Monday, February 25, 2008

I got Mail...

I have to share a couple of pics with you guys...

With the SCQuilters retreat each year, we have an angel/mortal swap.. you send 3 gifts before the retreat, and three gifts are secretly handed out during the retreat.. the last gift is the revealing who you are gift..

Well this past week, we got our details of who we send to, I am very happy with who I got, someone I know.. *W* Anyways, in the mail last week, I got my first gift from my angel...


A beautiful card, and the most gorgeous cross stitched Santa.. He is cross stitched on the plastic punched background (not sure what the technical name for it is), I know exactly what I am going to do with him, sew him to a background and frame him, and hopefully when I meet my angel, I'll get her to sign the background.. I have always wanted to try this type of cross stitch but never got around to it (I was a cross stitcher in my previous life btw)

I was so excited when the Australia Post Parcelman visited today.. he had a lovely parcel under my arm and I all but crash tackled him.. it was my Valentines Day Swap that Lucy Locketpoo organised, is she a petal or what?? My swap partner was Laura from Italy!! G'day Laura!

There was a wee holdup with this, as Australia Post had Quarantined inspected it.. aka they opened it and made sure it didn't have contraband in it. Australia has some of the strictest Quarantine laws in the world.. and if you notice, they put a sticker on it, Cosmo the lovely cat could work for Aussie Post, as he likes inspecting parcels too.. no sooner did I get ready to take this pic, and voila! cat woke up and had to check out what was going on!



And Lookie what I got! Oh my first thing I opened was the heart, its so cute and will look just perfect in my hallway.. I also got the cutest mouse, Cosmo pounced on it when he seen that, so its put somewhere Cosmo proof (he has a fetish for mice, not real ones, toy ones), the buttons, oh my, they are just gorgeous.. they reminded me of lollies and I have never seen anything like them, some beautiful sunny ric rac, some gorgeous fabrics and Italian chocolate.. Now I have seen these chocolates before but never tried them, I think I might start having to give the Ferroro's a miss and buy these Bachetto's a go more often! I feel ill, cause I ate all 6 of them, so I didn't have to share.. aint kids at school great!

Thank you so much to Laura.. I stupidly let someone post my parcel to her for me, and they sent it SEA MAIL.. so someone has lost their 'super dh' status.. but I did post another 'I'm sorry my DH is an idiot' parcel to Laura on Valentines day, so I hope she receives it real soon..
This is Laura's blog
http://fantasiecountry-lalla.blogspot.com so be sure to visit her and see what else she is up to! It is in Italian, but you can see her beautiful work! you'll have to copy paste the link in, do you think I can remember how to insert a link? the 'insert link' button on my tool bar aint working.. grrrr...

Well thats it from me...


Lissa
yours in stitches....

7 comments:

Jodie said...

seriously good mail there Lissa

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What gorgeous parcels! I have been dying for you to get Laura's as I already knew what was in it and how lovely it was as she sent me a photo when she mailed it! What a lot of loveliness. Serves you right if you feel sick after scoffing all those chocs though!!!

Lucy Locketpoo xxxxx

Marlene said...

What fun! I think we all love getting packages in the mail. It is especially nice when they have such sweet surprises inside.

blessed speedy said...

Lucky lucky you - and smart you too eating the choccy before the kids came home and found it!!!

Colleen formerly of South Africa said...

Love the quilt with the healing hearts in it.

Katherine said...

Lucky you! That's the kind of mail goodness that makes you want to do a little "happy dance"! Had to chuckle when I read you scoffed down all the choc in one go - but who could blame you? Love me some chocolate too. Enjoy the rest of your prezzies.

Nan said...

Hello Lissa! Thanks so much for visiting my blog! I'm loving all the mail you received! Aren't swaps fun?