Saturday, December 12, 2009

Whitmans Sampler Tin

Yesterday, the postie called, with a huge box. And just look what it contained. I was stunned, and words cannot say how much I liked the contents.

This was a tin exchange, at the JAT message board. The idea was to fill a tin with gifts, and you didn't have to stitch anything. As you can see, my partner decided to stitch for me, isn't it beautiful. And there was a tin still sealed, containing chocolates, which is going under my tree, and I will open that on Christmas day. I hope you can see the scissor fob and scissors, which were in the tin, and the other gifts. I've never seen a 2 year diary before, and then there's a Christmas decoration, a notebook and a highlighter. All these came from Lauren (no blog). Thank you Lauren.

This parcel was posted on 8th in the US, and arrived here in the UK on 11th. I sent my package out nearly 2 weeks ago, so where is it?

I also sent a package to the US about a month ago, and I have not heard from the recipient that it has been received, and this blogger has not updated their blog for some months, so I'm hoping they have received it. I'm going to share pics anyway, in the next few days, I'm sure they don't read my blog, so it should be OK. I have also posted off some Christmas ornaments, so I'm hoping to show those soon, and then there's the December SAL that I am doing with Sally, although I've not stitched on that this week. I have been really busy on an evening. On Monday night, I went shopping with DD, and by Wednesday night I was exhausted again, and was nodding off in the chair. This bug I have really takes it out of you. Thursday night, I was out with a group of friends from work for a Christmas meal. And last night I chilled out.


Maddy*Moo said...

What a lovely piece! Gorgeous work! I've never seen a 2 year planner before either lol, will keep my eye out now! BTW - have just received a little parcel from you and put it on the tree for christmas lol. Such a surprise! Thankyou! xxx

Karan said...

Oh Wow! What a fabulous tin & gifts. :0)
Posting overseas is always nervewracking - hope those packages turn up soon. Hope you feel much better soon too. :0)

Patti said...

Oh Chris your gift is just beautiful and yes I am green with envy! I really hope you enjoy everthing including the American chocolate which I just love.
Lots of Love
Patti xxx

Sally said...

oh wow what a fantastic exchange Chris! I bet you are so pleased with it:)

Hope you're feeling much better.

Julie said...

A fabulous parcel, i know how wonderful those tins are as i have the green tin and the chart that accompanys it in my stash, maybe i'll get round to stitching it next year!

Claire said...

Looks like you got some great gift's there.