Friday, May 7, 2010

A Surprise For Me

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.


gMarie said...

Yea! I'm so glad you were spoiled. You know - if you came to Seattle we could all get together!! g

SissySees said...

What a lovely package! Great goodies, and I'm glad you got a pick-me up.

Marjie said...

Those packages do look too pretty to open! Are you like me, carefully removing the bows and saving them? My boys think I'm nuts; the girls nod approvingly.

Alfie is cute, too. What a nice day for you! Thor's glad you got presents for (almost) his birthday!

bbes tribe said...

Great gifts --soooo cute & useful. A special friend.

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Very nice gifts and being surprises makes them even more special. We think Alfie is very cute.

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, and Ciara

Martha said...

What a lovely surprise and beautifully packaged, thoughtful gifts.
We hope you enjoy all your gifts especially Alfie - he is very cool!

Bella Roxy & Macdui said...

A lovely surprise. Isn't it wonderful when your friends are thinking of you. What a nice way to show how special you are.

XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

LizzieJane said...

I am so very happy that the gifts made you smile. It was a pleasure to send them to you. Have a lovely weekend Sue.

Molly the Airedale said...

What sweet, sweet gifts and wrapped so beautifully too!

Sam said...

It's always nice to get surprises in the mail. The soap, especially, is absolutely gorgeous. Your friend is a very talented woman!

soulbrush said...

what little sweeties these ellies are.

Karen Friesecke said...

Stopping by to say from the Pet Blog Hop. Those elephants are *super* cute. Do U get presents like this all the time?

Michelle said...

What great gifts!! I love Alfie, he's adorable! Now, I want one. =)

Lapdog Creations said...

What a great surprise! :)