Tuesday, 1 April 2008

Wonderful People

I have been on this earth for a good few years and during that time I have met some lovely people, but as a community I do not think I have ever come across a group that are as loving, giving, helpful, friendly and downright wonderful as those in the stitching community.

I am not one to moan, I think life is very short and why waste the little we have on being grumpy and unhappy. I am one of life's Pollyanne's always trying to look on the bright side. But the other day I had a little grumble - oh ok a good old moan, because I had seen a chart that was just ideal for a special event in my life and I felt disappointed that I couldnt have it there and then. Looking back I think my moan was more of a tantrum, but Im a lucky girl and I didnt get my legs slapped - what did I get .... well one wonderful lady out there has let me borrow her copy of the chart, after discussing the colour i thought looked right on the internet another stitching friend is sending me a needleful so I can try before I buy, and someone else contacted me to see if I would like to do a SAL with her.

But that wasnt the only wonderful person today. I recently admired some canvas work that someone was showing on their blog. The person wrote to me giving me details etc, but I said that though I did admire it when I had looked it was rather expensive just to try and my normal stitching seems to take every spare penny I can manage (and a few more but I am sure a number of you know that feeling lol). The lady offered to send me some canvas and instructions to try it for myself and I thought that was nice but I was amazed when all this came myletterbox morning.

I am not going to embarrass either of these lovely ladies but they know who they are and I just wanted them to know how much their generosity is appreciated. We would live if a perfect world if more people were as nice as these two.

And to finally top my day the first of what is now to become a regular monthly treat, dropped through my letterbox (along with both the above). Yep one of those lovely pink packets from our lovely Jayne at Jaynes Attic, and some lovely lovely Dinky Dyes.

14 comments:

Kendra said...

What wonderful goodies you got!

And yes, the stitching folks I've met the past couple of years are a wonderful group of people. Too bad not everyone I come into contact with is so nice and friendly!

Doris said...

beuatiful gifts!.

in this world exist a lot of good peapole, but they dont appears in the news in tv or in newspaper, they are smooth, silent people. i am lucky to meet some of this beautiful people :D

Dawn said...

I am so glad everything worked out in the end :):):)

The dinky dye colours are stunning! Your picture is making me want to collect them now lol

becca said...

Your new stash is making me drool! What a great bunch of ladies.

Julie said...

It nice when a friend can do a good turn for someone else. Stitchers are some of the nicest people i've met although some can be very selfish and greedy and want everything they can get their hands on whether they stitch it or not, there are those that just give and give and give, your friends are obviously the later type

Vonna said...

You're right people in this stitching community are so nice, helpful, generous and kind...your so sweet I'm sure it filled their heart to bursting to give to you :)

Mary said...

Helen, what lovely new additions. The colors are so springy! I have only been blogging a short time, but I must say that the folks I've met in the stitching world are wonderful!

Karen said...

lovely floss colours

Ann T said...

Great stash day! the DD silks are gorgeous.

jane said...

What lovely gestures Helen, though I have to say that you thoroughly deserve it as you are definitely in that generous group yourself. Enjoy stitching your IC , I'm wondering myself whether to stitch it for my 20th wedding anniversary.

Karan said...

Reading that warms my heart greatly Helen. Enjoy all your new goodies. :0)

Rachael said...

Oh some yummy floss there!!
I have 'met' some lovely people on line as well and they are so generous,whether it's help with a stitchy problem or advice or just a cyber hug,It is warming to know that there are wonderful people out there

Sally said...

Stitchers are truly a wonderful bunch of people Helen and it is fantastic to be part of such a caring community. Enjoy your gifts and loans:)

tkdchick said...

Fantastic stash!!!