Sunday, September 22, 2013

Welcome Fall and a Wonderful Fall Exchange Package

 I woke up this morning to a chilly house with the promise of a stormy wet day. I decided it was time for my flannel shirt and my sock and a nice big cup of coffee in my fun mug.

I joined a fall exchange with a group of ladies in our WE group. Morgan drew my name. She actually is the moderator and does a great job. We have been having a bit of trouble with our Yahoo group site, but she has been able to keep us going. Anyway, Morgan lives in Portland and guess what? We have the same birthday. I received my package from her a few days ago but wanted to save it for today, the first day of fall.

So, with my coffee in hand, I opened the box and look what was on top! Morgan does beautiful work and I was just thrilled to get something handmade by her....a beautiful fall scarf and a wonderful brown shawl which I have secretly longed for!  Everything was wrapped and packaged in fall colors and she had taped real leaves on several packages. Morgan, they traveled well.

A sweet card with leaves and lace and buttons...oh how perfects.

Look at my treats all unwrapped! A little loom, corn candles, fall napkins, tea, a fall hanging, a table runner, a tea time book, a little notebook (very Tasha Tudorish), a lovely glass candle holder,fall potholders and even pumpkin tea. Everything was so pretty and thoughtfully chosen.

This is a piece of fabric that is lovely and has all these words of fall on it. She suggested that maybe I could embroider it  and make it into something. I am thinking it needs some quilting too...maybe a pillow or a little fall bag? Fun to plan!

Isn't the scarf just beautiful? It makes me all warm and cozy just looking at it. I do love all the colors.

And here is the cocoa brown shawl that I was longing for. Isn't it lovely? It will be warm and toasty too.

In a tiny box was this locket from Morgan for me for keeping  a picture of baby Otto. I was very touched by this sweet gift.

Well, I was stunned by all the treats that Morgan sent to me. Thank you so much for making my day very special. You have blessed me greatly Morgan. Happy Fall to you and to all my friends. It is such a perfect time of the year with so many fun adventures ahead.


Maureen Wyatt said...

It's all so wonderful! That is a perfect package to herald in the new season.

Marta said...

Hello from Spain: beautiful pictures. I really like the beginning of autumn. Flowers in autumn have a fabulous color. Your present is fabulous. Keep in touch

Stephanie said...

Wow, what a lovely Fall package :) Your goodies are beautiful and I know you will enjoy everything. Much love to you!

Susan said...

Lovely, thoughtful gifts, Linda. I'm sure you will enjoy each and every one of them. Susan

Denise said...

Well,One more surprise heading Your way Linda.In a couple of weeks or so, keep Your eyes open for one more gift in the mail.You were the winner of My birthday giveaway.I already have Your address.Nothing for You to do-Hugs Denise

Denise said...

A gorgeous gift from Morgan :)