Thursday, July 2, 2009

Surprise Packages

I love to get mail - real mail. Hand-written letters and lovely packages. Yesterday I received both! A treasured letter from an old and dear friend, and a delightful gift from a new one.

It was a wonderful surprise to win Shell's give-away prize - a sweet purple tote with her Caribbean Dream image, and signature. I also loved the little note she included, which sported a beautiful Italian waterfront scene. Thank you for brightening my rainy day, friend!

I used the tote today, actually, as I packed up my sewing supplies to take to a friend's - we're working on quilted bags. She thought the tote beautiful and wondered where I got it. Of course, I happened to have a business card to give her - thank you, Shell, for including an extra:).

Tomorrow we'll talk about taking photographs of fireworks displays. Perhaps our upcoming 4th of July celebration will inspire someone to create a fabulous gift with their colorful results! Even those of you who don't celebrate this American holiday may have some fireworks celebrations to share. Start looking.....

6 comments:

Char said...

ohhh!! what fun - so cute

Claire said...

looking forward to the fireworks lesson.

Wildflower Studio (Michelle Dransart) said...

What a lovely photo! How fun to see my little tote all the way from California in your lovely meadow! I'm so glad you liked the card too :)
What a lovely post, I am smiling happily, what a gift you have given me as well :)
Be well
xo Shell

joyce said...

OOhhhh...I love your sunshine!!!! COngrats on winning Shell's contest...even if your win means my loss:)

Slices of Beauty... said...

Congrats and enjoy tomorrow!

Sandy K. said...

I have such fun looking for photos I "might" use some time. This sun was part of a garden walkway which actually had all the planets lined up, in scale, along the walk - measuring distance from the sun. I'm afraid I didn't walk the length - just not enough time!

I'm glad to bring a little sunshine to your day.