Two parcels arrived on Christmas Eve, both from far away places that I could only dream about before blogging. I know I’ve said this before but the world has become a much smaller place since I started blogging and I am truly blessed with the friends I have made.
Who or what comes to mind when you think of Sweden?
BB (before blogging) I had visions of snow, blonde hair, Volvos, and red-cheeked children playing outdoors. Now when I think of Sweden, Stina immediately comes to mind. You can only imagine my delight when I opened the parcel from Stina and saw these wrapped packages.
Inside, I found these treasures…
A wire angel with a red woolen heart that now rests close by my computer desk keeping watch over me and a scissor fob with tiny woolen strawberries. Simply gorgeous! Thank you sooooo much, Stina for these unexpected, wonderful gifts. I will treasure them always.
And who or what comes to mind when you think of Australia?
BB, I had visions of kangaroos, koalas, sheep and people who spoke with funny accents. Now when I think of Oz, I think of two of my dear Aussie friends, Julie…and her husband Joe. The second parcel was from Julie and Joe.
I felt like a kid in a candy shop! Fabric, x-stitch pattern, soap, candle, the cutest sewing-themed brooch, coaster, a hand made tree ornie done in wool-on-cotton and a simply gorgeous wool-on-cotton pillow with my favorite…a sheep! Julie’s stitching is amazing and the photo does not do it justice.
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And this was only half of what was in the parcel. There was also a wrapped pressie for Sam, Mr. Painted Quilt with all kinds of Oz-themed goodies inside. One of Sam’s gifts was a tea towel with a caricature of a “A Typical Aussie Bloke” and a bunch of Oz sayings. Well if you could only have seen him going around the house trying to repeat them with an Aussie accent. Honestly, it was hilarious.
Thank you again Julie and Joe not only for your gifts but more importantly, your friendship. You guys are the greatest!
2009 was an amazing year made brighter by new friendships from around the globe and close to home as well. I can’t wait to see what 2010 has in store!