Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Friendship's Ties

A delightful package arrived from a sweet friend this week. We'd planned on meeting "live and in person", but connections and time-lines did not mesh, so my little package was sent via UPS rather than delivered personally. So sad. But the beautiful contents made me smile, as these simple things represent so much. A pretty tin of waffle-cookies with a creamy caramel topping came from
here. They can only be described as heavenly! They are being dutifully rationed, but I couldn't resist making a fruit salad for supper tonight, inspired by the colors of these prints and served with the sweet wafers. Fresh raspberries, blueberries, bananas, and pineapple drizzled with honey and topped with banana mint. . .yum!

The pretty windmill ribbon that ties together quilting quarters represents my dear blogging friend, Lucy, who inspires me often with her beautiful hand-made quilts.

And the crisp red, white, and blue grosgrain ribbon represents me and the country that I call home. The ribbons tie two hearts together in friendship from across great distance and more than one time-zone.

Thank you, Lucy! I cherish the gift. . .and am refilling the box to send off to you. Keep watch for the postman to deliver a surprise from my house to yours.

A clue to it's contents? Alright, only one: Sisters.
Can you guess?


  1. I enjoy reading your blog so much. I gave you an award over at my place. You may pass it on if you like.

    You are "Just plain fun to read"!

  2. So beautiful! What a lovely gift from a friend. It's too bad you couldn't spend time together in person but so sweet of her to be sure you receive her sweet gifts.

  3. I have to admit that packaging things beautifully is not my forte. I am always amazed at the beautiful gifts sent to and fro in blog land. . .such care and tenderness in each lovely gift.

  4. Thank you for leaving a comment at my blog. I enjoy keeping up with yours, it's so beautiful. The photos are gorgeous.

  5. Lovely gifts beaufifully presented.

  6. Anonymous9:42 PM

    Lah Tea Dah! We meet at last. I get emails from the Christian Vegans and see your name often. I followed a link from a newly found friend's blog to here. Your blog is so absolutely lovely!
    So, you got stroopwafels in that lovely tin? How lucky! I love them, even though I don't eat much of them since I went mostly gluten free.

  7. What a sweet post! Lovey items. The cookies sound wonderful.
    Hmmm, I'm guessing there's lavender en route?

  8. What special goodies to receive from a blogger friend!


  9. What special gifts from Lucy! I love the colors and the contents sound wonderful.

  10. What sweet gifts. Your photography is wonderful for this post.


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