But blog world has changed my lack of mail. I never know what to expect from the generosity of fellow bloggers.
There are contests, giveaways, and just plain old gifties always going on in the blog-o-sphere.
Miss Sandy sent all this loveliness, a big, overflowing box of hand made goodies to give as gifts to the participants!
Celeste, sent a box-o-pretties too, here is a small sample of the generous supplies she sent for me to share with my guests.
My BFF, Beth, not only designed and provided the images for the gift bags that she also helped sew together, she has made these little nature inspired sachets to slip into the goodie bags too.
For a full list of the kind hearted friends of mine who are sponsoring the event, there is a list on the sidebar of my blog.
This box, though, was a real surprise! I had ordered another hundred or so 1860s Charlotte dolls from Germany and was really excited to get this package marked from that dealer. But when I opened it up, it wasn't cute little dollies looking back up at me, it was this!!
The original invoice was in the box, so I know who the rightful owner is and will send it on to him, some guy named Nathan in Minneapolis. But not until after I show Sugarwings, she'll love this. That kid shares my interest in the spooky side of life. Big bad wolves, witches, and goblins always make her happy. I might tell her these are goblin eyes...
Oh, and my Charlottes arrived safely, too. And they are the big ones, I've not carried those before. I'll let you know when I add them to the shop, but first I want to play with them and make a few things myself.
This package was much better, I won this hand made bag from Teresa. Very, very pretty, and so well made. Its a really sturdy, heavy bag for as dainty as it looks.
See why I skip happily down the driveway when I go to check the mail? Its not just a mail box, its a treasure chest.
Sometimes I'm lucky enough to get treasures in person. My pal, Sherry (who will be a house guest during Bird Song) gave this cute packet of sequins and jewels to me at Moulin Rouge.
And my Moulin Rouge roomie, Kim, gave me this pretty package containing a sweet necklace that she made.
Poor Kim. She didn't get the best deal in rooming with me. My snoring is back! My theory is that I need to lose a few pounds. Because the surgery to stop the snoring worked before the holidays and all the treats that I ate kicked in.
Plus, Kim doesn't have an once of fat on her body to keep her warm, and I tend to over heat at night, so we had some different views on the thermostat setting. I was a night owl and she gets up before 6am, so we weren't well suited in that way. Its a good thing she is such a nice person with so many fun stories to listen to!! We had plenty to talk about and got along well, even with our differences. I hope I didn't annoy her too much.
Kim is holding two dolls made by Colleen, and she ended up buying the rabbit.
Colleen is some one I really enjoyed getting to know. She drove us all over, to Venice Beach, In and Out Burger, the garment district. So, I am sending her this little package of things as a thank you.