Wednesday, 14 December 2011

Every cloud ...

... has a silver lining. 



or a pink birdie one!

And today my silver lining called, and made my day!

It all started a couple of weeks ago with a reminder e-mail from a friend ...
(thank you Honey :)  you know who you are!)

you know how it goes with good intentions, right? 
well, time is slipping through my fingers faster than water at the moment, and organised I was not, no matter how good my intentions were...

So on the day it should of arrived, I toodled off to the Post Office with package in my sweaty little mitts..
I was a little surprised to find no ques, but stepped up to the counter to be greeted with ...

sorry we can't post that - the systems are all down, and also in all the surrounding Post offices! 

Nooooooooo!

I needed this to arrive before today, because I knew this person would be out, chillin' at the Chemo Bar!

But sods law intervened and there was nothing I could do.  So back I toodled yesterday and posted my package, praying it would not be hidden by the postie, or worse, ... but we won't go there.

So, one little cloud, I had to live with ... but today I had the mother of all days at work ...
and feeling just a little sorry for myself, I was a little surprised by my phone ringing ...

Squeeeeeeeeeal!!!!!  Terri!


it's arrived!  And she loves it!


and after a right natter about the up and coming FQ Community Retreat, and the Brit Bee, and ... and ... and

oh, Happy Birthday Terri! 

You turned a truly cloudy day, back into bright sunshine, you never cease to inspire me, with your cheery excitement and exuberance. 

Stay well Sweetie!


p.s.  I used this Tute for the bag, and it is sooooo easy!

14 comments:

Flying Blind... said...

Love Terri!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Sweet little bag (not talking about you!!) xxxx

susan said...

Beautiful post, Trudi. And a beautiful gift for a beautiful lady. You did yourself proud and I am glad she loves it.

Sarah said...

Lovely post :-) And Hads is right, you are a sweet little bag ;-) lol

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, glad RM pulled its finger out for you for a change!

Nicky said...

Cute bag - can understand why Terri was thrilled!

tink's mom said...

Your friend is very lucky to have you on her team. The bag you made is great.

Is'nt this the greatest bag. I've made about a dozen so far. I keep changing the size, some smaller some taller some with a panel at the bottom. The latest I made for me is in wool.I've given several as gifts, loved by all. Please stop by and see the latest pnes I have made.
http://selinaquilts.blogspot.com/2011/11/how-small-can-it-go.html

Judith, Belfast said...

Oh Trudi that's one truly sweet bag - what a fab gift for Terri! You're a super star (or should I call you Trudi Scrumptuous!). Jxo

Fiona said...

Awww what a lovely gift :)
And I won't call you a bag, but you're a sweetie ;)

Brigitte Heitland said...

Who wouldn't be excited about getting this lovely sweet gift!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Gorgeous bag and a lovely end to an awful day!!

Sheila said...

Thought I recognised the Bento Bag! Ayui sweetly allowed e to use this to run a workshop back in the summer - it was so popular. Really sweet bag.

Manda said...

Aww glad it got there! Lovely bag!

Janine said...

Your bag looks fab - what a great present!

Mish Mash Mama said...

It is Trudi scrumptious!! I love it and it's keeping my embroidery stuff all warm and cosy. Im glad it didn't arrive on my birthday, much better to arrive after a round or three at the chemo bar! Thank you so much.