Saturday, November 08, 2008

to lily

dear lily,
I was so excited to get your package.  I love the bag so much.  I can't believe that you made it, being the same age as me. Although, after seeing your projects, it is no surprise.  It is so cute, and is holding my project. 
The book is so interesting, and hard for me to put down.  I love that it is set in a place that you visit.
These chocolates are so delicious, and they even have your name on them!  I wonder if they only make them in England.  I shared some with my brothers.
Thank you so much for everything!
love, libby
P.S.  Happy Birthday to you!
P.S. S. Lily is the daughter of Amanda.

25 comments:

lily said...

So glad you liked it! Those are beautiful photo's your Mum's taken, it looks lovely with your blue top!

lisa said...

It's wonderful how the girls have created a friendship through knitting and crafting. Lily - great bag! I like the blanket stitch across the top.

Two Cables and a Frapp said...

Very sweet.

APA said...

Awwwwww! This is the sweetest post. Thank you so much for sharing it with us. It makes for a sentimental and joyful weekend. And now I've a new site to visit, too. Many good things continue to be yours...Libby, Leslie, your dear sons & hubby...this day, all days. :)

Nantucket Dreams said...

i love the bag too! the colors are captivating and look so great with your blue project in the bag! the photos are beautiful...well done!

Grace said...

So beautiful! The photos in this post are amazing!

And Libby, what a lucky recipient you were!

jennie said...

Swallows and Amazons is one of my favorite books EVER! I hope Libby enjoys it.

What a great package!

Denise said...

What great gifts and what lucky girls to have found a friendship across a great big pond :-)
Makes me want to have penpals again like I used to when I was in school. How exciting it was to get a letter from Germany or France back then. As exciting as it is to get email and keep in touch on the computer, there's nothing that beats the great 'snail mail' letter :-)

PrincessPea said...

Too cute!

Margie said...

What a great array of gifts, it really is fantastic to build freindships across continents. The chocolates are from a company here in Ireland, neighbours of ours, my daughter went to school with Lily http://www.lilyobriens.ie/ daughter of Mary Ann, who owns the business. Margie.

At Home Mommy Knits said...

What a wondeful thing for the girls to have made friends with someone so far away!

house on hill road said...

starting them crafting and swapping at an early age is so wonderful! the bag is stunning.

kim said...

What great gifts. I hope you had a fantastic birthday, Libby!

Cinnamonamon said...

What a lovely thank you! Happy (belated) birthday! And yes - great bag, Lily!

:)

Louise said...

That is so lovely for the girls to have a friendship. And what fabulous gifts! My daughter has just finished Swallows and Amazons which I gave to her because I loved it when I was young. She wants to read the next one now! That bag is such a special present - lucky girl!

Lin said...

I do like the bag, what a lovely gift!

Pretentious Wombat said...

Swallows and Amazons - yea! You must try to find the whole series. I bought them all when my loser library decided to purge them - good for me, though. I think I paid about a dollar each at the library book sale.

KnitPastis said...

Very adorable post. The girls have two very sweet friendships. Much to be cherished.

MadMad said...

Oh, that is so cute! Second generation bloggy penpals! That's the BEST!

Sheree said...

so sweet!

tiennie said...

How sweet! I love that you encourage the friendship between your daughters!

KeanaLee said...

so great, such a good idea to have the kids swap!

Gretchen said...

what a great penpal post! I loved having a penpal as a child and then to have a crafty one to boot! What lucky girls!

Berlinswhimsy said...

How very sweet and the bag is beautiful!

cutekitten said...

i love the bag its great to see you and libby getting on so well