Monday, May 30, 2016

Mail Call Monday - The Surprise Edition

Welcome to another edition of Mail Call Monday!!  Yes, I realize that there was NO mail today because of the Memorial Day holiday, but I got a package last week (and one the week before) that needed to be shared.

Thank you to Karen at K's Quilting Corner blog.  She makes Beads of Courage bags.  I commented on her blog by thanking her for her service to the Beads of Courage program.  It's a program near and dear to my heart (since DS2 had a bone marrow transplant 3 years ago.)

She inquired about his Beads and I responding by letting her know that his are kept (safely) in a Ziploc baggie (which has worked fine for my no nonsense boy.)  She was having none of it!!  She kindly offered to make THIS one just for DS2:

It was such a thoughtful gift!  Karen even went in search of the perfect fabric to match DS2's interests and favorite color.  (Totally unnecessary, but so very much appreciated!)  He was so surprised that she had gone to SEW much trouble for him.  Her kindness touched this mother's heart, too.  Thank you, Karen, from both of us!!

And then...

I got an email saying that she had put something in the mail for me.


I was terribly confused (since DS2's package had already arrived.)  I emailed back wondering if I had forgotten to send an acknowledgement.  Or had I sent it to the WRONG Karen?!?  Not the case!!

She emailed back saying that she felt that I needed something special, too.  How sweet is that?!?!

The (unexpected) package:

The contents:

The sweet message that accompanied the adorable (GREEN) pouch:

And I might have mentioned that mine is GREEN!!!  :o))  Thank you, again, Karen!!  You certainly brightened my day (and my week... and my month... and my outlook on life.)  May you be blessed for your kindness and generosity to others.

Until next time...
Sew Happy!!!


  1. How kind of Karen. They are beautiful bags. (I don't understand about the beads, though....)
    --Nancy. (ndmessier @,

  2. Aren't those unexpected gifts such fun? Quilty friends are the best!

  3. That was so very sweet of Karen. I got a little teary reading this post.
    Nancy -you can find out more at


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