Friday, November 22, 2013

Luckiest Girl in the World

well maybe in the town....let me tell you what happened.   It was nicest sweetest thing ev'va!    Let's back up a week or so...remember my rant and general grousing because of my burn out on volunteerism?   The general woe is me bitch session?   Yeah, that one.  A post that I have almost retracted since it is not the way I normally look at life...anyway......

Let me set this up for you..... I am feeling a little like exploring the internet and doing a bit of retail therapy last weekend....I ordered some CC and WDW threads from my new favorite internet shop - 1-2-3-Stitch!  Woot Woot! for them.  (I have ordered from online shops before and it seems whatever I order is backordered.   I mean really, why is it on your website if you don't have it.    I darn near live in the stitching supply dessert!)    In like two days my items were here....except for one Crescent Color - Black Coffee.   Two days later another package from 1-2-3 Stitch and because I KNEW it was the Black Coffee floss, I let the package just sit on the counter until tonight when I got in from work.   Imagine my surprise, my delight, my heart skip a beat when this is what I pulled out.


I am stunned.   This is the nicest, sweetest thing that has happened to me in the longest of times! Just a silly little RAK! and I am just beside myself.    I am just taken aback that someone thought enough to stop whatever they were doing in what I am sure is their busy life and took the time to put a grouchy and miserable me first.  Someone has paid attention enough to my blog to find my wish list.  I know whoever sent it must be a friend since they had my address so I have it narrowed down to 1 of 2 or maybe three possibilities.   But you know, I don't think I will do any slouthing to find the identity of the sender.   I think I'd rather 'suspect' several different people.



I feel like Sally Field when she won her second Oscar.......someone likes me!  I'd like to thank the Motion Picture Academy and everyone at my Delaware Guild and my friends at my NJ Guild and my Thursday night stitching pals who are just the best group ever and have encouraged me along the way.  And  my long distant stitching friends and all the people who have supported this crazy pastime of mine and made this moment possible.    Just know that every stitch I take when I work on this will be filled with a feeling of love, fulfillment and warmth and when finished this piece will forever be special to me!  I can't wait to start it.

I always start a new project on New Year's Day so I better get to ordering the linen and floss.  And I'd better get stitching to get some WIP's and SAL's closer to completion so I can reward myself with the new start!

Have a great weekend everyone.   I know I will because anytime I am feeling even the slightest bit stressed or tired or just randomly throughout the day, I will remember the anonymous kindness and that I was special to someone!   I just might go out and do some RAK myself this weekend and pay it forward!  Better reign myself in before I go picking up the grocery bill of someone in line at the Acme.

13 comments:

Parsley said...

How sweet!

Catherine said...

How very sweet!!

Karen said...

Great surprise!

Dirty Martini Queen said...

That is a great friend and I look forward to seeing your stitching in January.
Donna

Susan said...

So wonderful! I know you'll enjoy stitching this.

cucki said...

So sweet x

moosecraft said...

Yay! That's a wonderful gift and the fact that they are staying anonymous makes it even more fun! Appreciation goes a loooong way! :-) Love your acceptance speech by the way! lol!
1-2-3-stitch is top notch! They always have what I'm looking for (including linens) and I like how they include the option to buy the linen and threads needed when you buy the pattern... all separate, in case you only need to purchase what you don't already have in your stash... awesome! :-)

Lynn said...

Be careful at the Acme, it's Thanksgiving week!!

Kimmie said...

That's a wonderful surprise!!!!

Andrea said...

What a wonderful surprise and give you even more pleasure when you stitch it.

Brigitte said...

So sweet to be spoiled by an unknown stitching friend. A wonderful chart to start in January.

Mii Stitch said...

Lovely ;)

Melissa said...

What a way to brighten someones day!!! How sweet :)