Whom have I in heaven but You?
And there is none upon earth that I desire besides You.
My flesh and my heart fail;

But God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:25-26

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Gifts From New Zealand! SWOON!

Good Morning Friends! It has been nice and cool in the evenings with very warm sunny days. I finally got my appetite back after it has been missing for almost 4 weeks! I am still on a bland diet, but able to eat more because I am feeling a little better. I go in for the scope in a few hours.

I received a lovely package from Lee in the mail yesterday! Back in June, Lee had asked if anyone would care for this sweet, little bunny chart.
I was actually confused when the package arrived, since I was expecting an envelope with a chart. Not a package with gifts!
Isn't that the neatest thing? To receive an official "New Zealand" cross stitch kit. I am referring to the Kiwi in the center. Guess what?! Brian and Madeleine both want me to make it for them! Well, I think they may have to share. ;) I love the animal charts. All five of us in this family are animal lovers.♥
These sweet, little silver charms were attached to each small package that Lee gave me. The two poodles! are buttons.♥
Isn't this flower fob attached to the ruler just lovely! Such very fine work. I will share something with you. I was showing and explaining each gift to Brian. I got choked up with this ruler. I remember many posts ago, Lee sharing with us that her dear Paul drilled each hole into her supply of rulers. What a special gift!♥
Look at this my friends!! An adorable bunny measuring tape in PINK!!! Love! Love!
Every single one of us in this house(and that includes the two teenage boys Lee!) had to test it out. As Emerson said, "That is cool! How did she do that?" hahaha! How indeed! Lee you truly have a God given talent in needlework. This is not the first time I have told you this. I am ABSOLUTELY POSITIVE I am not the only one to say that either! Lee, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I cherish these gifts, I do!

Stitching and praying,
Vickie

27 comments:

Julie said...

Thinking of you, hope all goes well with the scope, its good news you are feeling a bit brighter.

Such a lovely parcel, the pink tape measure is fabulous.

Annie said...

You really hit the jackpot! Lee is indeed an incredible needlewoman and very generous. Enjoy her beautiful work and all the goodies. I love the memory of Paul attached to drilling the holes in the rulers. And wasn't it just perfect to include the poodle buttons!

Glad your appetite is returning and hope the scope goes well.

Simply Victoria said...

Special gifts from Lee, especially the tape measure! So pretty and creative.
Prayers for you!

Varla Lee said...

Wooow, so cute gifts!!! The boys are looking wonderful today. Kisses.

CalamityJr said...

What lovely gifts, and Lee was so clever to wrap the packages with the charms. I can already imagine how much you're going to enjoy stitching those tiny animal designs!

Best wishes and many thoughts and prayers go with you for your test. May the results bring you answers so that you can recover quickly.

SoCal Debbie said...

What a wonderful package full of goodies! Lee is so talented and generous! The poodle buttons are perfect for you and the tape measure is so pretty.

Margaret said...

What wonderful gifts you received from Lee! So wonderful and special! Good luck with the scope! Glad you are starting to feel better.

butterfly said...

Lovely gift to a lovely lady, love every thing Lee sent you how sweet .

cucki said...

Wow very pretty gifts :)
Glad you are feeling better.
Good luck with the scope...
Sending you hugs x

Melanie said...

Good luck today!!!!!!!!! :)

Solstitches said...

The bunny tape measure is just the cutest thing and the flower on the ruler so pretty and unusual too.
Lovely gifts that couldn't have gone to anyone more deserving.
I hope your procedure went well.
So glad you are feeling a little better.
Hugs,
Margaret

Melody said...

What lovely gifts!

Catherine said...

What amazing gifts from Lee ~ her talents are amazing!

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Such thoughtful and beautiful gifts for a truly sweet lady.

Hope you enjoy each and every single on of them.

blessings always

Annette-California said...

Beautiful and very special gifts from precious Lee! She is an amazing needleworker:) I prayed for you while you were getting your procedure done today. I hope all went well. love Annette

Brigitte said...

Enjoy all your lovely gifts from Lee.
Good to know that you already feel a bit better and I hope that everything went well with the scope.

Mii Stitch said...

Beautiful gift received from Lee :)

Kay said...

How wonderful. The stitchy, bloggy world is a wonderful place.

Carol said...

Finally caught up on your last month of blog posts, Vickie! I'm so sorry to read about the ulcers and do hope the GI specialist will find some medication to help. They sound awfully painful... Great news about the Neurontin being approved, too! I'm sure once you get the ulcers cleared up, you'll feel like a whole new woman :)

Lovely gifts from Lee--her needlework is amazing. And, be assured, that I've taken a photo of your sweet needle threader and will show it to all on my next post (hopefully next week). Thank you again, Vickie, for it and for the most unusual gift ever to come through my mailbox--those iris bulbs :)

Giovanna said...

What lovely gifts! Kudos to Lee. Glad about your appetite, I hope the good trend continues.

Cindy said...

What a thoughtful package, full of so many wonderful gifts!

Penny said...

Hope the scope went well! Glad you are feeling a little better and have your appetite back! Lee sent some lovely things! Cute buttons. :)

Lumiruusu said...

Hello Vickie and thank you for the sweet comment on my blog :)
Your gifts are all so pretty :)
Oh,and I really love your poodles :)

moreofhim said...

What an amazing package with so many beautiful gifts! Wow! The tape measure is so amazing as well as the ruler. You're such a sweet, wonderful person and I'm so glad that you were blessed in this way with such beautiful gifts to brighten your day!

Many blessings - Julie

Maggee said...

Congrats on the beautiful gifts from New Zealand! Hugs!

Pumpkin said...

What an amazing package to come home to! WOW! It's a good thing we don't live closer because I would have snitched that bunny tape ;o) Lee was truly kind and I hope you are enjoying every bit of it!

Kaisievic said...

Wow! Amazing gifts, Vickie. You are a lucky stitcher with a great friend in Lee.