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.

6 comments:

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

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  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.

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

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

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

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