Saturday, August 23, 2008

Friends.....

This has been a week of friendship and sharing of special treasures!

I received a wonderful package full of the most delightful scraps and swatches from Jude. A myriad of beautiful colors, textures, weaves - velvet, eyelet, linen, etc. If you are familiar with Jude's work, you will understand how special it is to have received a small piece of her collection. And leave it to Jude to include someone special in the package. Those of you who follow Spirit Cloth and "What if" - can you spot it?? Thank you so much Jude - you made my day!

Later in the week - Sabrina and I received a Priority Mail package from Lisa -- way over in Oregon. It was a total surprise. First there were two absolutely beautiful glass beaded "Dotee Dolls" inside. One for Sabrina, and one for me. The one for me has a special message on the back and Sabrina's is the one with the sunflower. But that's not all - there was more.

Also inside were several hand carved antique wooden type fonts from Lisa's grandfather and great-grandfather's printing business in Oregon. Lisa is a native Oregonian. I can't believe she sent these to us. Sabrina went crazy over them. How special they are. We will treasure them.

As if that wasn't enough - Lisa also sent me two curved beading needles because I am such a spazz and am having a hard time beading a doll that Grace sent me AND one of James Taylor's cds - with I think has every song he ever sang on it. I've been listening to it for two days. It's wonderful. Lisa knows I love James Taylor. Fire and Rain was the first "45" I ever bought. I was 11. I still have it.

Lisa and I have been friends for a while now. She lives in Oregon and is a master at documenting its beauty. I so enjoy her photography and narratives. I visit Pursuing Art often and we share some great conversations.
Receiving presents in the mail is "awesome" as Sabrina puts it. But the gift of friendship is even better! The world just doesn't seem so big anymore.

8 comments:

paulahewitt said...

Jude has been busy, hasnt she. I got a package too - such a thrill. I couldnt see the special bit but I know its the eyelet mouthlet, isnt it.
Wonderful gifts from Lisa (im off to check out her blog). i giggled when I read spazz - I thought that was an Aussie thing - but apparently not.

the world is getting smaller and smaller - its great.

jeanne herself said...

just a few weeks' difference, and you'd've had christmas in july!

Anonymous said...

Wow, so many cool things here. When are you going to make another Harey Davidson quilt, I so like that one! Oh, and more food recipes....the food looks so yummy!

Morah said...

WOW! Looks like you're in LOVE with your mailman!

3rdEyeMuse said...

oooh! don't you just twitter with glee when the mail love seeks you out?!? ... it's enough to make the heart burst to realize just how thoughtful our dearest friends really are - looks like you've got treasures in the hearts of yours. :)

Pursuing Art... said...

How thoughtful of Jude to send you beautiful fabric...you lucky girl!

And, I'm so thrilled that you both liked your package!!! Friends are treasures and I treasure our friendship Cathie!!!

Hugs to you girls...~Lisa ;-)

P.S. Did you enjoy the Secret 'O Life?

Jeanne Turner McBrayer said...

Great stuff- the dolls are perfect for you and Sabrina!

Gammie said...

Ohio is always beautiful. Right now it is cool with the wind blowing in from Cleveland...

I'd send you some rocks from Lake Erie, but I haven't been there this summer and it is almost Labor Day. How sad...you want to be there and are far away and I am 45 minutes from there and haven't been since last year. Makes me want to go this weekend.
Jeanne
http://gammiebrat.blogspot.com/

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