Bee's Hive

Friday, February 6, 2009


I've been fighting depression all week. Nothing worse then being inside for all these winter weeks, looking out at gray skies, ice and snow piled up so high I could step over my 4 ' garden fence. It's much worse when you spend your day in a wheelchair. Until the ice melts there is no possibility of going outside.

I can't seem to get myself organized to work on the mini quilts I am doing for a swap. Yesterday I spent the day fooling around with tiny dolls trying to motivate myself. They did get new dresses and a bed quilt made with 1/2 inch blocks.

The little bed is homemade from the 1940's. I have a complete set of this furniture. The doll in the bed is only 2 1/2 inches tall and her Mom is 3 1/4 inches tall.

Today I woke up in the same blah mood. BUT...then the mailman came with an envelope marked SURPRISE!

I just about fell over when I opened it! On the HGTV quilting site, Talia, was doing a silk ribbon buy in for $50. I looked at it for days and decided it just wasn't in the budget until I could figure out how to pay for my new medicines at $1200. a month. The SURPRISE was that some wonderful HGTV gal had sponsored me!

I had set aside my Crazy Quilting projects for the lack of a variety of silk ribbon sizes and colors. I just can't believe this wonderful act of kindness! I will never forget todays SURPRISE! I hope she will please tell me who she is so I can return the kindness by sending her one of my CQ boxes!

Can you believe all the wonderful colors! I can't even take a real photo for the lack of camera batteries! Snow and Ice...please go away!

This is the sickly ribbon I had left to work with. No wonder I lost interest in CQing!

There is a huge lesson to be learned by this wonderful gift. You just never know how a gift will change someone's day! I think I'll make it until May...this put a lasting smile in my heart!


craftydiane said...

Your little dolls are precious. I just love little tiny dolls. I still have one that my brother gave me when I was 5 years old. That was 44 years ago. Once I got old enough to sew I made her some cute little clothes. I am so sorry you are stuck in with all the snow. Wish you were here to enjoy some of this nice sunny Alabama weather! It has gotten pretty cold the past couple nights, but it a nice warm day today (about 60 degrees) and the sun is shining bright! So glad you got the ribbons in the mail to cheer you up. What a wonderful surprise!
Have a Blessed Day,

tisme said...

It would not have happened to a nicer lady! You deserve it, and I am so glad you got it just when you needed it most. Bea, enjoy it and play in all that color, and forget the ugly gray outside.

Anonymous said...

Glad you had a big surprise in the mail RAOK are so much fun for both parties,