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September 29th, 2004 · 7 Comments · Gifts

stitch markers by Rebecca button tomato by Heidi books from Vera recycled mats from Christine

I consider myself very fortunate to have stumbled into the world of fiber bloggers. Starting out, I never imagined the wonderful people I would meet and the friends I would make.

Some of the fine folks I’ve met have sent me lovely gifts, for which I have been neglectful about posting a public thank-you. I wasn’t sure what was appropriate, so I consulted my dear friend, Julie, who is a blog speed-reader extraordinaire, and she tells me that not only is posting about gifts a good thing, but it is what people do. (I guess I need to get out in the blogs more. )

In the past week or so, I’ve received wonderful things from Rebecca and Heidi. And I have overdue thanks to give to Vera, Christine, and Julie for fantastic presents.

Rebecca made four stitch markers for me, and they are beautiful! See how they look like little tomatoes? And one butterfly, which will remind me of Rebecca because I know how much she loves them.

stitch markers by Rebecca

Heidi sewed a fantastic button card for me. I am very impressed with her creativity! It is an excellent tomato, isn’t it?

button tomato by Heidi

Vera sent me a generous stack of crochet books from her stash, including 101 Double-Ended Hook Stitches, several thread crochet booklets, and more. I’m thrilled to have these in my collection!

books from Vera

Christine gave me a set of recycled newspaper mats from Ten Thousand Villages. They are truly amazing! You have to see and touch them to know how truly ingenious this craft is.

recycled mats from Christine

I have to show a close-up, so you can see the actual writing and pictures on the newspaper. A card describing the craft reads: “The process is started by wrapping strips of paper around a single broom bristle. After wrapping the paper, it is coiled into spiral square or round building blocks and secured with starch. It is then attached to other blocks with string and glue to make the final product. Starch is used to harden the paper and add shine.”

recycled mats from Christine

Last but not least, I still have to thank Julie, but I’ve gone on enough for one post, so I’ll save that for another day. She said I could.

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 sUsAn // Oct 1, 2004 at 2:57 am

    Again, wow! That button card is so fun! I collect buttons and love to know the history behind ones that friends have given me. And those newspaper mats…way cool!!!! Enjoy your gifties, Donna!

  • 2 cynthia korzekwa // Oct 10, 2004 at 11:40 am

    I’m fascinated by the true creativity that comes from making something beautiful from trash..those newspaper placemats are a spiritual experience

  • 3 Rebecca // Sep 30, 2004 at 1:38 pm

    it’s all you girl;-)
    thank you for being who you are.

  • 4 Rachel // Sep 30, 2004 at 1:11 pm

    Neat stuff! Thanks for sharing. :o)

  • 5 Kari Holtz // Sep 30, 2004 at 11:47 am

    Those mats are so ingenious! Way cool gifts. You have generous friends.

  • 6 tifffany // Sep 30, 2004 at 4:53 pm

    Wow what neat gifts! You are one lucky girl ;)

  • 7 Julie // Sep 30, 2004 at 5:07 am

    You’re going to make me blush. :lol: So many nice things to comment on I hardly know where to begin, so I’ll just say what a wonderful group of people we have been honored to know! I feel like giving out hugs now. :)

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