Friday, September 5, 2014

Thank You to Phyllis and Anna

The postman delivered this beauties to me yesterday afternoon...aren't they so pretty!
My pal Phyllis sent them to me...and she did them in all these colors! Wow...she really surprised me. She told me she was sending me a few butterfies...and I thought "Oh, I love butterflies...expecting to get a card with 4 or 5 butterflies...not an entire field full of butterfles. I was doing the happy dance when I opened her envelope! Had to phone and tell her how happy they made me.
Then, my sister showed up this morning with these ribbons. Spools and spools of satin, growgrain, cotton, and some poly too I think. Hundreds and hundreds of yards!
These were obvious ends from a mill they are on wooden spools. One says "Talbott" on the perhaps from past clothing items for the Talbot brand.
Here are some of the bunched up ends that came off the spools...They will need a pressing with the iron before use...but that is for another day. And, the best part...they were free to me! It sure is nice to have friends and family that help support my "habit". Ha!


Magpie's Mumblings said...

The absolute best sort of mail!

Linda B said...

It is so nice to know that you are gifted and show your appreciation so well. I too am fond of butterflies, more so, since one of my younger sisters treasured them and she lost her battle with cancer, so I too, love butterflies, so remember every time you see one, someone is looking over you.

Carol- Beads and Birds said...

How lovely to know they are thinking of you. Xx carol

Candy L. - Cape Town said...

I just love post days like that. You are lucky to have such wonderful friends and family. Sorting and oohing and awing is so much fun.

Dawn said...

It's lovely that we can use all the odd ends of things,very thrifty quilters are!

Dawn said...

It's lovely that we can use all the odd ends of things,very thrifty quilters are!

Anonymous said...

What lovely gifts! You are very fortunate in your friends and family.

Betty said...

A curling iron also works well for "ironing" ribbons. Just put one end between the bars and pull slowly. Goes much faster than ironing.