But as you get older and realise that too often the mail means more bills, the gloss wears off.
Yesterday though - the mail was magnificent.
First up a parcel from Susan which contained, among other goodies my fabulous sparkly-lettered name badge for the Sew It Together blog meet.
It was beautifully packaged but I was in such a hurry to get into it that I pulled it all apart without taking a photo.
You can see it here with the cute swing tag Susan made and attached to the 'brown paper package tied up with string'.
One of my favourite things of course.
Susan also included other goodies (oops, I feel bad - sorry Julie you just got your badge!), some excellent Kikki K number tags (which I have used here to indicate my age of course!) and a book which she rightly thought might be just what I need while off my feet.
Very thoughtful, thanks Susan.
The other parcel was a package of goodies from Toni of Make It Perfect with some patterns, including the lovely Blossom skirt, some ribbon, a sweet embroidered pencil-case/pouch, very sweet little magnets, some made with buttons and a piece of my very most favourite Laura Gunn birdcages fabric.
Thanks ladies for making my day!
Here is the progress on my pin-cushion for the big swap, and since this pic, it has progressed a little further.
It's due to be posted on Friday and so far I am right on track - just one more row of stitching to be completed tonight.
My recipient lives on a farm, so I added a pair of red gumboots to the design.
(I don't think that narrows it down too much - there are lots of country gals in the swap)
Oh and thanks for all the 'ankle love'.
The crutches are gone as of last night (hooray) and I am slowly making my way around the house again.
Miss A asked when I would be 'hooman' and I think I will be human again within another week or so!