Saturday, 28 June 2008

Dear Friendships

Recently, I was so happy to catch up with a dear friend I made through our love of stitching. Mary lives in Melbourne and we were fortunate to cross paths via the Internet several years ago and have since met on a few occassions and keep in contact via emails. Mary turns her hand to all manner of crafts. Not only does she do the most beautiful stitching she also makes gorgeous cards in which she writes so nicely. Whilst holidaying here with her family it was so good to catch up again and spend a lovely day doing the things stitchers love to do ~ visit stitching stores, talk stitching, have show and tell and exchange gifts. Mary gave me the most wonderful gift that I have to show you. I wish I could show you how beautifully wrapped it was but sadly I never had my camera with me and of course couldn't wait to open it. Look at these ....

yes ~ not one but three of the prettiest pincushions you could imagine. One thing I can tell you is they will not be having pins poked into them. They are just far too pretty for that.

Now, picture these beauties all individually wrapped in tissue paper with their pretty little flowers heads poking out like little cupcakes and tied with pink ribbon in side this gorgeous tin along with four other individually wrapped gifts which were these other wonderful tins.

There were also two of the sweetest little magnets in the shape of little chocolates and look at the card handmade by Mary as well. All the wrapping matched the colour of the card. Thank you SO much dear Mary for the thoughtful and beautiful gift and for the lovely time I spent with you.

Some paint lovely pictures, Others write good books,
Some make peaceful gardens, Others are fine cooks,
But the talent that endureth, That matters in the end,
Is the tenderness and caring That makes a faithful friend.

~ Jean Harris Quoted in Francis Gay's Friendship book 1994


  1. Oh Chrissie, what an amazing gift, I love everything, the felt pincushions, the little tins and the magnets, and the large tin will be great for storing ribbons or threads or even edible cupcakes!!

  2. WOW! Excellent gifts : ) Enjoy.

  3. Gorgeous gifts, glad that you had a great time with your friend.

  4. There is nothing like a good friend and I just love the little poem. Glad you had a good time together.
    Hugs, Rhondi