Do you find that some people are born luckier than others? My mother, for instance, rarely entered a raffle without winning at least one prize, whereas I never seem to win anything. But this time I was lucky. Back before Christmas, Kate (at Stitched with Love) had a giveaway and I was the lucky winner. And today my prize turned up on my doorstep, delivered by a postman in his little red van.
Such excitement, but I did remember to have my camera at the ready. First, the box, all covered in airmail stickers and customs declarations and stamps - all the way from Australia.
Then, inside that, a brown paper carrier bag.
And then all these goodies spilled out. Wow! and double Wow!! There's a dinky little bag - I've not decided what I'm going to do with that yet - and a stunning notebook cover, complete with notebook. Then there's a wonderful pincushion, which is going straight into use in the lounge, for my evening sewing. There's a cute little tin, with some glass headed pins inside, two pieces of fabric, one with lovely little bluebirds on; there's a pattern for a pincushion shaped like a little cottage which I'm looking forward to making. And an Australian Homespun magazine which is earmarked for my next rest and cup of tea.
Thank you so much Kate - it was well worth the wait!