Wednesday, October 5, 2011

I Got Mail

On July 17th, Julie at Julies Knit and Sew Corner had a giveaway and on August 1st announced that I had won a knitted pincushion. Julie knits, embroiders, cross-stitches and sews from her home in Cheshire, England.

She mailed the pincushion on August 8th and I just received it yesterday. That's much better timing than the 3-1/2 months it took for Nathalie's cards to arrive from the States.

Even better timing was the arrival of a packet of seeds that Jan mailed from Colorado on September 10th.

Prairie Coneflowers a/k/a Mexican Hats that she posted about on July 23rd apparently grow wild in New Mexico and are drought tolerant. The description she included also says that they are easy to establish and naturalize readily, so I am hoping I can get them to grow here.

Thanks Julie and Jan! Best wishes for a wonderful Wednesday! Friendship blessings, Tammy

25 comments:

Pam said...

Love the pin cushion. So glad mail service cooperated this time. Anxious to know how the Mexican Hats grow in Kuwait.

Our temperatures finally cooled down last night and we had a little rain. Such a nice change from hot and dry. There was however a serious dust storm to the south resulting in a traffic pile up with one death. Our desert can be brutal at times.

Have a great rest of the week and thanks for visiting my blog even if I haven't been posting on a regular basis recently.

Becky~ said...

I love the pincushion, so cute.Have a wonderful rest of the week Tammy!

A Vintage Chic said...

What sweet gifts, Tammy! Too bad everything takes so long to get to you! I'm sure you're used to it, by now...

Happy belated birthday to your son, too! My middle daughter turned 16 early this year--they grow up WAAAAY too fast, don't they?!

Hope your day is wonderful, dear friend...

Julie

Heather - The Good Life said...

What wonderful and thoughtful gifts. I hope your seeds flourish and grow nicely in your climate. Take care. :-)

Sharon said...

Amazing, I didn't think you could send seeds in the mails anymore.

Well, neat stuff and lovely friends!

Serena said...

What a cute little pincushion! Glad to hear it arrived sooner than expected. Good luck with the coneflower seeds. Australian Customs would never have allowed them through. :(

Have a lovely evening,
Serena xo

Rizzi said...

I GUESS THE POST OFFICE READ YOUR BLOG, THEY HAVE BEEN PRETTY GOOD WITH YOUR MAIL... :)
LOVE THE TEACUP, IT IS SO CUTE. ENJOY......
RIZZI

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Oh, how nice to get these sweet prizes in the mail!! Fun, fun! blessings ~ tanna

Diane said...

It had to be a great day to get such treasures in the mail. What blessings. Diane

SARITHA said...

Such a pretty pincushion!!And those flowers look lovely!!Looking forward to see them bloom in your garden!!

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

That is great for receiving two packages. I know by experience how that makes your day! Enjoy and I hope, that the seeds will really grow into something that gives you joy.
Thanks for your visit and indeed, a sick idea about the USDA confiscating a Lemon Meyer!
Love to you,

Mariette

Yarn, needles and a cup of coffee... said...

Hi Tammy!
Thank you so much for your comment,I am really enjoying being a mum! And a very belated happy 16th birthday to your son! I hope he enjoyed the special day!
Best wishes

Kristina

Ola said...

So nice surprises, this pincushion looks very cozy!

Julies Knit and Sew Corner said...

Oh I am so glad Tammy I was trying to think what could be done, I do hope it is not out of shape or anything. Happy sewing.
best wishes Julie.C

Catherine said...

Isn't getting treats in the mail just the most wonderful thing!!!
Yes indeed ~ very fun!
xo Catherine

Candylei said...

Love the Ralph Emerson quote on your banner. Wow it's 93 there now and here on 52, clear and beautiful. Love your pictures.

Pam @ Frippery said...

What fun goodies. Love getting sweet packages in the mail!

Allison said...

Such lovely mail! Good luck with your gardening.

P.S. I love the sidebar with all the places you've traveled. Makes me dream of going abroad again.

NEEDLEWINGS said...

How wonderful to win someone's precious art! Lucky you!

glor said...

How sweet are these gifts. Sending you a great big hug and tons of blessings. You are such a sweet, dear girl!

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

What wonderful mail love. It is amazing that mail takes that long!!!

Wishing you a wonderful week.

Becky~ said...

Thanks for visiting today Tammy and leaving such a nice comment on my post about my father....truly appreciated my friend.Happy friday ahead!

Sherry said...

It looks like you had some great wins and I am glad that the items arrived safely even though they took some time. I appreciate all of your kind comments on my blog and enjoy my visits here. I was away for a few days so blog reading has not been part of my days lately. I read back a ways to catch up with you. Have a good weekend.

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

Love those little pumpkins. Hope your weather stays good. We are cool and sunny for now. Won't be long before it is cold and maybe some germs will freeze and leave us along. Starting my Christmas creations. Blessings
QMM

~*~Patty S said...

I cannot help but notice the irony here as Nathalie works for the post office part time LOL
Lovely pin cushion and here's to speedy mail delivery

I wanted to thank you again for sharing your recipes...your Corn and Lentil Chowder along with your Rice and Black Bean Salad were a big hit here...nice to try something new!

Happy Weekend to you and yours
oxo

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