Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Winnings from long ago and far away!

Deb, http://deb-robertson.blogspot.com/ who lives in Christchurch, NZ, had this sweet giveaway back in December, I think it was, but as you may or may not know, Christchurch suffered a horrible earthquake that the people, including Deb and her family, are still trying to recover from.  I had forgotten all about the giveaway, and when Deb emailed me about a month ago saying she hadn't forgotten, my goodies were on their way, I felt kind of weird.  Here she was, struggling to come to grips with what her family, friends and community was dealing with and she was fulfilling her giveaway promise, such a trivial matter, with graciousness and aplomb.  I'm not sure I would have been able to carry that off.  This is what arrived at my house yesterday: 
All the fat quarters on the right were wrapped in the green/red/tan fabric, and she also enclosed these adorable buttons and ric-rac which I will be saving for when and if I have a granddaughter! 
The buttons are from Fenella Jameson of "Stitch, the Playroom for Knitters & Stitchers," also of NZ. So kind of Deb! Please visit her blog. It's an inspiration and really makes me at times ponder what is really important in life, and what is not so much. Thank you, Deb! I WILL enjoy all of this!


  1. Jodi, I sent you an email about the Ole Frog Eyes giveaway. Please let me know if you are interested in the free subscription.

  2. I'm so glad it arrived safely Jodi, I'm sure you'll have fun using them :) Thanks for your kind thoughts. Honestly it's hard to believe this is all happening to us. We picked up one of our vehicles yesterday that had been stuck inside the cordon since the 22nd. I had to drive down some of the newly opened streets, it was all I could do to stop myself from crying. The beautiful old buildings are just destroyed. Oh it's heartbreaking, really. We are just struggling every day to try and adjust to the new normal. It's never going back to how it was before, it will never be the same again. Sometimes I say I want my happy life back!!

  3. What nice treats! But what a sad story from NZ :-( I read the comment above and feel for the people of NZ. Sometimes we forget that even though an event like this is out of the news, the people are still recovering for years and years to come.

  4. What a lovely parcel. I'm sure you'll make awesome things out of them and they'll be so much more special because of the connection!

  5. Congratulations on your win!


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