Thursday, 31 May 2012

Happy Mail from the USA

Hi everybody, I am happy to say that the postman brought me a lovely, fat envelope from Diane yesterday. I knew a surprise was on its way, but there were so many goodies inside I was still surprised. Everything was tied up into neat little packages, wrapped with pretty tissue and bound with fine twine, all of which will be re-used, too.


After carefully opening the little packages, all these goodies appeared - butterflies, little smiley beads in the form of moons and stars, beautiful buttons, brads with pearls and gem-stones, fantastic metal keys, charms, sparkly embellies, die cut frames, peel-off corners, masses of gorgeous lace, glass flowers and some of the most beautiful, hand-made paper I have ever seen:



And one of Diane's fantastic cards, with matching paper lining the envelope, and inside a riot of pop up fairies and butterflies. I have received a lot of beautiful cards, but this one is easily the most lovely one ever. Thank you, Diane, for putting so much love and thought into your present. It has really made me feel special!




I spent a lot of time just drooling over all those lovely goodies, spread them all out on the couch and just enjoyed them!

Today I have to go to the orthopedic specialist again for some more acupuncture and treatment for my foot and other aches and pains, so hope it helps! Have a great day you all, take care, and thanks a lot for visiting!



21 comments:

  1. Ooooh, lucky you, what gorgeous goodies, and the card is fantastic! Have a great day, Sarah

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  2. What lovelies..... just close your eyes and imagine them when you are being prodded and poked at today... and think about how you are going to use them....

    ps loved your Van Gogh pages reminded me of a museum I was in recently!

    pps great jubilee post previously.... whereabouts did you live in England?

    Karenx

    Karenx

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  3. I lived in London, studied in Lincoln and Nottingham, and worked as a teacher in Scunthorpe (yuck) and Liverpool. And then I came here!

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  4. Lucky you - fabulous goodies (I agree, think of them whilst being prodded and poked!). The card is awesome....what gorgeous images.
    Hugs xx

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  5. Fabulous gorgeous treats, Valerie!

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  6. You certainly deserve this and so much more! I am so happy to see that the bits and bobs I sent brought you such joy, that was the intention.

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  7. What a fun package to receive from such a sweet lady! I can already see some of those goodies in future projects! Enjoy!

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  8. oh what lovely gifts, so happy for you Valerie!

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  9. Lovely stuff, Val, have fun playing with it! Hugs, Barb

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  10. Ohhh what a great mail day, So many fun things to play with. Diane certainly was very generous. Enjoy your riches.
    Hope your feeling better soon.
    hugs Lynn

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  11. lovely gifts, I hope today goes well,

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  12. Wow, Valerie, what a wonderful package and that card is glorious! Hope your trip to the doc has eased some of your aches and pains. I've had a very enjoyable day at a sewing class. See you tomorrow. Suze xx

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  13. Wowzeroony !!! What a card !!!!!! fabulous goodies am so jealous !!! hope all goes /went well with the foot doctor.

    Marie

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  14. So beautiful!

    I hope all went well today and you're not feeling too sore.

    x

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  15. Oh Valerie they are all gorgeous, beautiful gifts. I adore the card that Diane made for you too its a stunner !!!
    Hugs June xxxx

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  16. Love all your lovely gifts Val you so deserve them. xx Good luck with the acupuncture.

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  17. Just look at all the lovely goodies you received.. Now you got me drooling. best of luck to you, I have a girlfriend who swears by acupuncture.. I do hope it works..

    Hugs~

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  18. Oh my... I see "BUTTERFLIES!!" :]
    Yes, I agree... I very thoughtful gift, indeed.
    Enjoy Valerie.

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  19. Incredible swap...Youll have lots of fun with Dianes goodies!

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  20. Hi Valerie. What wonderful goodies you have received. Enjoy!!! Diane's card is gorgeous.
    Regards Florence xx

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  21. What a treasure trove! I felt the same with my packet from you - I spread it out on the table and just looked for several days. Hugs,

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