Friday, 12 October 2007

Thank-you Harmien!

Thank-you for all the get well wishes. I still have the cold but am feeling much better today.

After a week of no post due to the Royal Mail postal strikes over here, my first day of mail after the strike was GREAT!!! First of all, a BIG thank-you to Harmien. I love Harmien's blog and I have admired Harmien's beautiful threadkeepers for a while and totally out of the blue she sent me one! I don't even know how she got my address! Harmien i was so excited when i seen the envelope with your name and address on the back and i am so touched by your kindness. Thank-you very much. I always say this but i just can't get over how kind and generous my blogging friends are. Now, here is my threadkeeper. Isn't is beautiful? Harmien put my initials on one side and hers on ther other. I still say she should sell these, i bet loads of people would buy one. I just love hand-crafted pieces.
So in other Good Mail Day news, i also received my next RR to work on. This is round 2 of the Heartfelt Friends RR and we are using LHN designs. I received Edgar's from Donna yesterday. I couldn't get a good picture of it but this is a real beauty. I love how he has stitched all our initials in hearts across the middle. Edgar's only specification is that he wants trees in each square. I think i know what im going to stitch for him.


The in-laws left this morning to back to Canada. It was totally fine having them to stay. I felt bad to be so ill for the week they were here and not very good company as a result, but they understood. Whilst im glad to have the place to ourselves again, it is always sad for DH to say goodbye. He gets on well with his parents, especially his dad and really misses him. His mum always gets quite upset when leaving and i do feel sorry for her. She is actually English so she made that move away from her family herself when she got married. I wish all our family lived in the same place but they don't so goodbyes are part and parcel of our life.

I went to my quilting class last night. Just did more cutting out and measuring so i'll wait until i finish my homework (lots of sewing!) before i give an update. Better go and do some work. I'm working (!) from home today to stop spreading my cold germs around the office!

Jocelyn - if you read this, i can't comment on your blog as you havent turned the comments moderation on! Maybe that's on purpose but i just thought i'd let you know anyway. Your blog is great by the way :)

35 comments:

xstitch.nl said...

I had a little help from some F&S friends, I hope you don't mind... ;o) Glad you like the threadkeeper! Enjoy! And feel better soon!!

selina said...

Wow the thread keeper is great indeed. I am so jealous ;)

Love the new RR you are having. It's beautiful :)

Hope you're getting well soon. I am out with a cold since 1.5 weeks, too. It stinks, doesn't it?

I know what you mean about family being far apart. Hubby's fam is in US, and mine here (and even them are too far apart to see them all).

Wendy said...

Harmien's threadkeepers are wonderful and she is just the best! The ribbons are such a sweet extra touch too. I'm glad you're feeling better

Vonna said...

Isn't Harmien the greatest? She's a sweetie to be sure and a super crafter of all things :)
She's a crafty gal, our Harmien!

Edgar's RR is just stunning...I love his layout and all...how lovely!

Glad you're feeling some better...I'm bet it is hard for your DH's Mum to say goodbye. He's her baby afterall....
I don't care for my MIL either, but she gets upset too after we've had a visit and have to leave...and it used to make me think (Oh the drama!) but then I had my own children and now I understand a bit better.....

Aussie Stitcher said...

The threadkeeper is gorgeous. Glad that you had a nice time with the in-laws and that they were understanding of your cold.

BeckySC said...

What a great PIF :) Enjoy :)
The RR looks WONDERFUL :)

Barbeeque4 said...

What a gorgeous threadkeeper!!!!You lucky girl!!!!

You just crack me up - yes, I guess that would be me the Gangsta' stitcher!!! :)

Glad to hear you are bouncing back, feel better.

edgar

Barbara said...

Great to hear you're on the mend. That's a lovely thread keeper from Harmien!

Barbara said...

It is hard when saying goodbye is part & parcel of your life. We have that, too. :(

That threadkeeper is stunning! Enjoy!!!

Jaimie said...

I'm so glad that you are feeling better. The threadkeeper is lovely!

Ruth said...

Wow aren't you the lucky one. Possibly they ended the mail strike just so you could have your goodies. :) Enjoy working on the RR. You're right, it looks lovely!

Lauren said...

I agree, I'd totally buy one of Harmien's thread keepers! I'm glad the in-law's stay was so wonderful!

Ranae said...

What a lovely little gadget, the threadkeeper is awesome.
Glad to hear you are feeling better.

Squazi said...

The thread keeper is great, how king of Harmien to send you one. The RR is looking good.

anna said...

My family is quite scattered as well so I understand... :) Oh, and I will say it after a few days of grumbling it under my nose... pledging to the queen sounds fine to me, but to the living offspring... which of them...rrrrr... am I vicious or what? LOL Glad to hear you're feeling better and oh, the thread keeper is a gem!! Lucky you!!

Lynn said...

Lucky you, that's a beautiful threadkeeper! Handmade gifts are always the best.
Glad to hear your cold is on the way out too!
My family are all in the same country but we still only manage to see each other once or twice a year. I wish we were closer as well.

Kathy A. said...

Hello from the official snowbird and welcome to our SAL. We are gathering quite the crowd. We will do our best to keep everyone encouraged!!!

Carla said...

The threadkeeper you received is beautiful!! Lucky you!!!

monique said...

Wow... that threadkeep is so nice! I've been seeing these on blogs here & there, and I agree she should sell them!

Kathy A. said...

Cheryl, browsing your blog I see a dollhouse that you are working on. I would like to see a larger photo of it and could you please tell me the designer etc. you can leave me a note on my blog or email me at drewsgrands@hotmail.com

DaisyGirl said...

Sorry to hear you've been sick, colds stink! Hope your hubby doesn't miss his parents too badly. I'm lucky that we all live within 30 miles of each other! I'm trying to hurry your squares, I'm using a linen that's hard to see! But I know it's worth it!
Donna

Annemarie said...

Ah, that's Harmien for you: all goodness and craftiness :o)

I'm glad you're feeling better. I'm sure you'll enjoy working on Edgar's RR. It's already lovely.

Mindi said...

The threadkeeper is gorgeous, Harmien did a great job making all of them.

tkdchick said...

You're so lucky to get one of her threadkeepers they're spectacular!

Sorry to hear you've been sick as well!

Beatrice said...

Welcome to the SAL...Won't it be fun
Nice of you to visit my Blog. I look forward to stitching with you!!

Lovely Thread keeper!!!

Andrea said...

Lovely threadkeeper from Harmien. Something to treasure. Love the rr piece too.

Stephanie said...

I love Harmien's thread keeper - it's really quite an accomplishment, making something from a bit of wood!!

I know what you mean about goodbyes - I wish we could all live even on the same continent - it's tough sometimes.

Hope your lurgy is very quickly gone!

Jenny said...

What a gorgeous thread keeper - you're a lucky girl. :)

Jaimie said...

Cheryl, Come over, I have a surprise for you!

Deborah/LavenderRose said...

Dear Cheryl, So good to hear you're making progress in your quilting class. I know you're going to love quilting and stitching together! One friend of mine stitched a series of antique santas and made a quilt topper of them. It was gorgeous! And, your RR looks awesome, too. Can't wait to see it as it continues to progress. Isn't Harmien the best!! I love my threadwinder, too. She is unbelieveably generous. I'm so happy you got one...well deserved. I love Harmien.
Love and hugs to you, too!
Deb

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Jessie said...

Hope you are feeling better. Take care!
very nice finishes for your RR!Beautiful houses!
I'm also a fan of LHN. After looking at your beautiful RR, really inspires me to start LHN right away :)

Sharon said...

How lucky that you were a recipent of one of Harmien's beautiful threadkeepers. Very pretty.

Sorry to hear you are under the weather and hope that you get back to 100% soon!

Lelia said...

Wonderful RR -- and your thread keeper is awesome : )

Carol said...

Isn't Harmien the best??!!! And, I love that RR! Gorgeous!