22 hours ago
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Christmas just keeps on coming.....
This is just one of my Christmas gifts from Sara. She delivered it to me a couple of days ago. She told me on Christmas I had another gift coming, but she hadn't quite finished it. And even though I told her to keep it, finish it and give it to me for my Birthday, she still gave it to me as a late Christmas gift. Let me say, my two girls way oversend for Christmas gifts for me. I sometimes look at my pile and it seems bigger than any of the grandchildren's piles, so one gift not given would not be noticed by me. But I absolutely am thrilled she didn't wait. I love Quaker designs, I do not know how this became such a thing with me, but I do. So when the Delaware Sampler Guild (I believe) showed it on their website as a chart you could order and gave the information on where to send for it, I asked Sara to get it for me. When I asked her about it later she just said she had heard nothing back from the person and I sort of dropped it thinking I'd never see it. So imagine my surprise when at least 5 years later, I open a box and discover my Quaker Scissor keeper, It's done over two in some places and over one in others. She and Debbie Liming picked the colors and she did the finishing so well it looks like she may have reached professional status. Looks like all the finishing classes have worked their magic. I couldn't have been more thrilled with the gift, but as it turned out there were two more gifts inside. The two wooden pieces you see with it, a scissor sheath that holds the scissors so tightly they will not fall out even if it's turned upside down, and the other piece pictured which is a needle holder. The girls always go above and beyond my expectations...I get more gifts than even the children, but a stitched gift is such a wonderful surprise I think, don't you? Thank you Sara...it's perfect and gorgeous!