In my "Every Good and Perfect Gift" post where I thanked several for their kind gestures of sending doll-related gifts, I overlooked thanking Brini of Brini's Doll Domain for the handmade scarf she sent for me to wear along with the knit scarves and hand bags for playscale dolls I won in one of her 2013 giveaway contests. The scarf she made for me was an unexpected, pleasant surprise that I love and that my mother admires each time she sees me wearing it. These items arrived in January 2014 and were illustrated here where I expressed my sincere gratitude to Brini, but I still failed to include her in my Every Good and Perfect Gift post.
The Friday after Christmas, I went to the post office to mail a package for my mother. While there, I checked my PO box and found notification to pick up a package inside. I was surprised when I viewed the return address. I thought, "I didn't win one of this year's contests."
Attached to the outer box was an envelop that contained a beautiful Christmas greeting with a handwritten note from Brini that reads:
I wanted to make sure your mother had her own scarf this year. Please pass this on to her and let her know she is loved! There is one for you too! I remember you loved peach and when I saw this yarn I knew it was you! Enjoy!
How sweet, kind, thoughtful, and considerate is that? While the scarf is not a doll-related gift, I had to extend a heartfelt thanks to Brini in blog form as well as in the email I have already sent her.
|Even though the temperature was around 60 when I opened the package from Brini, I wore my new peach scarf immediately. In this photo it is worn looped from front to back with the ends brought back to the front. It can be worn several different ways.|
I took the following photos of my mother reading Brini's note (after she had already opened her package) and another of her modeling her new scarf that is in her words, "gorgeous!" A selfie modeling my original scarf that I wore that day because it was a better match for my purple sweater is also included.
|Mama is reading Brini's note and then models her new scarf.|
|Selfie, wearing my original scarf from Brini.|
Thank you again, Brini for taking the time to make another scarf for me. I extend a very special thanks to you for making a scarf for my mother, who wanted me to send you her love!
Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows. -- James 1:17