I'm sorry - I really wasn't trying to be mean by making you all wait so long to see what was in the parcels! Life just got in the way and I haven't had the chance to update my blog.
So, what was in the parcels then?
The first one had some gorgeous Japanese fabric for me and Lesley - but I forgot to get a photo of it so you'll have to wait even longer to see it!
The second was a massive parcel of goodies from my lovely aunt who had been having a clear out of her craft supplies - look how much she sent me!
by the way, these are seriously large pieces of fabric!
then there was a brilliant birthday present from Maria at Wonderwoman (not)
with a fab book and lovely yarn and fabrics!
and another birthday present - this time from Jane at Craftyconundrum
a beautiful notebook and cover with a pocket full of pens inside!
- I think there were actually more pens than are shown in the photo but the naughty Little Lockets fell on the parcel as soon as I opened it and ran away with some of them - sorry Jane!
Abother parcel (which actually came a few days earlier) was all the way from Australia with these cheeky girls hiding inside - from the amazingly talented Jodie
fortunately the little gocco-girl hasn't started swearing yet!
And finally I very excitedly opened the large flat parcel that contained this book I had ordered from Rachel's ebay shop
it's brilliant with loads of really gorgeous designs in and I have already started two stitchery projects.
But I had been chatting to Rachel for a while, dithering over which Bronwyn Hayes book to buy before deciding on Little Chicken Feather, so I was overwhelmed to find that Rachel had also included the other book I'd admired in my parcel - because she couldn't resist sending it to me! How fantastic is that?
And the book really is fantastic - I'm so delighted to have both!!!
I am completely overwhelmed by the kindness and generosity of my bloggy friends - you are all amazing! And special thank you's to Maria, Jane, Rachel and Jodie! And thank you too Aunty Margaret!