Tuesday, October 11, 2011

WOYWW 123: Gifts from afar

Julia, our fearless leader wants to know what's on our work table (desk, bench, etc.) this Wednesday, and I am here to show gifts from afar! WOYWWendy is hiding in the background for fear she will get shipped off to some far land. Not true, Wendy!

At the back is a box from my tea friend, Pat, at Artfully Ooglebloops. Pat lives in the United States and we share tea on Tea Tuesday.

In front, and to the left is a gift I received all the way from Australia from Sandra De, a WOYWW participant. On the right is a gift from Kezzy another WOYWWer who lives in England. Kezzy sent this to me well over a month ago, and we both felt it had been lost in the mail. However, it has now arrived and I am thrilled. BUT WAIT!! Where are my weekly rocking horses?









They were inside the envelopes, of course!


I know. You don't have to tell me my camera sucks. If I'm not at the right focal length, any and everything in the shot is out of focus. Close-ups are nearly impossible. However, maybe you can see the small rocking horse on the necklace, as well as the steampunk inspired ATC and one of three tags Sandra included in her gift.

Sandra was also worried that her package to me had gone astray. It arrived sometime last week while I was out of town when my mail was held. Guess that was the secret to receiving these gifts. I can't thank Sandra via e-mail because it still isn't working, but her gifts to me touched my heart none-the-less.


Sadly one of the little guys that Kezzy sent me was broken. But that didn't matter to me. I will certainly either find a way to attach his head or use him in a piece of art as I have done in the past. Believe me Kezzy, he is no less loved and has joined the ranks of the well loved rocking horses.

And I can't thank Kezzy enough, either. I remember how excited she was that these little guys would be part of the rocking horse "clan." Now they are here and they, as well as I, are totally thrilled and excited they have joined the group. These little guys feel at home already and know they are in good and loving hands!


So what's in the box? Pat is not a WOYWW participant, so I will show her gift tomorrow (actually that would be today, since this post went up very late Tuesday night).

35 thoughtful remarks:

Neet said...

What a lot of lovely gifts. And more rocking horses! No mention of Bleubeard lately, hope he is well and behaving himself. Give him a hug from me. Thanks for sharing with us this week. Hugs, Neet #8

Rumtruffle said...

Wow lots of love things and two very cute rocking horses too. Have a lovely week.
Rum x

steph said...

How lovely!! enjoy them!!

jude said...

You have received some gorgeous gifts enjoy.Have fab wedenday happy creative week
hugs jude28

Kezzy said...

Hi, its so exciting seeing them over there, and thank you so much for your kind comment when you received them. I know it sounds silly but its really gave me such a happy warm glow and your comment came just at the right time when I was feeling a little low. Thank you so much. Love all the gifts you received the atc's are gorgeous and the necklace looks fab. Kezzy x

Helen said...

Great gifts Elizabeth! Thanks for stopping by and leaving your kind message. Yes, I know it seems odd that I blogged this week, but - there you go, that's me! and nearly 88 is a great achievement.

Lunch Lady Jan said...

The generosity of some folk never ceases to amaze me, both in spirit and gifts! Love the ATC (steampunk, yum!) and hope the little horses enjoy their new life with you :D Hugs, LLJ xx

Marjo said...

Thanks for the peek and sharing xoxo Marjo #40 or so..

CRAFTY WOMBLE said...

I seem to have returned to WOYWW in a time when you keep disappearing! - I'm sure it was unheard of in earlier postings ;) It really isn't the same without you. So many lovely parcels, in these days of the electronic age it is even more special when stuff arrives by post. I agree with Kezzy's sentiment the response I had to a PIF gift recently had me dancing around for a few hours in an otherwise very low moment. How wonderful to be so treasured!

Neil said...

Hi there. Just a quick peek around the door this week as time is definitely not on my side! I did want to visit though. It's always lovely receiving gifts, especially such thoughtful ones!

Annie said...

What lovely new additions to your horsey family :-)
A x

Diane said...

I love getting packages in the mail and these are most definitely the best kind (like Christmas :)

Angie said...

How wonderful for you to have new additions to your collection ...they are so cute.

SueH said...

Oooo, how fab to receive so many gifts, it’s such a sham that one was broken though.

Now…..I wonder what the other box is hiding?

Happy Crafting!
Sue
x

Ohhh Snap said...

Lovely gifts you have there! Which reminds me, I have not forgotten about Bleubeard's 104... but I only recently found the missing ingredient. So let me know when you'll be away again so I can send it off lol. #82

see you there! said...

Isn't it fun to get goodies in the mail? Your packages are so obviously packed with you in mind too.

Darla

voodoo vixen said...

Aha! Made out like a bandit with the post there Elizabeth!! So glad the missing parcel turned up as it gives me hope for the one I posted off to the UK with my jigsaw swap pieces in.... which has gone astray and now I feel awful that I have single handedly ruined 9 other peoples lovely jigsaws!! :(

Sarah said...

Parcels are a great way to lift anyone's day and what lovely gifts you received

Morti said...

Can't actually see the pics at the mo, but I rather think that's something to do with my server at work!

Thanks for swinging by earlier!

Julia Dunnit said...

Isn't there a game show called 'What's in the Box'? I love it - I'm going to guess at something tea-ish, but only because of the way you describe knowing Pat.Ooh, you could have a whole blog of this sort of thing! Lovely gifts from Sandra and Kezzy - isn't it nice to think that when people see something - they think of you.....

Sunshine Girl said...

Ooooh how lovely - can see why you are chuffed to bits! thanks for sharing and have a great week.

Carola Bartz said...

You've got lovely gifts here, Elizabeth - but you know what" You totally deserve it!!!

Spyder said...

I'm waiting for the pictures!.....(I'll read the other comments while I wait...) I see them! Lov those little rockers! lucky you, I'll have to hunt one out and send it to you too! Yes, I'm back from dog sitting, so you didn't miss must, just an outside shot of some 'gone off' marigolds and a box and two doggy helpers! arf arf!!
(Lyn)
Happy WOYWW

Spyder said...

much...I ALWAYS get must and much muddled! I hate that word. At the age of five/six/ I was told to write out 20 times I must not talk in class...and I couldn't spell must! I remember to this day crying my eyes out in an angry temper, because the teacher would not tell me! So, even now I have a rhyme m-ust u-se s-ticky t-ape.

Penni said...

Wow you have received some lovely things.

Hugs
Penni
X

Twiglet said...

I love having surprises in the post! Your parcels fun and to think they come from all over the globe. x Jo

TheFairyyellowbugQueen said...

What an exciting stash! Just so exciting! You have a wonderful group of thoughtful friends. You know, I don't take the greatest photos either. But it is fun to see what people are up to! Thanks for sharing, *smiles* Norma

Franka Benjaminsen said...

What a lovely gifts you've received. Especially the Steampunch I like most. Thanks for sharing and visiting my blog.
Bye, Franka

MaggieC said...

You have so many lovely gifts there,not least those tiny rocking horses, a very apt present for you.

Sarah said...

Always so great to receive gifts and these are fab and just so you!!! Always room for a few more...
I'm a bit late...but thanks for sharing. Sarah at 10

Shazsilverwolf said...

Lovely gifts to receive. Hope you & Bleubeard are both well,Running a bit late this week, have a good week, Shaz

okienurse said...

great looking gifts! Hope everything is going great at your house. Thanks for sharing. Vickie

Becky said...

Packages are my most favorite thing to get in the mail! You got some lovely things! Thanks for sharing with us :)

lisa said...

How lovely to receive gifts from afar. It's always exciting when the postman arrives isn't it. I read about Kezzy's rocking horses on her blog and am so glad they finally arrived.
Hugs Lisax

Violets Corner said...

Fabulous gifts! Gorgeous treasures in all of them!

Warm hugs
Maarit