Thursday, March 22, 2012

christmas in . . . march?!

This week has been a very FUN week to make the trip to the post office and check our post office box!  First, I received a little happy from Barbara, over at Cat Patches.  I'd won her Fun Facts Freebie Friday contest and the prize was a sweet fat quarter ... in my *favorite* color!!
Barbara has the FFFF giveaway every Friday and it's easy to enter.  The button is on my right sidebar.  You should definitely check it out tomorrow!!

And then yesterday, I received a complete surprise!  It truly was Christmas in March because it was from my Secret Santa, Kris, from Lavender Quilts!! There was a package inside the package ... double the wrapping, double the fun, right?!  Isn't that paper pretty?  And such a sweet note!
Oh my, I was completely blown out of the water -- isn't this darling teapot mug rug *DARLING*?!?!?!?  And the colors are just perfect for me!  She even blogged about quilting it HERE, and I never put it together!
Check out the handiwork on that teapot -- and her quilting is perfect!  And as if that wasn't enough, she included some loose leaf teas for me, too!  Another batch of the lovely Earl Grey, plus a Darjeeling *and* a little novelty tea!
Get a closeup of this ... isn't that FUN????  Hot Lips tea?!?  That's so totally me!  And yes, those are tiny little candy "hot lips" in there with the tea!
Yup -- I'm settled in for my morning tea!!  Kris, you are such a darling -- thank you SO much!

Today I'm heading to spend some time with my Ellie-belly-baby.  Good times.  I'm taking the cream cheese mints.  I hope they last until Saturday.  LOL!  Happy Thursday!

:)

12 left a comment . . .:

Barbara said...

Lucky you!

Coloradolady said...

What a fun surprise! The mug rug is just darling and I love the tea...hot lips...that is so cute!!!

Janet O. said...

Very fun to have mail days like those! Such a cute mug rug!

Editfolt said...

Look good for gifts. A beautiful mug rugs. hmmmmmm delicious teas! :)

Kris said...

Great post, Denise!! ;-) Enjoy!!

Vroomans' Quilts said...

Oh I saw her making this and I had no idea it was for you - lucky you! And gotta love Hot Lips. Enjoy your day.

Sarah said...

What a great mugrug...so colorful and so you! I am always amazed at the designs people can come up with :)

Sarah said...

I forgot to ask you to share what the Hot Lips tea is like...love the sprinkles in it. I am imagining something peppory or spicy.

Michelle May said...

What a fun day indeed! Kris is such a fabulous person! Love her to bits!

Teresa in Music City said...

Oh yes fun times!!! Congratulations on the win and present! Isn't it nice when people know you well enough to give gifts you will really enjoy? I LOVE your nickname for Ellie - so cute!! My oldest granddaughter is Emma, and I have always called her M&M... they make us smile don't they?

Jean said...

Oh I am ***SO*** digging the KF mug rug! Jealous... so jealous!

Connie said...

Congrats on your win and also your secret Santa package, what a sweet mug rug and hot lips candy in the tea????? Was it sweet tea? Enjoy!