Thursday, October 15, 2009

Blessings From Michelle For Me & Granny

This is Granny reading her birthday card from Michelle.
When Granny receives a card she reads every word out loud.
This was such a sweet card made just for Granny by Michelle.

If you haven't visited Michelle's Blog, you need to.

This is all of the gifts that Michelle sent Granny!!

Do you see the sewing machine covers? Michelle made one for me and one for Granny!!

Oh I just love mine. She sent so much fabric for Granny. I am going to cut it into the size squares that granny likes and take them to her a little at a time. There are also sheets in this box. Granny loves to use sheets for her backing.

Thank you Michelle!

Here I am explaining how this fits over the machine.

I took a picture of all the other gifts that Michelle sent and took it to Granny and told her that I would cut it up for her.

She was so thrilled with this. As you know Granny sews Monday through Thursday. She looked at me and said, "Now Beth, this woman gave this to me??" I said, yes Granny. She said, "I just don't understand how they all know me." I explained to her that I tell all my friends about her and everyone loves her.
I am slowly giving Granny the birthday cards and gifts that you bloggers are sending.
Her birthday is Oct. 24th but we are receiving so many cards I thought she would enjoy them a little at a time.
Thank you to everyone! She is loving it. I am trying to post it all if she lets me get a picture.
O.K. I have to show you all something!!!
Do you remember when Grannys sewing machine tore up and they had to get her another one?
Well, Michelle saw it on my blog and she emailed and told me that she had one just like it. She was going to take it out of the cabinet and send Granny the cabinet for her machine. But by that time my uncle had found Granny a cabinet for hers. I mentioned to Michelle that I had always wanted a sewing machine in a cabinet. Well need I say more......................
Is this not gorgeous?? Michelle went out of her way to send me a video and show me the stitches this machine does. Then she offered me a deal that I could not refuse!!! So now I have a machine just like Grannys in a cabinet!

Along with this awesome machine she sent me gifts. The box has all of the discs and attachments for the machine. Do you see the stand with the thread on it? This is a thread holder that she made for me out of a coffee mug stand. It holds the big cones of thread. At the top it has a hook/eye that you put the thread through and stand it next to your machine and thread it as you would normally. You get to use the big cones of thread so when sewing you never run out of thread. Is that not something?? Then the little plastic bag has four autumn coasters in it. I thought it was fabric. Michelle told me that these are called Criss Cross Coasters and are easy to make. I love them! I told her that I felt like this was Christmas!!! I forgot to tell you that she even packed this machine in the neatest suitcase. I forgot to take a picture of it. My husband said he had never saw me this excited. I can't wait to sit down and play with my machine but it will be this weekend before I can. Michelle & her husband sell sewing machines when they have them, so if you are in the market for a good machine you need to contact her before buying. She told me that this Singer 401A like Grannys is a very popular machine.
It is in excellent condition.
All I can say is THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart from me & from Granny.
If you have not signed up for the give away, go to my side bar and click on the stack of quilts to find out how. The deadline is Oct. 23, 2009.
Thank you to everyone that has sent cards and gifts for Granny.
She is getting spoiled. There will be many more posts about her birthday cards and gifts. I am going over there today to take her more from all of YOU.
I just give her a little at a time so she can enjoy it all.


StitchinByTheLake said...

Michelle is truly a sweetheart - she sent me one of those sewing machine covers too and I absolutely love it! God has touched her life and she passes it on. blessings, marlene

Alice Grace said...

What a great friend you have in Michelle! How sweet her note is to Granny! Tears came to my eyes as I read it. I know Granny is just overwhelmed with all this attention, and she surely deserves it!

Allie said...

Those covers are lovely! I love that Granny uses sheets to back her quilts, so do I - I pick them up at the thrift store, usually vintage sheets that are in excellent condition.
Michelle is an absolute angel. May God richly bless her for her giving heart!

Amelia said...

Michelle is a glad to consider her a close blogging friend.

Now to Granny - I bet her eyes just sparkled with this gift....just like Christmas for a child.

Have a great day.

Michelle said...

What a wonderful post, and you are just so sweet in all you said. I'm so glad everything worked out and it all got there in 'one piece'. I love sharing. It brings me more joy than you know.

Thank you for such kind words.
be blessed,

Anonymous said...

How thoughtful of Michelle. It's always heartwarming to see Granny's overwhelmed expression of joy with each and every "surprise." Blessings to you and Granny both today Val.

quiltingnana said...

wow...what wonderful gifts

Diane said...

Guess who got her quilts today and love, love, love them. Did I say I love them? They are the most perfect quilts in the world.

PEA said...

It always makes me smile when I see a picture of Granny reading one of the many cards she's been receiving:-) I mailed out my b'day card to her yesterday so you should receive it in a few days.

Omigosh, how wonderful that Michelle was able to send you that sewing machine in a's no wonder you were so excited to receive it! hehe You and Granny are making me wish I knew how to sew and make quilts and such!!!! Love ya! xoxo

Dot said...

Val, it was such a pleasure meeting you and your Mother at the quilt show. It is a small world we live in and you always meet the nicest people at quilting events. Love you blog.
Dot in beautiful NE Georgia