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pretty little packages in the post ♥

hand-knit bird, nest and flowers in the snowWell here we are on a rainy Saturday in mid-July, after soaking up 30ºC+ (80ºF-90ºF) sunshine for the past few weeks straight 🙂 Sooo good! We’ve been luvin’ the steady-n-sweaty days of summer! Who needs 5-6 months per year of winter with heat like that, right?!? Truly, heat like that is our stuff of dreams! Can’t depend on the weather, though. So when the heat hits, it gets sorta tough to stay inside working on the computer 😉 How’s the weather where you are?

Today’s post is a tad late, but it’s something special that began way back in April/May…

That’s when Angela (aka “Wisher” at the Pretty Little Things in a Box wordpress blog) organized her first annual spring blog hop. I added my blog to the hop and had so much fun playing with… errr, I mean taking my hand-crafted bird’s nest and flowers outside for a backyard photo shoot amidst the melting snow 😉 Then after the blog hopping was done, Angela sent a springy “thank you” gift to each participating blogger. That was so sweet of her! Thanks again Angela  for the fun blog hop and for sending your pretty little package in the post—including: charming trinkets, ribbon embroidered tulips, tiny heart-shaped purple buttons and a flowery baggie containing light/dark purple embroidery flosses + strawberry-flavoured Kit Kat snacks… I never knew they even made strawberry Kit Kat! 🙂

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Meeting new bloggers was half the fun of joining the spring blog hop. One blogger I met was Azura Chan at the Azura Chan wordpress blog. Following the spring blog hop, Azura hosted a giveaway of goodies—including: postcards, a flowery photo frame and a pink-petaled keychain… Then lucky me won the prize! Thanks again Azura  for sending your pretty little package in the post!

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Note: these photos include hand-knit sample props of my BrambleTINI heart-shaped knitting pattern with upcoming heart-shaped dishcloth. Stay tuned for more about that! 🙂

Receiving these packages from Singapore and Malaysia has been such fun 🙂 Finally opening them now, after waiting so long, makes it feel a little like Christmas in July! Why did I wait so long? Well it wasn’t easy, but my iMac made me do it 😦 My iMac came to a grinding halt on April 29th and didn’t get going again until just before summer solstice!!! All the while, our camera and iPad were both full of photos—with no place to store them and free-up space to take these photos …whew… Sure glad those days are done! . . . Oh look, the rain has ended and the sun is back to its brilliant self 🙂

happy posting ♥ Jackie

6 responses

  1. Wow! How can you hold to wait such a long time. Hehe. Anyway, congrats again to you and nice meeting you Jackie! 🙂


    July 19, 2014 at 5:46 pm

    • It’s been a pleasure meeting and getting to know you, Azura 🙂 Sorry to have taken so long with posting this! I suppose all this exercising of patience now classifies me an adult… lol 😉 ❤ ❤


      July 19, 2014 at 8:54 pm

  2. Lisa

    So neat to see other crafter’s creativity and inspiration! Encouraging each other to keep growing in what you love to do!


    July 19, 2014 at 8:26 pm

    • For sure Lisa, and you too 🙂 Encouragement and inspiration have no end because God created each one of us with a heart for creativity! 🙂 ❤ ❤


      July 19, 2014 at 9:10 pm

  3. I’m in love with ur blue birds and it’s nest.. I’m happy to read you like the items.. I hope sumner has treat you well and looking forward to your beautiful posts soon


    July 19, 2014 at 10:40 pm

    • Thanks Angela 🙂 Sorry it took so long for me to post about your lovely hand-crafted package. LUV the tulips and all the heart-shaped buttons/accents… And so clever of you to cut the birdie for the card from musical note paper! I really need to get my butt in gear and get more of my designs published 🙂 ❤ ❤


      July 20, 2014 at 3:36 pm

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