Thursday, April 16, 2009 day has been made..

A wonderful lady named Linda at All Stitched Up hosted a Spring Swap. Well, today I got my package from my partner. I pulled out the card first and saw that my secret pal was Peg from Australia! You know me, just knowing she was from Australia automatically made me love her :) Then I pulled out the lovely wrapped goodies and I loved her even more.. (click on the pics to make them bigger)

Do you see what is clinging to those two packages? Yes, koalas.. clippy little koalas!

I went running and squealing to my husband. I was so excited. Little did I know that I was going to be squealing a lot more. Here is what was wrapped up in that green paper..

Look at all that wonderfulness! Look at all of the koalas, they were attached to everything! Now I have my own little koala colony! How gorgeous is that table runner and that bag? I'm in awe of her stitching skills. Here's some close up shots so you can see the stitches in all their glory.

And then for a sweet touch, she sent me some chocolate... koala shaped chocolate.. with caramel inside. I think Peg may be my new best friend :D

She also sent some other Cadbury chocolate, and some Vegemite Cracker Snackabouts. Now, I know lots of people who love Vegemite, and I've always wanted to try it. Now I can!

So Peg, thank you so much for all of the wonderful things you sent me. I am truly grateful that you put so much time and love into my package! :) And Peg has a blog where you can see even more of her awesome work too, it's called Happy in Quilting. Go check it out, I've spent most of the morning going through her posts, lol.

So here's hoping that every one of you have a happy day too!

Peace, love and koala fuzz y'all!

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  1. Peg showed some delicious sneak peeks. So you're the lucky recepient! Beautiful swap package.

  2. Hi Harley,
    I received your spring swap parcel today, how wonderful. I have really enjoyed visiting your blog this morning, enjoy your Vegemite bites! and THANKS ever so much for all the lovely goodies..
    have fun, Shiree

  3. Harley,
    Your treasures are so cool...and it's even neater that they are from Australia!!! That quilt is to die for!!! Hugs Julie

  4. Such a beautiful parcel of Aussie goodness. Now take it lightly with the vegemite, it has a very strong taste, don't want you hating it.....

  5. Wow....what a nice post Harley, you have made me feel just so special thankyou so much for that... I am just so pleased that you loved my little goodies...Linda has done a fantastic job on hosting this swap...please not too much of the have made my day with all your lovely words...hugs from Peg in Aussie land.

  6. Harley, I see you have lots of Aussie visitors - what gorgeous pressies you received from Peg and it is so nice to know they are appreciated! Lucky Girl!
    Hugs - Lurline♥

  7. Oh Wow!! What a Koala colony... C.U.T.E! yippy! I lurrve Koala's! You got a sweet package! I'd be squealing too *winks* Lemme know how the Vegemite is? I've always wanted to try them too! Maybe I'll see if they have them at Cost Market?
    Hugs & Faerie Dust!

  8. Your spring swap parcel is great and the stitching is fantastic BUT I must warn you, you will probably not like vegemite. We Australians give it to our children at a very early age which is why they like it.

  9. what a great gift package!, and SO perfect for you!

  10. How cute!!! I love all the little koalas pegged to your goodies :)

    Thank you for joining my giveaway! Handsome Steve has his name in the the cup!!

  11. Ooops! Handsome Steve has 'your' name in his cup.

    Naughty Handsome Steve trying to rig the giveaway with his own name!


  12. You are one lucky recipient, hope you have enjoyed your snacks!

  13. you are so lucky! i want some treats now!