Wednesday, December 26, 2007

One Gal's Trash

My friend Joani and her husband are building a lovely new home. I called her the other day to coordinate our gift exchange, and in the course of conversation she told me that she was in the middle of cleaning out her needlework. She said, "You wouldn't want any Perle Coton, would you?".............well, yeah, I would!! So, to make a long story short, I came home from church on Sunday morning to find this lovely box of goodies:

I collect chickens, so the chicken fabric is greatly appreciated. Next is some black linen fabric, and then under that is some leftover batting, which is perfect for little atcs.

Underneath the fabric I found all of these little baggies of silk embroidery floss:

Joani is a fabulous embroiderer and very you can see! I cannot imagine that she is giving up this part of her life, but she did ask me if she decided she needed something back, would I let her have it? Well, of course, darling!!!

Here we have more silk floss, Acid Mantle hand cream for those ugly winter cracks, beads, and wonderful Balger metallic fibers:

Spools of the smaller perle coton and more beads:

And more fabric, including Christmas stuff that I will make some of Kristin's table runners out of....perhaps even one for my dear friend Joani!!

So many of the fibers and fabrics that she gave me, were used in classes that we took together. We have been friends for over 25 years, our kids took gymnastics together before they were even in kindegarden for heaven's sakes! It was bittersweet to receive her box of goodies: the memories of good times together, but also the sadness that she is moving out of this part of her life that we shared. We're still very good friends....and I think she'll be calling me to borrow some of that linen and perle coton, what do you think?

Thank you all so very much!! I just happened to take a look at my counter last night after I had blogged, and saw that I was well over ther 10,000 mark! woohoo!!! You guys are the best!!!!

We've had a nice quiet day of puttering around the house. It's been cool and sort of overcast here. K called to say that D had taken Tucker back in to the Vet and many of his stitches had come out, so he had to be restitched. The Vet said that Tucker must remain quiet: no running, no jumping, etc. That is a mighty tough order for a puppy dog, so now he is on tranquilizers. My kids have had one traumatic year, and I am certainly hoping that 2008 will be better for them.



Gerrie said...

I am so jealous of the silk embroidery thread and perle cotton. What a treasure trove.

Vicki W said...

Holy Moly - what a great gift!! Congratulations on the blog milestone too!

Karen Hall said...

well done!

Poor poor Tucker


Eva Hagbjärn said...

What a lovely gift from an "old" good friend!

I also hope for a better 2008 for all people all over our fragile world!

Congratulations to the more than 10 000 visitors!
I admit that I didn't thought that that was possible in such short time, but I was sooooo wrong ;-)


clevelandgirlie said...

I KNOW that you believe in Santa Clause after getting a surprise like that!!! I agree with Vicki - Holy Cow -- you're a lucky lady! Silk floss is a lovely little luxury and I can't wait to see what you make with it.

joyce said...

Congratulations on making it to ten grand! What a lovely box of goodies your friend gave you.