Tuesday, 12 April 2011

For The Little Children

My goodness have I got some pretty things to show you today!  In the postbox today were two lovely parcels.  Really it's just like Christmas around here with boxes and boxes of goodies piling up destined for Christchurch.

Check out these gorgeous raw edged bears!!  Aren't they the sweetest you ever did see?  Thank you very much dear Val!  They've made the flight all the way from Oxford in England to comfort some little children in need.

And look who also arrived today.  A very cheeky monkey who was causing havoc in the post office. My goodness me, she's quite a character!  I do love her legs.   Thank you enormously Gem!!

Now these two little Aussies arrived via Cat from Kaite who also sent the taggie blankets, thank you Kaite, and please thank your mother too.  Don't you think it's wonderful how many wonderful ladies are making things and sending them all this way for Christchurch?

It really is very comforting to see the world helping each other out when things are tough.  In the boxes from Cat were these beautifully knitted hats, berets and scarves.  Jan kindly sent them from Australia, I am very grateful for the time and effort you spent making these warm gifts.  Thank you!

Cat included some bags of her own and a pretty mug rug.  What little girl wouldn't want a nice new bag?  I adore that teddy one most of all.  I can just see a little princess popping her sunnies, lip gloss and tiara in there.

Next time I post I'll show you all the special treats I have for some of the Mums in Christchurch.  My goodness, they are in for a real treat!

I've not been in Blogland much lately have I?  I'm sorry but I'm just so busy at the moment working on different things and the usual family stuff.  Time just seems to disappear doesn't it?  I try and leave the odd comment on your lovely blogs, but I'm finding that I hardly seem to get the time for reading many of them at present.  Rest assured that I am still here and quite well thank you.  I'll leave you with the tempting photo above.  Isn't it delicious?!!!  I'm hanging out for Easter.  These will be for cupcake decorating, so no touching!


Catherine said...

The knitting is courtesy of Jan Mc in Australia - a link to her blog is found all over my blog LOL she also has been sending Quilts by the dozen!

Catherine said...

ps: do I need to send cellophane, ribbon etc?

Heidi said...

Wow you have received some wonderful treasures the children will love them....I have been wondering how the yard has been coming along?

Squirrelhaus said...

I love all the things that are arriving for Christchurch,
it's wonderful to know that there are so many wonderful people in our world!
Have a great week!
Chris :o)

Jenny at Red House said...

It warms my heart to see eveyone helping out, jennyx

Linda Gilbert said...

I think you are spending your time in the best possible way. Your post has made me so happy to think that all this kindness is being generated all around the world
Love Linda

Anonymous said...

what lovely toys made by lovely people,well done everyone

Kirsty@Bonjour said...

What a lovely haul - well done to everyone involved!

Scrummy Scrapz aka Lizzie said...

Never you mind leaving comments on others blogs cos you're doing a wonderful thing seeing to all those who need a little love - don't forget the family needs neither (latter bit is a joke)!
I just think the world does still care!

greta @ topography said...

Wow, what gorgeous things - how much longer will you be collecting for?

'Joyce' said...

Hullo Sarah, oh gosh, what wonderful handmade gifts you are receiving. It's heartwarming to see and such talent. Don't forget to take time out for you tho in all this busy-ness. Those choccie eggs look very delicious, and I am very proud of myself as I have not even had a single one. Each year I wait and I wait and I wait until Easter Sunday - ohhhh the sweetness of that first choccie egg as it melts in my mouth - divine! Thank you again for hosting this wonderful appeal and sharing photos of all the gifts coming in. Have a wonderful rest of week at your place.

Croap Queen said...

I'm sure the children will love those and the parents will appreciate all the kindness.
Jo x

Val said...

Hi Sarah! So glad the teddies arrived ok and you like them. You have so many exciting things arriving it must be very busy in your house!
Thank you for giving us an opportunity to share and for your willingness to pass these on to those who will love to receive them. :0)
Bless you!
Val xx Oxfordshire UK

delia hornbook said...

wow those bears are so cute they are going to make a little childs day. You have some lovely things to send off. Good luck with everything. dee x

Serenata said...

Gosh a lovely lot of softies there are going to keep little people happy. So wonderful these gifts people have been making.

Michaja said...

Thank you Sarah for your sweet comment on my blog!!
I know it's hard when we are working on something to blog at the same time
Take care my friend

Anonymous said...

Awesome - So many talented and hugely talented women around. It all looks absolutely incredible. Gorgeous. x