Monday, November 22, 2010

SURPRISES AND GIFTIES FROM FRIENDS

Got a call from a friend this morning, she wanted to go to lunch.... I am so busy besides I am such a baby when it comes to leaving my friends that I opted for her to come over for a visit.


I didn't know she was bringing friends.

This is what they gave me as going away gifts.

What is better than fabric...but what is so wonderful about this fabric it is called Elei, it is Samoan way of printing on fabric (yes, I already told you that, sorry).
I am showing each one individually and hope you can see the beauty in it all.







Then they gave me two Samoan plates, they already had it bubble wrapped for me so it would hopefuly not get broken....hope you can see the designs. Just love them.


Then Krista gave me this sewing mat for my pfaff...isn't it gorgeous...I just love it!!! She showed me one she did for herself and I was all over it with envy and wishing I could make me one but...she beat me too it.... Thanks Krista... now you see why I am having a hard time saying goody-bye...not because of the gifts either..... These are some amazing friends.


Then Krista made these templates for me on her cricket...boy....I can't wait to get to a machine...what fun these are going to be.



37 comments:

IHaveANotion ~ Kelly Jackson said...

It must be tough to be loved so much!! The good news is....friends can last a lifetime...no matter where they are!

Hugs,
Kelly

Just Ramblin' said...

Beautiful fabrics from your friends. What a wonderful going away gift. Love the bright colors of the sewing mat. Nola

lisa said...

what a blessing friends like those can be! I am sure you will make wonderful friends where you go, and remember fondly these ones. Look at the lives you have touched!

Deb said...

What beautiful gifts. Barb. With the internet though, it is so easy to keep those friendships. It makes the world seem so much smaller. You can't have long before you leave now.

wackywoman said...

Oh, that is wonderful Barb. Lovely fabric, lovely day, and lovely friends.

Cheryl Willis said...

I love that salamander in the back!
Hopefully you can stay in touch with the gals, leaving is never easy.
The fabrics are all just so beautiful, what a great keepsake! cw

QuiltSue said...

Goodbyes are always hard, but you're going to take some wonderful memories, and some wonderful gifts too. Think of the fun you will have with those fabrics, and the precuts.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Barb, enjoyed seeing your farewell gifts...not easy saying goodbye....Hugs Lyn

Fiesta said...

Beautiful gifts Barb and I love the cricket designs.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What lovely and thoughtful gifts!

Gene Black said...

Saying goodbye to move on is almost always bittersweet.

Hands Sew Full said...

You are blessed! Beautiful gifts from such loving friends. You know that says something about your character too eh!!??
I hope you have safe travels!

Sandy said...

Moving, leaving old friends, is soooo hard! I know these gals are going to miss you ;( but, in just a few short weeks you will be settled in, the holidays will be upon us, and before you know it, it will be a New Year, a New Chapter and New friends and adventures. Thursday, at our meal, I will be thanking our Lord for many things, and of course meeting you will be one of them....I can't even remember now how I first came to know about you, and CANNOT wait to meet you in person!!!!
Those little cut outs are adorable, can't wait to see what you make- and the fabrics are lovely....it is like batik?
fondly, Sandy

Melissa said...

How sweet! You will have to make a special keepsake for yourself from that fabric, and the templates are wonderful, too. Perhaps you can put the two together...

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Lovely gifts from some lovely friends. Thanks for showing the gorgeous fabric.

kpaints said...

OMG what wonderful friends you have...lovely gifts, especially love the templates and I bet you can't wait to sit down to your new table cover and use the template designs!
I really love the fabric, it looks like block printing....really cool. Very pretty!

Yvette said...

I have never moved far so I can only imagine the emotions you must be going through. What wonderful lifelong friends you have met.

quiltsbylee said...

Beautiful fabrics and what wonderful friends.

Do you use artfire pro or just the regular artfire?

Regina said...

Yay for amazing friends!

Sherry said...

I wish I could travel like you do but the saying Goodbyes would be so very hard. Love your gifts.

Crispy said...

What a bunch of lovely friends you made while there!! Good-byes are always so hard!!

Crispy

Needled Mom said...

I hate good byes too!!! What wonderful friends you have made there, Barb. You will cherish the memories.

Cyndi said...

What wonderful friends you've made, Barb! The gifts they gave you are testament to how much you are loved! I know it will be hard to leave them, but true friendships never die...and with the internet, friends are never more than an e-mail away! Hopefully they'll be able to come and visit you in your new home!

XOXO,

Cyndi

P.S. Drooling over that red fabric!

Joanna said...

What a blessing your friends are. I'm sure they are going to miss you as much as you are going to miss them. The fabric is so beautiful.

Robin (rsislandcrafts) said...

Beautiful fabrics! The cut outs are adorable too.

SewCalGal said...

What wonderful friends you have in AS. Clearly, you are going to be missed by many.

Beautiful fabrics & gifts.

SewCalGal
www.sewcalgal.blogspot.com

sewmeow said...

Love the fabrics and little gifties you received from your friends in AS. They are going to miss you just as much as you'll miss them. And..it's time to GO make some new friends in VA.

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Barb.

Stormy Days said...

Oh Barb, what a roller coaster of feelings you must be having right now. You have such wonderful friends. Those gifts are beautiful and that fabric is gorgeous. Do you know how to do that? Could you do a tutorial in your spare time? Just kidding. Stay well.

hetty said...

I would find it very hard to leave friends like that. I guess that is why I am not the one who is moving. Stay strong and make lots of new friends in VA. Those cutouts are cute!

Donna said...

Lucky you ... lovely friends you have. The fabrics are fantastic. Loved the first teal colored, drooled over the purple and almost swooned over the red with the fantastic starfish design.

julieQ said...

What wonderful gifts to enjoy..Love your sewing machine mat!

andsewon said...

Oh what a bitter sweet day for you. You will be missed very much I am sure.
Beautiful fabrics and gifts!
Hugs,
Lola

quiltmom said...

Barb,
They say that one gets what one gives and I know few others who give as much as you do to friends and family.
I am sure that your Samoan friends will miss your enthusiasm and love of life greatly.
I hope you have a safe journey to Virginia. It will be another new adventure and the opportunity to make different relationships. Your friends will remain in your heart- I suspect you will go back to visit now and then.
The fabrics are lovely as is the new sewing mat.
Warmest regards,
Anna

Kim D. said...

Wow, those are gorgeous fabrics and the templates are wonderful.. It's always hard saying goodbye, but it sounds like you've made lasting friendships. When do you leave?

Joanne said...

Barb, these offerings of friendship tell me what a very special person you are. You are so blessed. Joanne

Patty said...

You have wonderful friends and with good taste too!! What pretty fabric.

Kim said...

I sure do see the beauty of these friendships, just as clearly as I see how pretty those fabrics and gifts are. I'm glad that you can keep in touch through email and blogging. No, it's not the same, I know. Will be thinking about you this week and hoping all things go smoothly. Wish we could share a slice of Thanksgiving pie! I made pumpkin - big surprise, lol!! :-D