It arrived, it arrived!!!!
What is it you may ask, it's the special gift I won on Four Friends and a Blog way back in September.
Just when I had given up hope of it ever arriving, this wonderful little box of loveliness arrived from Nicola.
If you haven't checked out the girls' blog then make sure you do. It's filled with loads of homemade goodness from four friends, Nicola, Katherine, Heather and Samantha and includes sewing, quilting, knitting, crochet, cooking and gardening among other things.
Thanks so much Nicola - I felt like Christmas had come early when I opened this box.
In case you can't see everything in this pic there are vegan recipes for the festive season, postcards, a bookmark, a scented soy candle, a chocolate bar, beaded trinkets, the most perfect pair of Christmas earrings with a matching bracelet, mailing labels, assorted balls of wool and the piece de resistance, gorgeous dutch blue fingerless gloves made of a bamboo/wool composite (soooo soft!).
Once again - thanks Nicola - I am so grateful to you for this lovely surprise in the mail.
It also reinforces to me how wonderful the blogging community is - that people really do things just from the kindness of their hearts.
So go out and share some joy! Leave a comment on three blogs you lurk on today to let them know you appreciate what they are doing.