Saturday, May 23, 2009

Package From a Friend....

My good friend Cathy Teller moved to Tennessee a few years ago. I miss her, we used to paint together and laugh and have fun. She makes cards also as well as china paint (her work is beautiful). Like so many people who make art, her Mom was/is her inspiration. A big fan of Carol Duval and crafting she like many moms opened a door of possibilities for her children.
Cathy has dabbled in many things, but she really shines when she paints. Her Mom decided she wanted to purge herself of some things she felt she had no use for. She brought them to Cathy, knowing that she was having a garage sale.
Her mom wanted Cathy to sell off the lot for a couple bucks unless Cathy wanted them. Well darn if Cathy didn't think of me. She called and asked if I would be interested in a "couple things".  I said sure asked her how much, she said "Oh, two or five buck would be fine." 
So in my mind I thought, okay, how much could there be for that? I said yes. I sent out a check to cover the amount plus shipping.
I received the box Saturday afternoon. I want to say it was a lot bigger than I thought it would be. What could she have sent me?
First a lovely card, saying to keep what I like, and throw away what I don't (yeah like that would happen). She hoped I would find use for the things she sent........There were a few pieces from Toms family, her sister, a cross-stitched table runner, a crochet runner, some embroidered napkins,(she said they were "bonuses" she thought I would enjoy them)most though was from her mom.
There is so much here, crochet pieces, flowers, and circles. Some fabric ribbons...
More crochet trims, flowers, and leaves.....
New treasures with each layer..........
Just look at all the colorful lace trims......
There were pieces of eyelet, laces, cutwork and more.....
Then there was all this............
White, Cream and Gold Fringe,
Lace and more trims wrapped on cardboard and plastic racks.......
Even more trim and fringe...
This was below, pieces and parts, bit's and bob's. Beads and Ribbon, Fringe and lace....
There was a nice note from Cathy also. I cannot thank her enough for thinking of me. The Caption on the inside said: We are such good friends because, surprisingly, you are not intimidated by my beauty. 
Well Cathy, sometimes I am.............. Thank You good friend!
P.S. I called Cathy to tell her I thought I had not sent enough, but  she assured me that it was plenty.  I have not been feeling very much like doing any art. Now I want to make something with all these lovely things, something for a good friend.

6 comments:

Nadine said...

Thank you for coming by to enter my giveaway - I shall let you know if you win - take care!

Terri said...

It's wonderful to have great friends like Cathy. I have no doubt you will make some really fantastic things with the items she sent you.

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

WOW! You can ALWAYS do blog candy too! Ooooo, how greedy am I?????

Enjoy the loot my friend.

Hugs,

Jodie LeJeune said...

Well Deb...this is 'ALL GOOD' and then some! She certainly deserves something beautifully made by you...and maybe a little something for her Mother too!
My pots would be boiling tea and those laces and trims would just be soaking at this minute!!!!!
Have fun girl!!!!!! Lucky you!!!!!
everything vintage

beedeebabee said...

Hello!

What a wonderful goodie box!

Thank you for visiting my new blog, and for your sweet comment too! Good luck with the giveaway!

Smiles, Paulette

Pretty Things said...

I just love trades like this!