November 30, 2009

Acorns From Down Under...

December already! I took a break yesterday when our mail arrived. I was expecting my shipment of Vintage Textile Soak (which arrived!), but there was a surprise, too! My Kiwi friend, Marrianne, sent a holiday package to me!

I stopped everything and immediately opened it (Of course, I did! Wouldn't you?) Inside were acorns! I'm sure she was right when she said that New Zealand Customs probably wouldn't have allowed real ones out of the country - or U.S. Customs wouldn't have allowed them in. Either way, I'm sure they wouldn't have arrived here. So, my sweet friend sent me hand knit ones! Pretty tan acorns wearing tweedy caps - created by her. They're absolutely beautiful!

She also made ornaments for me. Stunning, one-of-a-kind sparkling snowflakes that will decorate our home this year. And, oh, lordy! She also popped in a bag of the much-coveted Pineapple Lumps...a Kiwi treat for sure. Marrianne is making Pineapple Lumps an overseas sensation. She's sent them to other gals in our Ravelry - Grandma's Hand group and so, if you're catching up on your reading here, grandmas - nanner, nanner, boo boo! I've got another whole bag of Lumps!!! (That wasn't very nice, Donna. I know. I'm sorry. giggling) Thank you, Marrianne. A proper note is on its way to you!

Back to my studio. (Can't talk. Mouth, full of Lumps. giggling again) I finished the embroideries on the wedding hankies yesterday and will take them to Adele this evening so she can do her magic. I'm also working on something special for my Birthday Giveaway this week. Stay tuned! I think (hope) you'll like it!

11 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

The Rustic Victorian said...

Happy Birthday Donna! Your Kiwi acorns and snowflakes are adorable. I have never heard of the Lumps, seems like you are enjoying them.
Have Fun!

NICO Designs said...

The gifts are precious. Have fun and I look forward to seeing the hankies...

The French Bear said...

OMG the little acorns are so sweet!!! How delightful, and to get them with pineapple lumps! Wow!
Margaret B

beedeebabee♥ said...

Hi Donna! What precious gifts! Those little acorns are just darling, and those snowflakes are beautiful! Marrianne is very sweet and very talented!!! Have a great day! Paulette =D

DeeDee said...

you are one lucky lady..those acrons are adoraaaaaable to say the least...I also love your lacey snowflakes..all hand made by a freind how great is that...enjoy your lumps..

Stacey said...

How cute!!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Those are so cute! Best wishes for a very happy birthday! Twyla

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Those are VERY sweet! ; )

te_roti said...

I'm glad everything arrived in good shape Donna. Don't eat all those lumps at once, you will make yourself sick!! You photos of the acorns are much better than the ones I took and thank you for the lovely post.

Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow (today here already) and get to spend it just the way you want to.



Michelle (Shell) May said...

Oh how fun! Pineapple lumps? Sounds so yummy!
bunny hugs,

Anonymous said...

Beautiful embroidery, I love the snowflakes.
Can't wait to see what you are making with that yummy fabric and ribbon for the giveaway!!!


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