The first to arrive was a large heavy box from Miss Red Boots Toni ...
Don't you love that wrapping paper ... I wonder if I can find some FABRIC in that design. :0) And my 'beary' cute assistant was a gift from Toni a couple of Christmases ago, too. And since the card on that parcel had my name on ... I opened it! :0)
WOW!! A light pad! It's pretty flash and I can't wait to try it out ... it's nice and light to move, but not too bulky to store ... perfect! And Toni knows that I've been waiting for my Beloved Geek Boy to make me a light box ... for some time now!! And that my current tracing arrangement is less than ideal ... a desk lamp turned on its side under a plastic storage tub! :0) This will be less adventurous ... but MUCH safer and easier to use!! :0) THANK YOU TONI!!!
Then later in the week, the parcel-delivery-bloke came back for another visit and left a parcel from my OPAM partner-in-crime, Sweet Peg ...
"... brown paper packages tied up with string ... these are a few of my favourite things."
Under the brown paper I found ...
... a sweet storage box with two love-struck cute owls on top. This will be perfect for storing some of my sewing goodies. But wait ... there was MORE!!
It was like one of those Matryoshka dolls ... open it up and there's more inside! There was a box of yummy chocolates (Sweet Peg knows I love Lindt choccies!!), a sweet-smelling cake of vanilla scented soap, a GORGEOUS little depression glass dish (a passion Sweet Peg and I share!!), a cute little thread catcher and matching sewing pouch. But wait there was MORE!! Inside the sewing pouch was a packet of cute laser cut timber buttons, some threads and an unpicker (uh oh!!). Sweet Peg has even included a couple of needles to keep me stitching. On the front of the sewing pouch ...
... another pretty timber button. HOW SPOILT AM I!! To my gorgeous blogging buddy ... THANK YOU, SWEET PEG!!!
I feel so very blessed, not just to have been spoilt with GORGEOUS gifties, but also to be spoilt with fabulous friendships that have come about through blogging. To find like-minded people that you can chat with is wonderful ... to find like-minded people who just 'get' you, and to be able to form strong, lasting friendships is a huge BLESSING! :0)
Right ... I'm off to play Polly to make myself a cuppa before I kick back to enjoy an episode of "Escape To The Country" ... love those character cottages of the UK!! :0) I've been hard at work helping Santa this weekend, so I think I've earned a little rest. I promise to be back soon with some sneaky peekies of what I've been making for Christmas gifties. Hope you've all had a productive and enjoyable weekend and that as we count down to "C-Day" you have time to reflect on the Reason For The Season, not just the busy-ness of it all. Til next time ...