Firstly at work there has been talk about Christmas catalogues...then I received 2 fabulous parcels, which were just like receiving early Christmas presents and then this weekend........
Well it wasn't exactly Santa's Grotto, but a snow festival in of all places Basingstoke! We had come for a weekend break at a lovely Spa hotel and took a ride into the town before dinner and this is what greeted us at the entrance!!
The fabulous parcels I received were this....from the lovely Aija of CraftySmiles...
....loads of scrummy things for her own Seaside swap. I received fabric, and a handmade fish. A necklace and some seashells thoughtfully sent by one of her daughters. There were also sweets, candles and a pretty bag of assorted beads.
As you may know if you follow Aija's blog she has recently returned home after an operation and I was so surprised that she rushed to get this parcel to me before she was admitted. I had told her not to worry about it, so I am glad she received mine before she went into hospital.
Thank you Aija ( and your daughter) the gifts are lovely. I hope you are taking it easy and are on the mend.
My second wonderful parcel was from Emma of Silverpebble....
I was only a runner up in her Pass the Book giveaway and just look what I received....
As well as this little book...packets of seeds and.......(please forgive the awful photo, I got a bit too close!)
This exquisite little silver cotton reel, hand made by Emma together with a pearl and a button on a silver chain. I am so thrilled with it.
Thank you Emma you are so kind.
Well as these lovely bloggers have made my week another special one I would like to pass on something too...I am going to carry on the PASS THE BOOK giveaway by sending this book
Dandelion Soup by Babs Horton. If you have not read this and like something a little different you will not be disappointed. A bit of a mystery with shades of Joanne Harris, it really is one that you can't put down!
So if you would like to win this book, (and a small gift too) and would be prepared to read it and pass it on, or pass on a book of your choice just leave a comment on this post. If you would like to grab the piccie too and pop it on your sidebar that would be great.
I will leave the draw open until next Sunday 22nd August at midnight and post the result in the next week.
Well I think thats enough for one post, I'll be back later in the week with some projects I have been doing.
Hope you have had a good weekend ,
Jenny x x