Saturday, February 12, 2011

Special Friends!

Regular readers know about my quilting friends Julie (of Me & My Quilts ~ Exploring the Possibilities)

and Chris (who quilts my quilts, her blog is Quilting4U)
They live in Tennessee, about 1250 miles away from me. They are the "Fairy Godmothers" of my alphabet sampler quilt, Letters From Home.

They've done so much for me, I wanted to send them each a special gift. When I saw the "Just Bobbin Along" necklace from Pieceful Designs, I knew I had found it! I ordered one for Chris, and one for Julie. Once they arrived, I had to figure out how to present them in a way that would be special, fun and memorable

In the serendipitous way things happen, an idea came to me while I was thinking about something else. I knew that Chris and Julie were planning to meet at their lqs to exchange quilts. Chris had finished quilting my quilt Nine x Nine, and Julie wanted to give her the Hidden Potential and Magic Happens flimsies.

So I packed each gift with a note, and then sent the box containing Chris's gift to Julie, and the box with Julie's quilt to Chris. I emailed each of them and wrote I had a special gift for the other one, and would they be willing to deliver it for me when they met next, but not to say anything... that it was a surprise!

The boxes shipped out on Tuesday, and I've been waiting on pins and needles ever since. Both Chris and Julie emailed me during the week to say they had received the boxes, and would deliver them to the other on Saturday.

Neither one knew about the other's package until the two boxes landed side by side!!To see what happens next, you have to visit Julie's blog!

All I can tell you is that what I thought would happen, did happen!


Tonya Ricucci said...

wonderful gifts and good you got to be there in spirit. I love those bobbin necklaces too - I got one in Houston.

Quiltdivajulie said...

Thanks again, Lynne!!

... and here's to the ongoing journey!