Friday, May 02, 2008

The Kindness of Strangers

Sometimes a casual word here or, in this case, on Ravelry brings a very unexpected response.

I mentioned last week that some scum er naughty boys had nicked the lead off our roof at the back of the house and the lovely Yarn Collector has sent me a replacement :) LOL

These precious mini skeins are from Natalie at the Yarn Yard and I need to thank her too, not only for dying them in the first place and for thinking of the miniskein idea, but also for telephoning Annette when I happened to order the same mini skeins later the same day (I guess we can safely say that Annette and I both have very good taste) :) but also that Natalie takes her customer service very seriously - she changed some of Annette's order (with her consent) so that I got no duplicates. Isn't that lovely?

This brings me to thinking about internet friendships and the value to me of people like Annette. Having someone at the end of an email or who responds to a blog post is a special thing. I am very lucky to know people like Annette. It also reminds me to wave to Belle whom I have neglected but who is also special to me. But today is big up Annette day, so pop over and share the love. Thankyousoverymuch, honey, you made my day :) I have no idea what I will make with them but I am enjoying their yarny goodness and stroking and petting them and drinking in their lovely toning colours.
A week or so ago when I was being naughty with the credit card I ordered this lovely shawl ring from Rocki Dee over at Posh Yarn mentioned a shawl ring she'd received a while ago and I coveted it :) so I treated myself before I even needed a treat.

Rocki also sent me some much needed Arizona sunshine and the sun is shining here this morning. Amazing how a little sun can lift your spirits and the postman helps too. :) But the unexpected gifts of a stranger who has become a friend are beyond price.


Annette said...

Aww, thanks! Now I need tissues,can you share a box? :o)

natalie said...

I'm glad they arrived safely.
I rarely ring customers because as an online business, I regard it as a bit of an invasion of privacy, but in this case I had two problems... I needed to change the colours, but should I tell Annette you have made an order (breaking confidentiality, which I take very seriously) or tell you that you are getting a parcel(spoiling the surprise).
I was positively dancing with indecision!


Queen of the froggers said...

How lovely! I do like the shawl ring, gorgeous.

Queen of the froggers said...

How lovely! I do like the shawl ring, gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Wow Jacqui (and Annette), I bet that has really made your week. Love the shawl ring too. Abi x