Friday, April 10, 2009

Gifts From Down Under!!!

You know that you live in a VERY small town when...

a. there is only one traffic light.

b. you can shoot a cannon off at 7:00 p.m. on the main street and not hit anyone.

c. you and the mayor are on a first name basis.

d. you walk into the post office and the clerk announces for all to hear, "You have a package from Australia!"

Answer...ALL of the above!


It just had to be from my Secret Easter Swap partner! Who else?

I'm not going to fib to you all...I'm going to admit it straight out...I sped home! I just couldn't wait to see what was inside...from OZ! Yikes! This is as good as it gets!

I opened the package and look what was inside!


An incredibly beautiful tote in the most delicate Spring colors. There are three appliqued hearts on the front as well as some butter yellow rick rack trim just above it. And...

there's a matching appliqued heart on the reverse as well. And have a look at what I found hiding inside the tote...

chocolates and Easter eggs which I'm NOT sharing with Sam. And...

a magnet...

which already has a new home and has settled in quite comfortably on our refrigerator. And...

a fabric coaster which I will keep right next to me at the computer to set my tea on. And...

some incredibly lovely, bright and cheerful charm squares. And...

some John James embroidery needles...my favorites! And...

a lovely card wishing me and my family a happy Easter.

Thank you from the very, very bottom of my heart Leanne. You have touched me more than I can say and I'll treasure your gifts for always...except for the chocolates which will never make it past tomorrow. And to Julie, a BIG hug for organizing The Secret Easter Swap. What great fun it's been!

15 comments:

Stephanie said...

With Easter Swaps and Spring Swap packages arriving there sure are lots of lovely goodies to see. Beautiful bag.

Tom H said...

Looks like the "jack-pot" to me.

Julie said...

hello my gorgeous, i'm just so pleased that leanne has made your day!!! see? us aussies are good swappers huh? LOL
have a great easter and go easy on those good old aussie eggs.
love ya! xoxoxo
julie
p.s..see those furry friends she sent you? i used to eat those as a kid and so did my son. that's how long they've been around.

Linda said...

I had a giggle at your introduction to the post, too funny. I'm surprised you waited until you got home to open it, I think perhaps I would have ripped it open in the car. Next to European chocolate, I think the Aussie stuff is the best.....

Janet said...

What a wonderful swap and aren't you lucky to get all those goodies. I live in a small town like you, where they know me by name at the post office and we have no traffic lights!

Quilt Hollow said...

Just in time for Easter too! Great haul of goods!

Kate/Massachusetts said...

What a lovely Easter/Spring package! Nice goodies! but, I gotta' tell ya...what struck me most in your pictures was your CLEAN refrigerator door! lol Mine is just covered with papers of some sort! It seems to be the spot where the family clips up papers they don't know what to do with! lol

Sherri said...

What a wonderful package....sounds like your town is a lot like mine...but we don't even have one stoplight! When my youngest was about 5 we were in Las Vegas and he asked what the lights in the sky were...they were stoplights!

Quilts And Pieces said...

What an awesome package! Isn't it fun to get those in the mail!

Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

Oh what fun - lots of goodies in such a pretty bag. Worth speeding for I do say!!

Lurline said...

Just lovely! It is nice to know you are so happy with your swap - I'm so thrilled with mine, too!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh what a wonderful swap "bag" of goodies. I sure am glad the one policeman in town was not out for his one patrol to see you speeding. have a happy and Blessed Easter.

Mel said...

OH, I used to live in a town like that!! Actually, I live in the same 'town' but it has grown into a city now. Miss the small town feel!

GREAT package! I love John James needles too, but haven't ever seen them in that fancy protective case!

Happy Easter Kaaren!

Dolores said...

Wonderful goodies - luckily they came just in time. Have a great Easter.

Carrie P. said...

Yay! for packages from Australia. What great stuff you got.