Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Hugs In The Mail!

After a busy morning at work yesterday (and one that was a little frustrating cos there seemed to be a revolving door of people through my office and I didn't get much achieved!!), I arrived home to find an envelope in my mail box ... all the way from far north Queensland!! Ooooooohhhh!! How EXCITING!! I knew JUST what was inside and knew it was sure to brighten my day - my swap gift from Hug Swap Hostess-with-the-mostest Jenny had arrived!!

I raced inside with the door slamming behind me (darn gale force winds!!) to open my waited-for mail. Oh look!! My favourite colours, green and red!!

And a furry friend to help me unwrap! Nara was only to happy to help - she likes a good hug, too! A BEAR HUG of course!! :0) And when Nara and I unwrapped the pretty green tissue paper, we found ...

Ooooooohhhhh!!! How SPOILT am I!! Jenny made me a gorgeous Mug Mat and Mug Hug set from a gorgeous rusty red/brown fabric and sporting some of her signature 'Oopsie-Daisies"! How SWEET are these goodies!! I don't know if you can see it very well in the photo, but the mug mat says "Daisy Hugs". Now, since it was a cold, icky, windy day and I REALLY felt like I needed a little pick-me-up, I decided to make myself a cup of 'special' coffee (no, it DIDN'T contain alcohol! Hmmm ... though it occurs to me this could have been a good idea! Tee! Hee! Hee!) and give my lovely new Daisy Hugs set a test run ...

Yep, they seem to work just fine!! Thank you SOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much, Jenny! I LOVE my Daisy Hugs coffee set and am sure I'll feel special every time I use them! Hmmmmm ... so ... do I blame Jenny if my caffeine intake suddenly climbs dramatically and I start bouncing off walls?!?! Tee! Hee! Hee!

Now, I also sent Jenny's Hug Swap giftie off on time and it has probably arrived, BUT ... she won't be able to check her mail til WEDNESDAY! Oh dear! How to keep a swapper in suspense! :0) Jenny hinted that perhaps I should give her a sneaky peek to tide her over, so I've decided to do that. Ready??

Ta da! This is the BACK of Jenny's Mug Hug and Mug Mat! Tee! Hee! Hee! It IS a PEEK and I WAS SNEAKY!! :0) I promise to share a photo of the front as soon as Jenny lets me know she's taking her goodies for a test run in her cosy corner. Don't you just love the fabric I've used on the back? It really is YUMMY fabric! Get it ... chocolate ... yummy ... hmmmmm .... perhaps an early night and sleep catch up is in order tonight! :0) This fabric was a sweet (get it? Sweet ... ah, never mind!!!) fat quarter that I picked up on one of my frequent visits to my Home-Away-From-Home. Marion probably still has some if you want to buy one of the few chocolate indulgences that WON'T go straight to your hips! :0)

A big THANK YOU to Jenny and her fellow-Hug-Swap-Hostess Vickie for organising this fun and encouraging swap. Let's face it, we ALL need as many hugs as we can get! I hope that as hugs fly all around blogland and into our mailboxes that you're all having a wonderful week so far. OPAM Challenge Gals - make sure your lists are up to date and/or you've emailed me your monthly finishes, cos tomorrow's the end of the month and I'll be starting to whizz around to see what you've all been up to. Back with the end of month draw winner in a couple of days. Til then,




Sew Useful Designs said...

Hi Kris!!

LOVE your mug hugs from Jenny - just gorgeous!! And you are teasing us now... the back of your "hugs" look divine! Can't wait to see the fronts too!!!

HUgS!!!!!! Vikki xx

Wendyb said...

Kris, you are a lucky gal....I love your daisy hugs....mine is probably on the plane to Canada as we speak(*blog*!!!) I hope it gets there safely - haven't heard but I wait in antici..............pation!
You don't have to intake too much caffeine....try hot choc....yes I know it has caffeine but the calories it takes to burn it off negates the caffeine!! (sound good???) Love the choccie back on your hugs...can't wait to see the front! (and none on the sides - how good is that!?) You're such a tease!!!!
XX ;o) Wendy B

Denysem said...

Hi Kris,
very nice:0)
And nice to see that their joy was like a hug even!
Now that desire to see the Jenny...

Dawn said...

So wuvely... I fink youv'e been HUGGED... he he...And I can't wait to see the front of Jenny's HUGS...sure looks good from the back..
Hugs a sweet Blessings
Dawn x x

Unknown said...

Wow all those mug hugs I've been seeing around are gorgeous and Jenny's is no exception . Going by your very cheeky sneak peek yours is going to be lovely too !

ittybittyandpretty said...

if that is the back the front is sure to be impressive! your gifts are lovely, lucky you.

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Kris - you are SOOOOO cheeky!!!!! I can't get to that office to pick up the mail until tomorrow afternoon....sniffle, sob.
I'm so glad you like the Oopsie Daisies on your hugs!! You're a real sweetheart and always make me smile, just like my daisies. :-)
Hugs, and more hugs,

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Kris,
Love catching up on your Blog-gossip.
Always makes me smile.
Ah, how cheeky, showing the back of Jenny's mug and mat. We'll have to wait until Jenny collects her mail.
What a great job Jenny has done on the daisies.

Joy said...

Just love your 'oopsie daisies'!!!! Wasn't it a fun swap!!!? I got mine yesterday too, just love them :o)!
Now I know you'll be extra careful, but if you should spill a drop (Heaven forbid!!) on that cute coaster you just know what you're gonna say now don't you :o)!!!???!
Joy :o)

Beeeme! said...

What a useful little thing! My cups of tea are always going cold on me, so that looks like a great idea to me!

Judy S. said...

Thanks for the OPAM reminder, Kris; September has gone all too quickly! What a cute swap idea. That chocolate fabric is fun. My favorite chocolate item was a pillow proclaiming chocolate a vegetable...shoulda bought it.

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

WOW Kris, I love your mug hug from Jenny. What a geat swap to participate in and you are such a tease showing us just the back of the mug hug you made for Jenny.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

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