Thursday, November 16, 2006

Michelle--it arrived!!!!!

I just received my goodies from Michelle in Australia and boy did she spoil me big time. First, the bubble package she used to mail her items was soooo cute! Then, it was just like opening up a Christmas stocking 'cause Michelle had wrapped each item separately.These include a book which I know that I will enjoy, titled "Summer in Tuscany"by Elizabeth Adler, a puzzle book called Arro Words which I have never seen before but am dying to try out, 2 beautiful postcards, an applique of the Australian Flag, a little bag of polished stones (I'll use them in my jewelry making projects), a starfish bookmark done in size 20 thread which is really too funny because I had sent her the same pattern only in a size 10 thread, a beautiful, delicate, little needle case in peach which I absolutely adore, a packet of green tea incense rods with holder, a tin of Australian Outback Tea which has the recipe for Damper and the instructions to brew tea in a billy can, a sheet of butterfly seals to use on cards and letters, and last but not least an authentic Australian boomerang and directions for its use. Michelle also included a hand written letter and a colour brochure of her community. THANK YOU MICHELLE. You made my day as I have been under the weather with some flu bug that has been doing the rounds and I was ready for some cheering up. I have taken a picture of all the lovely things you sent and will try to post it here soon as I find out how to do that. Guess you and I are ready to move on to new partners. Let's keep in touch as well just for the fun of it!

Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Esta's bookmarks

Esta's bookmarks

Some wonderful news and a good reason to have been absent for a while.

baby number six is on it's way!

Thursday, November 02, 2006

I have a blog!

Hey All

I created a crafty blog over at http://shell-n-jessi.blogspot.com/ (so Juli if you'd like to make my name clickable now, please go ahead) :) I hope everyone is well.

I read a really great book recently.
"Two Little Girls In Blue - Mary Higgins Clark"

I could NOT put this book down. I will be keeping this one! I literally cried. It's very emotional. I don't usually like books that jump from character to character but this one was fine. It seems to always use full names, so there is little confusion as to who they're talking about. Near the end where a few new characters came in I was getting a little confused. I read it in about 2 nights!! Great book.