a "stitchy" post, I felt that it was important to share with/remind everyone how lucky we all are. We have found a community of people who not only share our passion, but share our joys and sorrows. What a blessing to have electronic hugs and postitive thoughts sent our way when we need it most. To all of my blogging friends, thank you. You mean more than you will ever know!
Till next time...and hopefully a progress pic of Richmond Sampler!