Thursday, February 19, 2009

Sweet Surprises...

Recently Penny at Sew Take a Hike was the winner of my birthday celebration giveaway. What should I find in the mail yesterday, but a package from Penny! This darling little valentine was on top:
And look what else was in the box! A fantastic hat made by Penny - so very soft and warm, a jar of her homemade hot cocoa mix, and three of her homemade chocolate lollipops!
Here Miss Sophie is having fun with the tissue paper wrapping:
And we couldn’t wait to make a mug of hot chocolate - how delicious! Thanks so much Penny for the wonderful gifts!I’ll leave you today with a another photo from our trip to the Squash House this past weekend. These views are all around us! The snow dappled hills in the background are Oregon's Blue Mountains.

12 comments:

Kaaren said...

Lucky you the recipient of the wee gifts. It is so nice to see scenery with snow only in the background and on the mountain tops. By mid February, I'm starting to get cabin fever and itching to stick my hands in the dirt in my flower gardens. I hope the sale of your house goes quickly.

Anonymous said...

Years ago I used to make a Hot Chocolate powder mix for my girls. Would love to have the recipe..Did she by any chance share it?
What a sweet gift to send along to you. Louise

Carrie ~ Cricketwood Prims and Gardens said...

Sweet surprises in the mail, wonderful. Is that a red barn across the field at the base of the Blue Mtns. Love that camera shot. Looks like a wonderful place to retire.

Jane's Fabrics and Quilts said...

Oh how very kind of her!

sewtakeahike said...

So glad you liked the gifts Candace! I hope you mixed the hot chocolate with milk? I forgot to include the instructions with the container! Does the hat fit ok?

Rannyjean said...

We are all so blessed to have such wonderful blog friends and to have such great wonders around us!

Libby said...

What fun! Nothing more fun than finding a surprise in the mailbox . . . . unless that surprise has chocolate!

Trisha said...

What a treat! It is so fun to get surprise mail.

Carrie P. said...

How nice to get a surprise in the mail. I love surprises.

Cindy said...

How thoughtful of Penny. I see Miss Sophie got in on the surprise as well...LOL

The photos you share of Squash House area are always so absolutely beautiful. I love when you share them.

Wendy said...

Such a sweet gift. Don't eat all that chocolate at once...LOL
Sophie's got to have some fun when a package arrives too.

Nanette Merrill and daughters said...

Penny is so nice. These are darling things. I need to make some hot chocolate mix. I have the recipe somewhere.