Last summer I was contacted by email by someone who was searching for an out-of-print pattern, New Look 6751. She had seen a review I had done of it here and asked if I might be willing to sell the pattern. I wasn't quite ready to do that, but I suggested she could borrow it, and she took me up on that. Little did I know that she was in Queensland, Australia!
So, I went down to the post office and sent the pattern off from Texas to Queensland. I was not in a big hurry to get it back, but in December Christine contacted me saying she had put it in the mail. We missed a week of mail in December due to an ice storm (hard to believe since this week we are in the sixties), but a little before Christmas I got a fat envelope from Queensland.
I was only expecting the pattern, but when I opened it there was a lovely notecard with a kookaburra and some Christmas paper!
Inside the paper were some lovely gifts. A beautiful tea towel with a map of Australia (whose photo needs to be rotated but I'm not blogging this from my computer so I don't have access to my photo files at the moment):
I have to say that making these kind of contacts through the internet has been so much fun and so nice!! It really gives a boost to your day when someone on the complete other side of the world has given you a little thought. I have always enjoyed making connections with people, and even though a lot of us may never meet in person, it has been (and is) such a pleasure to get to know some of you.
Here's to many more happy connections between us all for 2014!