Saturday, June 14, 2008

Surprises



There is nothing quite so wonderful as coming home to a surprise parcel. A little while ago I was lucky enough to win a giveaway over at Kitty's cafe and it arrived today.
The excitement level was high as I gazed at this box of goodies from Canada. I could barely get near it for children wanting to see what was contained within, but I managed. The first sight was this lovely blue paisley case, perfect for having my latest project by my side.

A quick unclip to reveal layers of lavender coloured tissue paper and a cream card.

The card was an almost exact replica of Peri my darling Tonk.


The whole package smelt wonderful scented by the lemon and lavender soap which had been included along with a fantastic selection of teas.



I am looking forward to tasting these over the next few days along with the raspberry chocolates, which I have already started to eat and can testify that they are simply delicious.



Then I get to my free gift. It is just so sweet.

I love the projects and the perfect tote sized cards they are printed on,



but I can't stop gazing at the red circular needle and the red darning needle, all in a dinky zip lock case.



It almost makes me want to sew up a project just so I can use the darning needle.

I feel totally spoilt and very special, so a huge, huge thank you to Elizabeth at Kitty Cafe for making my day. I just want you to know that I will enjoy all the gifts and will especially treasure the card.

23 comments:

Elizabeth said...

So glad it arrived (at last) in one piece!
I thought it was karmic intervention that the Winter Knits Kit was going to a place where it was in fact winter.
I'm glad you liked your card - I was especially taken with the cat photo on your blog so I painted that instead of the puppies. It was a tough choice!

Enjoy and you're welcome!

Jennie said...

What a lovely lovely parcel!!! :D

LizzieJane said...

Wow! What a lucky girl you were!
That is one lovely give away, good for you.

Ali said...

What a lovely give away! I was seduced into buying that winter knits kit this Spring (largely by the cute needles too!). Enjoy!

two hippos said...

What a fabulous parcel!

Working Mom Knits said...

What a great giftie! Lucky, lucky girl : )

twiggypeasticks said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog. What a fabulous parcel the card is wonderful, the choccies look scrummy.
Twiggy x

LOUISE said...

A lovely personal touch to include the replica card of your lovely cat. x

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Alison what a wonderful giveaway you won. How special to receive the painting of Peri.
Alison

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a terrific parcel - so many lovely goodies!

Leanne said...

Oh wonderful blogging goodness.

driftwood said...

what a fantastic parcel!

kim said...

There is something wonderful about receiving a package with hand-picked goodies. Those look like especially nice ones at that. I love the little cards in that kid. And the card is perfect. Enjoy!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What a fun gift to win - and the custom card was just over the top. Enjoy feeling special :)

Rosanne said...

What a nice surprise! have you gone to buy another pair of shoes so you can catch up to the average yet?

Thimbleanna said...

Congratulations! What a great gift package. Those red needles look pretty cool!

raining sheep said...

Wow, you are spoiled. That is incredible but that picture looks so much like your sweet kitty. I am quite certain that made your day.

Liz said...

Whoa. Talk about Christmas in June!

periwinkle said...

What a lot of lovely goodies, I love getting pressies through the post
Lisa x

Jane said...

Lovely parcel and so many goodies. Jane x

Ragged Roses said...

What wonderful gifts, you must have been so happy to have received them!
Kimx

Marie said...

What a lovely care package. The card is just darling!

Firefly Nights said...

What a great surprise and the card does look like your kitty.