Saturday, February 10, 2007

Good Mail

Let me first apologize for these horrible, dark pictures. It has been cloudy today but I was so anxious to post about these that I just couldn't wait until the sun cooperated:)

I received a sweet Valentine's day package from Miss Vallen - it included some lovely zippers, a vintage "R" postcard, a sweet card that was made by Mary Ann and one of Vallen's beautiful sweater flowers. I love it! Thank you so much! I am going to wear the flower to church tomorrow:)

And my Pink and Brown swap package arrived from Angie in Canada. We mailed our packages the exact same day - hers made it to me on Tue or Wed I think, but the one from me to her is still in transit. Clearly Canadian postal service is superior to USPS:) I have long admired Angie - she has a beautiful way with fabric and paper crafts. She absoutely SPOILED me:) So much lovely goodness that I couldn't even fit it in one picture!

Fabric, a whole bag full of buttons, trim, zippers and a few other notions, a ribbon embroidery kit (I LOVE ribbon embroidery and haven't done it in ages so I'm excited for this project), pink and brown ephemera and envelopes, a pink and cream lace doily, tissue holder, vintage linens...

a cute pattern, apron, more vintage linens, two craft magazines, a cheery chick pin cushion (would you believe this is my FIRST pincushion! I'm so excited) and a FABULOUS altered clipboard filled with beautiful tags. I love it all Angie - thank you so much! I hope you are as pleased with your package: )

I joined a new Craft Magazine swap on Flickr that one of the members of my Fat Quarter swap group started. From Mac Villiku I received an issue of Country Living and Memory Makers, and she also made me this beautiful heart card and brown floral pouch. I love the pouch - the fabric just totally screams "Raesha" to me:):) Thank you so much!

And lastly, this beautiful thank you note arrived. Back in December I was inspired by this post
and put together a package for the Any Soldier program - I sent a package to the ladies of C & 15th companies. This thank you card so took me surprise that I started crying as soon as I saw who it was from.

Hubby is closing, Miss S is watching a movie and I have a PILE of stuff to put away/work on/ I better get cracking!


norththreads said...

Im so happy your enjoying your goodies!!! I really love your atc about giving!!! Fabulous. I will let you know when my package arrives!

em said...

That is some great mail!

Regarding the USPS/Canada post thing, I actually think it's on Canada's side because I'm pretty sure that *everything* is being checked at the border. They're being very thorough and cautious with incoming packages.

MaryAnn said...

Any Soldier is such a fabulous program! Last year, Miss C's Girl Scout troop packaged up a GIGANTIC box of goodies for the dogs (and their soldiers) in the canine unit. It was so fun!

ellia said...

oh my, you get soooo many swap goodies!!! and you got paired up with some wonderful people! maryann and angie are too cool!!!!! and of course, so are you :)

have a wonderful week with all your goodies!!!!!

monique said...

You sure have received some wonderful things!