Thursday, March 31, 2011

Oh My Goodness!

Oh my goodness!
Look what came in the mail for me!!!!
This sweet package is from Granny J!!!
I purchased the purse from her but she sent me lots of goodies.
She sent me some fabric called Minkee. Oh I am in love with it.
It is the softest fabric ever.
And then she added some of her famous plants......hen and chicks.
Click HERE to see a post showing how she plants them.
I have mine planted and excited about seeing them grow.

This picture does not do this purse justice. 
Did I tell you what it was made out of???
Plastic shopping bags? 
She calls it Plarn.
She crochets the plarn and then adds handles!!!
What a talent!

Mine even has a lining with 2 pockets!!!
You would not believe how nice this is.
You would never ever know it was plastic bags.
It is so soft.
She sells her bags HERE!
You need to go see the one she has up now!!
It just blows my mind that she does this.

Look at this sweet fabric!!!
I love it.
Thank you so much Jackie!!!

Remember this?'
This is the Easter Mug rug I received from Nadine in the swap that Aunt Pitty Pat held.
Well, I promise that I am not blonde........but when I showed you this mug rug, I was in a big
hurry and was headed out the door when I snapped these pictures. 
Sometimes I wonder about myself.......

It does help if you turn it over.
This is the front.
Isn't it beautiful?
You need look close at this.
The detail is unreal!
As my  Granny used to say...."Crazy Me"!

Today I am thankful for blogging friend, Granny J !


Angela said...

love all the goodies you got in the mail. The purse is so neat. Just knowing what it is made from is amazing. You will love the hens and chicks. They are so easy to grow. Mr. P. takes an old work boot, cuts holes in it randomly and plants the plants in the holes. He sells them like crazy at our fall craft show. They will multiply quickly. Have a blessed evening.

Angela said...

Love all your goodies. Minkie is fabric heaven I do believe. That is too funny you had the mat turned over. So something I would do!

KacieB said...

Jackie is sincerely the sweetest soul I have encountered in the blog world! She is SUCH an encouragement to me, and others obviously! What a special lady. Loved your post about her talents and your purchase from her!

Granny said...

I'm glad you liked the bag. As you know, I love making them. There's plenty more of that material for you. Once I get my sewing room in order I'll fill a box for you. Had to laugh at your posting the back side of the mug rug and not the front. It's really cute.

Thanks again for the sweet words about the bag. Enjoy!

Scrappy quilter said...

What fun to get such goodies in the mail. Enjoy!!

Love Bears All Things said...

I missed you...I had noticed that you hadn't shown up on my reader in the last few days...I knew I was I came over to see how you were doing...anyway
Thinking of you,
Mama Bear

Patty Sumner said...

It all looks beautiful....enjoy all you new goodies. Blessings!

lindsey said...

What a great gift! The bag is beautiful, what a clever lady

NadineC said...

LOL! I told Valerie I had some weird and amazing thoughts running through my head when I saw her post showing only the BACK of the Mug Rug, and that ONE of those thoughts involved "blonde" heehee...glad you finally turned it over :-)

P.S. I REALLY love the dishcloth you sent me and I have been using it every day!!!

Pat said...

That is SO funny that you showed us the back of the mug rug. The back looked very nice but the front is even nicer! LOL I'll have to look at those purses now. At our house in NJ, we used to have hen and chicks, but I don't have them here. I love what people do with them (like the old work boots mentioned in the first comment above).

Allie said...

That purse is beautiful! Hard to imagine that it's made out of plastic bags. Love the minkee colors! Oh Val I'm laughing so hard about the mug rug - the front is so pretty too - you are too cute!

Alice Grace said...

I love the bag! And the mug rug is even cuter than we thought! But both sides are great!