Tuesday, December 29, 2015

A Box of Kindness!

As the new year approaches, the lyrics of Auld Lang Syne come to mind ... "we'll take a cup of kindness yet" ... recently I received a box of kindness from Metro QBee Mary Ellen!
I first met Mary Ellen in 2010 at an event sponsored by Rosebud's Cottage, back when my dillydally philosophy and lifestyle were just evolving!  Mary Ellen is a true kindred spirit ... I like to tell her that we are sisters from different parents!  
This beautiful box arrived ... that holiday anticipation we felt as children ... it returned upon opening this box ... I could feel the treasure it held!
That treasure begins with the gift of thoughtfulness ... one of life's greatest comforts is knowing that someone thought of you!  Each parcel came with a note ...
... a super sweet holiday pin cushion!
A mini version of Mary Ellen to add to my cheerleading squad here in DillyDallydom!
Perfect!  Mary Ellen has an infectious giggle ... we roomed together during the DillyDally Trail event ... one giant giggle fest!
She does a lot of charity work for a fundraising event that benefits an intercity elementary school.  Love the cowboy boot themed zipper pull and hand knit bottle topper!  Too fun!
We're both Minnesota girls ... forever loyal to the Betty Crocker of our childhood!
Mary Ellen is a true treasure hunter ... she combs through garage sales and antique stores professionally.  Mr. DD has cautioned me that I shouldn't make reference to any wants on any social media sites because Mary Ellen will make it her personal mission to locate it!  ;-)  She really is resourceful ... as evidenced in this post during the Minnesota Shop Hop in 2011!
What a hoot!  Halloween cannot come fast enough, so I wore this last night when Brother and Girlfriend came for dinner!  And no, I had not been drinking cocktails all afternoon ... I think they suspected as much ... Mr. DD just gives me that knowing look ... too fun!  Am going to come up with a way to use this in our guild's Quilter's Anonymous group!  Sew fun!
Mary Ellen belongs to a quilt guild in Wisconsin near her cabin ... I love hearing about their activities.  It really inspires me with ideas for our local guild.  She gifted me with a membership ... I think I should plan to attend at least one meeting!  I need to see what I can do to make that happen in 2016!
My mother always sent me coloring books every Christmas ... this is the first one I've received since her passing in 2006!  Choked back tears when I opened this ... so touching!
Flicka was most interested in the antique kitty greeting card ... she also felt Mary Ellen's warmheartedness!
A box filled with kindness ...
... I am blessed and grateful for the friendship Mary Ellen has brought into my life!  For "Auld Lang Syne" ... I treasure the adventures we've shared and am sure there will be future escapades!

Do what you love!  Appreciate kindness!  Do dillydally!
Mrs. DillyDally 



  1. Yep, this looks like her generosity and thoughtfullness.

  2. She is a treasure for sure! Happy New Year!

  3. What a great package.
    How thoughtful of your friend
    Enjoy everything!

  4. That is so Mary Ellen!! Come in October during our quilt show, which is the best EVER, and stay until our fall retreat!! We promise you will have a good time!!