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Saturday, June 27, 2009

Mail Call...

Imagine my surprize when I came home from an outing to find a package in my mailbox from Australia. An "Act of Kindness Gift" from Blossom (15), daughter of Jenny of Elefantz's...

Blossom had joined my Pay-It-Forward group, but sadly was unsuccessful finding volunteers to play with her. Between Blossom and her mother they thought to change it up to "Acts of Kindness" to a few chosen people. I don't recall who the other lucky souls that
were gifted are. Maybe Blossom or Jenny can mention who in the comments... What a little sweetheart that young one is! Takes after her mother I think!?! 8-)

I best get working on my PIF goodies...soon!

Look at the wonderful goodies she put together for me!!! The main item is what Blossom made with her own 2 hands, the rosary, complete with a darling little bag. Isn't it gorgeous! Made in my favorite color too yet!!! It is wonderful E! I love it! Thank you! 8-)
Also in the package was this beautiful handmade card, some flowery fabric, and some ribbon. Thank you so much for your act of kindness E (Blossom)! You are a blessing... 8-)

I think someone up there is trying to tell me something through Bloosom's act of kindness rosary gift and Mary Grace's PIF mini rosary gift too me.. Hmmmm...?

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Now, something totally unrelated, cause that is how my brain jumps around and works, laundry baskets!

I was folding my laun
dry yesterday and I was lamenting on my baskets. They sure don't make them how they used to, that is for sure!!! This yellow basket my mother received as a bridal shower gift 50 years ago. I seemed to aquire it quite a while back, though I bet my mother regrets it now... This basket has stood the test of time... My brother and I used to play in/on/with it all the time as toddlers. We both sat in it together at one point, even stood on top of it when one was in underneath... Our children have even played in/on/with it!
I know I have gone through 5 to 7 laundry baskets since I had mo
ved from home at 18. All lasted maybe 2-5 years each before falling apart... But this yellow one is still holding strong... 8-)

See? Totally unrelated... 8-)

9 comments:

Winifred said...

Funnily enough I have a blue circular that looks like that and I've had mine nearly 40 years. I hadn't thought about it until you mentioned it.

I've seen some really nice woven ones with lovely checked cotton linings and been tempted. The meanie in me held me back from buying one.

Brenda said...

it's so true about the laundry basket's along with other things. Mine is band-aids. As a kid, you could swim for a week and it would not come off!!! Now, get it wet and it's toast!! Done, finished.... I like the stick on band-aids better. But like your laundry basket - they make more money by making poor quality products, we have to keep buying them........

Tam said...

Lovely, lovely gifts!
That's one heck of a laundry basket! Definite keeper!
I keep finding UFO's and fabric instead of laundry, in my baskets. ;-)

Joyce said...

I have a laundry basket that was a freebie from a short-lived grocery in Morden. I think it was called Price Choppers and they gave them out when they opened to be used in place of bags. I had two but one disappeared. The one I have is going strong after about 15 years.

Lurline said...

Blossom's gifts and a yellow basket - lovely stories!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jenny of Elefantz said...

What a basket!! Is it plastic?? Does it feel very different to the ones that have a short life? Like you, mine only ever last about 2 years.

Blossom's other "Acts of Kindness" were a beautiful stitched-cover journal she made for an online friend, and another beautiful rosary in red and black for a lovely lady who took her on for work experience last year in a bridal store.

She'll be thrilled you like it, Myra!

call me crazy said...

What a beautiful rosary and bracelet! I gave my DD a bracelet for her Confirmation a few years ago~ not near as pretty as yours, yours is a treasure.

LOL abt the basket, I think we ruined all my Mom's playing with them. :-o

Brenda said...

I love the gifts that you received. Hard to believe the basket is 50 years old and has gone through so much and still going. Wow! I do think most things are not made well anymore. They spend more on the stupid plastic packaging for an item than the item itself. You are lucky to own this basket that is so well made.

Guðrún said...

50 years ago, that is a long time for a laundry basket, almost unbelievable!!!