"Happiness depends upon ourselves."
Well, yes, but sometimes we get some help from family, friends, acquaintances or even people we only know through the Internet! Some days I just can't help but smile from ear to ear. Those are good days. :o)
It pays to leave a comment. I've been reading Monica's blog for quite some time now. I find it quite interesting and think, that she deserves many more readers (who leave a comment), as many other blogs I read do. She had a contest and I was a winner for leaving the 1000th comment! Woo Hoo! Wasn't she generous with her prize? I finally got a knitting related mug! I like mugs in general, but so far I've not found a sheepy mug or any other knitting related mugs, so I'm VERY happy about it. The Tangerine Cherry Tree Hill skein made me laugh. It really IS orange! I have to find the perfect project to use it with. Thanks Monica for everything!
Another generous person is dear Chawne! I know her first and mostly through flickr. I love to be part of her days through her photographs and comments. She's so funny and excellent in every craft she does. If you don't believe me, see for yourself. Look through her sets of wonderful crafts. She inspired me to do many projects, the last one was the Babette blanket.
All I did to get this wonderful, generous gift was to send her a project bag I made, and she's still waiting for it! I sure hope it gets there soon. It's not that I expected anything in return, although I DO like surprises as well. I think I was quite selfish in sewing those project bags, which was fun for me, and than giving them away, which made me feel good. So there, selfish! :o)
Excellent customer service! I never doubt that it exists again! Back in 2007 I bought Amy Butler's Chelsea Bags pattern to make this tote bag. The same pattern also gives instruction to make a the handbag size. I kept the cut out pattern, but lost the instructions. Since my sewing machine is still out, I thought, I'd like to make the small Chelsea bag, but I could not remember how the handle was done. I just knew it was a bit difficult.
So I wrote to Amy Butler's customer service and to my amazement I've got a nice answer, and what was even more amazing, they sent me the pattern free of charge!
Isn't that great customer service?
Now there's something else. Somebody did me a favor, and in return she only asked me for a post card from were I live, which her disabled son collects. This is a small thing to do. I was just thinking how great it would be, if instead of one post card, she would get many for her son? If anybody is willing to send a post card, please send me an e-mail. I've already obtained the help of some family members to participate. :o)