Thursday, September 27, 2012

From Australia via NYC

Claire, of Sweet Birdy Love, recently spent an amazing month in New York City - seeing the sights, taking fun photos, and leaving little bits of yarny love wherever she went. (Hop over to her blog to read her fun NYC posts.) She also did a bit of making while there, and decided to send a hand-made souvenir to 2 of her lucky readers. Into a hat went the names of all who had commented on her trip posts - and out of the hat came my name!

Today I received Claire's package. The return address was Australia...

...but the postmark read NYC. (I've never received a package from either place, so both are exciting for me.)

And inside was....
A pile o'goodies
First, a beautiful hand-embroidered needle case, featuring this gorgeous New York pigeon:

Notice the tiny birdseed :)

On the back of the case is a lovely feather:

Next, a cheerful card, which could have been WAS drawn by Claire (how talented is she!?!):

Then a show-stopping tea towel from Anthropologie....

And finally, two of Claire's yarny hearts, just like the ones she used to decorate the Big Apple.

(This is good timing - I've been thinking of doing some local yarn bombing. A little heart is just the ticket, if I can bear to give one away.)

Did I mention that the tea-towel is trimmed with rickrack? (In fact it's so lovely, I want to wear it. I'm thinking of turning it into a hostess apron.)

Thanks so much, Claire, for these lovely souvenirs of your trip to NYC.

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  1. I know how it is to receive some treasures from far.. i recently got a set of post cards from my fellow blogger :) nice feeling. hope you are doing great! have a lovely weekend!

  2. Hey Sue, that was lickety split ........pleased you like everything and thanks for the shoutout.
    Gotta say posting it before I left NYC was great........postage costs form Oz are considerably more as we're just soooooo far away.
    Arrived home this afternoon, after what seemed like travelling for days. We skipped Thursday somewhere!!
    So wonderful to be home but with great memories of an amazing experience.
    Enjoy your weekend,

    Claire x

    1. Thursday must be somewhere in the Pacific?

      Thanks again, Claire! :)

  3. You are soooooooo lucky! What an amazing gift. Love, love, love the needle case, I am a bit partial to feathers. Perfect way to kick off your weekend,

  4. Lovely gift. Lovely 'goodies'. :-))))


  5. Great gifts! The pigeon is beautiful. And the little heart so sweet. My name came out of a hat this week too. How exciting! :-)

    1. Congratulations, Regula! I can't wait to see what you get. :)

  6. Great gifties! Love the embroidered needlecase. And the tea towel...OH SO CUTE. Whenever I see yarn bombing I really want to go do that somewhere. The hearts would be a great little start.

    1. Thanks, Beth. I'm trying to work up the courage to do it. :)

  7. Congratulations! What wonderful gifts! I do think you are one of the luckiest bloggers I've ever met; you seem to know just the right magic for your name to be drawn! (wink, wink)

    I've thought about yarn- or thread-bombing a couple of times in a couple of places. But I planted my bombs at home instead of downtown. Selfish me. Ha ha ha!

    1. At least you know they'll stay where you put them ... AND be properly appreciated. :)

  8. Blessings for sure! Love these sweetly detailed items!

  9. Congrats to you! What a wonderful gift! Shari


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