There's nothing nicer that spending the day with your best friend.
And that's what I did today.
Heather welcomed me at her front gate, faithful dogs in tow, and so began our familiar routine of coffee, cake, sewing, lunch, laughter, thoughtful pondering, tea and more cake, continued sewing...and as it's the last time we'll catch up before Christmas, gift-giving as well.
If you've followed my blog for a few years you may have noticed I'm rather fond of pears and have some lovely ceramic, wood, and cross-stitched pears displayed around my home. Some I've purchased and others are special gifts.
Today, Heather surprised me with a pear like no other.
Vintage glass...and truly exquisite!
She found this a while back in an antique shop and has been waiting patiently for Christmas...
I've never seen anything like this pear, but oh, how beautiful it is. The photos do not capture the loveliness as they should, but if you had heard my gasps of delight you would surely agree this was a treasured gift indeed.
The little leaf looked to me like an angel's wing...
The glass pear opens in two so you can store something special inside. Heather had filled it with a ribbon embroidered pot pourri pouch, so pretty, so fragrant.
Wasn't I the blessed girl today?!
Would you like to see what I made for Heather?
You know I'm rather fond of sewing pincushions at the moment and I wanted this one to tell her just how much our friendship means to me.
She loved it.
I've had some news to share since October but it's only now that I'm free to tell you about it.
After two years selling used cars because there was no other work available, my darling husband will return to teaching high school next year and has, by the grace of God, secured a position here in the town where we live.
This means we can be close to Blossom and little Cully May and not have to move away!
He'll take up his teaching position in late January at the start of our new school year here in Australia.
To God be the glory, great things He has done!