Thursday, 22 April 2010

Today's surprise in the mail

Today my mother collected this package from the local Postshop. When she phoned me she sounded really excited - the mail brought this package all the way from Siberia. Olya told me she had mailed this in February and I secretly thought it might have got lost - but no this wonderful package took the long route to New Zealand.
Olya, my mother says you have beautiful handwriting! I have whited out some parts to maintain privacy.
And when the string was cut and the oiled paper unfolded inside was this - in all the rich jewel colours I always associate with Russia.

After peeling off another a shiny rainbow of threads, braids, beads, colourful fabric, a small keyring kit were revealed.
And some chocolate too. Inside the glittery gold drawstring bag was hiding this wonderful hanging. This hanging is a design of Olya's and I suspect the beads might be handmade too. What a wonderful surprise. Thank you so very much Olya. You are so very kind and I wish I could write thankyou in Russian.


  1. Wow, so many treasures inside! You're lucky!

  2. Margareth! It's nice that my package got to you. I'm very glad that you like my surprise! And thanks to your Mom for good words after me.

  3. Wow, what a wonderful parcel full of beautiful treasures.

  4. Congratulations! Olga very special person with very big heart. It is always very pleasant to receive embroidery stitch by her

  5. You got so beautifull package! Thank you is спасибо (spacibo) in russia :)