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Wednesday, January 09, 2008

Big Surprise!!!

Now some friends know that I'm addicted to Cross Stitch, so some of them had presented me something about Cross Stitch for the last Christmas!

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!

9 comments:

lolly said...

fantastic gift!!!


lolly

samplerlover said...

Hi Yuko, sorry I haven't been able to comment much on your blog. The computer hoggers have been home so I haven't been able to get on line much. (That is also why I haven't been able to update my blog. Hopefully today or tomorrow. Keep your fingers crossed).
What an amazing small world this is. It doesn't matter where you go you will always find someone you know. I have a couple of stories like that in my life. When you think about them its quite amazing. Your work is still amazing. I always love checking your blog out either for the beautiful photos that you take, your amazing work and I always enjoy reading about your adventures. - Take care - Sandra.
p.s. in case you are wondering who the computer hoggers are. They are my DH and 2 sons.

Pumpkin said...

That would have been such a wonderful surprise!!!! How neat that you were both there at the same time :o)

I think it's interesting to see books and magazines from other countries. That was very kind of her :o)

Cindy said...

You received such a fabulous gift!

It is so wonderful that you were able to meet up with an old friend in such a random way. It is amazing how small the world is sometimes :) I'm always in awe when we run into people that we know in Chicago (happens almost every time), and we live an hour away :)

You are very lucky to have visited Germany!! I would love to go there someday...that is my heritage, and I have studied the language during high school and college.

Nancy said...

Hello Yuko!

You have received beautiful gifts from very thoughtful friends. They are both lovely, but I like the perfume bottle design. It is very unique looking.

I enjoyed the story of you meeting your friend in IKEA. How very nice that you have kept in touch and now have finally seen each other again.

Sally said...

What beautiful gifts in this post and your previous one.

How wonderful to see your friend again:)

Carla said...

what a fantastic coincidence...glad you could see your friend again :)
And the gifts you received are lovely!

angelasweby said...

Yuko,
Your gift from Fiona is really pretty and will look lovely when you have stitched it. How fantastic that you should meet up like that. This has happened to me too and I always think it was meant to be :>)
You have travelled such a lot and made some really lovely friends over the years. So nice of your german friend to send you that book.
Warm hugs, Angela

Jessie said...

Its really wonderful to meet up a friend again, very heart-warming indeed. Its fate and treasure this friendship.
Wonderful gifts from your friends!