This is the lovely, sweet surprise that arrived in the mail for me (oops, I mean the baby) last week from Amy. I knew she had knit the booties from her posting them recently, but it was still a total surprise when they arrived--so beautifully packaged as is always the case with Amy--and surrounded by other fabulous goodies. Most special is the Wizard Of Oz illustrated by Lizbeth Zwerger. Amy posted about her wonderful illustrations long ago and I've been wanting to add something to our collection since. Amy was so right on--the illustrations are AMAZING. I don't think the wee one will mind that we're reading it to big brother right now, who's loving it as much as Mama is.
And just in case you didn't see them when she posted them, here are the sweet things up close. SOOO unbelievably soft and cozy--I can't wait to put them on baby toes this winter. Thank you, Amy!! Such sweetness. I continue to be amazed and blown away by the connections and relationships that this whole blogging community has created. My exchanges with Amy have been one of those rare, "real" relationships that I feel so blessed to have, despite being physically divided by a continent. Thank you, thank you, thank you.
And then the love continues....yesterday, this wonderful package arrived in the mail for me from Amanda. Just from the mere mention of my regret for not joining the fabric swap, she ever-so-sweetly sent me a package of just that! A huge loot of amazing fabric--so much fun stuff in here!! And some cool buttons and beads, and a fabulous card from her shop Homebaked. Thank you, Amanda!! And a Happy Belated Birthday to you, too!
And then one more very cool bloggy thing I must mention. Two weeks ago, I took the boys to our local train museum for a ride. Through some twist of fate, I'm sure, I entered through the "back" door and walked through the office. A woman working there followed us out and approached me asking if I had a blog! Ah! She totally recognized my boys, and we had had an email exchange or two in the past. It was so cool to meet Brandie face to face--she was so sweet and kind, just as I had imagined her from her blog. And so bizarre to have the blog world and real world collide like that. I'm hoping for a similar meeting on the street some day with Maria...