Wednesday, February 10, 2010

A Surprise in the Mail

I came home from work today to find a small packet poking out of my front fence, where the postman had left it near my letter box. First I thought it was some missing items I had ordered months ago, then I looked at the sender's details and discovered it was from my dear stitching/blogging friend, Melissa in Canada! Wow, what a surprise. She's remembered that it's my birthday this month and sent me a small gift to mark the occasion.


Inside was a gorgeous card with a cat on the front (she knows I love cats) and a selection of pink and green silk threads (she also knows I like pink and green together). I love them and what a thoughtful gesture from her.


The threads are from a name called Hand Dyed Fibers which I haven't heard of before. The greens are a silk perle #8 and the pinks are a 6 stranded silk.


Thank you so much, Melissa! You're very thoughtful and they're a beautiful gift. So nice to receive something when you're not expecting it. You made my day!

23 comments:

Danielle said...

Ooh, Jane! You're in trouble now if you love silks! Hand Dyed Fibers is well known, and once you go on their site you will find yourself ordering a bunch! They are wonderful.

Catherine said...

What a thoughtful gift! Those colors are beautiful!! Melissa is a sweetie!

Nicole said...

That was so sweet of Melissa! Those threads are beautiful!!! Definitely your colors Jane! :)

Lesleyanne said...

I love the threads. Beautiful colours.

~ Stitchin Sweet Sue ~ said...

Happy Birthday Miss Jane! In U.S.A. HDF fibers are considered very VERY desirable!


Sweet Stitchin...

dixiesamplar said...

You're right Jane...those are gorgeous threads and how sweet of Melissa to gift you with them! HDF are a favorite in the US! Enjoy them!

And more importantly...HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! May it be the best ever!

HAPPY STITCHIN'
Terri
www.dixiesamplardesigns.com

Josie said...

Happy Birthday!

I've just tried HDF silks and now I'm hooked. Your going to love them.

Amy said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE HDF!!!

Have a wonderful birthday.

Loraine said...

Love your little gift of silk. Pretty colors! Happy Birthday!!! Is it coming soon? and
I also love your package from country stitches! Looks way too fun.
It's been one of the busiest weeks I can remember. Sorry I've missed some of your posts!
Hugs.

Deb said...

Those silks are such beautiful colors. I'm sure you're going to enjoy using those threads. Vikki has quite a selection of colors. If you haven't checked out her site, you should!

Hope you have a wonderful birthday!

Melissa said...

Oh I'm so happy you like the silks. They are from Vikki Clayton. After I closed up your package, I remembered that I should've included an explanatory note!

I can't recall the exact date of your birthday but knew it would be soon. It arrived there pretty quickly! (I mailed it last Thursday.) Enjoy!

Petites xxx et Cie ! Mon petit coin de Paradis said...

Oooooooooooooh ! colors are so sweet ! what a lovely gift...
Take care & happy stitching.
Françoise

Valerie said...

Oh, what gorgeous threads! They are beautiful! Isn't it nice to get surprises in the mail? And they always seem to show up when we really need a boost! Happy Stitching!

Cari said...

Jane, what a lovely package from Melissa. She is such a delightful person!

Those fibers are beautiful, love the colors.

Is your birthday soon?

Theresa said...

Such great gifts from a great friend~~~~
Have a great birthday month!!!

Terri(TerriBoog) said...

That Melissa is one sweet gal! Your gift is lovely and just perfect for you!

Blu said...

Wow! What gorgeous threads! Enjoy!

Jane said...

Thanks ladies, Melissa is a sweetie. I'll have to check out the site these silks are on, sounds like a lot of people love them.

BTW, my birthday is on the 19th. I have my annual leave from next week so I won't even have to spend the day at work!

Lois said...

What a lovely gift to receive. Nice surprises in the mail just make your day. The colours are gorgeous.

bea de caracas said...

So wonderful threads!
Kisses to you...

Susan said...

Very beautiful threads, Jane. Enjoy!

Jennifer said...

oh what beautiful colors! My favorite is pinks.
I've tried Hand Dyed fibers and they are pretty colors but I'm having trouble getting used to the premium (thicker) floss right now.

Such a beautiful gift...Happy, happy, Birthday, Jane!

Jennifer
Feathers in the Nest

Carol R said...

I am stitching my latest design with an HDF silk thread. They are beautiful threads and very affordable!