Tuesday, August 13, 2013

WOYWW 219: the one where she asks forgiveness

I'm beginning today with a request that you forgive me for not visiting many of you last week.  Some may have seen my post about my internet being out for nearly three days due to flooding in my area.  I tried to catch up, but it was simply impossible.

Next, I want to ask for Julia's forgiveness, because this is NOT a quick post like I usually offer.  I'm an in-and-out kind of gal, but not today.  That's because today I have something I want to share with you.

Over the weekend, Bleubeard and I received this lovely package from Kimberly Hogan, whose blog is called Happy Homeschool Room.  I promised I would open it during WOYWW, and that is why WOYWWendy is so happy (and had to jump into camera range).
Once open, I saw this box was full of wonderful goodies, along with a sweet note from Kimmie.

It soon became obvious I would be unable to get everything on the table at the same time.  I fell in love with the rocking horse papers that will find their way in my rocking horse AB.

That's when I had to make room for the remainder of the goodies.  BUT WAIT!!

This darling rocker I had oohed and aahed about on Kimmie's desk one Wednesday

now belonged to me.  Kimmie, you have NO idea how happy this and all the other wonderful things you have sent me made me feel today.  You have truly MADE my day!!  What a perfect day it is.

What an incredible feeling to have other WOYWWers/deskers care so much.  And, for that I am grateful to Julia, our loving host who made it all possible in the first place.

Sorry this was so long, but I needed to apologize for my seeming lack of caring last week, even though it was circumstances beyond my control.  So, if you are coming from Julia's please leave your number.

75 thoughtful remarks:

Kimberly Hogan said...

I think I have an actual tear in my eye. It has been a yuch kinda day and you made it all better with so a great post. I'm sure Juia is feeling quite wonderful with such a great comment, in which I am in total and utter aggreement with. I am really happy you liked all your goodies. BTW, I think little Melvin will look great on your desk…. He may be tiny in stature, but he's very big in heart!!! ((((HUGS))))


Nikki said...

Awe it's so much fun to have Happy Mail and your cute new little horse is fantastic to add to your collections hugs Nikki ??

dawn said...

Oh how fun it was to read this post. The happy mail package is wonderful and full of awesome goodies. I LOVE LOVE the mini rocking horse.
The blog world and art world are full of such friendly, sweet generous people. I've received many thoughtful gifts too and love sending them too.
Enjoy your new goodies and little friend.
I am so touched by your worries on not responding to everyone last week. You have such a big heart and I'm so happy that I found your blog and getting to know you.

Nan G said...

Wow cool RAK! And love the tiny rocker! And boy are you quick on the button tonight....no 1...way to go! Happy WOYWW! Nan G #4

Roudi said...

Oh my! That is one very sweet little pony! And the rocking horse paper has to be my favorite! Enjoy your new goodies. :)

Roudi #3
P.S. This Wednesday makes me a ONE year WOYWWer! Come celebrate! x

Regina Hamilton said...

Congrats on being #1. What a sweet gift. I love crafting goodies packages. happy crafting #1

voodoo vixen said...

Oops... here you were relying on me and you got numero uno spot... should have asked you to link me up instead! LOL You made out like a bandit with your mail from Kim, how lovely to get happy mail and such a cute little horse too!

Deb said...

aaahh, what a sweet parcel, love that the rocking horse appeared last!
Debxx #8

famfa said...

Gorgeous lovely things. Lovely rocking horse. Thanks for your comment. My GB mug broke and it has no handle so I use it as a pen, needle holder now.
Famfa 7

Eliza said...

I can see why you are so happy today what an awesome mail package and that little horse is by far happier living with you, he belongs.

Eliza & Yoda 14

505whimsygirl said...

Hi Elizabeth,

I hope the flooding wasn't too bad. Water is so devastating.

You certainly got a box full of goodies! Happy mail is so fun to get - and give. I can see why that little rocker caught your eye!

Peace, Kay (23- I think)

Monica said...

Lovely post and gift. I too have not answered or visited sites as I am on the road and if we have service it is great but often bumpy roads do not help in comments and posting!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wait? Our posts are supposed to be short??!! This was a very heartwarming post, Elizabeth! What a sweet and generous RAK from Kimmie!! Happy WOYWW and have a wonderful week! Darnell #19

Kim Ferguson said...

Feel bad I was complaining about not having Internet for 9 hours. Love the rocking horse you received from Kim (great name as she and I have discussed). Kim 26

RosA said...

What a Happy Mail Day!
Thanks for your kind comment re the Bird Book Swap. Oh, and Tombows are just a brand name for a double ended marker, the forerunner, I guess, to today's really expensive Copics, or THs Distress Markers. You get the picture :)
Rosa # 29

VonnyK said...

Aww, that is so sweet of Kimberley. She is certainly very generous and sent some beautiful things. The rocking horse is gorgeous, you are a very lucky lady. Hope the internet stays on for you and the flooding has now subsided.
Have a great week.
Von #13

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

What a fun post. Truly great little things within this package. Happy to here you are enjoying all of them.Thank you for visiting me quite often and so sorry I haven't gotten to you sooner. I just went thru a period of not having words to say, but I think things are getting back to somewhat normal. Happy WOYWW and have a fun week.

Lynn McAuley said...

What fun it was going through this delightful packet of crafty goodies along with you! That Kim is sure a sweetheart!

The rolling horse is adorable and will look right at home on your desk!

Happy WOYWW!

Lynn #30

Ann B said...

Crafters are the most generous people around and your post proves it. A lovely thoughtful gift.
Ann B
Back after an extended break

Helen said...

What a fabulous box of gifts that Kimmie sent, especially the little rocker! Have a great day... Helen 21

Julie Ann Lee said...

Isn't Kimmie lovely? What a fab happy collection to receive! The little rocking horse is the sweetest thing. WOYWW is the best!!! Have fun! It's always nice to have a visit from you and Bluebeard and you did get round to Magpieheaven in the end last week, which I think is pretty amazing given the circumstances! Enjoy that Happy Mail! Julie Ann #39

Bridget Larsen said...

Congratulations on No#, I was out galavanting and missed beating you to it lol. What a lovely lot of goodies you got there, enjoy
Bridget #15

Alison Wade said...

Happy WOYWW and congrats on the No.1 spot - and your happy mail is just wonderful. Love the little rocking horse. Ali x #56

Ria Gall said...

Good morning Elizabeth
this has been the most touching and beautiful first post for me to read today, it really warms the heart to know there are wonderful people in this world and they are our friends.
Thanks you so much for sharing this today I shall be smiling all day now
Have a great WOYWW and an even better week,
Hugs Ria #43

Belinda Basson said...

This is what makes us WOYWWers so special! We are a bunch of thoughtful givers! Love what you got and that you shared your joy with us! #46

The Taming of the Glue said...

What a gorgeous, generous gift to receive and what a good home he's gone to! How lovely to be cheered up after the flooding as well. Hugs. Pam#33

Robyn Oliver said...

oh oh oh!! we love surprise packages Elizabeth - wonderful friend Kimmie , so glad you're both now having a good one. Sending smiles RobynO#48

Mrs.D said...

What a very special gift, I do hope we are all going to see lots of that darling little rocking horse and all the other goodies. Bless you.
And the post wasn't too long.
Chris #51

Neet said...

that wasn't long, it was lovely. Quite exciting for the reader as you unfolded the contents of your envelope for our eyes. Thanks for sharing.
Is BB out of the cat house this week?
Hugs, Neet xx 66

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Yay, happy post!! What fab things to receive from Kimmie! Love that tiny rocking horse :-)
Sorry about the lack of detail in the hare pics..I noticed it myself but it was too late to change things by the time I went to press (so to speak!)
Ad the Welsh wool comes from Wales, the land of my fathers. And the blankets, amazingly, are not at all itchy!
Hugs, LLJ 60 xx

Judy McCarthy said...

Oh how sweet is this parcel, and that little horse!! GORGEOUS!!

Julia Dunnit said...

Can't be too long a post when you have happy mail to share. How incredibly generous of Kimberley and what gorgeous stash she done gone sent you....I just know that every last piece and scrap will be in good use.

Julie Ann Lee said...

Sorry, it's me back again! I have read that Mark Hadden book Darcy reviewed a few years back before our son's diagnosis and it's wonderful. There's also a play of it over here. I am really stunned by the lack of support and understanding so far in the UK. He's been trying to look for work but finds interviews really hard and he's been refused support and told by our job centre 'Just see how it goes' - how can you say that to someone with ASD? We feel a bit abandoned at present, but we'll win through - he is an amazing boy and I am blessed in him! Thanks for being a friend. Julie Ann xx #39

Sandy said...

Oh what a wonderful post of happy mail and what a darling little rocking horse from Kimberley.
Sandy :) #71

Jan Ltc said...

Wow what a great WOYWW xx Jan (74)

Kate said...

Beautiful treasures. have a great WOYWW.

~Kate~ #76

Maisie Moonshine said...

Hi Elizabeth - HAPPY MAIL!!! Gorgeous gifts and what a cute little rocking horse - you lucky girl! ENJOY! MMx #83

Karen said...

Ooooh happy mail - you can't beat it can you!!! Love the sweet rocking horse, so darling and cute. Happy WOYWW (if it can be any happier!). ♥ Karen ♥ 80 x

My name is Cindy said...

Happy Mail - surely the best way to start a day, or a post for that matter! That little rocker is a darling and I'm sure all the other goodies have found a great home. Way to go Kimberly!!

Happy WOYWW Cindy #85

Lynda Norton said...

What a great post to start off with, gives a warm happy feeling to us all I am sure. How kind of Kimmie to share such a cutie amoungst all those goodies.

I think this is a fab post.

Lynda #89

Monique said...

What a great happy mail package, happy indeed =) and such a cute little rocking horse!
Back from my holidays wishing you happy WOYWW and a lovely week.
xx Monique #97

ike said...

Oh WoWza - you got goodies too :-) What a darling little rocking horse... that's just to die for :-D You made my smile even bigger today. Thanks for letting me visit and I hope you are OK after all the flooding ?!!!


IKE xx #99

Halle said...

So fun! More goodies to play with and another for your collection!

Cardarian said...

What a lovely gift! You must be very happy! The little tiny rocking horse is my favourite!
Enjoy your lovely gifts!

Hettie said...

Wow that is REAL Happy Mail. Aren't you the lucky girl?!! Gorgeous lickle baby rocking horse.
xx 50

Neesie said...

Congratulations on being #1 ;D
Isn't it just the best to receive parcels in the post. I love it!
Oh boy you won the jackpot there with your goodies.
I've not entered WOYWW this week so that I could use the time to visit everyone else's desks. I just haven't had the time since our 'Escape to the Country' :D
But I hope to return soon.

Have fun with your pressies.
That rocking horse is sooooo cute!
Neesie (no number)

House of Bears said...

Wow what wonderful happy mail. Aren't crafty friends the best?

The bears @#93

sandra de said...

Congrats on the wonderful goodies and the rocker could not have gone to a better home
Sandra @108

Gita said...

So nice to get packages in the mail - especially ones so thoughtful!! Brigita #106

BJ said...

WOW a super parcel and adorable rocking horse AND numero uno too what more could a gal want? BJ#90

Krisha said...

Hi Elizabeth #1 this week!!
What a wonderful surprise for you, and that is the cutest rocking horse, what a great addition to your collection.
I'm late getting started tis week so I am # 115

Daniella said...

I think it was a lovely post! I am so happy for you, getting such a lovely package!!
The tiny rocking horse is adorable!

Roberta B said...

I hope all the flooding is behind you and the happy mail is great. We had our own thing going on here this morning.. a fire so I know kinda what you mean about getting back. Smiles and love your way.
Roberta 55

mamapez5 said...

What a lovely friend you have! The little rocker is so cute. I hope everything is soon back to normal for you. nothing to apologise for! Kate x #59

Hammers said...

Hi Elizabeth, thanks for swinging by my blog. Love your package from Kimmie, especially the little rocking horse. Cx #35

Belinda said...

Wow that is such a nice package you received from Kimmie! I too agree how wonderful the people are in WOYWW.

Melvin is really cute and I hope he is adjusting to his new home.

Thanks for dropping by my desk.
Belinda (24)

Shaz Brooks said...

Fabulous package of goodies! You are so right, our WOYWW friends are amazing. We've had so many Birthday wishes today, its awesome. Have a great week, Hugs, Shaz #45 xx

Anonymous said...

Being without the internet makes me wonder how we ever managed before it came along. Was chatting with DS just today about it and trying to explain how difficult it was to use before the URL was created. He struggled to believe people actually used it then!
WOYWW Wendy is cute as a button (ha ha) and the rocking horses wonderful as ever.

Happy (so late) WOYWW!
Mary Anne (37)

Caro said...

What a lovely group of people the WOYWWers are...that is some very Happy Mail indeed. Thanks for sharing. Happy WOYWW. Caro x (#128)

fairy thoughts said...

Oh Elizabeth what a great parcel and a really cute rocking horse. Aren't WOYWWers wonderful we can forgive for a (only slightly) longer post than usual.we all have stuff that stops us visiting I know, I have had computer troubles myself... my hard drive went with 2 weeks left on the guarantee... how lucky was that.
enjoy your new stash

Dawn said...

What a fab post Elizabeth, such a lovely gift for a lovely lady. Well deserved and we all know how much you will treasure every bit.
Huge hugs x x x x

Cazzy said...

Happy WOYWW Elizabeth, and Bleubeard of course!
What a wonderful present, so much stash and that cute dinky horse!

I put a photo on my post especially for you to see!

Cazzy x #103

Rita said...

How sweet! Love surprises that make you choke up! Happy WOYWW! #100 :)

Danie May said...

Happy Mail definitely makes for a Happy WOYWW! Melvin is just adorable and I am sure will have a wonderful new home with you and Bluebeard. Can't wait to see what you do with all those other wonderful goodies. Danie (a very late #133)

Robyn said...

Lovely to be visited by #1!
you are forgiven in advance!
thanks for the snoop around!
robyn 121

Maudieroff Roffey said...

Hi Elizabeth #1 - how fabulous is Kimmie - and that tiny RH is adorable - Have a great week - Happy WOYWW Mxx #70

MaggieC said...

What a great little parcel to receive from such a generous friend, and that little rocking horse is just so perfect. Thank you for your visit this week. You are right - I am very excited. It is just shame that the insurance company had to take the edge off by charging me a small fortune to change the vehicle on the policy, and even more to add my 38 year old policeman son to the policy. Then, even worse, I have to spend an even higher amount of money to tax it. Oh well, the money is not making any return in the bank. xx Maggie #116

glitterandglue said...

Hello Elizabeth.
What a gorgeous parcel from Kimmie - and your post wasn't long at all!! Enjoy everything in the gift - lots of lovely treasures.
Thanks for visiting - and in answer to your question - yes, I do sleep - but I do like to be a useful addition to our church, and not just a passenger or pew filler - so am happy to do things like the catering 'cos that's not something that sends me into dire stress. My art and craft work, which I just love doing, is my main relaxation thing - although I am happy to sell stuff if folk like it. I actually describe myself as having a "polyfilla ministry". Do you know polyfilla? It's gungy stuff for filling gaps. I am capable in several different areas - not brilliant, but capable - so when a gap needs filling - guess where the church looks??!!
Have a great week.
Margaret #69

Jackie said...

Oh how sweet and new little rocking horse to come and join your stable !!!!
And what a lovely package of lots of goodies you've got ayou are lucky person!
Jackie 32

john-w said...

Great parcel from Kimmie! Enjoy! Thanks for stopping by and leaving such encouraging words. Happy WOYWW week. Sorry my comments are a bit late this week. It's not just Margaret who gets busy for the church - I attended a church council meeting this morning, and as secretary I had to take all the minutes. Mmm better think about writing them up I suppose ...
Kind regards, John-W #67

trisha too said...

Now THAT is some SUPER happy mail! Kimberly was so excited to mail you that parcel, too--thank you for showing us what was in it, and Kimmie's rocker, what a sweetie.

Thank you for stopping by this woyww!
#27 this week

Suzy said...

Lucky you to receive such Happy Mail and a darling little rocker too.
I'm a little late to the party but I'm new here. Hope you will come over to visit #139. Looking forward to participating.

Shoshi said...

Oh Elizabeth, what an absolutely gorgeous parcel to receive in the post from Kimmie! You must have had such fun opening it and discovering all its contents, and as for the darling little horse - he is cute beyond words!!

Thank you for your lovely comment. Yes, I feel incredibly blessed to have such a wonderful new room, and having a zone for textile and fibre art means that I shall have my sewing machine working again, and I can expand my mixed media into textiles - sooo much to think about and get excited about, I'm like a child in a toyshop before Christmas!!

I've been having awful problems with blogger over the past couple of days, not letting me post comments so I hope this goes through OK. (Hence the delay in replying).

Thank you so much for your lovely comment. I can scarcely believe it but I think the meds may be working already, even though the doc said 2-4 weeks before I noticed anything.

Happy belated WOYWW,
Shoshi #87

Sue from Oregon said...

Well aren't you a lucky girl!!!??!! Wonderful goodies and Melvin is a prize for sure! Happy WOYWW! Enjoyed browsing your blog this morning!

Kezzy said...

Oh wow he is super cute it must have been lovely to receive such a heartfelt parcel full of goodies. Happy late woyww :-) hugs kezzy xxx