Friday, November 12, 2010

A LOVELY STORY OF FRIENDSHIP AND KINDNESS

                                                         Hello Everyone,

I would like to tell you all a wee story that started out sad but ended up "Happy & Lovely". 

I made a special "Art Page" for someone who ask me to trade with her.  I said I would be happy to do so.  I worked for weeks on it and had added some of Wendy's lovely tatted motif she had made me some time ago to it.

Please visit Wendy's tatting blog called,
"Umi & Tsuru".  You will see lots of tatted treasures and beautiful beaded jewelry.  

The sad part I never did received an "Art Page" back which was suppose to arrive at the end of September.  Wendy saw the Art Page on my blog and notice that I had used some of her lovely tatting on it. 

I wrote back and told Wendy I was sad that I  used the lovely tatted motifs because the person who received it never said, thank you or made any comment about the art page at all.   I truly believe this person has a good heart and maybe someday I will received a art page back from her and if not that is OK too.   

So Wendy who has the most "Kind, Thoughtful, and Generous Heart" volunteer to replace the couple of tatted motif for me.  I offered to make Wendy a "Crochet Cupcake Pincushion" in trade. 

Due to having eye surgery I am a bit behind in creating the pincushion but I hope to finish it soon. On the day before my eye surgery Wendy's wee package arrived in the mail.  It made my day seeing the package.  I wrote Wendy and told her the package had arrived but I would NOT open it until she had received the  pincushion I was making for her. Wendy wrote back saying to "Please" open the package because she was excited for me to see what was inside.  When I open the wee package, to say the least I was overwhelmed, humbled,and in awe of all the lovely tatting motifs I had received. Please see below the photos I have taken of all these "Cherished Treasures"!!  










I will treasure all the lovely tatted Roses in all the beautiful shades of pinks and purples. All the very pretty Dragonflies big and small. And the  Lupins and Queen Anne Lace to remind me of PEI really touched my heart.  The Pink Rose Snowflakes are truly very unique, special and gorgeous. I have never seen anything like them. All these tatted treasures will be put on "My" CQ" and other special projects. 

A special saying about "Kindness" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow comes to mind.
Kind Hearts are the Garden,
Kind thoughts are the Roots,
Kind words are the Flowers,
Kind Deeds are the Fruit,
Take care of your garden and keep out the weeds, 
Fill it with Sunshine, Kind Words, and Kind Deeds.
Thanks Wendy from the bottom of My Heart!! 
Hugs   

                                                                 

18 comments:

Nicki Lee said...

I love your story. What a treasure not only in the beautiful pretties that Wendy made for you but in the friendhsip you will always share. It is so nice to read wonderful little stories like this one.

Miss 376 said...

They are all beautiful, now to think of another project to put them to good use

umintsuru said...

You are most welcome Judy! I am very happy to tat for you. Glad to hear that you feeling much better now.

Maureen said...

Judy, how beautiful those tatted pieces are - real treasures, you are so lucky to have them. Tatting is something I have never attempted but the results look really good.

Jensters said...

So sorry you never received your Art Page i can just imagine all the hard work you put into it....but WOW what loving tatting you received, i would love to try this at some point! And i agree Kindess is a wonderful thing xx

Beedeebabee said...

Morning Judy!

My heavens these are all so gorgeous! What a beautiful, generous heart Wendy has! Those roses just blew my mind!...I'm sorry you never received your page, especially after all the work you put into making yours. Hopefully, it will come soon....I hope you're feeling all better soon...Your blog is just so charming!

=o) Paulette

shirley said...

Judy, what a shame you never received your page..but then look how it all turned round. Your tatting gifts are just exquisite. I know you will do them justice.on some of your beautiful work.

Dont know why your message bounced back I have had that happen before to me to a couple of times or so.Haven't changed my address.

shirley said...

Hi again Judy, Hope you will be feeling better soon, and able to continue to work on your lovely projects.

Heather said...

Oh my! What absolutely lovely tattings... so many uses! I am sorry you still have not received your art card, all we can hope is there is a reason you have not received it yet, and it will still be forthcoming. Hugs.

Judy said...

What treasures.I once got a parcel from a swap partner Many Months after I expected it.It must have got stuck somewhere.I also had one come Via South Africa.I am in South Australia.Maybe it's on its way.The marvels of modern post!
Thanks for your kind comments on my blog.
JudyX

Linda said...

Hello Judy, you are right, Wendy's treasures are a wonderful gesture from an obviously wonderful person. I am sad your swap page has not arrived, and hope that it will, especially as I know you would have done some excellent work for your part. The friends we make via this blogging fetish are like diamonds, rare and shining with a glow to warm our hearts. And, as always the good always outweighs the bad. Take care with the eye, and hope you are back to stitching again soon. Thank you for visiting my blog.

Ellen said...

What wonderful treasures! Wishing you a speedy recovery, take care!

Hugs,

acornmoon said...

Hi again Judy, I wish you a speedy recovery following your eye surgery. I have enjoyed catching up on your blog especially the picture of the crazy quilt.

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

Oh Judy, I am sorry, I agree the other person most likly has a good heart, and sometimes things do happen.

On a good note,,,I can soooo understand how you feel with your wonderful surprise gift from Wendy. I know another VERY SPECIAL tatter friend who has done the same for me :)

Congratulations hun,,,you deserve it!!!

(coming from another rose lover!!!)

'RainbowRose' Connie Faulconer said...

BTW I pray you a speedy recovery too!!!

angelasweby said...

Judy hi,
What a shame you never received an art page in return. It's always a disappointment when someone doesn't honour a committment but, I suppose it could be for reasons which they themselves have no control over. Thank heavens for lovely people like Wendy. The tatting motifs she has made are really beautiful.
I hope it's not long before you are fully recovered :>)
Warm hugs Angela xx

John'aLee said...

Wow. There's nothing like 'believing' again in the human race. What an incredible woman! I'm so glad you were blessed by her!

Anonymous said...

just "passing" through and saw your site. what memories it brought back. I hadn't seen tatting in years .. my Aunt use to do that! and seeing all the pieces your friend has made for you, really touched my heart. so sweet!
Thank you for sharing!!! and have a great day~
Pink Hugs,
Dee

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