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Married to Tony mother to 2 children Lucas 23, Gemma 26 & her boyfriend Sean. Carer for 2 crazy Jack Russells. I'm dyslexic so excuse any mistakes. The Stitching Room is where I spend my time playing with Clarice (my camera) and Bernie (my sewing machine). Come on in and see what I'm up to.

Monday, 16 February 2009

Giving & Receiving

I received the most wonderful parcel in the post last week all the way from England.
I helped Lesley name P45 and for that I won a prize. LUCKY ME.

It was wrapped so beautifully and I don't think it had been looked at by customs. I think the trick there is....... although we all love chocolate do not send it internationally. The photo isn't great as when I got home from work it was late and I couldn't wait to open it so used the flash on my camera something I rarely do.

I got a really funky pin cushion with the most beautiful old button in the middle. A handmade card and envelope I love this idea of making envelopes out of old magazines.

Best of all I got this lovely bag which is now in use. Several friends have said they like my new bag and it looks like my kind of bag...... thank you Lesley I love my prize.

Finally I have sent this little girl off to the Toy Society for the Bushfire Appeal.

Doll

The bushfires have impacted on so many people it is hard to deal with even though most of us are not that close. I am feeling guilty that my life hasn't changed at all I have given money and sent a doll, there is not much more that can be done.......... we can not go and help or lend a shoulder to cry on I suppose we can just keep those who have lost so much in our thoughts.


18 comments:

Renee said...

what a gorgeous doll - she is definitely going to put a smile on a lucky little girls face

Linda said...

What a cute doll.

meggie said...

Leanne, I am sure your "Little Girl" will bring some joy & gladness in some little girl's heart.
I too, sit here, feeling inadequate.

Amanda said...

I posted of a couple of tough bags filled with quilts and tops and some blocks today hopefully they will help a few people who have lost everything.

Julz said...

Lovely gift that you have received. I can see that the tote bag will be the envy of many. The doll will definitely bring a big smile to some wee girls face - a lovely gesture. Hugs Jx

Chookyblue...... said...

lovely presents and your little girl is beautiful.......

Sarah said...

Oh I love that doll!

Stina said...

The doll is wonderful.. someone will be very happy for that one!! Great pressies you got..the bag is gorgeous!! Take care...

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Your doll is so precious - she is bound to put a huge a smile on the face of a child in need.

Levin (and Emily) said...

great presents - it's lovely to get nice mail, isn't it :)
l
x
ps
you probably already know that i've tagged you on my blog - play if you want to - it's not hard or time consuming really - but if you don't i understand.

Mary Ann said...

Leanne, a truly beautiful doll! Now, imagine the happiness it will be bringing the recipient...truly worth it's weight in gold.
All the best,
Mary Ann

Susan In Texas said...

So, do the customs officials seek out chocolate? Is that it? I wouldn't be surprised! Lovely romantic bag; I love soft pinks. Are these presents from a secret pal? Also, your doll is terrific!

Happy quilting,
Susan
http://www.susanintexas.blogspot.com

Jenny said...

The postie must be popular in your house-lovely goodies and thet doll is gorgeous.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Your gifts from Lesley are just gorgeous! She's such a clever clogs! And I love your dolly for the Toy Society - I know what you mean about not being able to do much to help but what you are doing is great!

Lucy xxx

Cicero Sings said...

A very lovely prize.

I would think chocolate could melt anyway!

I love your doll too ... it was devastating ... the losses due to the brush fires! So many! So sad.

Moogsmum said...

Ooh I'm glad you like them!

Your Toy Society dolly is gorgeous and will make a little person very happy :-)

xxx

May Kristin said...

Lovely prezzie in the mail for you! It is always fun to get your mail-box filled with that kind of mail!

May Kristin said...

Ps. Forgot to say that the doll is gorgeous! Ds