Tuesday, March 2, 2010

A gift for Baby Nick

Bless the Baby by Lizzie*Kate

A few weeks ago, I was pleasantly surprised (thrilled) to see a package in the mailbox all the way from Japan. Inside was the beautiful piece, stitched for my son by the lovely Yuko.

Once again, I am blown away by the generosity and kindness of my fellow stitchers. When I saw photos of this piece on Yuko's blog, I never imagined it would be coming our way. (You really must see the pictures Yuko took - so much better than mine!) It's a beautiful piece and now hangs proudly in my son's room. It was such a sweet gesture, and really touched me.

I must confess, I've been feeling a little out of sorts about some personal issues. It's nothing major, and may even be a little bit of the winter blues. But it seems like just when I need it most, something like this happens - a sweet gesture, a little gift, a phone call, a card, a note. Something that makes me feel loved and appreciated, something that lets me know another person thought about me, whether they're next door or half a world away. And when you've been let down by people who care more about their own image and agenda, it's amazing what a lift you get from something like this.

12 comments:

Catherine said...

What a lovely gift!

I do hope you have some sunshiny springy days to help chase away the winter blues!

Sally said...

What a gorgeous gift. Yuko is so sweet.

I hope you are feeling brighter soon.

Carolyn NC said...

So pretty!

Kim B said...

What a lovely gift! So glad it came at a time when you needed a little pick-me-up. I've been having a touch of the winter blues myself.

Maureen said...

what a gorgeous gift - fellow stitchers can be so thoughtful.

Marie-P said...

How luck you are to receive such a beautiful and thoughtful gift from Yuko. We all know how gorgeous her work is (I am such a fan). :D

Hope that the days ahead are filled with sunshine....just hug beautiful baby Nick, that must make you smile!

Lynn said...

Yuko is so thoughtful! She's really done a lovely job on your sampler for Nick.

Spring is coming soon to chase away your blues. Now that the sun is out more I know it's certainly helped me.

Von said...

Yes, I do believe you have a bit of the winter blues. Your area has been hit so hard with winter weather this year, it's no wonder at all!! Hang on - spring sunshine is on the way. :)

Rachel S said...

I hope you are feeling better. That was a wonderful gesture, and a gorgeous picture!

Dianne said...

What a thoughtful gift from Yuko.
I'm glad it made you feel better. I hope you all got out and enjoyed the 70s this weekend. It was rough having a baby in October for me and I remember as soon as I could, I bundled Sean up and pushed he around the yard in his stroller.

Janaina said...

OMG, how sweet!!!! =)
Hope your winter blues are away by now.
In order to put a smile on your face, there's an award for you on my blog. Check it out when you have the time!
Big hug for you and the baby!

Marie-P said...

I can't seem to find your email addy....can you send it to me?