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Friday, November 13, 2009

Advent Swap has arrived...a Win...Stitchers Angel has arrived...and 2 very special little people!!!

Hello to all my lovely Friends out there in Blogland...

The weather here on the Coast has been absolutely beautiful this week...warm sunny days with a few beach walks thrown in...I reckon it's time to hit that water soon!!!

To start the week off I recieved a parcel from my Partner Carol...
this parcel is part of the Advent Swap hosted by Fiona in conjunction with Jo ...

My goodies are all in here...numbered from 1-24...one gift a day to be opened up till 25th December...and I am being very good and just staring at this box...and not opening it...
And Hubby is amazed it is still sitting there unopened!!!
(I think he's secretly on guard!!!)
Thank you so much Carol...I am eagerly awaiting to delve into these gifts come December!!!

And Carol ...your Advent gifts are on their way to you in this bag!!!
Thank you so much to Fiona and Jo for organizing this Advent Swap...what fun it has been!!!

Then the next day...I received another package...with none other than our own Russel Crowe on the stamps!!!
This one a giveaway win over at Miss Nance's !!!

All wrapped up in this fat quarter with a scrapbooked card...

were these 'vintage' d'oyleys!!!

Thank you so much Gail for hosting this fun giveaway!!!
Gail and I hope to meet each other one day as she lives not too far away from me!!!

But wait...there's more!!!
2 days later another parcel...this one from my Stitchers Angel...Sigrid, all the way from Germany!!!

My Angel gifts all wrapped...and ready to be opened...

all in reversible paper too...I haven't seen that before!!!

A little Advent Calendar card along with a postcard!!!

And inside...a journal cover with a rose stitchery on the front...
a little bag...some lotion...and the biggest surprise...A Harry Potter calendar for 2010!!!
Oh Sigrid...how excited was I to see all this!!!

Plus a lovely little zippered case...rose fabric and threads!!!
The theme for this Swap was roses...how beautiful is that!!!
Sigrid has a wonderful Harry Potter quilt on her blog...if you get a chance and you are a Harry Potter fan hop on over and take a look...you won't be disappointed!!!
Oh Sigrid...these are the first swap gifts I have received...
they are just so gorgeous...you have lovely small stitches!!!

I am well and truly blown away by your generosity...and your thoughtfulness and will always treasure my first Stitcher's Angel Swap gifts!!!
Thank you so very very much dear Stitchers Angel Sigrid...Danke Schon (hope that's right)!!!
And a huge thank you to Helen (Mother Angel) for organizing this swap so Stitchers all over the world could take part in this!!!

Last weekend we looked after these 2 precious little Cherubs...

while their Mum put on these very pretty pink shoes and went off to a Wedding!!!

What a very special week it has been!!!
And to finish off as we head off into the weekend...
Giving whether it be time, labour, affection,
advice, gifts, or whatever, is one of life's greatest pleasures.
~Rebecca Russell, b. 1905...American Writer~

17 comments:

Bev C said...

Dzintra, You have received such lovely gifts. Those little cherubs especially the one on the right looks so much like you. Have a great weekend.

Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

YAY!!! What a week you've had Dzintra!!! What fabulous gifts and prizes and goodies! Those little cherubs are SOOO darling! You must be in heaven right now! Enjoy your lovely weather at the beach~ xx Vicki

Marls said...

What a great week you have had and what lovely gifts. Sigrid is my Advent Swap partner so it was like reading about a friend. Her work looks just beautiful-what fun I will have with my parcels.

Notjustnat said...

Wow, what a great week you have had leading to Christmas!!! The box of Advent gifts! A good girl to wait until then. The rest of the goodies are beautiful too. And the littlies were well behave for you. I love J's shoes too. I would love to see what her dress looks like? Have a great weekend - Hugs Nat

Fer said...

Another lucky score! The doilies are very sweet.

bluebird-lyn said...

Hello Dzintra, what a week for you...Dzintra you received some lovely gifts...loved seeing 2 very special little people...Warm Regards Lyn

Zuzu said...

Hi Dzintra!

I'm glad you sent me an email because now I've found your blog and am your latest "Follower"!

Yay! :)
Zuzu

Pooch Morning Glory said...

thank you for your visit. im happy for those who won on julies giveaway. im still a bit new to this and there are so many nice people. you have a beautiful blog !
~ laura

Pooch Morning Glory said...

i forgot to mention that the stamps are my favourite !
~L

Mildred said...

Sounds like you have had a delightful week Dzintra. Those cherubs are just beautiful. What a blessing to share time with them. Hope you have a lovely week.

Kath said...

Ooh Christmas come early! How exciting. I am very jealous of your weather, we have storms and rain here in England. Above all I am SOOOO envious of your Granny status, I cn't wait for my son to start a family, so I can be a doting Granma :D
What gorgeous little children, I can just imagine Jo-jo the proud Auntie XX

Feelings said...

Dear, Dzintra!
How nice , you found me thru wonderful, Julie. Thank you for visiting me,and leaving a warming comment.
I´m glad you want to take part in my giveaway "lottery"...
You are more than welcome.
Good Luck!

Hugs/
Luiza

aubirdwoman said...

Hello... Jane's Aunt is in Victoria Australia.
A very small world getting smaller isn't it. lol
Its so good I have conned another member of the family into Patchworking lol

Cattinka said...

I like the stitchers angels gift you received. I wonder when mine will arrive, I still haven´t heard from my angel jet.
KATRIN W.

Janey said...

Hi Dzintra, What beautiful gifts, you lucky girlie. And your grandies look super. I do so love my grandies and enjoy looking after them for a while, nice to give them back afterwards though. Have a super week. hugs xxx

Beach Vintage said...

You are such a lucky gal! Thanks for dropping by Beach Vintage and leaving a comment about my comment....does this make sense?

vicki archer said...

Pretty packages and wonderful goodies Dzintra...and your two little cherubs are adorable,xv.

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