Monday, May 13, 2013

Special Friendships

I have made some totally awesome friends since I began bloggin, what 4-5 years ago.

I have friends who encourage me with my quilting and knitting: they are very patient with my never ending questions and they alway inspire me and offer advice....(You know who you are! Thank you xxxx)

I have friends who comment on my posts no matter what nonsense I write about: even though I have been MIA, often for long periods of time and who email me every now and then to ask how I am.
(You too know who you are: Thank you xxx)

I have friends from many many miles away who send me things to help with the sponsorship challenge: design charts for me and have great ideas on how to raise funds and who, despite their own health issues, join in with exchanges and all sorts of wonderful schemes with me (again: You know who you are: Thank you xxxx)

I have friends who share their lives with me through their own blogs and we know each other as if we had been neighbours for years: close neighbours: next door lol.  (Thank you: you all know who you are and thank you from the bottom of my heart).

And then every now and then one of you will totally amaze me.  You have done some fantastic things, all of you to keep my spirits up through this journey but one of you has completely, mind boggingly, gone a whole step further!

Parsley, you made me laugh because it is the sort of mad, spontaneous thing I would think of doing: you went a step further though and did it!

You made me cry because there was oh so much thought put into it: I am still 'gobsmacked' and am amazed.

I love Tinkerbell: that is kindda obvious really because I have Tinkerbell on my blog and on my fb page.

I love having things stitched for me; well, who doesn't ???

So look at what Parsley (Deena) stitched for me!

Isn't it beautiful; look, it has G for Gaynor and D for Deena.  The design is (I believe) one of Nancy's from Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe.

Amazing...but that isnt all...oh no.

Look at the back!

Can you see what it says????

It says 'To Gaynor, Love Tinkerbell'

Seriously: I have a hand stitched gift autographed by Tinkerbell!!!!

Ah, I know what you are thinking; you are thinking I am making it up because there 'are no such things as fairies'....well go and wash your mouths out!  Don't you know a fairy dies everytime you say that????

Shame on you!

I know it is from Tinkerbell because Parsley got proof!!!

OMG yes she did; Deena stitched it for me and then took it with her Disneyland and then hunted out Tinkerbell (which can be quite tricky because if a fairy doesn't want to be found they can be very good at hiding!), and got her to autograph it for me and had photos taken to prove it.


And again Wow!

And that isn't all.

This wonderful, thoughtful lady also sent me this!

A Tinkerbell key ring with my favourite fairy sitting on my favourite flowers, daisies!

I just can't believe you went to such trouble just to make me smile!

Thank you soooo very much.  It is one of the coolest pressies I have ever, ever had.  Thank you xxxxx

It made me smile on a miserable, rainy, hailey sleety day: thank you


  1. Now you've made me all teary eyed. I'm so very glad you liked your surprise! I had such fun and I was about to burst keeping it all secret.
    Happy, Happy, HAPPY!

  2. So sweet ❤❤❤
    Sending you big beary hugs xx

  3. It doesn't surprise me at all that Parsley went to all that trouble. I've been reading her blog for some time and she is a sweet wonderful person. I too feel so thankful for my blogging friends. Kudos Sparsely and so happy for you.

  4. Wow! What a wonderful gift. You are one lucky lady and how sweet of Parsley.


  5. Simply amazing :) What a wonderful treasure for a lovely lady. Truly a thoughtful gift. Enjoy :)

  6. Very cool gift!! Love that she got the photographic evidence!!

  7. Now that is special! What a lovely friend

  8. I do believe in fairies :) and what a wonderful thoughtful gift Parsley stitched for you and to get it signed too ... as you say they are tricky to find if they don't want to be ... :) hope you are having a wonderfull stitchy week :) love mouse xxxxx

  9. What a lovely gift, and all the photos and story behind it makes it all the more special

  10. Wow, you are so lucky, your Fairy hanger is gorgeous. It will bring you some Fairy luck with it too.

    Thanks for trying to help with my blog, but no joy, the pics are gone so will have to reload them along the way.

  11. It's such a lovely and thoughful gift, you really are one lucky lady. If anyone deserves a fairy greeting it's you. I'm really happy for you!

  12. That is just awesome!

  13. Hello dear, can you please mail me your postal address..I making something for you and wanted to post you..
    Thank you
    Love cucki x

  14. Awwwww! How special is that?!! This post almost made me teary too! I saw Tinkerbell on Parsley's blog and thought that it was so neat she got her signature. Hugs for you!

  15. Priceless!!! Absolutely lovely.


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