February 18, 2011

Someone, Please Pinch Me...

My Mug Mat Swap package arrived from Elizabeth S. in Australia yesterday. It was a hefty envelope, so I knew there was more than a mug mat inside. As I opened the packages, you could have knocked me over with a feather!

Inside, I found a new apron (I LOVE aprons!!!), a box of Tin Tans (they're scrumptious!) and an incredible assortment of other gifts.
Elizabeth told me about herself in a wonderfully written letter, and then she explained some of the contents of my package.
She sent a souvenir spoon from Melbourne, Australia...
as well as a souvenir pin...
and acorns that she knit from wool she'd spun herself (I could cry!).
There were three pieces of Australian fabric.
One with Aussie animals, birds and amphibians (goannas, which are lizards; emus; kookaburras; kangaroos and more!).
Another features beautiful flowers (you can see it in the photo above showing all three fabrics) , and the last is the fabric she used in my mug mat. It has acorns all over a leafy background (swoon).
I absolutely LOVE the mug mat! All my favorite things...acorns, laces, and beautiful fabrics.

Thank you, Elizabeth. I can see that I seriously under-gifted you in our exchange! Your generosity has left me humbled, full of gratitude and the desire to send more surprises your way. You can expect another package in the near future that will make for a more equitable swap.

14 friends clicked here to leave a note for me:

Andi's English Attic said...

What lovely goodies. I understand the need to cry over the acorns. They're absolutely wonderful and I have to admit I'm jealous. xx

Anne Fannie said...

What a fun package you received. The Mat is beautiful! Don't you just love those Aussies!
Ann

Sharon said...

What a wonderful package! Blogging friends are the best!

Quiltin' Sandy said...

Hi Donna, what lovely goodies, I can just imagine how thrilled you were to receive such lovely gifts from over here ( across the pond). My grandson married an American girl and they both LOVE Tim Tams, so that is something I always pack in their Xmas parcel, also Vegemite (he loves, she doesn't- I guess it is an acquired taste and we have all been raised with it). There is another "candy" bar that they love and I send to them it is called Cherry ripe, choc coated with cherries/coconut inside. I sent some to my penfriends over there one time. Enjoy your lovely gifts!!! Sandy. :)

The French Bear said...

Oh Dee, how fabulous!!!! Pinch you indeed! What beautiful gifts...love the fabric...and she knit you acorns, how wonderful!!!!
Love the mug mat!
Hugs,
Mags
xx

Mary Ann said...

I so enjoyed looking at all the goodies in your package! I can imagine your excitement when the mailman brought that fun package.

Createology said...

If only everyone in this world reached out with such generousity and kindness. Elizabeth has truly given. All the personalization to your love of acorns Donna is very special as I think Elizabeth must be. Happy swapping...

Mary said...

Oh Girl ! what a great gift...I think that's absolute awesome !

Chocolates4Breakfast (TerriBoog) said...

What a great package! You must have been so tickled. I love the knit acorns!!!

Sarah said...

Definitely a fun package. Looks like a great idea for a swap. ~ Sarah

Faerie Moon Creations said...

Wow! What amazing goodies! I love that fabric and the mug mat is gorgeous. And I know you LOVED those acorns. :) Elizabeth really put together a thoughtful package for you! :) Theresa

Carol said...

Hi Donna
Yes you DID get a wonderful package. Its wonderfully personalized for you, but also gifting items about where she lives makes it even more special. I like THAT!

Sew Loquacious Angela said...

The mat Elizabeth made is gorgeous! The goodies she sent are awesome!
Angela

Michelle May said...

Spoiled!! :)
Love all your fabulous Aussie goodies!
xx, shell

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