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Saturday, July 10, 2010

Look What the Postman Brought!

Shortly after I began blogging, I landed in Valentina's Corner, and I became an instant fan and admirer. Valentina's blog never fails to make me smile, take a deep breath and relax for just a moment. About a month ago, she had a giveaway, and guess what...? I won! With all the rush of her getting ready to go to the Netherlands to be with her sister when she had her baby, she made time to send it off - all the way from Cyprus to Pensacola, Florida. I've been patiently waiting, and this week it came. First is this cute tin.

Inside was a pack of ribbons and rick rack and a fat quarter of beautiful rose fabric.

There was also a small tin of Vintage Paisley "plasters", which I discovered are the cutest band-aids I have ever seen. They are definitely too cute to use :). My granddaughter Cameron was able to talk me into giving her one to take home.

But I've saved the best till last. In this cute bottle is the most amazing smelling Rose Water, hand made by Valentina!! And it made the long trip from Cyprus and arrived in perfect condition. I haven't opened the seal yet, but the smell even through the seal is heavenly. Make sure you click on the link and go to her blog and read all about how she makes Rose Water. Thank you Valentina!! Even though we may never meet, making new friends is the best thing about blogging.
Until next time, make something beautiful.
-Karen

9 comments:

Kathie said...

lucky you beautiful gifts, I love that tine!
wow and rose water your lucky that survived the trip!
I love her blog too, very inspirational.
Kathie

Janet said...

What a gorgeous parcel. I love hinged tins and I've never seen such pretty plasters either. You're so lucky to have some of that precious rose water.

Magnolia Bay Quilts said...

What a sweet gift from Valentina! The band-aids are awfully cute. I'm sure Miss Punkin is the only person you'd share them with.

Darlene said...

That is adorable!!! Was worth the wait, I'm sure. :-)

Seams to Sew and Quilt said...

All of that is adorable but I love the band aids and the rose water...

julieQ said...

I love your package!! wonderful...enjoy!! Even your scent will be beautiful with that rose water..mmmm!

MamaT said...

Congratulations! What a lovely gift. Isn't it fun getting a present in the mail? sw

QuiltSue said...

What a wonderful win. I love the tin and the band-aids, and of course, rosewater is so English I was bound to love that!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Well! You lucky girl! I love Valentina's blog too... enjoy your goodies!!!