Friday, May 2, 2008

The Sweetest Surprise

“A little Consideration, a little Thought for Others, makes all the difference.”

Winnie the Pooh
Pooh's Little Instruction Book

I've been blessed with VERY sweet customers since I've started selling online. It's an interesting way of "doing business". For me it doesn't always seem very personal, you never actually "meet" a customer face to face, and you always wonder if they are really pleased with what they've purchased from you. But so many of my customers have made it a personal experience by sending cards, letters and emails, even phone calls of encouragement... and many have become friends. One of my friends surprised me with a very sweet gift this week.

My husband brought the mail in and handed me a package. His first words were, "So, what did you order?" I had to think, "Now, what Did I order"? I turned the package over to see the address of one of my customers.....Hmmmmm?
That made me I opened the package and look what I found inside!!!!

I was so overwhelmed! (Still am!) Look what sweet Patti hand-stitched for me! At first glance I saw she had stitched a beautiful prim wool pear....and added a piece at the top to give the pear dimension and the stem a place to sit! I was really impressed with the detail.
Then, I picked it up to see what pretty fabric she had chosen for the back (at this point I
thought the front was the pear!), and then I saw the GORGEOUS stitchery!! Wow!!!
(please click the photos to enlarge)

She used a pattern by the talented Stacy Nash and put her own special touches on it and adapted it to add my business name! Patti stitches over one and that is really tiny! It is so very intricate and delicate and lovely! I am extremely grateful for her thoughtfulness in making me this special gift...... What a sweet surprise!

(Here it is in it's new home....on top of my desk.)
Have a wonderful weekend! And "thank you" again Patti!


Victorian Lady said...

That is SO nice of her! :) It looks like a lot of time went into that sweet stichery! :)


Lana said...

Suzanne ~ That is beautiful! Patti is a very kind and thoughtful lady ~ and extremely talented, too!

Lorraine said...

How delightful!

Donna said...

What a beautiful gift! Lucky you.

Michelle said...

That is so cute!!

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Suzanne!
What a lovely gift from your friend and customer! I love it.

And I wanted to tell you that I received your lovely gifts to me from the giveaway you had! I love them all. The painted nest is just lovely, the bird is adorable and the note cards so sweet! Thank you again for your sweet generosity! I will be blogging about them in the very near future!

Cookie said...

how absolutely sweet and delicate - a gift from the heart that will be treasured for life.

L U C K Y !!!


Sam I Am said...

awwww..what a beautiful surprise to receive in the mail!!! how sweet!!

Jacquelynne said...

I am guessing that as much as you loved receiving such a sweet little surprise, Patti probably enjoyed blessing you with it even more, because she's probably just that kinda girl!

"...for God loves a cheerful giver." 2 Cor 9:7

PAT said...

Oh Suzanne, what sweet gifts!


Bluejean Primitives said...

Too sweet! I bet this made you feel all warm and fuzzy! :)


Doreen said...

Suzanne, That is so wonderful. She did a beautiful job. I love where you placed looks lovely :)


Christine LeFever said...

What a sweet and wonderful friend you have there, and talented as well. The vignette is beautiful!


Miss Maddie's said...

A perfect little thankyou gift. You shall think of her when ever you pass by.
xo Susan

The Paisley Studio/Sarah McNamara said...

How very sweet! We all need customers like Patti!


the feathered nest said...

That was really nice of her to do something so sweet for you! They're beautiful!


DebbieCalif said...

Hi Suzanne, what a beautiful present. Love the pear, the cross stitching... Just love your site!

Lorraine said...

How thoughtful:o)! What a wonderful gift to receive!! You lucky girl!!