Thursday, January 29, 2015

An Awful Day / A Wonderful Day!


Well, my day started out with a text message while on the train that an emergency meeting was taking place and I should get to work as soon as I could. Ended up attending four meetings, so I wasn't able to even start working on my own responsibilities until about 4:00 pm. Worked a 12 hour day and finished at 9:00 pm. 

 Picked up dinner at the train station food court and ate it on my lap on the train. Got to my car at 10:00 pm only to realize that someone had hit my car while I was at work. Dented in the rear corner of the bumper several inches. Did not leave a note. Dragged myself home ready to unwind for an hour and head to bed to get up in a few short hours and do it all over again.

Everything changed when I walked in my kitchen! On the island sat a beautiful manila envelope from my Mom and Dad! I had an inkling that something wonderful was packaged inside. I momentarily entertained the notion of saving it for the weekend... or maybe Valentine's Day ;) and then I quickly opened it up! 


Be still my heart! 
Am I not the luckiest daughter in the world?!
 I love Love LOVE my gorgeous Valentine's Day mat!


 Thank you ever so much Mom for spending your time making such an incredible treasure for me! 
(And I am sure that she spent her time making an identical one for my sister ;)
I will treasure it always! 


Suddenly my awful day turned into a wonderful day! What a difference a package can make! It's going on my table just as soon as I decide I can take it off my lap :)


Aren't Mom's stitches just perfect?


And the wools that she chose are so beautiful!


I'm such a very lucky gal!

"I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of the calling to which you have been called, with all humility and gentleness, with patience, bearing with one another in love, making every effort to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."
~Ephesians 4:1-3

Blessings, Patti

27 comments:

CATHI said...

What a lovely present you got from your mom! Really a treasure! :-)

Cathi

Marilyn said...

Sorry your car got hit. :(
And that your day was tied up in meetings.
What a gorgeous gift.
Her stitches ARE perfect.
Lucky gal, you! :)
Marilyn

Mary @ Neat and Tidy said...

Our Lord knew you needed that gift! What a sweet mom.

Christine said...

Oh it's absolutely wonderful! Bless your dear sweet mom! Her stitches are awesome - clearly you are her daughter!
Blessings
Christine

pj said...

Timing is everything! I love the mat and your mom does beautiful work! You are a lucky daughter....blessings abound!

Samplings from Spring Creek said...

It's beautiful--such a treasure and the package arrived at just the right time. Hope today goes better.

How does your Mom achieve those perfect stitches

Jacki said...

Beautiful! What a sweet gift to end a long, trying day!

paulette said...

WOW!! Your mom's work is AMAZING!! Lucky YOU is right!! Enjoy!!

Primitive Stars said...

Morning, yes, lucky girl, that sure would cheer me up too. Wonderful work your Mom does. Blessings Francine.

bayrayschild said...

What a very thoughtful and loving mom you have Patti and let's not forget how talented she is!

Beautiful!

Hugs, Audrey

Vicki Jo said...

Thank you so much for sharing that! I think a lot of us here in the Northeast who are going to work down narrowed streets between walls of shoveled/plowed snow are experiencing a kind of difficult week, too. Your post about your day and the encouragement you received from your mother really touched my heart. Thanks for including the scripture -- perfect.

Gayle said...

Glad your day ended on such a high note - this is such a generous and lovely gift from your mom!

WoolenSails said...

What a beautiful piece and a wonderful surprise from your mom, perfect way to perk up after a bad day.

Debbie

Margs Primitive Quilts said...

That was so sweet of your Mom to send Valentine wishes to you in something you can leave out year long . Beautiful. Her stitches are perfect!
Hugs Marg.

marly said...

Oh my your mom's stitches are so precise! So this is why you are such a talented needlewoman!

linda said...

God knew you needed some extra love and heart tonight Patti! He was there ahead of you. What a beautiful present.

Faye said...

Your mom is the best~~ I know after a hectic day like that, the smile was broad on your face when you saw this sweet work of art..... A true treasure❤️

primdollie said...

so sorry about the awful parts of your day! Yikes!! But the wonderful part of your day is amazing!! what a lovely gift from your mom!! The colors are lovely!! Can I ask you a question on how she attaches the hearts to the backing please? I am trying to learn some wool applique and I see that she does such lovely work as I have been following your blog and her blanket stitching is fabulous! does she attach the hearts as she blanket stitches?? or how are they attached if you don't mind sharing please. Thanks so much and hope this weekend is better! hugs Linda

Nancy in MT said...

I admire your Mother's work, so talented. And yes her stitches are perfect.

Rugs and Pugs said...

You're mom's stitches are so perfect. What a gorgeous surprise to treasure always.
Hugs :)
Lauren

Anonymous said...

Wow what a beautiful table runner!!! How awesome that your mom found her stitching niche!!! Her stitches are beyond perfect. I wonder if she has to occasionally pull 1 or 2 out to get them that perfect....or does it just come naturally???

RoseMary Baty-Willcox said...

What a lovely tablerunner.
Glad it made your day happier.

Joy said...

So sorry about your long day and car. What is wrong with people that they would not leave a note?!
Your mother, a treasure, sent you a most wonderful treasure!

Lisa Sener said...

Just gorgeous!! Sorry about the rest of your day!

Von said...

So happy the day ended on a very loving, positive note!!

Karen said...

Your work day.....miserable. The gift......wonderful!

Simple Pleasure said...

Patti
I was sorry to hear about the early part of your day...
The table runner from Mom is splendid...I cannot believe the perfection in her stitching...if I recall correctly, she hasn't been at this craft for a long period, either! Your hand work also amazes me...guess it is in the genes. It is such a blessing to receive a surprise package at the end of a not so nice day.
Busy Hands...Happy Heart