Thursday, January 17, 2019

Woof! Woof! A Happy Surprise from Mr Postman

I was heating up some leftover soup for lunch when the postman dropped something through our mail slot. When I went out to the entryway, I saw a padded envelope upside down with 'fragile' written on the back. I thought maybe Bill had ordered a lens filter or some computer thing or something, but when I picked it up, it had my name on it. I opened it to find this wonderful brooch!
It was sent by my blogging/Facebook friend, Laurie, who blogs at Notes from the Hinterland and is the author of the YA fantasy Great Library series (Maya and the Book of Everything and Library Lost).

As you can see from the picture, the brooch was beautifully handmade by The Scrap Faerie. A few months ago, Laurie sent me a stitch marker also made by The Scrap Faerie (before the name change), which I love and use often. When I am not using it, I hang it nearby so I can look at it and smile.
I will wear the paw print brooch often as well. At the moment, I am wearing it as a shawl pin. It will also be perfect as a scarf pin. I can attach it to a hat or wear it on a shirt. Like the stitch marker, it will make me smile every time I look at it and use it! Thank you, Laurie, for the wonderful new year gift and the well-wishes that accompanied it--such a happy surprise that made my day!


NanaDiana said...

Oh- Bloggers are so good to each other. I love both of those pieces. I keep the piece you cross-stitched for me framed and have it where I can see it when I am sitting down. It reminds me of you and also my Irish roots! Have a wonderful day! xo Diana

Lynne said...

Aren’t surprises fun . .. appreciated too.

Now I am going to try and see if my comment goes through to you.
Not working for commenting to Bill . . .

My back up, if it doesn’t work, is to copy and then send to your email.

Here it goes . . .

Lynne said...

Went through on first try . ..