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!!