Tuesday, January 27, 2009

A Nice Surprise in the Mail (and an Award)

I've said it before, but I've met some the nicest people online, since I first stumbled upon the Country Sampler forum, and then ventured out into blogland. It actually amazes me that there are so many good people out there, compassionate, and kind-hearted. I've seen it time and time again. I'm thankful for that.

Today, my dad stopped by after work with our mail, as he always does. I immediately saw a package in his hand. I knew I wasn't expecting anything (hadn't ordered anything), so I was anxious to see what it could be. Well it was from an online friend, Janet, that I met through my blog. She first emailed me through my profile, and we began chatting some through email. She is another prim lover. I tore into the envelope before I took a picture. And I wish I had taken a picture of it before I unwrapped the gift, because it had the prettiest red checked ribbon around it tied up so neatly! It made me happy just looking at it like that.....but it made me even happier when I opened it up and found this stitchery:

Isn't that so nice? She began stitching somewhere around the time I did my first stitchery and she has done many since. She is making up her own patterns and having fun with it and I am the lucky recipient of one of her stitcheries! Thank you so much, Janet! I love it!

And my lovely daughter gave me an award! Of course, I wanted to show it on here. If you haven't had this award, I invite you to take it and display it! Thank you, Joy!

I also want to thank all of you that have been so sweet to stop in and visit Joy's blog and leave comments too. I can't even convey how excited she is over having her own blog. She's always been very interested in watching me and reading some of your blogs along with me. Now she's working circles around me! I think she has posts scheduled for everyday this week! :) Here she is the night they were playing music upstairs (in her pjs). She was sitting nearby listening, but working earnestly on her blog post.

Thanks again for all the kindness I see and read out there! It really is uplifting! Have a great Tuesday everyone! :)


CozyCoops Corner said...

Love the little stitchery~ there sure are some generous people in blogland!
What a great picture of Joy blogging!

Heather's Stitches said...

What a lovely lil stitchery, Your blessed with many blogland friends.

My Forgotten Bookshelf selling blog is doing well. I've had many compliments about starting it since there are very few.

Enjoy your Day,

The Whites said...

I love the simplicity of stitcheries.
Joy's blog is so cute!


wrcdgc said...

I have to say I just love Joy's blog. I think she is doing a great job.

I love your little stitchery. I also love getting packages in the mail it's better than bills any day!


Betsy from Tennessee said...

Well if anyone deserves some pretty things, Tammy, it's YOU. You are so creative --and are a true blessing to ALL of us out here in Blogland!!!


Anonymous said...

Tammy, I also agree with the others, when they say that Joy is doing a really wonderful job on her blog! :)

I love to stop by and read both yours and Joy's blog daily.. Two of my "Most Favorite Blogs" that I always love to read!

It was so nice of your friend Janet to send you the very pretty stitchery.. It is always so nice to receive neat surprises in the mail! :)

Take Care & Have a great day Tammy!

Love & Blessings,

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

I'm so enjoying Joy's blog and so is Sydney:)

Always so nice to get things in the mail especially "prim" things:)
Have a good day!

Anonymous said...

Tammy, how exciting to see my stitchery on your blog! Thanks! I'm glad you like it.
Have a great day,

country gal said...


AWWWW! That stichery is sooo cute!!! I really want to start stitching!!! lol!

Love, Joy =D

Shellmo said...

I love your stitchery gift and how sweet of your bloggy friend!
I am so impressed w/ Joy's blog - it's wonderful! I love reading it! My stepson who is 10 will be starting his own blog soon and is very excitied. I will be having him visit Joy's blog for inspiration.

Julie said...

Hi Tammy---I've been blessed by good blog friends, too--like you!! Have a great day. Julie

Kindra said...

That was so nice to get that stitchery surprise from an online friend. I bet you have a great spot waiting for it. :)

Tam said...

Hi just came across your blog and wanted to say hello. I am a Tammy toooo. We Tammy's have to stick together...LOL

Linda said...

Isn't it fun to get something unexpected like that? I am continually amazed at the wonderful people we meet on the Internet, in our forums and blogland!!

Back in the Day said...

I hopped over to Joy's blog and loved reading about the kitties! I would never have imagined the friends I would find in Blogland! Your stitchery is great!

Lea of Farmhouse Blessings said...

Such a nice surprise to get a treat in the mail! So sweet! I have met some of the most precious souls through my blog too.

Love, love, love the picture of Joy blogging. The expression on her face is so intense. I still have to add her to my favorites. I'm slower than Christmas these days!