Saturday, August 26, 2006

A mailbox surprise - a mystery - and a new book

Today when i got my mail in the mailbox there was a big envelope. I did expect a order from australia and some swapped hearts, but this was neither of them. When I opened the envelope there was a lot of laces and buttons. From whom.....I do not know!!!!! On the post-it that followed says it (in Norwegian, so she has to be here from Norway): "Hi May Britt, a little mailbox surprise fore you. Hope you can use it in some of your crazyquilts. Hug from So...... " And I can't read what it is. This is a mystery. Who are you that have been so kind sending me all this lovely things????? If you read this please let me know, I want to thank you. This made my day!!!! I love it, I love it.

I dag når jeg gikk i postkassa lå det en stor konvolutt der. Jeg ventet på en bestilling fra australia og noen byttehjerter, men det var ingen av delene. Når jeg åpnet konvolutten var det en haug med blonder og knapper. Fra hvem.....jeg vet ikke!!!!! På post-it lappen som lå med står det (på norsk, så hun må være i fra Norge): "Hei May Britt, en liten postkaseglede til deg. Håper du kan bruke noe av dette i crazy quiltene dine. Klem fra So....." Og så klarer jeg ikke å tyde navnet. Dette er et mysterium. Hvem er du som har vært så snill å sende meg alle disse godsakene???? Hvis du leser dette så vær så snill å si i fra hvem du er, jeg vil takke deg. Denne overraskelsen gjorde dette til en fin dag!!!! Tusen tusen takk.

And take a look at all the lovely buttons. WOW !!!!!! And if anyone recognize the signature!!!!

Og se på alle de vakre knappene. WOW !!!!!! Og hvis noen kjenner igjen signaturen!!!!!

I rushed down to the quiltshop to share my surprise with my friend who works there. She is also hocked on CQ. Did she envy me LOL. And my visit to the shop resulted in me buying a new book. A japaneese one with a lot of explaining how to play with silkribbon.

Jeg skyndte meg ned på quiltebutikken for å vise fram overraskelsen til min venninne som jobber der. Hun er hekta på CQ hun også. Var hun misunnelig...hehe. Og mitt besøk på butikken resulterte i ei ny bok. En japansk en med masse forklaringer på hvordan man lager ting med silkebånd.

Now I will bring the surprise and book out on the porch to study it closer. The weather is warm and I will enjoy perhaps one of the last warm days this summer. The autumn is close.

Nå skal jeg ta med meg overraskelsen og boka ut på verdandaen for å studere de nærmere. Det er ganske varmt ute og jeg vil nyte kanskje en av de siste varme dagene i sommer. Høster nærmer seg.


Linda C said...

what a wonderful surprise you have there! And the language in the book should not make any difference with those good diagrams.

Susan said...

What a great surprise and that book looks wonderful! I'll check it on Amazon as it looks like something I could find helpful, too.

Sølvis blog said...

I guess I am the guilty one. Since I am noot hooked on crazy patxhwork yet - just found out maybe you could use some of this

Sølvi i Trondheim

Libby said...

What a fun treat for you. I'll be looking see how you use your surprise.

Cynthia said...

What a lovely surprise for you! Hope you'll enjoy using all those bits and pieces as well as your new book.

By the way, glad you enjoyed your time with DD. I have two daughters aged 16 and 18 and try to spend some time with them each day even it's just to watch television. I know that one day it will be time for them leave home and then i won't have them around as much :-(

Judy said...

I think I would love to have that book. DO you mind sharing the ISBN Number inside or on the back so we could find it here in the states! The pictures look fabulous and perfectly readable even in Japanese!

The Calico Cat said...

OOO That book has nice photos... (I tried silk ribbon embroidery once.... Just like with crochet, I am too tight. So back to something I can do that brings me enjoyment instead of irritation.)

Judy said...

Thanks so much for the ISBN number! I can't seem to find it anywhere here though but I am still looking on and the site. It's so wonderful it deserves a little searching!!

Julia said...

What a lovely surprise for someone to send you these lovely laces and the book too, lots of great ideas..

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