Tuesday, 25 November 2008

Spoilt! ... And LOVING it!!

Yessiree!! Today I am feeling SPOILT, SPOILT, SPOILT!! And LOVING every minute of it!! Tee! Hee! Hee! You know sometimes you just have one of those days where numerous wonderful things happen? That's my day today!!

First of all, I came home to find a parcel on my front verandah from my gorgeous bloggy buddy, Kerryanne. Hmmm ... I had been expecting a smaller parcel from her, cos she very generously offered to paint a rose on my plate to match my bickie tin, but this was a BIG box! Oh, wait, I remember she was going to send my yummy cupcake tray that I bought from her Vintage Art for sale page with the newly painted tin plate - that must be it. Yes ... it was, but there was also ANOTHER treasure - a SURPRISE! When I opened the box I found ...

Not only had Kerryanne sent my two expected treasures - she had popped in a sifter she had painted a matching pink rose on as a surprise gift! It is GORGEOUS! And the wonderful note with it said that after seeing my bickie tin with my mixing bowls and since I'd soon have a matching tin plate, Kerryanne decided the sifter really belonged with it's matching rosey friends!! What a SWEETIE!! Thank you SOOOOOO much, Kerryanne!! I LOVE how they all look together!! Now, I had to rearrange a little, but here they all are in their new home.

I know they look a little crowded, but I just had to put them all together! And when we renovate the kitchen (a little way down the house 'to do' list!) there will be more display room for my treasures!!

Here's a closer look at my pretties in situ. I just LOVE them!!

And while I was still feeling rather chuffed about my treasures from Kerryanne, I popped in to look at my email and found a note from Lisa at Button Bliss. A week or so ago, Lisa celebrated the return of her laser machine that she uses to create fantastic laser-cut timber buttons - it had been to the laser machine 'doctors' for revival and 'laser surgery'! Sorry, couldn't resist!! As a way of celebrating (and so she could personalise her swearing if it breaks down again perhaps?!?! Tee! Hee! Hee!) Lisa ran a competition to come up with a suitable name for her laser cutter. I suggested LAZARUS - because he'd been resurrected from the 'dead'! Tee! Hee! Hee! And guess what - Lisa liked my suggestion best and she and Laz (it's Australia, after all, so of COURSE his name was going to be shortened!!) has sent me a Button Bliss voucher for a $100 button buying spree! Woo! Hoo! Thank you Lisa and Laz!! Now I've told you about Lisa's yummy timber buttons before and she's specially made some for a couple of my stitchery designs, so you can just IMAGINE how much fun I'm gonna have picking buttons!! Think I'd better make myself a cuppa and put a plastic cover over the computer keyboard to protect it when I drool over all the pretty buttons! Tee! Hee! Hee! What a generous prize that will give me hours of fun picking AND creating with them afterwards - THANKS LISA!!

And the THIRD thing that happened to spoil me actually happened on Sunday, but I hadn't got round to taking a photo. My friend Miss Mary from Fresh Hope Patterns popped in to conduct a photo shoot in my spare bedroom for the covers of the latest two designs to be donated to Fresh Hope Patterns - some GORGEOUS quilts!! After all, I have my newly restored brass bed as well as lots of knick knacks to use as background and props for photos!! Not only was it lovely to catch up with Miss Mary, she also delivered an early Christmas gifty, as she and her hubby are off on a caravanning trip for a while. I opened the bag (I know, I'm very bad!!!) and I found ...

A wonderful and oh-so-pretty cupcake notebook and a FABULOUS teacup teaspoon! WOW! I really AM spoilt this week! Thanks Miss Mary! The funniest part of her gift was, I had contemplated buying myself a cupcake notebook, but couldn't quite justify spending the extra play money this week (see last post and fabric purchased while playing in Brisbane!!) and I'd bought some pretty teaspoons to give to people as gifts for the same reason! Now I can enjoy my pretties guilt-free, cos Miss Mary knows my taste in pretties!! What wonderful friends I have!!

So ... here I am, feeling VERY spoilt - and LOVING it!! But now I have to come back to earth and roll up my sleeves to work hard to try to get my Secret Santa gift finished for Chookyblue's swap!! After life interfered yesterday with various interruptions, I'm running behind. Will try to get it done, but may have to confess to Chookyblue that it will be posted tomorrow rather than today. Will see how I go. Hope you're having a spoilt-rotten kind of day too!! Til next time - Bear Hugs!



Unknown said...

It's nice to be spoilt once in a while....ok..all the time would be lovely too!! Love the sifter and plates...very nice! Jo xo

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I'm so glad you like your rosey painted wares Kris - they look good together on your shelf. Well, aren't you the lucky one this week. Imagine what you can buy with that button voucher...that's a lot of buttons!!


Joy said...

What a great day!!! I love your painted roses. I used to do folk-art years ago ... but my roses were NEVER that good ... those are some serious roses :o). Love the cupcake treats too. You really were a lucky girl :o)!!!
Joy :o)

Linda said...

Hi Kris,
You are having a fab week, I love the painted roses they all look so lovely together.
Cheers Linda

Anonymous said...

Nothing like a nice big spoiling!!!! Enjoy every second of it!

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