Two more parcels arrived from overseas from my quilting pen-friends and now my birthday is finally over. It is so nice to get parcels in the mail, instead of bills! Rose from UK sent me a parcel containing several interesting things. She had made the lovely little purse, using floral fabric that is very similar to our native pohutakawa blossoms. Here in N Z we call the pohutakawa tree the New Zealand Christmas tree, as it is covered in red blossoms tipped with yellow and always flowers in time for Christmas. Inside the purse was a brooch and a charm, and Rose sent me a lovely Christmas panel as well. We have been lucky to meet Rose and her beloved Bill (now sadly passed away) on our two trips to England.
My last parcel came from Carol, in South Dakota. Carol and I have been corresponding for many years, in fact she was my very first quilting pen-friend. We have shared such a lot over the years, letters, photos, news of family and of course our quilting stories too. Carol sent me a half metre of fabric showing all the States, plus two pins.
It has certainly been an exciting few weeks with several parcels arriving for me. But my extended birthday is finally over, thank goodness says Robin, I'm sure he thinks it has gone on much too long!