Thursday, 25 March 2010

A swap, a gift and a thank you

Today was another odd day. It was grey, misty, rainy and pretty dismal for most of the time, but for about half an hour this afternoon, the sun appeared on and off and we got a few glorious rays of sunshine. Oh the excitement! I had been waiting all day for it to brighten up a bit so that I could take some photographs, and here was my chance. I thought. That was before I couldn't find my camera. Panic! No. 3 son came to the rescue and located the camera for me, exactly where I had left it a couple of days ago when I took a few pics of our gorgeous granddaughter Grace. Hmm. No, its not a sign of getting old, just a sign of having been very poorly, so don't you get any ideas JJ, Sarah etc.

Here you are then, photos of the lovely goodies I received from Beki in the Pamper Swap organised by Michela -

The gorgeous Moroccan shower tonic is coming with me to France next week, as is the potpourri, which smells sooooooooo delicious. I will really appreciate the fabulous shower treat after a hard day's work digging a piece of the lower field to make a vegetable garden.



The tea, well, that ain't going anywhere, lol, I'll be drinking that right here, at the computer, and thinking of Beki every time I take a sip.

The goodies were accompanied by a lovely card, which looked good enough to eat, as you can see. Thank you Beki! I love my swap goodies. I must have a little think about some sort of swap soon, I do love swaps so much.

I also received a package from the lovely Deb from the Linens lace and lattes blog. She had a giveaway recently and I won not one but TWO gorgeous vintage aprons! How very generous is that!

Just look at this gorgeous one in perfect Spring colours -


And this one, in a sweet vintage flower print, so delicately trimmed with narrow ric rac -


And look, look, in the last photo, there is a tiny little spot of glorious sunshine! Didn't last long, lol, but it was there, for a fleeting moment.

AND, LAST BUT NOT LEAST, A BIG THANK YOU FOR ALL YOUR WELL WISHES! I CAN GO ALL MUSHY AND SOPPY NOW AND TELL YOU THAT I WAS REALLY TOUCHED. LOTS. OODLES. BIG HUG TO YOU ALL ( NOT AT THE SAME TIME, OBVIOUSLY, THAT WOULD BE ONE ENOOOOOOOOOOOORMOUS GROUP HUG, LOL. Hmm. Oh why the heck not, lets give it a go! )

Thats it for today. I have been doing a bit of crafting today, and I might show you the results tomorrow. Enjoy the rest of your day, wherever you are. xx

17 comments:

bekimarie said...

So glad you've received it, I was starting to worry.
Do tell, what's the tea like? I haven't tried it but it was recommended yo me.

Take care

Beki xxx

Kissed by an Angel said...

What a lovely swap parcel!! Looks gorgeous!! I love the vintage aprons too, they are so pretty!
xxxx

LiLi M. said...

You were spoiled, but you deserve it! Anything to get better!

Lyn said...

What a lucky lady, you have had some lovely things arrive on your doorstep. Hope you are feeling a bit better now?
Love
Lyn
xxx

Debby said...

WOW!!! So many beautiful things, awesome mail day.
debby

Floss said...

Oh it all looks wonderful - such fun to have all the pampering bits and bobs, and what lovely aprons! Are you sure you're no longer contageous, If so, I accept the group hug!

sissie said...

Hi LuLuliz,
I think that you received some pretty awesome gifts. Love those vintage aprons. Yummy!

hugs
Sissie

Sarah said...

Very nice parcel from the lovely Beki! I think the tea should do the trick to get you back in order. Now that second apron is rather pretty in such a lovely fabric. Yes you will look lovely wearing your new aprons sipping tea.

vicki said...

Those aprons are beautiful - wow! And that whiskey trifle leaves me onging - I think you should post that recipe!!!

Glad youare feeling better - it just takes a while to come back after you have been kicked onyour butt by a really bad cold!

Thanks for stopping by to see me also. I justlooked at all of your buttons on your other blog - I LOVE buttons! (Another obsession!)

Vicki

Juanita Tortilla said...

Mm-mm, really cute vintage aprons! I adore the one with the little ric rac trim.

Hey, my swap partner Diane sent me a packet of Twinings ginger + lemon tea as well. Beautiful tea! :)

Dorthe said...

Liz, you have recieved wonderfull things, uhhmm it looks so goooood,lucky you, and the aprons are so very cute both,
Thanks for your alwayes so very dear comments on my blog, sweet, makes me smile, and be happy.
love and hugs, Dorthe

Elizabethd said...

Lovely lovely wins, just in time to cheer you after your horrid illness. Keep well now.

Twiglet said...

Gorgeous gifts - glad you are better!

Michela said...

Lovely pressies! Thank you for taking part to my swap! xxx

harmony and rosie said...

Lucky you having such lovely pressies. Those aprons are absolutely beautiful, gorgeous, wonderful .. swoon!

Kate x

Rustique Gal said...

These aprons are so sweet! I love the vintage fabrics and styles. Enjoy!
Sherry

Kelly said...

Lovely gifts!
How gorgeous, I love the aprons hunny bet you are really pleased!