Monday, February 9, 2009

Just Because

About a week or so ago, in the midst of a real family trauma, I received a sweet little email from MaryJane of The Beehive Cottage. She asked what my favorite colors for my kitchen are. I answered: pale mint green, pale pink and white.

“PERFECT! Thank you! Have a wonderful week.”

What are you up to, little bee?

“Something simple, practical & sweet!”


Friday afternoon there was a padded envelope covered in cute stamps waiting for me. A keeper, for sure.

Inside it were three lovely dishcloths with an adorable card attached, the reverse reads:
Just because!

Way across the country, MaryJane can only imagine what this gift means to me. The dishcloths are beautiful!

If you read my blog, you will know that I am constantly awestruck at the warm support and encouragement I find whenever I blog. Of course, like any friendships there are laughs, inspiration, sharing and tears.

Love, your friend,


Vintage Girl at Heart said...

How sweet of her!!! I love these type of dishcloths. They are so versatile!!!
~Love that she stamped the envelope too, I do that when sending care packages to my daughter in North Carolina.

Amy C said...

oh my word that is so very kind, sweet and thoughtful and they look perfect on your hooks. I love the stamps on the padded mailer too.

Lori said...

awwwwwwwwww:) that was sweet!!! what a good friend you have Elyse...i have met some of my very best friends in blog~land...i am glad you are finding this to be true too:) i hope your family trauma has been resolved Elyse!!!

~Tricia~ said...

That really is so sweet! What a perfect way to send a hug and a smile!

Maryjane - The Beehive Cottage said...

Sweet Elyse, you have touched my heart forever! I am so happy you like the dishclothes! Every stitch I thought of you, honest! Cute post my dear. Hugs, Maryjane xox

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

That was so sweet of her! Those clothes are adorable and they look perfect in your kitchen.

LaurieStar said...

Those are so pretty and look so cute in your kitchen! What a nice thing to do! :)


Hi Elyse,
I just love blogging, we get to meet and talk with some of the sweetest people ever!! Maryjane MADE these, that makes it extra special!! I hope everything is okay with your family?

Mary Ellen (megardengal) said...

Isn't it amazing the precious friends we come across! I consider them little hugs from God!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

Hi Elyse.. you lucky girl!.. those dishcloths were awesome! especially when handmade in your fave colours!.. lovely!..

Shabby Addict said...

That is seriously so sweet! It makes me want to go out and do something nice for someone.. you know, pay it forward type of thing haha.. those dishcloths are sooo cute!! What a talented gal!

KatCollects said...

I love sweet suprises in the mail, that was so nice. I checked delivery confirmation and it says your package was delivered today, YEAH! I am sorry it was a little delayed.

TattingChic said...

Oh, that Mary Jane is a sweetie, isn't she! I love her blog, too! :)

tam said...

Aww Elyse what a sweet friend-she was in tune for sure! Good friends are such a blessing-I love it when things happen like that, they are no accident! Hope your week will be filled with more wonderful blessings~Smiles~Tam!

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh Elyse! isn't she so so sweet!?!

I love how wonderful all the woman and you too, are in blogging land! its so incredible to me , that everyone just knows how to lift us up, just at the right time too!

Those are the sweetest things she gave you and what perfect colors too! Have a nice day kiddo! xo Cyn

Jennifer said...

Wow, that was sweet. So pretty too!

Wendy @ The Shabby Nest said...

What a fun little gift! Aren't blog friends great?

Betsy said...

That is so sweet. A sweet bloggy friend sent me a great frame once so sweet.

Betsy said...

That is so sweet. A sweet bloggy friend sent me a great frame once so sweet.

Sweetina said...

Oh Elys thank you for stopping by my blog!
I am thrilled you introduced yourself because i love your blog and feel as if I have made a new friend!
Isn't it amazing how thoughtful blogger friends can be~that was the sweetest handmade from the heart gift and wrapped so kindly!
Been a pleasure visiting~i will be a regular now!

Glitter and Bliss said...

How super sweet of your friend. Even though we have never met, I feel like we would be great friends...even outside blog land. Rah!!! Rah!!! Rah!!!

Cherry's Jubilee said...

Those are gorgeous and fit perfectly with your decor! Blog buddies are the best! Had fun catching up on your blog. cherry

~Tricia~ said...

Thank you for your visit. And yes, I did get some things accomplished with my "me" time. Some of it was even productive ;-)

Sandy Toes said...

How fun! I love your pegs and cute and full of cottage charm!
-sandy toe

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oh how wonderfully sweet of her, they are just so cute.
Such a lovely thought.