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Friday, August 14, 2015

Such a very lovely gift, from such a gracious Lady....

Let me tell you, Nancy at Victorian Motto Sampler Shoppe is such a gracious lady....I don't remember if I mentioned before that I won one of her latest contests she had recently - she had asked what was your favorite color and for some reason that day, I decided to answer golden honey. I even said as much in my comment that for that day for some reason, that was my favorite color. I think it's because there's been this chart on the back of my mind of late - you know how that happens sometimes. I bought it in the original magazine years ago and had always planned on stitching it but never got around to it then found a copy of the magazine a few months back at the local library sale or maybe it was at a thrift shop - called The Pedigree of Honey (I'm not really into bees but there's just something about this sampler that I love but that's another story) - and yes, you can still purchase the pattern at Herrshners as a .pdf (if I'm repeating myself these days, sorry)

anyways - long story short, the first time she sent whatever it was I won, it got stolen from the apartment manager's office. I didn't want her to think I was being rude by not contacting her to thank her for sending it and all so I let her know what happened - she decided to send it to me by certified mail - I had to pick it up at the post office and when the postal clerk brought the box to me, I told the clerk it had to be a mistake as I wasn't expecting such a large box. She double checked but it was the right one. I decided to open it up in the car and I sort of startled the people around us, my family and certainly myself as I broke down crying - sobbing a little actually - I never expected such generosity and such beautiful things....

let me tell you - this fabric just glows - it just absolutely glows - it's called Antique Champagne 36ct Belgium linen - and it is the most beautiful fabric I have ever seen for stitching on and I have seen many a hand-dyed fabric - but this has just captured my heart....and her floss....oh my, it is so very soft and velvety to the touch....I cannot wait to stitch with it....and when I can, I will be ordering more of each (or something similar of the fabric - I am not sure if she still makes this exact color) and no, I am not writing all this to gain points with her - she doesn't even know about this blog post - I'm just writing this as I feel credit is due where it is due!

I wrote her and told her how I reacted and yes, we had a very nice email exchange over it - even now I am tearing up over everything....I will be stitching Pedigree of Honey on it and a few other things - anyways, sorry for repeats of things - my mom's surgery for her thyroid removal has recently been scheduled and it will be tricky due to her having lymphoma cancer in the same area, my sister sees a specialist on Monday about the tumors on her pancreas and possible surgery and I just found out yesterday that I have rheumatoid arthritis and I am also being tested for lupus (my sister was also diagnosed about a month ago with RA only - it showed in her bloodwork - mine didn't but was due to this stupid elbow injury leading to all sorts of stuff) - so my mind has been in a bit of a whirl to say the least....

here's a picture yet again of Pedigree of Honey and also of what I won:


2 comments:

Robin said...

Laura, what a lovely box of goodies you received from Nancy. I love the Pedigree of Honey that you are going to stitch. Lifting you and your family up in prayer.

Robin in Virginia

Faye said...

Hi Laura.... I enjoyed your post about the win from Victrian Motto and just HAD to comment.... A lot of people don't know how absolutely WONDERFUL her products are..... They are heavenly! I've used so so many if her items in my stitching and finishing for years.... They are exactly as you described... AMAZING... The feel of the linen, the clarity of her charts and you just wait until you used those beautiful threads! They are smooth and the colors are fantastic! Like you, I don't get paid to endorse VM products, but I sing their praises every chance I get.... Have fun with the winnings and stitch the pretty sampler.... Love it~