Thursday, 22 March 2012

Talk about WOW factor - White Wednesday No. 144

What I am going to show you certainly has that, in bucket loads! My wonderful friend Xela from Germany sent me the most extraordinary birthday present. I was absolutely dumb struck when I received it.

Last week the postman knocked on the door and presented me with this huuuuuuuuge parcel. I had no idea what it could possibly be. Had I ordered something this big? Errmm, didn't think so. And then I saw the sender's name, and the penny dropped. I have had the most wonderful packages from Alexandra before, so I knew I was in for a real treat, but what I found when I opened the package was beyond any expectations. I am just going to show you the photos with shaky hands, they will speak for themselves -

Isn't it just the most exquisite wall hanging you have ever seen? I was instantly totally in love with it. And then I realised that the pockets were actually filled with presents as well! -

I so wanted to open them straight away, but I thought I save the pressies for the actual day of my birthday.

I am sure you can imagine what I felt like when I saw all these beautiful things, made with love and friendship. One day, I will be able to hug this wonderful woman properly and tell her face to face what an amazing friend she is.

This would surely be enough to make anybody's birthday, but I received two more packages from two of my very dearest friends Dorthe And Suziq. You are going to drool when I show you those beautiful beautiful gifts tomorrow, so be prepared for another long post with lots of pics for you to feast your eyes on.

For now I am signing off, too much to do before we go to France next week.

I am linking this post to the fabulous White Wednesday linky party at the Faded Charm blog. If I haven't worn you out, do hop over there for even more white wonderfulness.



JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...


Robin said...

Oh, what a lucky girl you are! I saw that beautiful wall pocket on Alexandra's blog and was floored with it's beauty. Can't wait to see what other gifts you received from those oh so talented friends Dorthe and Suziq.


Anonymous said...

It is little wonder your hands are shaking.
I am speechless at the beauty of it.

JoAnne said...

What gorgeous gifts!

Kelly_Deal said...

You are one lucky girl, what a lovely gift indeed!

Sweet Old Vintage said...

All I can say is WOW... what a parsel of lovely objects....

Queenie Believe said...

Wow!!! What a beautiful gift!!! All the lace and details are WONDERFUL!!! What a wonderful and cherished friend you have!
Have a great day.
Always, Queenie

Dorthe said...

Oh Liz, what a stunning and beautiful gift, how fantastic is Alexandra to send all that.
So many beautiful pieces, and the wall hanger is the most lovely piece- love the heart and all little sweetnes she added.
HUGS, and kys

Candylei said...

Oh my!!! A wonderful, wonderful treat!!! That is so sweet of her!

suziqu's thread works said...

Oh my dear Liz! You have been so spoiled by Alexandra and so you should be! - how absolutely STUNNING is that wall hanger with all the beautiful lacey pockets and all the divine little details of buttons etc.
Tell Alexandra from me that I love it so much that I will have to make one of my own! All the gifts inside the pockets are so beautifully made plus the ephemera!
Enjoy every little piece my sweet friend!
Now that would be a perfect thing to take too France to hold your bits and pieces whilst creating.
Love and big hugs,

Sarina said...

WOW, It's absolutely stunning.
You lucky woman.


Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

WOW,Liz - dear Alexandra spoiled you big time:) I think I would have fainted,lol.Enjoy.

Rhonda said...

Oh my goodness, that was just gorgeous! Lucky Lucky you, Liz.

I love this one, too!!!!

Sandie said...

This is one heck of a lot of Blogger love package!

You lucky lady!

Sandie xx

Alexandra Eitel said...

Ich will dich auch mal huggen Süße :)
Und ich freu mich dass dir dein Geschenk so gut gefällt.

Alexandra Eitel said...

Ich glaube ich bin durch ... hier war ich schon :)

Mom E. said...

I love every inch of this gift! So much fun for both of you....!!!!

Mom E. said...

I am so glad you took such detailed pictures of these gifts. I want to make a bag to hold things similar to the one you were sent. It is SO gorgeous! I will put in inside my armoire once it is finished! I will send pictures! Have a great dy my friend!

Kathy said...

Wow this just takes my breath away. Every inch is lovelier than the next. What a special person you are to have a friend to love you so.