December 3, 2008

A "Down Day" turns Upward

Today was a "down day" for me. December 3rd always has been for a long time. My Daddy went home to heaven on this day 13 years ago. I always get a bit down during December as both of my parents died in the month of December only 7 years apart.

I stayed busy at work--monthly report time--so that was a "good thing" (as Martha Stewart says). I came in from work, looked at the mail and visited with my hubby. I go back to the kitchen and lying in the mail stack was an envelope for me--all the way from Trysil, Norway! How in the world I missed this, I do not know!

In the package was a charm, a thimble, some fabric, a pre-printed stitchery, and some CHOCOLATE! Here, take a look for yourself!

I know what you are thinking--when is she going to show the quilt. Well, don't get your bobbin in a wad, it's coming *grin*. This quilt is part of the Miniature Booty Swap "Holiday Edition". It was made by Laila from Norway. Here are some pictures of the quilt, a close-up and a picture of the label. This is the cutest quilt, complete with embroidery and I LOVE IT! THANK YOU LAILA! You made a "down day" turn upward!


Hamncheezr said...

I am sorry you are still sad every December,I cannot imagin losing my parents. I pray you will have peace and joy the rest of the month.

On the other hand, what an exciting mailing! It would be so neat to be in swaps with people from other countries! That quilt is so, so cute! Congrats!

Gina said...

What a lovely package to cheer you up. I love the stitchery on the quilt

Love and hugs Gina xxx

Kathie said...

what a cute little quilt
hope it makes you smile every time you look at it.

Teresa said...

Oh, how sweet that is. I so enjoy seeing all the embroidery that everyone is doing and have started doing some myself. A hug to you(((Kathy))) for the down time and a wish that happy memories will carry you through the holiday season.

KrisinTN said...

God always works...Isn't it amazing how he could use someone in Norway, and the mail service to make you smile today? He always knows when we need a "hug"!

Karen Dianne Lee said...

What a pretty little quilt and what a perfect day to receive. You more than deserved it. And I really like how you titled this post. Inspiring!

Karen said...

An adorable little stitchery quilt. The heart label on the back is such a good idea!

Laila said...

Hello. I'm so happy I could bring a little ligth in your day. ;-)
Have fun with your godis.
I wish you a great christmas.
Big hug from Norway.

Julia said...

Sorry about your parents, it is something that leaves a hole in your life forever. (((hugs)))

I love your little quilt! It is adorable!!!! Lucky you, you deserve it. The timing was perfect!

Amy said...

That is a very nice package. and at time you needed cheering up.. thank you for sharing, Have a great day, Amy