Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The unexpected gift

What a surprise!
My good friend Nancy pugmom sent this cutest flamingo wallet to me. She said she is making something for my May birthday but this will take it's place. I can hardly wait to see the treasure she's making as she is just a party on two legs! How did she know I like a flamingo (smirk)
Look how it came wrapped too. Her special card, and that's a great idea in and of itself, right?


That sparkly pink folded box, pink tissue paper, and this inside...







Well, it's just perfect. A perfect gift and a perfect surprise! I feel loved!
Then out of the blue yesterday my bee mate Diana surprised me with this...
It's a leather flamingo wristlet purse!!! In purple! Perfect! Perfect surprise!
She said she wanted to thank me for all I do for her, which is just being her friend, which is easy.

Look at it dangling from my fingers... note the pink plastic flamingos guarding the yard behind.

Check out the little leather legs!
The zipper, handle and it came with a lucky penny inside. Diana and I are Southerners. I think that's a Southern custom of including a penny. Another beemate said her Japanese roots dictate a 5 yen piece to go in any purse.



About two months ago another bee mate came in with this...
She found this funky beaded poodle at a yard sale and said she knew she had to get it for me. HA!
How'd she know I love poodles (double smirk)       Surprise! A gift for no reason, just because.
Because she's thoughtful.
So to keep this surprise gift thing going I made something for my friend recently seen again in Ohio, Maria
(see post HERE)  It will be winging it's way to her soon. She loves blue, so a blueberry pie pin cushion is her surprise gift.
my friend QuiltSwissy is doing a project giving away quilted items at random. Given or gotten any surprise gifts lately?


10 comments:

  1. Love your new flamingos!!! The wallet is wonderful, but that little wristlet purse is truly great!
    The poodle is cute, too (wouldn't want to slight Cole, after all) but FLAMINGOS!!!
    And pie!

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  2. What lovely treasures to receive! Fun colours!
    We had the tradition of a new penny in a purse/wallet gift back home too!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  3. What lovely treasures to receive! Fun colours!
    We had the tradition of a new penny in a purse/wallet gift back home too!
    Take care,
    Joanne

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  4. All are just completely adorable. That flamingo purse is hilarious!

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  5. WOW~wonderful gifts all! I LOVE the wallet!

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  6. WOW~wonderful gifts all! I LOVE the wallet!

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  7. Love the flamingo purse.. she is a great friend! I would love to get one of those for a flamingo-lover I know!

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  8. What thoughtful friends. And I'm glad you're paying it forward too!

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  9. The beautiful wallet was made by Marilyn who blogs at http://shadesofbold.blogspot.com/. I love her bags. Please tell her that PugMom Quilts! sent you.
    LeeAnna, thanks for your kind words. You know how I love being your glitter sister! I love that flamingo wristlet and the beaded poodle that your other friends gave you! Quilty friends are the best!! I got a big gift yesterday--although I bought it myself. An Accuquilt cutter!

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  10. Wow, you and your friends are an awesomely fun bunch. All the gifts are beautiful and so original.

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