A few of my favourite things

It’s a good time of year for mail at the moment. Packages of Christmas presents purchased arriving, some special Christmas messages and cards and sometimes an unexpected package of pure delight. This was one such package. One of the readers of the blog emailed me a while back asking to send something all the way from her home in Belgium.

Today it arrived.

Harper was thrilled that it was for her.

It was nothing but a brown paper package, tied up with string.

With a note.

And inside? JUST THE MOST PRECIOUS THINGS I EVER DID SEE. Harper’s drawings! Bought to life with needle, thread and fabric.


She was delighted! I cried. How are people so kind? And thoughtful? To make something so precious that I will treasure forever. HOW?

Rhi, I don’t just like your little stitching’s I LOVE them. Truly. Thank you so much.

On this blog I share the things I do and the people that I love who are so precious and dear to me, and to have something just as special returned to me made my day. So thank you.

Rhi has a blog. And she has a business. And she has no idea that I am going to share them, nor would she expect me to, but I want to, because I can. So there.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08970799811800725500 Rhi@FlourChild

    Aw, thanks Beth! They were great fun to make, I couldn’t resist. So so happy that you love them, and especially that Harper does too. SHE is the star :)

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      You might be too x

  • Anonymous

    What a thoughtful gesture.
    Sometimes people do things that completely restore my faith in human nature.

  • http://www.thisbloominglife.com/ alison@thisbloominglife

    The world is truly full of beautiful people (and beautiful things) xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08570993625679974104 Vicki ShoppeGirls

    They are all fabulous and super special. Something to treasure for ever.

  • Nic

    This made me cry a little bit … something about this time of year and kind people .. what a treasure

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05039768799104337634 Scandi Coast Home

    Gosh, that is so beautiful ;O)
    Tania xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13272090974052486539 Mrs Woog

    People are wonderful. I love this so much. Are you going to frame them?

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      You bet!

  • http://jewellingtheelephant.blogspot.co.uk/ Sharron

    When the internet and good kind heartened human beings collide it is a beautiful thing to see

    Gorgeous post, loved it!

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Isn’t it? So often we focus on the negative people and their negative thoughts when the majority of people are SO good.

    • http://www.destinationhereandnow.com/ Margaret Hogan

      All of the above :) Thanks for sharing it Beth.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07937706773267639646 Madam Bipolar


  • Anonymous

    Oooh… that gave me warm shivers..what a beautiful thing to do!
    And so cute xo


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/14540195749908936684 GourmetGirlfriend

    so beautiful.
    i love humans.

    • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02005492484650666091 BabyMac

      Me too Ruthie x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04603676517019685060 josy adames

    Aw, tears in my eyes. What a beautiful person… so glad I read this after hearing about that 5 year old boy dying on his way to school yesterday. So much sadness – good to know that there is still lots of good in this world. And that gift is just gorgeous – I’m off to explore her business.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03395454257023289058 SarahMac

    Oh my gosh. I have never seen.anything so cute and clever in my life.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11632583614863675870 Shelley

    That is too cool for words! (and clearly I am not cool, as I just did write too cool for words!)

  • http://www.twitter.com/alexricia Alex

    AMAZING! I loved The Accountant Series and these are just too precious. What a lovely thing to do. x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/03283618400442819761 Sonia LifeLoveandHiccups

    Rhi has just reminded me of how many good people exist in this world. What a gorgeous thing to do xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/05600426584576986011 Modern Day Mummying

    What a beautiful surprise! I’ve always wanted to try with my daughters drawings… Rhi is a very talented woman!

    Sophie xo

  • leanne

    oh. my. god. that is amazing! rhi is amazing! harps is amazing! love love love

  • http://postcardpictures.blogspot.com.au/ Francesca Muir

    Lovely to meet you for the first time and this is just the most gorgeous heart-felt gift – even the packaging is divine!

  • Anonymous

    They would look so delightful framed with large matting around them so the frame doesn’t take away from their wonderfulness. What a superior person of the human race Rhi is.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04459277510791675353 Lal

    Outstanding! With kindness off the charts.

  • Traci Sparkle Devlin

    Oh I can’t wait to have babies so I can get this done! Loving SO MUCH! tx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07278586472887265093 Lucy

    I particularly like Harps chipped naily polish…

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08970799811800725500 Rhi@FlourChild

    I keep looking at them and thinking OMG Bev, you’ll have to iron them!
    Thank you everyone for all your lovely comments. This was the least I could do after the hours of reading pleasure I’ve had from Beth over the years. Xxx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/17255954041037623606 JMac

    These are the GREATEST! I utterly love them. So special.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16918091170830832121 Lydia

    Wow! what a beautiful post and such a lovely gesture! Just wanted to say that I look forward to reading your posts everyday.

  • http://www.cookoodesignphotography.com.au/ Vanessa

    Oh wow. Just beautiful.

  • Anonymous

    Yesterday, during a trip to the post office to dispatch Christmas pressies, I despaired at the state of humanity. Snark, snark, snark – from the staff, from fellow customers – everyone! Then I went to the library and overheard a woman at the counter who was tearily asking to use the phone as her car had just been stolen (I have a feeling that the two shady characters who PUSHED in front of VERY pregnant me in the line at the post office may have had a hand in that, but that’s a story for another day..)

    Anyway, this is a very long winded story of saying that your post is a lovely reminder that good things do happen to good people. Can’t wait to see these beauties framed. Claire

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00858952521754289332 Veronica

    beth, this is beautiful. tears in my eyes. what a kind heart and those stitches are the sweetest. xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12173085007473641503 Tessa White

    Oh I almost feel proud, Rhi is part of the DTLL Family and daily these wonderful humans that run amazing creative businesses blow me away.

    I am so getting Kitty’s first drawing home from school next year done x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04215161182830545561 Reannon Hope

    This is why I always choose to believe people are good because generally they are! What a super lovely gift to receive xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09583940455920694670 Michelle Barrington

    That is just so amazing – don’t you just adore blogs connecting people. They will look so divine framed and for a stranger to bring Harper so much joy. Makes me feel all warm and fuzzy

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09641633717352069186 Ms George {Life at the Coop}

    What a beautiful thing to do. Just gorgeous.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/04984543289642681339 Hope’s Mama

    This is brilliant! One of the best things about Christmas is the unexpected packages and I too am a sucker for simple brown paper and lovely string. I had an unexpected gift from a blog reader today, too (a gorgeous ornament for my tree). ‘Tis the season for loveliness xo

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13439663139027095903 Mary

    Stop making me cry – so beautiful, so thoughtful. so wonderful.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02052985072834947277 Liz

    Oh my goodness, they are heavenly!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/16423155273754490984 Something Gorgeous

    Wow! Very clever. G.x

  • http://motherdownunder.blogspot.com/ Mother Down Under

    That is the most wonderful thing!
    So thoughtful!
    And Harper must have been so surprised!

    I love hearing things like this!
    Thank you for sharing!

  • Sarah Owen-Green

    Bloody fabulous. X

  • Anonymous

    Just beautiful! These are the kind of stories you want to hear at Christmas time….and every other time of the year. Thank you for sharing. Sue N

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/11937511046069347576 edenland

    MY. DIE.

  • http://www.housewifeinheels.com/ Housewife in Heels

    This is beautiful!!! What a clever little bird she is… although don’t think she’d have too much luck converting my 2 year old’s scribbles into fabric

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/09496111373121294660 Carmel’s Closet

    Rhi rocks. Respect. Skill.

    Loved the accountant series to bits. Skill Harper!


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/00249766510078357225 Mimsie

    How delightful and what a wonderful surprise for you and for Harper too. You are so fortunate to have such wonderful friends but then you yourself are also a wonderful friend. xx

  • Anonymous

    How gorgeous!
    Leisa Flanigan

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10297932355360477833 Melissa {Suger}

    Naaaw, they’re PERFECTION. Great work Rhi!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/08404184287815243972 lisacng @ expandng.com

    Found this blog via loulouloves and first, those drawings are cute, and second, that gift is so thoughtful and just as cute!!!!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/13727585845287744452 Maryandlil

    THAT is just gorgeous. absolutely!

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/02383863720375818688 Carly

    In a week that has felt so full of snark and blogging hate, this made me cry.

    What a truly thoughtful and wonderful gift.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/07507983700822758509 Diary of a jazz widow

    Yes her work is amazing….it got my attention

  • http://www.heytherejustme.blogspot.com/ Sue

    Oh they are just so gorgeous. What a beautiful gift.

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/10719163569308739697 Iliska Dreams

    Oh… what a beautiful gesture. Sending love and thoughtfulness all wrapped in brown paper and string.


  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01022569419713163845 Francesca Muir

    This is so beautiful! I love the way we connect with like-minded people through our blogs – people with the same passion, creativity and drive and extraordinary generosity. A beautiful gift and beautiful heart-felt post. x

  • http://www.twitter.com/lipglossmumma Jodi aka Lipgloss Mumma

    Wow! How gorgeous! There is still hope for mankind. xx

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/12865243313251661010 Two Aussies in Bots with a Baby

    Such a thoughtful gesture. I love thoughtful x

  • http://www.blogger.com/profile/01368145710452826385 Carly Findlay

    I love these gifts for you and Harper, Rhi is very clever, and so is Harper.
    I also love how blogs make us connect :) So lovely.

  • http://twitter.com/Pofuff Pofuff

    This caught my eye. Really really adorable! :) As my daughter would say – ‘absoloobly’ cute!