Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Package Pals~~What Melinda Sent~~

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I got my package pals gift from Melinda in Australia today!  We got our packages on the same day which I thought was funny!

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Vintage trims, a sheepish bag, pincushion and key fob pattern, hand written and drawn by Melinda…very sweet touch

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and some maps of Australia with notes written by Melinda showing me where she lived…she is a nurse like me and so I was interested in seeing where she had worked on King Island.

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This package was packed full of things…

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like this sweet owl and flower necklace.

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and this really cool vintage ship trim ribbon.  Very cool!

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A sweet owl fridge magnet and a tiny, tiny purse with a tiny embroideried lady on a button on the side, trimmed in pearls and very sweet! 

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This package was stuffed full of sweet things!

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I just kept pulling little things out…

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Sweet little fabric pouch…

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and look at the tiny little embroideried rose on the tag of the pouch!

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Then we have a tiny water color of violets in a planter…Melinda did this herself. I am looking for a tiny frame for it now.

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but this is on the back of the painting…I like it too, but have to choose which one to frame!

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And a paper bag full of vintage embroidery transfers.  I love these dancing sailors, how great would they look dancing across a white flour sack towel?

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And..then there’s this…

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Hmmm, it’s a book with handles, or is it??

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No, it’s a silk lined purse!

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with a pocket…

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So very cute!

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There was also a pearl wrap bracelet which I wore to work today.

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And the whole gift was wrapped in the vintage fabric you see in the background here!  What a wonderful package pal gift!  I am so glad I decided to sign up for the international partner!

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Thanks Melinda for such a thoughtful package!!  You clearly poured your heart into preparing it for me…I love all the personal touches!

I love the whole Package Pal concept!  Thanks to Jamie at C.R.A.F.T. and Julia at Stars and Sunshine for organizing all this!

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You can see what I sent to Melinda here!

 

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2 comments:

Melinda said...

Thanks for the great write up! And the beautiful things... Was great fun!!
Love Melinda x

Jamie Dorobek said...

I love the sail boar trim and the maps of Australia! What a fun package all the way from Australia! Thanks for participating in August PP!