Her name is Caroline Laurense, and she has gotten in on a number of our Muse Box Deals over the past weeks at the Group---I make special packages at deep discounts every Friday for the first ten who contact me after I announce them.
The note enclosed with her box, sent to me, says:
"You always give people a good time with your muse boxes....so I thought, why not give one to Brenda. I hope your like this Dutch Muse Box. I made it especially for you with some Dutch goodies. I hope you like the stroopwafels special cookies...Have fun!"
It wouldn't have mattered what was in it, Caroline just touched my heart. International shipping is expensive and we all have to watch our pennies. The stroopwafels were amazing, my husband and I had them with our coffee this morning before I left for the shop.
In the box were so many Delft-type beads and charms and even little wooden Dutch shoes! You can see it all in the photo above---except the cookies! They're gone!
AND....one more brass plaque, I think it was a piece of furniture hardware. I already made it into a bracelet:
I was having a hard day today, we got some upsetting news about the lack of progress by the township to run the sewer line past our house. Apparently the whole thing is on hold and is not going to progress for an indefinite amount of time. We are managing, but this news is just a *bit* devastating.
At the same time, I also know that things can turn around quickly. Sometimes they do, just at the time we you feel the worst about them.
Caroline, your darling package put a band-aid on my blistered little heart today. There are good people out there who care. Some live very far away.
This is proof that when you put a good vibe out there and show love and support, you will get it back, in mercy buckets.