Friday, September 26, 2008

How Do You Open Presents?

When I was growing up I sat on the floor to open presents. Today I did the same thing. The weather here today is windy and rainy, a Nor'Easter is what it's called. I tramped out to the mailbox and found these two packages waiting for me. Oh, what fun! New goodies on a rainy day. The top package came all the way Sweden and I assumed it was my tote bag from Linda's Tote Bag Swap. The bottom package came from New York and I knew it was a Fall Swap package I did with a few friends.
I opened the package from Sweden first. Inside was this lovely wrapped package. Hmmmmm . . . I can't wait to see what's inside.
Voila! Here is the gorgeous back of the bag.
And just look at the spectacular front.
The flowers are a combination of embroidery and buttons.
But wait, there's more. Inside the bag there are pockets and a strap for hooking my keys on. And then there were these lovely additions: a tissue holder, a coin purse, two cute note pads and a cone of hard candy. And who sent me this lovely package? Marica in Sweden did this gorgeous work. Marica, I love the bag. I was going to make myself a fall colored bag and I'm so glad I waited. This bag is already being used. Thank you again!
And what is in the other package? A white chocolate Lindt bar (my absolutely favorite kind of chocolate), a plaque that will find a special place in my sewing room, a fall colored FQ, The New Year's Quilt by Jennifer Chiaverini (I've never read any of her books), a magnetic pin grabber, two quilt books - More Quilts for the Baby and Super Simple Quilts, two green batik fabrics and matching thread, and a Benartex kit for a small teddy bear. My friend wanted to make sure I'll be ready for the new grandbaby in late April.
And this is what the floor looked like when I was all done.
Boy did I have a lot of fun!
Quilters are such wonderful friends. Thank you Marica and Maura for a wonderful Friday afternoon.

So tell us, how do you open your presents?
Sweet P

12 comments:

Sherri said...

So much fun to get two packages in one day! Your bag is absolutely beautiful...perfect for fall!

Sandra said...

Wow great goodies, and the bag is spectacular! The only thing in MY mail today was advertising - not as much fun as YOUR stuff, lol!

Sandra said...

P.S. I forgot to answer your question --- I sit on the couch and open presents very carefully, folding the paper etc. Quite a contrast from when I was a kid and so nosey that I used to sneak open OTHER people's gifts so I could see what was inside, LOLOL. I play on the computer while sitting on the floor tho - I'm on it right now, cross-legged at the coffee table, with NUMB3RS playing on the TV :)

Kathy Wagner said...

What a fun present day!
I especially love that batik fabric you received!

May Kristin said...

Lovely treats in the mail for you!
Enjoy!

Kathy said...

Oh Wow! You had a great mail day -- all those goodies! How do I open presents? I tear in to those packages...just can't wait!

Cher said...

two gift packages in one day-what a special treat. And, so many lovely and delightful items-they did a wonderful job sending you everything. I sometimes wait to open a package, sometimes I stand at the table and open them up or take them into the sewing room to open. I always like to spread everything out and have a good look at it all.

Brenda said...

What fabulous gifts, everything is wonderful. I tend to open packages in the car on the way home from the post office! Just can not wait the five minute drive. LOL.

DebMc said...

That tote bag makes me drool. Too pretty. (I'm keeping this pic in mind for one I want to make, too.)

I sit on the couch or at the kitchen table. Paper goes on the floor, pretties go in my lap or on the table where they stay 'displayed' for a while. Very fun.

Teresa said...

Very nice goodies in mail. How do I open gifts? As fast as I can!! I just love surprises.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Sweet P, what lovely treats you received in the mail...

Lurline's Place said...

Sometimes I really hold out until I can open presents in peace and quiet - best way to appreciate the thrill of it all! You have received two great gifts, Lucky Girl!
Hugs - Lurline.