On the 4th, I promised you a look at my "Gardening by Letter" loot but unfortunately I was so busy meeting a deadline on the 5th that I didn't have time to do a proper post. I decided to wait another day when I could do the contents of my package "justice!" It was quite a package too ~ wait till you see. You'll all wish you had signed up for Anna's project. I hardly expected anything so lavish. I always knew gardeners were generous people but you all really kicked it up some notches.
There were books on assembling scarecrows (the pressure is on for this Fall!), seeds, coffee, cookies, and even slipper socks (see that little scrap of pink at the right edge of the photo?)
Beautiful handmade cards (which you know I appreciate), a lavender sachet that smells absolutely divine, a friend ornament, napkins, and the list goes on....
Fabulous needlepoint gifts (these are a labor of love & time ~ thank you), gorgeous soap ~ too beautiful to ever use, more napkins and lovely cards with the nicest messages written inside. Still, I'm not done! What did I ever do to deserve all this?
Have I mentioned seeds? I received so many seeds there is no excuse to not have the most glorious garden come summer. It's extra special that many are collected from your own gardens and are ones I've actually drooled over in pictures from your blogs! I love the idea of turning your own photos into cards like the card on the left ~ done by Shutterfly. Cool idea! I even got a CD! Besides being generous, gardeners are multi-talented! I can't wait to take a listen.
Fancy butterfly stickers, more seeds (in my favorite, fabulous color ~ pink! Yay!) postcards and photo cards. Everything was just wonderful. Thank you to every one who participated and extra special thanks to Anna, who organized the project. Seriously, I was blown away by the contents (and large size of the package) when it arrived. I've gone thru the envelopes time and time again, marveling at all the treasures inside them. I'm trying so hard to keep everything together that came together so I can go around and personally thank you on your blogs. I hope I haven't mixed anything up.
In case you don't know about the Gardening by Letter project, it was organized early last spring by Anna, of FlowerGardenGirl blog fame (who has now most ambitiously created a new phenomenal site called Decorate a Garden). I believe there were 11 (or 12?) participants. Each participant was assigned a month. We mailed Anna cards for each month and she so graciously took on the task of mailing out the cards to that months recipient. It was a big job for her to keep us all on task and tackle the shipping. The project is finishing up now ~ Anna's turn is this month then it's officially wrapped up. I have to say, it was a most delightful experience and introduced me to some new blogs I wasn't familiar with yet. If you click on the "Gardening by Letter" category on my blog sidebar, you can see each of my contributions (except for Anna's which I haven't posted yet).
Now do you see why I couldn't post yesterday when I was pressed for time?