Thursday, December 17, 2009

Lost in the Mail.....

I've been quite anxious regarding the whereabouts of a little parcel which should have arrived here a week ago from The Netherlands! I signed up for the Christmas Ornament Swap last month along with my swap partner, Heleen from Dutch Colours. Heleen confirmed last week that the parcel I sent her arrived safe and sound, but alas, still nothing in my post box! :o(

I had been almost certain that the little parcel was lost in the rush of Christmas post, BUT, today the post-truck came and tucked a little surprise into my post box
! Yes, it was the little lost parcel!!! I hurried indoors as fast as I could to unwrap it!

See how pretty it was wrapped?! I almost couldn't bear to open it up...almost!!

What a cute little bird decorating the package!

Look at the beautiful Christmas trees!! A gorgeous stuffed tree ornament with
a sweet card to match!!! I'm so very happy with my lovely swap gift!!!


Thanks so very much, Heleen, for the wonderful orament and card! It's been a pleasure swapping with you! Also, thanks to Clare and Robyn for organizing this fun event!

I'll sign off now with some pictures of the "snow-scape" around our house today! Nothing like a fresh layer of the sparkly white stuff (AND a squishie in the mail!!) to brighten one's day!!!!!!


8 comments:

karenfae said...

your winter looks so lovely!! you do live in the countryside don't you. Here we do not have a winter landscape that looks pretty - just brown! dried up leaves, grass, ect., sometimes we are lucky and get a snow fall to make it pretty but not often :(
Karen
http://karensquilting.com/blog/

Quiltnbee said...

What fun! The ornament and card are so sweet...what a great idea for a card...And your scenery! Absolutely gorgeous! Now, that is what winter should look like!=-) Nothing like that here...I loe the photo of the tree...so gnarled and majestic...

Lynda said...

Looks just like how I would imagine a northern hemisphere Christmas - beautiful and so are your decoration and card. 42C here yesterday - most unpleasant, and today it's cold and rainy.

Annette said...

What a lovely gift. And I saw the sweet little stars you made for Heleen. I love them! Your winter looks so peaceful.

Stina said...

Glad you got your package.... nothing more frustrating when a parcel go missing!!!! ANd you got a lovely one!! :o)
Think you have mre snow than I have..:o)

Janet said...

Your photos of thew snow look so pretty. You got a wonderful ornament, I love the tree and the card.

Stephanie said...

It looks as if you live miles from anyone. Gorgeous photos and the sweetest swap gifts.

Pam said...

Wow! You live in such a gorgeous piece of the world. I think I would be very content living there. As long as I had my hubby, my children, my pup, and my crafts!
It is so nice to have a peek into your beautiful world.
Thanks for sharing.
~Pam L.