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Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Today I like my mailman!

Most of the time he's a rather grumpy individual, but I can overlook his personality when he brings me delightful presents in the mail (and it's not even MY birthday!!).  The amazing Kim of Wisdom With Needle and Thread is celebrating a milestone birthday this year and to honour that she is giving away 60 presents to her followers.  How generous is that?  I am the happy recipient of one of her gifts and thought I'd share with you my delight...

Kim made me a beautiful little needle book and included
the sweet Kewpie card.

There was a cute little cross stitch pattern
(which I already plan to use on a crazy quilt project!)
and some gorgeous fabric with 
coordinating embroidery floss....  

And do you see that amazing scissor fob in
the picture above?  She made that too!

Below is a closeup so you can the back of the 
needle book - isn't that fabric perfect?

Below is the inside of the needle book -
she has included two pockets for 
additional storage, along with the 
fabric tape measure trim.

Below is a close-up of the scissor fob -
the beads are sparkly (just as we magpies like!!)

Your birthday has made me very happy!!

Today I found a quote about birthdays  - "You are a wonderful source of joy.  May your special day bring you an extra share of everything that makes you the happiest in the world"

I know it's not Kim's birth day yet, but
this is my wish for her anyway.


  1. The mailman did deliver! Very cute and sweet.

  2. I do not know Kim however she is wonderful and very generous and thoughtful. To share her birthday by giving gifts such as these is amazing. I adore all of your new treasures that are so very sweet and special.

  3. Your postie sounds rather like the grumpy old one in the movie Funny Farm....I did smile when you wrote about him. My oh my, you received gorgeous pretties. No wonder you are a happy gal. Love that fabric with the girl with the black and white sketches. What a lovely lady is Kim to gift each of her followers with such fabulous gifts.

  4. What gorgeous gifts! Kim is very generous indeed! Such a pretty needlebook, and wonderful scissor fob!

    How absolutely lovely! What an amazing birthday celebration!

    Barbara xx

  5. What a lovely gift to receive Mary Anne! All the items are really delightful and I know you will put them all to good use! Christine x

  6. How cool is it to give away presents on your birthday. I bet she had a lot of fun doing that. Beautiful present. She is very clever

  7. Mary Anne, you are very sweet. I'm happy I could brighten your day and bring you joy. Enjoy your gifts, my friend.

  8. My post man made me happy today too!! I would also be very happy to get your mail when you want to pass it on. (not the bills though, I have enough of those already!!)

  9. Now that's what I call a good mail day! Enjoy those nice goodies.

  10. So fun when gifts come afar! Very assortment in this needle case and I love that scissor fob.

  11. Such a generous gift! And now I think I have to make beady scissor fobs to replace the old scraps of tattered yarn currently in use around here.

  12. Your treasures from Kim are beautiful! She does such lovely work and her gifts are so sweet. :)


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