One of them, my OZ friend Fiona who I had lived with in Australia (she's got married to a Japanese guy and now is living in Japan!) has sent me a Christmas card and DMC Cross Stitch Kit!
It's called "The Perfume" and its design is very cute!
I was very happy with this thoughtful present! Thanks a lot, Fiona!
By the way, the BIGGEST SURPRISE was happened today!!!
We (my family) went for shopping to IKEA and while we were shopping, the name I recognize was announced in the store... it was Fiona's husbands' name, and so I asked the shop staff if he was with a Western girl??? So the shop staff said "Yes!"...
Yes, that's right! my guess was right, a person who was called was him!
It has been about 8 years since the last time we've met in person, so my heart suddenly has started to beat fast, and I was so excited to see her again!!!!
But they were a bit late, so I called her and asked "Fiona? if are you in IKEA now???", she was extremely surprised and said "Yes, if you are here, too??? Please stay there!!!!"
She came to see us soon after we cut the line, that was the most exciting moment!
What a coincidence! Actually we are living far away from IKEA and each other, though!!!
We both wanted to see each other sooooo much, so has been keeping in touch often!
What an accidental meeting!! I was so excited and so happy to met her and her husband, and also was happy that I could finally introduce my family to them in person!
Oh, I think I won't be able to sleep well tonight, too excited today, like a child, lol!
By the way, my husband is working for a German company, and so my son and I had been to Germany with him about 2 years ago, when my son was only 4 months old.
Then, we were invited from some very kind family of his co-workers, and had lovely time with them there!
One of them, Sabine (who is my husband's co-workers' wife) and I have been keeping in touch.
The last Christmas, she has sent me a Christmas card and this Cross Stitch book!
This is in German and the designs in the book are so sweet!
I want to stitch this design for cushion (on the cover) very much, it will suit well for our living room!
I also want to stitch some other designs from this book, they are quite rare to see, I think!
Thank you so much, Sabine!
Some day, I want to present stitch works for both of them!
I'm so happy to have both of you as my friends, and was touched by these thoughtful presents!
Thank you so much from the bottom of my heart!