Wednesday, May 28, 2008

WOOHOO, I got a swop parcel!!!

This morning I came home from work to find a parcel from the States on my kitchen bench. For all you who don't know, I work 21 hour shifts, so I was away all night. If a parcel arrives my DH leaves it out for me, often with a cryptic note, like "what have you bought now"?
Anyhoo, I checked this parcel, it's from the States.
Now, I know I haven't bought anything from you gals recently, so this is very mysterious. Turning over the parcel, what do I see. It's from Joan of Joan's Journey's, my Parasol & Paper Swap partner.
She did email to say she had posted my parcel, getting in early because of new bubbies & stuff (helloo, Sydney Ann).
So, here in all their glory are my gorgeous swap items. Joan, they are sooo lovely, how did you know I would love all these pretties.
Isn't it so exciting, look at all that pretty rosey paper & a card, addressed to me.
Such a pretty card & envelope, with roses, & the prettiest (pink of course) little scrapping book, with a PINK PARASOL, & a pretty pink fridge magnet. Joan thinks the lady looks a bit like a parasol. I think so too.
Parcel number 2 held these goodies, gorgeous little French style booklet/journal. I shall keep this in my bag, I am always scribbling down stuff. A lovely mini photo album (yep, we still do have photos), just beautiful, & darling little napkins. I love the chocolate brown & pink combination, gorgeous. Can you read what it says? "So many chocolates, so little time". A girl after my own heart, is Joan.
Is this not the most gorgeous pile of goodies. Thank you so much Joan. Everything is just beautiful, I love it (big smiles).
I know you were early, but now, like the White Rabbit said, I feel late. (Hmmm, now where did I put that paper I was putting in with the Parasol... heck, where is the Parasol?)
Just kidding Joan.
Hugs, Coll :-}


joan said...

Hi Coll,
Gosh that got to you quicker then I thought it would. I told you it was a little unconventional with the parasol part. I really do think the lady looks likes a human parasol. LOL And I loved what it said on the magnet too. Glad you liked it and don't worry or hurry. I just know with the new little one and everyone staying at my home for awhile that I was going to be busy. Talk to you soon.

Fete et Fleur said...

What wonderful goodies! Wow! 21 hour shifts!! You deserve these goodies and more.

Hugs! Nancy

Utah Grammie said...

I can't even stay awake for 21 hours no less WORK them! Your parcel looks like so much fun! Good for you! Have a restful week (if that's possible!)

Glenda said...

Hi Coll..very pretty parcel..thank you for your comment on my blog and no I have not worked out what I did wrong at least I can still add photos.. I'll try again tonight..I'm just scraed that I will wipe out my blog all together,,Love from Glenda

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

GORGEOUS swap package Coll!!!!! Even the paper it is wrapped in is fabulous! You are lucky :) I should have joined this swap :(

Love ya,

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Coll what gorgeous goodies from Joan.
I got my parcel early too - yesterday I got my fabulous goodies from Jessi

Tracie said...

Hi Coll,
All of your items are just beautiful. Lucky you!
I giggled about what your husband says - what did you buy now? Very cute...
Hey, I hear you're going to a concert tomorrow - try not to let your knees buckle, okay? Have fun!!!

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Coll
I'm thinking you are loving your parcel....gorgeous goodies that's for sure!

Tracie said...

Hi Coll,
Alan and Mrs. Alan Rickman are concerned - how was the concert?

Please send word - as a pink ambulance will be on its way soon to Shann's. Do we need to pick you up as well? Your hubby? Please send message -- per ABBA - S.O.S. sweetie ;)

Katrina Chambers said...

21 hr shifts! Whoah!! What a gorgeous parcel to come too!

Rue said...

Hi Coll :)

What a beautiful parcel! Joan is such a sweet lady and she has great taste too :)

Have a wonderful evening.

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

Great parcels. I LOVE your banner it is just gorgeous!

Wanda said...

What a lovely collection of goodies. Love the colors, the fabrics and textures. What a nice gift.

Our Father's Day is celebrated June 15th but our Father's Day BBQ is the week earlier, so each family can have thier own Father's Day too.

Thanks for visiting and commenting on my post.

Utah Grammie said...

Hey YOU! You've ben tagged by me - come on over to my blog and let's have fun!