Wednesday, July 6, 2011

I've Got Mail! July's Show and Tell

So I've decided to combine two tasks into one.   And not because I'm lazy (even though I'm feeling a bit lazy), but because they seem to work together perfectly.

I don't know about the rest of you, but I love getting mail.  Email, snail mail, it doesn't matter which.  I just love that little jolt of happiness knowing that I've been on some one's mind enough that they decided to let me know. I think that's part of the reason I love blogging. It makes me feel special and we all need to feel special every once in a while. I remember when I was younger and my Nanny would call me and tell me she had just mailed me a letter.  I would run to the mail box everyday with anticipation.  I think she is part of the reason why I love it so much. What does all this rambling mean, you ask? I received a lovely package in the mail this week!
It came all the way from Australia and contained several lovely items.
This amazing magazine.
A gorgeous handcrafted card.
And a really sweet letter.

(It also had a beautiful little pillow in it to embellish, but you don't get to see it until I decide what I'm going to do with it.)

The magazine is an Australian magazine that has some beautiful patterns in it.  I'm definitely need to improve my knitting skills because there are some items that I'm wanting to make.
Like this gorgeous sweater.  I'm not sure if I'm ready to try this one yet or not. I'm thinking that there could be a knit along in my future...we'll see what the gift giver thinks since she likes this sweater as well.
There were also some wonderful articles about various types of yarns.  The colors are just amazing and I think I'm becoming a bit envious of yarn that is available in Australia and New Zealand. 

Now, you ask, who did I get this lovely package from?  My lovely friend Sandi. It all started because she accidentally purchased a magazine she already had...How many of you out there have done that? Show of hands please....mine is up there too, so don't feel bad. Anyway, instead of taking the magazine back, she had a drawing on her blog for a give away and I was the lucky recipient. How cool is that?  Then she threw a few extras in there!

Sandi is one of the first people I "met" while blogging and she's this month's Show and Tell. We both started blogging about the same time and I've enjoyed sharing this journey with her.  She is a very lovely, talented knitter.
Look how cute this little dress is!  If you go to Sandi's blog, you will see it modeled. It is absolutely adorable.
She's taught herself how to crochet and she's currently working on a granny blanket that is going to be gorgeous! She also made this delightful little hat.

Not only does Sandi knit and crochet, but she makes beautiful cards, journals and book marks.
These are just a couple of examples.

If you get a chance, go pop over and visit.  I think she's one of the little hidden gems out there.  She has a wonderful sense of humor and always an encouraging word.  She has definitely enriched my life with her posts, comments and emails.

Legal Jargon - Disclaimer - the pictures above are from Sandi's Blog.  They are solely her work, her photography and her property.  I am not claiming them as my own in any way, shape or form cause I ain't no thief.  Also, Sandi does know me, but this is not a paid endorsement. I'm just sharing the love.  Does that take care of all the legal stuff? Thank you for your time!

PS.  Thank you so much for the wonderful package full of goodies Sandi!  It is greatly appreciated and made my day, week!!!  Lots of hugs coming your way!


  1. I think you're totally right about how blogging is like getting a nice letter from someone. I love my comments the very best and feel like I've made a lot of new friends... like you! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  2. I am digging those journals and that card!!

  3. Mmwwaa, you are so, so welcome. Wow I feel famous now :)
    Sandi xx

  4. hiya- I love Sandi too, she was one of the first people I met when blogging and I've really enjoyed reading about her life, and seeing the comments she leaves about mine.
    You in US, me in UK and Sandi in Aus- blogging is amazing really isn't it because how would the 3 of us ever have come together any other way?

    Mail is great I agree, except for that Income Tax demand...