Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Long sleeves, books and boxes

I'm proud of all the things I have learned to do with my hands. Sew, quilt, paint, play piano, work hard, mow lawn, build, cook, carry babies, write, compute, lend a helping hand, etc., but what on earth can you do if you are wearing these long sleeves -- sleeves that don't even push up on your arm? Odd, like advertising how useless your hands are (IMHO).

Below is what I'm reading these days - very interesting. While this book is several years old, piracy (in it's traditional sense) is a current major problem!

Below is a photo of a box For Sale at the Church Rummage Sale, that I really WANTED, but was apparently too slow when the doors opened, and it was GONE when I walked in, clutching my $2.00 in hand. Sigh - look at the cute rabbits, and angel on the top. Oh well.


Monday, when I came to work, there it was, perched next to my computer in my office, with my name affixed! Some very kind person - Norma? Jacci? both deny they were the kind person -- had picked it up for me, having seen my disappointment when I thought it was gone.

But wait! -- There's MORE! I opened the box and was flabbergasted to see another nested box, just as attractive, inside. And then, yes, ANOTHER ONE, AND ANOTHER AND ANOTHER, AND ANOTHER and ANOTHER! What a treasure - there are 7 lovely boxes in all! And each one in perfect condition. I have publickly admitted my lack of decorating sense, but here they are, nicely stacked up next to my hutch. I'll have to work on decor.

I DO love my job - there is so much kindness happening. And I in turn always make a contribution - something about "what goes around comes around."

20 comments:

paula, the quilter said...

I intentionally pull my right sleeve down over my hand because I use a pen and table instead of a mouse. The sleeve helps my hand slide over the tablet. Lovely boxes. So what are you working on lately?

CJ said...

Lovely treasure those boxes are! How sweet to find them on your desk. I like LONG sleeves but not OVERLY long sleeves, that would bug me.

Quilts And Pieces said...

Oh how fun! I"m so glad those boxes found their way to you - even if you missed buying them yourself! I can't stand long sleeves! Even now with inches and inches of snow and windy cold I"m sitting here in a sleeveless shirt!

Kathie said...

great boxes!
I just love the colors in them too, Lucky you.

Joyce said...

Beautiful boxes, and how nice that someone bought them for you!

Sweet P said...

Those boxes are lovely. You have a great friend somewhere.

FLO_rancher said...

Those boxes are precious..have you named them yet?
DEB};o

Rosaline said...

What a great friend you have! I really like those boxes. Re long sleeves - I'm short and have lived with turned up cuffs all my life, which I always hated. 3/4 length (almost) comes to my wrist; which I love. LOL

The Faerie Queen said...

What cute boxes, you have some great friends. I too am a short person, and overly long sleeves really annoy me. They appear to hang down to my knees. xxx

Catherine said...

Those boxes are such treasures!! Sleeves are always too long for me -- and I end up pushing them up and then distorting the sweater or jacket or whatever. But in winter it's a bonus -- extra warmth around the hands! :-)

The Calico Quilter said...

Re: long sleeves. They're always too long on me so I roll them up and then have doughnuts around my forearms, which are just as annoying!

The boxes are cute as can be. What a blessing to work around such thoughtful people.

meggie said...

Some kind friend knew just what you liked! What a lovely surprise!

Millie said...

I love boxes too! What a wonderful surprise that somebody thought of you and arranged for you to have it. And how divine that it was filled with little boxes inside!

There is a lot of kindness happening in places where you least expect it.

Happy Holidays!

Nebraska Quilter said...

Life can be so wonderful!! Have a great Holiday season!!

YankeeQuilter said...

Those boxes were just ment to be!

I'm am always struggling with sleeves and it drives my DH crazy but I am always cold so can't do the shortsleeve route...maybe I just need a good tailor....

MARCIE said...

Celebrate the Reason for the Season with selfless giving! How nice to hear that people still do that! Merry Christmas to you Elaine!

julieQ said...

I am so glad for your bounty of boxes! They are so cute. Merry Christmas!!

Tanya said...

What a great box! And what wonderful friends to think of you!
Now what are you going to store away?

Kim said...

This is such a nice surprise to be surprised like this, lol, not often that we are truly caught in such a delightful situation. Very nice random act of funness! :)

Your shirt quilt is gorgeous. You always have the most delightful quilts to share.

Carla said...

Love the boxes!

I read that book about 2 months ago. It was really interesting, I thought.