Tuesday, September 04, 2007

The gift that made me cry ... sweet tears.

I received a parcel from Sandy last night, it was there when I arrived home from school feeling flat, and knowing I wanted to take my time over the contents I left it as I went to meet some people. A meeting which upset me a little. So on arrival home I gathered the box, a cup of tea, and headed to sit on my cosy bed. This is what I found.
Do you recognise my babies? After Maggie girl, and Hamish died Sandy was (as many were) so very supportive. Sandy told me in a little note within this parcel that she contacted Mo,of froyandolo, and asked her to make me some cards. Mo visited my blog and read about my love for the furry ones and made these beautiful sets of cards and tags: Maggie and Hamish, Hamish alone and Maggie alone. Mo then refused to take payment because she had read the blog and understood. Do you see why I cried? My furries, who I miss so much (even with the dear little Archer asleep on my lap and Phantom by my side); permission to remember, the kindness of two women; one I have not met face-to-face and the other I had never heard of. How my heart swells.
This sweet doll has so much detail, even 24 hours later I am still finding stitches and charms, patterns and pictures. Each time I turn her over I get a lump in my throat; her label says: 'Julie's doll August 2007' - those simple word's move me. Sandy has some of her beaded work headed for a gallery (in New Hampshire) very soon - pop over to her blog and have a look.
And if those two precious gifts were not enough, some wall paper tags, and deluxe charms ... I am so very spoilt. Thank you.


Steph said...

These gifts are awsome ! I would have cried too ...

Janet said...

Your gifts are wonderful. It was so sweet of your friend to have those cards made for you. Isn't the blog world fantastic!

One Crabapple said...

oh now I am crying too !

I know you miss your kids. I do too !

It is still hard for me to not think of them as part of the crew over here at your place....

I am so glad you liked the package. I look at it here and think I wish I had sent M O R E !
I felt I was so late getting it all to you....I rushed it at the end to get it to the post to you finally.

I have been so immersed in the beadwork I am very behind here ! I missed the giveaway ! I have not posted your cards ! I see a beautiful bird post I must see what that is about....It fascinates me that you have such gorgeous birds just THERE all the time....! We only seem to have little brown sparrows and nasty mocking birds with the occassional blue jay.

Dot said...

I am in tears after reading this post Julie. Sandy had mentioned the cards of Maggie and Hamish in a email (and I had cried when I read about her gesture and Mo's generosity)..

I am so darn happy that you have become such firm friends. Bringing so much joy to each others lives. It makes my heart feel so good to know you have connected in such a special way.

The cards are beautiful, the art doll is stunning (I can ' feel' every beat of Sandy's loving heart that has gone into every stitch). And the tags and charms are amazing too.

Beautiful gifts from the heart from one amazing woman to another.

I love you (and Sandy too).

Dotee xoxo

Judy said...

I am so glad you got some gorgeous gifts to cheer you up. As my kids used to say, crying happy tears - well I know that they were sad cos of your beloved pets but happy because so many people care about you Julie.

Chris in Oz said...

Hi Julie,

When I read/hear about gestures like this it makes me realise that if artists/stampers/beaders/etc ruled the world we would all live in a much nicer place. You must be a special kind of soul, I was sharing your tears of sadness and joy as I was reading your post. I live in the Blue Mountains, a whole country away, but would like to think that our paths might cross one day. I've added a link for your blog to mine, I hope you don't mind.

Take care,
Chris Bennett

Natalie B said...

FABULOUS!! Such wonderful wonderful gifts to a wonderful and deserving lady :-)

Dawnie said...

Isnt it great that there seems to be those moments that lift us when we need it most.
You lucky girl miss Julie so embrace your gifts (how could you not)Its your day to be the receiver not the giver for a change.
LOVE that doll and the cards of Maggie and Ham are just divine.
Too precious and blew you away thoughtful.
Embrace the new day lovely locks.

Prawnie xxx

jessica said...

oh what beautiful and touching gifts. very thoughtful.
got me teary.

Ursula Clamer said...

How wonderful to receive such gifts given from the heart. Enjoy, Ux

Ro Bruhn said...

Lovely gifts from lovely people to another lady with a lovely heart.

Anonymous said...

Oh Julie, what a lovely surprise for you. it is always amazing to know how many lives your blog has touched and I'm sure you have helped countless people through truamatic times without even knowing it, so it's good to see that you are now recieving blessings in return of love and kindness, which you truly deserve.Lots of love from Charmaine xx

linda said...

Julie... I know you know how lucky you are to have a friend do for you what Sandy did and Mo, another special lady. Belated hugs to you re: the loss of your sweet pets (been there).

Gerry said...

Julie, I'm so sorry to hear about your furbabies. My heart goes out to you.

You are so very lucky to have such a wonderful friend to help lift your spirits.

Wishing you all the best. Enjoy your goodies!