Friday, August 1

Sending "Happy Packages".......

It's a good day today. I was worried, though, as the day started, and have been worried all week as my brother has been having some shortness of breath/chest tightness and so this morning had to undergo an angiogram. That showed blockage so a stent was put in but he is doing well and I am so glad, so relieved!! His wife, Sandy, called to say he is doing fine. Because their little girl is just 9, same age as my grandson, I know this can be hard on the kids, too. So, I put together a "Happy Package" and sent it off to Sue Ellen. I filled a big padded envelope with a notepad, pens, earrings for dress-up and a couple of cute Dollar Store purses, bright pink nail polish, pretty star pony-tail bands, and a really pretty crystal cross necklace that was a thrift shop find, plus a few other little items. She knows the package is coming so has something to look forward to next week. As I've said, I love surprises and love to give little gifts.
Earlier in the week, I sent off another "Happy Package" to a special someone who recently helped me with a quilting project. I can't wait to hear what she thinks when she receives it. I found the prettiest Christmas fabrics at Hancock Fabrics and bought a yard of the print and a half-yard of the coordinating greens and red. Then I folded and tweeked until I ended up with this .................

Looks like Christmas has come a little early! I was wishing I had bought enough fabric for myself so that I could make a table runner. Guess who will be stopping at Hancock's next Friday before she goes grocery shopping?!! Who me?!!

We have a busy weekend planned so won't be checking in again til Monday. Tell your friends about my Giveaway basket. It's gonna be really cool! That's good because this may be Minnesota where it's really cold in the winter but right now it is really, really hot here!

5 comments:

Dee said...
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Dee said...

Crap, that is what I get for not reading what I copied. Please ignore the first comment - must have been my daughter copying and pasting as she is moving into new new home. My computer has been down and now working properly so if you can, please delete the first comment - anyway, on to sewing room to clean....Dee

Becky said...

Glad to hear your brother is doing fine with his stent; anything heart related is always nerve wracking. Love the way you folded the fabric, it looks really neat.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

That package is so lovely. Who doesn't love surprises!! You are so thoughtful. When people go through stress it is so nice to do things for them. One year at Christmas my husband lost his job. My sister-in-law, brought us a Christmas tree and had it decorated because she knew I was feeling sorry for myself. It was one of the sweetest things - and it really did relieve stress. When I looked at it, it gave me hop and I knew I was cared for. So that is such an important thing to do for others.

Susan said...

Good that your brother got the stent.
How nice of you to send a package to your neice! I love the way you folded the fabric for your friend, too. That would be a package that would be very appealing to anyone.

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