The lovely thing that happened was my good friend Sam (female Sam) had returned from a trip to India and this is what she brought me back as a present!
This lovely fabric is actually a sari, but I am going to sew it into a dress. There are about 6 or 7 metres of it! The lavender and rust colour combination is really chic.
AND she also brought me this lovely shawl/blanket/warm wooly rectangle:
How incredibly generous of her to think of me when she was seeing all those fabulous sites in India-- each day being overwhelmed with colour and brilliant images. And in the midst of all this excitement, she thought of me and took the time and effort to bring these treasures home for me. How lucky am I??
As well, I have recently been wearing this wonderful brooch on my coat, and people have been remarking on it. That too, reminded me that it was a present from a dear friend who I knew in Canada. Someone who still lights up my life with her entertaining emails.
How wonderful it is to have friends -- whether they give you presents or not. Wouldn't you agree?!