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Sunday, 14 December 2014

Surprise Gifts and Winner!

Hello friends

We received a lovely surprise yesterday....
gifts from Kathy - she is the lovely lady who owns the Alpaca farm and has been 
a blog follower and friend of mine for quite a few years now.
She had beautifully wrapped everything with such pretty tags
and she knows me well...Layered Poinsettia!

First up Bella opened her gift...

 Bless her - once it was opened she waited until I said she could eat them!
 And then the cats had a turn, this is Lilly - one of the kittens.
 It wasn't long until her big brother came along too.
Saving treats for the grown up cats too - yes we are overrun with pets!

And then my turn..I probably should have waited until Christmas but I was too excited.
From Alpaca wool Kathy has made the most beautiful wrap/shawl.
I love it.
Thank you so much Kathy, I know how busy you are working on the farm and
I feel so special that you put aside time and made this for me.
Be sure to check out Kathy's website here.

Now to the raffle for the Christmas stocking.
As promised Bella was set to work, investigating the bowl of tickets.
 A swift decision - hence the blurred image!
 It was then a little battle to get her to relinquish the ticket!
 And here it is, just slightly chewed!  Also being investigated by Lilly!
Congratulations to number 139.
Check your tickets please and drop me an email hope-chances@live.co.uk

I've heard from some of you that to leave a comment my blog is asking for word verification,
'prove you're not a robot' stuff - no idea why this appearing, I have it switched off!
Going to get the geeks (the boys) to investigate further, so sorry about that.

I hope you are all keeping warm, truly feels like winter with the thick frosts we are having.

Take care friends.

19 comments:

Jacquie said...

What a great surprise from Kathy and that beautiful shawl, Alpaca wool is so soft, a lot more than Lambs wool so I can imagine how it feels. Lovely to see Bella and the kittens too.

Love & Hugs

Jacquie J xxx
http://jewelscardcraft.blogspot.co.uk/

Wendy L said...

Fab pics and lovely gifts too, xxxx

Sandra said...

Good morning Christine,
What lovely gifts for Bella & co, the shawl is exquisite too, oh I bet it's super soft and warm, perfect for the back of the chair in your cabin for when you are feeling chilly!
Kathy, such beautiful gifts!
Big hugs,
Sandra xxx

Mrs B said...

Hi Christine. How kind of Kathy, the shawl is gorgeous, and what lovely labels too. Thanks for sharing the great photos of Bella and the kittens.
Congratulations 139 : ) Take care.

PharmacyMichele said...

Bella & the kittens looks great eating their treats. Your shawl looks fantastic.

Congrats to the winner.

Michele

Anonymous said...

Hi Christine,
What lovely presents and wrapped up so well too,your shawl/wrap is fantastic such a lot of work has gone into making it,I bet you feel so lucky to have a friend like Kathy.
Bella and the cats look great.
Congratulations to the winner of the raffle.
Take care. x

lydia jordan said...

Morning Christine,
What a lovely gift from Kathy, it's beautiful. Looks like Bella and the cats enjoyed their treat as well.
Lydia
X

nattyboots said...

Such a beautiful Shawl ,just the thing for a chilly day.
Lovely pics of the pets and Bella picking the winner .
Congrats to 139 .

Stay warm
Elaine H X

Jean Z said...

Hi Christine, love the shawl what a kind lady. love Jean Z xx

val jones said...

What lovely gifts and wrapping Christine. The wrap is beautiful-it will keep you so warm.
Love Val in Spain x

Chris said...

Such a beautiful shawl, what a lovely kind lady Kathy is, congratulations to the Raffle winner.
Chris xx

Lacelady said...

Lovely presents, beautifully wrapped and tagged! Congrats to the winner, still have the robot thingy.

hazel young said...

Lovely gifts from Kathy love the shawl. Such well behaved animal family members too. congrats to winner. Christine the prove your not a robot is still showing xx hazel

Patricia Howarth said...

Hi Christine, What beautiful surprises for you all, your shawl is stunning, Kathy is very talented. The piccies of Bella and the kitties are fabulous.
Congratulations to the Winner !!
Lots of love from Patricia xx

LoraineC said...

Congratulations to the winner. What a amazing gifts I love the shawl x

Carole Z said...

Fab photos anf gifts! Congrats to the winner! Hugs Carole Z X

Janice said...

How lucky are you all, such lovely presents!
Well done to the winner!
Janice x

Elaine said...

Fantastic gifts & congrats to the winner x

Rose in Chester said...

H Christine,
Bella is so lovely, bless her for waiting until being told that she could eat the treats. I bet your kittens don't do that LOL.
lovely shawl too...
Hugs, Rose

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