Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people. Eleanor Roosevelt

Thursday, September 30, 2010

A Wonderful Package

Yesterday I had a Wonderful, surprise package come to my house. A kind, wonderful, good witch from the south, sent me a package. Now I have to tell you, this couldn't have come at a better time. You see I was wrong about feeling better yesterday. Within an hour of posting, my head and body started becoming achy and painful. I spent hours on the couch staring at the TV, till I finally fell asleep. Late in the evening I was feeling almost 40 percent better when my MIL called. She told me that I had a package at her house. My in-laws live 13 houses away, on the same road. These aren't identical houses, nor do we have they same sized lots, but we must have a very lazy UPS driver. He has done this many times. Can you see the difference in these numbers, 5789 and 5885? Well he doesn't seem to be able to.
So back to the story, so my MIL drives this package down to me that evening. Of course when I saw the name on the return I knew exactly who it was, the Good Witch from the south. So PugsLee and I opened the box right up. And you know what? I think that was about the time my head stopped throbbing. Want to see what's inside?
My good friend from the south, after this she'll never get rid of me, sent me 4 cans of Libby's canned pumpkin's. I have seen one of these cans on the grocery store shelves in months. They used to be so prevalent, you could find them in almost any store.
Also a beautiful card of one of my favorite quilt blocks, also a must on my list! Ranette, Thank You doesn't seem to be enough. You made my day in so many ways. Please, please let me know if I can help you in some way. (http://ranettesdailystitch.blogspot.com/) blogger is given me trouble with this link! If this doesn't work,
Ranette's blog is on my list to the right.

I did manage a finish of sorts. Do you remember me showing you this pillow, from last year? I had given it to Cousin Linda and "cough" regretted it? Then I had the brilliant idea to make my own?
I finished the embroidery last night. I even added a monogram "C" for own last name. Ain't it pretty?
I did change the design a little. In the antique original, there were very small circles embroidered, I made french knots in their place. You can still see the slight pink lines that I marked.
Now the next step is to quilt it up and have it ready for my Christmas bed.
So all in all I ready did have a Wonderful Wednesday, Thanks Ranette!
Take care, Brandie

6 comments:

Lizzie said...

Brandie, I love that embroidery. Where can I find the pattern? those would be wonderful xmas gifts! Lizzie

Monica said...

I went to the store the other day and there were only two cans of pumpkin on the shelf. Did I snag the up at a speed that would make the Flash look like the tortoise? Heck yeah!

P.S. Love the pillow!

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Isn't it funny that packages come when they are most needed. Lovely stuff. Hope you feel better.

Lori said...

The pillow is gorgeous! So, so pretty!!

Isn't Ranette a sweetheart. I got a good laugh out of the canned pumpkin!!

Sandie ~call me crazy said...

Oh I haven't even looked for pumpkin yet! :-o I'd better start! How sweet of Ranette! And I love your pillow!!! :-)

Thelma said...

Pumpkin!! It's still not in the stores here, that's a true friend!

Love your pillow, your handwork is amazing!