Peggy sent the gifts for me on 30 July, well ahead of my 26th August birthday, but the gift didn’t arrive!
Peggy started to get worried, but when I found out she sent via surface mail, I was not worried at all. I’ve been sending spices and food stuff to Ayi in Toronto via surface mail, and the fastest the parcel got to him was 2.5 months!
Today, EXACTLY 2 MONTHS after my birthday, i found this parcel waiting for me when I went to office (I had been away for 1 week).:
It was a huge and heavy package! no wonder Peggy had to send it via surface mail because it would cost her a bomb if she were to post it via Airmail. The package was definitely worth the wait, as Peggy put it in her private message to me via Facebook.
When I opened the parcel, i found several individually wrapped items:
Here’s a hand-written note describing the contents:
Yeah, there were EIGHT items altogether!!
Let’s see what they are:
No, the above picture doesn’t do justice. But before that, let’s see the cute card:
Isn’t it cute? It sums up well the life of a needlecrafter – trying to be ambitious and engage oneself in so many craft projects, ended up with UFO (unfinished objects!) and dozing off in front of the telly! I can really relate to that, hahaha!!!
And the note inside:
OK, now let’s see what Peggy got me. First a pair of handmade table mats (I am sure Peggy made them herself, being a proficient quilter), with the Canadian maple leaf motive and the pocket to put the cutlery 😉 :
A couple of magazines:
As if the books are not enough, Peggy sent me a Canada notepad, a mini mop that they use to wash the dishes, the bead kit and ribbon embroidery kit:
As if those above are not enough, Peggy also added in a Canadian notebook with a matching pen:
Oh, no! there’a another one – a patchwork/quilt kit:
Oh, Peggy, I still cannot get over the excitement! Thank you again, my dear… The world definitely needs more Canadians like you! The gifts will definitely keep me busy for quite a while…