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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

One Definition of a Good Friend




I knew I had a good friend in Sharon Briggs, but I guess I didn't realize how good a friend she really was. To me, one definition of a good friend is someone who does things for you that are not expected. Many times, as in this case, Sharon had no responsibility to make these hearts for me and that makes them very special. They came from HER heart.

I had tatted my first original heart and mailed off in this exchange never to see it again. Nor did I ever see any hearts from the other participants except from J.B. who felt so bad she made me a second one. (Another good friend.) Things happen to the mail sometimes.

Thank you so much Sharon. Mostly for being my friend. Secondly for all you have taught me. Thirdly for caring enough to give so much of your time and effort to replace my hearts on your own. I will never forget your kindness and this unselfish gesture.

Aren't the hearts just lovely?
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Jane Eborall said...

Wow, lucky you. I SO agree about Sharon. Not only these hearts for you but she does SOOO much for everyone else in tat land too.

TattingChic said...

That is really sweet of Sharon to make sure you got all of those lovely hearts! It looks like they are all her own design, too! They are all so pretty, too! You are much loved in the online tatting community, Laura! ((Hugs))!! :)

Lace-lovin' Librarian - Diane said...

What a lovely, thoughtful gift!

LadyShuttleMaker aka MadMadPotter said...

They are very lovely! I hope every time you look at them you will remember how much you are loved!

Tatskool said...

Wowee, that's really something. A real labour of love. They are all super but I love the pale pink lattice one at the bottom the best.

yarnplayer said...

What a wonderful, priceless gift! I also agree that Sharon is incredibly generous and a real inspiration.

Sounds like you had some irreplaceable items lost in the mail - again - let's hope they eventually do turn up. Strange things happen.

Madeline's Album said...

What lovely hearts. I know you are proud of them. A good friend indeed.

***Jon**** said...

Sharon is awesome as are the hearts that she made for you.

I have to say my thanks to Sharon too, for doing so much for tatters and tatting.

Jeff Hamilton said...

All the hearts are very pretty. You know, this is exactly the reason I made Sharon a snowflake after the RR I was in finished. Sharon said that she didn't deserve it. This certainly proves her wrong. We're all grateful for Sharon.

Gina said...

Having hosted exchanges and watched as well-deserving people, such as yourself, fail to get their part of the bargain, I know how it feels. Sharon's given you a wonderful gift, not only in the hearts, but from her own heart. Very special indeed!

Carol Lawecki said...

Hi Laura, the hearts are all lovely! How sweet of Sharon to make them for you! The people here in tatland are the best!

How have you been feeling?

Have a great day!! Hugs!!

Clyde said...

Well Laura it is just some of that good Karma coming back your way for all the good karma you send to others.

JB said...

Beautiful hearts. Sharon IS amazing!!! Can't wait to see how you are going to display your new hearts.

Tattycat said...

You are right, Jane. Sharon does an awful lot for all of us.
Tatting Chic, it was real sweet of Sharon and the designs are beautiful. I've got to check with her to see if they are going into a book! You say I am much loved. I hope all of you know how much you are loved as well.
Diane, it was thoughful. You are right and very generous!
Lady Shuttle Maker, I promise to remember how much I am loved. Where and who are we without it?
Pamela, they are super. You are right. I love the pale pink lattice one best too!
Yarnplayer, I really had to look deep into my own heart and realize it didn't occur to me to tat more hearts for the people who didn't receive one from me. Sharon is a great example. It would be wonderful if the lost ones turned up one day! No questions asked!
Yes, Madeline, she is a good friend and I am proud of them.
Yes, Jon, Sharon is awesome and I hope she reads how many of us appreciate her so much.
That was a great idea, Jeff, to make Sharon a snowflake after the RR. You are very generous as well.
Yes, Gina, it is unfortunate to lose irreplaceable items, but things happen. Or so it seems. Sharon is a dear and I will always treasure these hearts - a gift from her heart.
Hi, Carol. Yes, Tatland is the best and we are blessed to live in this age of tatting. I am not well, but I could be MUCH worse and I am thankful to be here. Hugs to you too!
Thanks Clyde. Karma is a wonderful thing!
Hi, J.B. I have all of my special hearts, including the one you so lovingly made for me, displayed together under glass in one of my end tables. I'll have to make a picture.