Last March I wrote about how an Etsy purchase turned into an international friendship--if you click here you can read it.
The short version of the story is that another Etsy seller, who lives in Indonesia, purchased a bunch of wooden spools with thread from me that had belonged to my mother. During the course of Etsy "convos" back and forth, Henny Augustien--who lives with her family in Semarang, a coastal city on northern Java Island, Indonesia and has an Etsy shop called HennySeashell--shared some of her life and I shared some of mine and we found we had lots in common. That's how our "international friendship" was born.
Recently I saw a beautiful pillow cover in Henny's shop:
The colors were exactly the colors I needed for a pillow on our bed to replace one that had worn out. So I contacted Henny and said how much I loved the pillow, and she wrote back that it was the first thing she had made with my mother's thread.
Well, that sealed the deal--I had to have it! I purchased the pillow and some time later it arrived from Indonesia, along with a sweet note and a beautiful little handmade purse Henny had made as a gift for me.
So here's the pillow now, made by my new friend with my mother's thread, sitting on our bed on our blue and white quilt: