A gift from overseas

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Recently I sent some of my Little Sketchbooks off to different parts of the world. I was happy that people wanted to use them for their creative pursuits. [If you asked me for one and it hasn’t arrived, please let me know — it is either a problem with the post or my brain…]  Imagine my delight when I received a package in return, from Mount Vernon, Washington.

It was a mug mat, made specially for me by Sue.

My new mug mat, made especially for me by Sue
My new mug mat, made especially for me by Sue

In her card Sue says that she made it with me in mind. I can tell that is true because not only has she selected flowers, but there are bird and feather patches!

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She also writes

It’s meant to be large enough for a mug or cup and saucer and an edible treat to boot!

It is a perfect fit on the arm of my comfy red chair, and does fit a mug and the edible treat — a slice of cake that I made with my new mixer!

Sue has a delightful blog, From the Magpie’s Nest, where she blogs about her adventures with patchwork and other deliciously crafty things. Hop on over and say “Hello”.

Thank you Sue, for a thoughtful, and useful, gift. Enjoy using your pen and ink in the sketchbook.

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18 Comments Add yours

  1. What a wonderful blog post of Sue’s gift. The photos are cosy. And I like the addition of the cake made with your new mixer. Lovely

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    1. anne54 says:

      The generosity of other bloggers never ceases to amaze me.

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  2. acflory says:

    What a lovely gift, and a lovely blog as well. 🙂

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    1. anne54 says:

      Aren’t I lucky?

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      1. acflory says:

        lol – yes! And I noticed the mat perfectly matches you mug too.

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        1. anne54 says:

          I hadn’t picked up the colours — well spotted!

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          1. acflory says:

            -takes a bow- Thank you thank you!

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  3. katechiconi says:

    Ahah! That’s who it was for! She posted about it when it was done, and said it was for someone as a gift. How suitable that a bird (Magpie Sue) should make something birdy for a bird-loving feather illustrator…

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    1. anne54 says:

      How right you are! I hadn’t picked up the connection between Sue’s bird loving and mine. She is one talented lady.

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      1. katechiconi says:

        She is, and I’m enjoying working with her on the FootSquareFreestyle block swap we devised together. Speaking of sketchbooks, I have something coming your way in the not too distant…

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        1. anne54 says:

          Hmmm, I am intrigued

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  4. Magpie Sue says:

    My, aren’t you brave to perch that mug on the arm of a chair! Glad you’re happy with the mat and that you’re finding it useful. I’m honored to have it featured in your header photo too. 🙂

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    1. anne54 says:

      Thank you for your generous gift. But no need to worry — the wide and stable arms are one of the many wonderful features of my chair. 👍

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  5. EllaDee says:

    What a clever, thoughtful and lovely gift. So styled to you with the feather and bird panel. I love the blogging community 🙂

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    1. anne54 says:

      I love the blogging community too. The generosity of people — and generosity in so many forms — blows me away at times. There is hope.

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  6. What a lovely gift, full of creativity and as you say, shades of you. This blogging world is full of generous souls: You, Sue and others. I love reading these posts.

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    1. anne54 says:

      I am touched too. (I have been the recipient of your generosity too, Alys) Glad that you are safely back home after your northern adventures.

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