Yesterday the dogs barked and ran to the door. I hadn't heard anything, but I looked out anyway and there was a box on the porch. It was addressed to me. Goody, I love gifts. And what a gift it was. Check this out.
Inside the box were two bundles wrapped in hot pink tissue and tied with green ribbon. There was a little yellow flower tucked into each bow. Don't they look too nice to open?
The first bundle contained this little bag, beautifully made and closed with a zipper. Inside was a nice big pin cushion. Just what I need in my sewing cabinet.
I was so happy when I unwrapped the second bundle. Inside was Alfie. I had admired him only a few days ago on a certain blog. They are all gifts from Kathy at the Lizzie Jane blog.
Isn't he sweet? Kathy was one of my first blogging buddies. She makes these little critters and I've admired them for a long time.
Here 's Alfie when he made his first appearance on Kathy's blog. Each of her creatures is different and each seems to have his or her own personality. There are elephants and mice and rabbits, too.
Here's another of her designs. Kathy is one very talented lady. besides little creatures, she makes bags of all types, zippered ones like mine, shoulder bags and tote bags. She makes pillows and pincushions.
And lately she has begun making soaps. She uses all sorts of delectable scents and makes them look as pretty as they smell.
Kathy has the most gorgeous garden. I love seeing the pictures of it each year and imagining sitting there amid the flowers sipping tea. She also has a gift for decorating. Her home at Christmas looks like a page from a magazine. I feel so lucky to have found her, first as a fellow blogger, but now as a friend. Thank you Kathy, your gift is much appreciated.