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Friday, April 23, 2010

Two weeks worth of mail


All rounded up in one convenient and late post.

First was this ton of ribbons from Staci. This by itself has almost quadrupled my ribbon stash. Now I can stop using that single giant roll of black (which technically matches everything) and add more colour! Canada Border Services must have been particularly paranoid when they checked this because the envelope was very chewed up when it got to me. Ah, what would we do without Ziploc bags?


Second was Why Hoard Gold by Dragon Dreams. I won this on a SAL and it winged its way pretty fast. A big thanks to Silverlotus who also tossed in the Marlitt threads, all the while telling me what a pain they are to use~


And wrapping it up this is lovely lot that arrived from Nima in Oman. A lovely piece of soft feeling fabric, beads and embellishments (some of which sadly broke in transit, but the rest are fine and very very cute) and she even threw in these gorgeous crochet flowers. She suggested that they could be coasters, at which I gasped in revulsion. Such pretties deserve a much better fate! (I am very hard on coasters. I misplace them at a ridiculous rate.) On this day Border Services seems to have been unconcerned since it arrived with nary a crease!

11 comments:

nima said...

oh..sad to hear that the embellishments were broke...

Ineke said...

The dragon is very cute!
A pity some of the embellishments broke although they were packed in those beautiful crochet flowers.

Siobhan said...

Nice mail haul--congrats! Sorry to hear about the embellishments, though. Have a great weekend!

Lynn said...

What a lovely surprise to find in your mail! I can just imagine what the border patrol did to that envelope. My envelope of floss that arrived was pretty torn up after passing through Canadian customs.

Kathy A. said...

Lovely gifts in your mail.
I don't know what it is with Canada Customs. I think we have some of the worst mail service in the world!

Myra said...

Lots of fun mail there. Have a great weekend!

Carol said...

Great gifts from around the world, Blu! You're on a real lucky streak :)

staci said...

So sad that some of your embellishments were broken :(

Glad the ribbon made it ok. You've gotten some terrific goodies in the mail!

Elaine said...

Lots of pretty goodies to enjoy!

Pumpkin said...

That's some good stuff you got there ;o)

Marlitt really isn't that bad to work with. You'll have to use shorter lengths of thread which makes things much easier but it's so pretty and shiny :o)

Meari said...

What great packages you received. Enjoy them all! :)