Wednesday, July 29, 2009

What a WONDERFUL surprise!!!

Early this morning there was a knock at the door and my DH yelled out to me that the mailman's here!! Actually - she's a Mail-Lady - but that's just splitting hairs lol ;o).
This is what she brought to me, a beautiful polka-dot package - (that really should have been a hint for me!!!) .......... Now I wasn't expecting a parcel so I must admit to being VERY curious as to what was inside, this is what I found first, a card from Sandy - aka Awtem Nymf telling me that she was my "Angel" in the "Polka Dots and Rick Rack swap from last year arranged by Sharon at Red Geranium Cottage. The lady that was originally supposed to be my partner never sent anything - so Sandy volunteered to send something so that I wouldn't miss out!!!! Isn't that kind??!!?!
Look how gorgeous it looked as soon as I opened the box ....
I had to be really restrained and remember to take piccies as I went along, but in all honesty I just wanted to rip these gorgeous packages open straight away!!! How pretty they look in their pink tissue and ric rac ties :o) ......
And here's what was in the presents ........ !!!!!!!!! Can you believe it?????????
All this from a lady I've never even met ..... such kindess just blows me away!!!
Cuppycake and spotty plates, napkins and notelets - and some cute little cuppycake rubber stamps ......
Pretty ribbons and ric rac braid .... can you see the ribbon on the bottom has coffee cups on it?? Very appropriate for this little caffeine addict!!!!!
Socks with all sorts of different coffees on them ...... I wonder where she found these, they're fabulous :o)!!!?!!
A most wonderful dotty mug ..... and I've tested it already ... yes, the coffee definitely tastes better than it usually does. Must be the spots ;o)!!!!
And lastly this adorable girl. I was thrilled beyond belief when I opened the parcel with her in it ....... I just LOVE her!!!!! This is Phoebe!!! 'Phoebe' is one of my favourite names in the world ............. something my DH doesn't quite agree with, hence neither of my girls have that name lol, but I digress ............. so I have chosed that name for this most gorgeous Raggedy doll. Isn't she just the CUTEST dolly??????
Sandy even wrote a little note on the back of her head so that I'll always remember :o) ....
I have discovered over the past year that Bloggers are a special kind of people and I'm so happy to be a part of such a community. Thank you so much Sandy, your kindness and generosity touched me greatly, it was such a wonderful surprise and I'm so grateful :o).
Pop on over and visit Sandy on her blog and say 'Hi' from me too :o)!!!

18 comments:

Lurline said...

Joy, I am so happy for you - it is indeed a wonderful lot of gifts and so beautifully presented! I love Phoebe!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Marls said...

I can feel your excitement Joy. What an absolutely wonderful bos of gifts. Sandy certainly is a special woman. Enjoy.

Deb said...

What a wonderful surprise for you Joy. Such a lot of thought has gone into those gifts. What a very kind person Sandy is.

Red Geranium Cottage said...

I'm so glad you received your pkg. That was sooo nice when Sandy said she wanted to do this for you. She really took her time and picked out just the right things for you. And that Annie she made is the cutest isnt she??
I'm sorry that your person never sent to you. That is just awful and she'll get hers someday.
Hugs

Julie said...

what gorgeous gifts from sandy, and so very thoughtful of her too. enjoy!!
hugs,
julie xx

Maree said...

What a Lovely Surprise...Beautiful Gifts...Love the socks..Very Thoughtful of Sandy...
cheers

Stina said...

Ohh.. my goodness... what a package!!!!!
Sandy must be an Angel sent.. so nice of her.. and Yepp .. quilters/bloggers /crafters are one of the most geerous kind I now!!! Enjoy all your things... they wer lovely.. and Phoebe... wasnt she just the cutest!!! :o)

Jilly's Space said...

awww..wow! What a beautiful package of gifts and that little dolly.
Sandy is one special gal :o)

Bec said...

What a gorgeous doll and such a lovely surprise for you! Bec xxx

Linda said...

Such a gorgeous package Joy. Angels are the best. Bad, Bad swapper who didn't follow through with your parcel. Enjoy your lovely gifts.

Micki said...

I love everything that you got, esp. the doll!
Micki

Khris said...

ohh its all just gorgeous you lucky ducky...hugs Khris

Robyn *Ü* said...

I love that mushroom pic and must know where it's from. What a nice person to send you all those goodies.

wonderwoman said...

wow Joy, what a fantastic surprise - it never ceases to amaze how lovely bloggers are!

xx

toni said...

Oh my goodness Joy, what a wonderful parcel to receive! How did you restrain yourself? I would have dived in head first and not emerged for a week! *smile*.

AwtemNymf said...

Just got home from vacation and saw that my package to you arrived! Yayyyy! I'm so glad you liked everything! I enjoyed putting together a polka dot/rick rack package just for YOU! I'd do it again!
Enjoy and give that sweet Phoebe a hug for me please :O)

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Aw Sandy did well. Sweets for the sweet. Lucky you. It is joyful to see Joy full of joy!!

Anne Sutton said...

What a wonderful treat! It's amazing what blogging does! It brings us friends we never would have known. Your Sandy is a sweetie for sure!