Firstly this arrived from my no-longer-Secret Pal, Abbeykins. This collage looks better close up (click on the pic).... but there are (take a deep breath) :
Crime Scene bandaids (nearly worth being injured...); a Socks That Rock emergency sock yarn key chain; a whole collection of delicious soaps (no, it's OK, I'm not really going to eat them... well, maybe just a little nibble...); cute as anything Christmas-themed Post-It notes; a mini sock-moose keyring (it works great - easy to find in my messy handbag!); great Grizzly 'bear claw' salad servers; Blueberry Jam which I'm Not Sharing; a Double Musky Inn cookbook (yummmmy!); some beautiful note cards and writing paper and a brilliant 'Knitting' tin bank.
The Blue Q tin bank is hilarious. The man is saying "Is wool your dirty little secret,too?" - and the top reads "Put money here for wool fix". On the side a 1950s woman with needles in hand is on the phone, saying "I need a half a gram of wool and quick! I'm starting to come down..." LOL :)
So thank you Abbey - it was a great surprise, and a wonderfully thoughtful selection, as ever xxoo
Note to self : the coin bank is designed for American coins. $1 coins will go in AND come out. 20¢ pieces will go in and NOT come out. Moral of the story? You can figure it out... ;)
Then a few days ago a mysterious box arrived from Roxie! Lookit! Sparkly shiny dancey yarny goodness!
What an amazing surprise, and your belly dancing goodies will have a new life over here in Australia. Thank you!!
If you'd like to have a go at repairing your own photos (like I did below) all you need is a scanner and a copy of Photoshop or PaintShop Pro (it doesn't have to be the high-end professional version - all versions of Photoshop have the basic tools for doing this sort of work) - do a Google search for 'How to repair photos Photoshop' (or something similar) - this is just one of many!
And last but not least (from I Has A Hot Dog) :
see more loldogs are funny dog pictures!