Surprise From Across The Pond!

A few days ago I received a package from a special long distance friend 
from the Netherlands, Chris Jones
A few months ago I sent a little package to her and included a watercolor card I painted of two ladies, Chris and Carolyn!
Here we, are as if together, enjoying our wonderful friendship!

In the package was a precious applique little quilt "Chris" created as a reminder of the watercolor card I painted for her. 
Every stitch is full of perfection and detail! 

Attached, on the backside of the quilt is a special label she created! 

The three little buttons came from old sewing pieces of fabric from around 1920 that her mother made at the Industrial School (a kind of housekeeping school). The little pieces of tatting and lace are also from that time. 
Thank you "Chris" for the special quilt which I will treasure with along our special long distance friendship xoxo!

It all started with our International Siggy Swap in 2010
hosted by Marga Pieper. I created a link to her site.

Hugs, Carolyn


  1. I'd like to see your face! It was such a pleasure to make it for you and I am glad it safely came in your home.
    I so enjoyed your phone visit. Wonderful.
    Receive my love from 'across the pond'!!!! Xoxoxox

  2. Wow--what a wonderful gift she created from you sweet watercolor, right down to the label!

  3. Wow. How special is that. A treasure for sure. Hugs,xx

  4. What a delightful gift. Friendships can sprout up from all kinds of situations and can bloom no matter where we live.

  5. Very special indeed,such a wonderful gift,lovely friends.

  6. What a beautiful gift 🎁 Chris created for you from your lovely friendship card...
    You are very lucky to have such a great friend.

  7. How creative she was with your design!

  8. How absolutely precious!! What a very sweet and fitting gift that was! And a lovely surprise! :)

  9. Hi Lee ,wow what a wonderful story and the drawing and cushion are gorgeous,what a special friendship you ladies have,thankyou for sharing xx

  10. Isn't it amazing how friendship start and grow. You both are so luck to have a special gift from each other to look at and smile very time you see it. I hope you have many years of surprising each other.

  11. LOved your post Carolyn.Happy Easter to you.


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