Friday, October 22, 2010

Favourite Things Friday

If you want to join in the special-ness that is Favourite Things Friday just write a post about your favourite thing and pop your link in at the bottom of this post. It's great to watch everyone get around and comment on each other's favourite things. I love all the Friday love and visiting that happens between all the people who participate. 

There are all kinds of surprises. The kind you'd rather not have ....

The  "Holy Shit , I found a spider in my ugg boot " kind of surprise.

The "Holy Crap , I was supposed  to file my tax return yesterday " kind of surprise.

And there's the " Holy Cow, I cant believe I found you in bed with a goat " kind of surprise, which I suspect would be particularly nasty. For the goat , in some cases.  

And then there are the nice surprises. Like winning lotto. Losing two kilos without trying. Finding that errant chocolate bar in the back of the pantry when you really need chocolate. How did it escape everyone else's notice?  Divinity my friends. Divinity. The universe was looking out for you.

For me the best surprises are usually the ones that entail tripping up to the post box and finding a parcel. That I didn't order from Fat Quarter Shop, or The Quilted Castle. A surprise surprise. The nicest kind of all.  

That's what  happened to me this week.  I got a surprise in the mail. Remember when I did my FTF two weeks ago about the Babushka measuring cups? This week I added to my collection through the kindness of a blogger friend, Aunty Henny.   That  was a sweet surprise.   

Who knew Babushka had her own coffee mug line? That girl gets around. She's everywhere.


She's on this mug rug.




And she popped up on the card as well.

Thank you Helen . It's all so lovely. And so coordinated. Round here we're lucky if we can find the sticky tape when we need it. Or clean undies, but that's kinda irrelevant.

So this week surprises are my favourite thing. What's your FTF?

P.S. I wasn't making fun of anything Holy by my irreverent use of the word in this post .It just seemed to fit somehow.



20 comments:

Mrs A said...

Nice surprise, how thoughtful, and very cute ! Much better than the spider in the ugg boot, when i lived in png there was a hermit crab in my runner one day, that was a "holy crap" surprise !

Mistea said...

Very nice surprise in your mail box this week - so happy that you love surprises. Enjoy

Lisa said...

I love the babushkas. Yay for presents!

Michelle said...

Now that is a fun surprise, and so thoughtful. The very best kind.

JKP said...

How cool is that! Very nice FTF. Sometime, you'll have to line up your whole collection for us.

Marg said...

I lurve surprises, good ones that is. What lovely gifts and what a lovely thoughtful surprise.

Kate said...

Great FTF post and what a cool cup. May you not have any "---- Crap" surprises for a while.

The Chicken's Consigliere said...

Is it Friday already? Oh wait, you're ahead. There's still time! What a nice surprise you got from Helen. Much better than a spider.

Cynthia L. said...

Holy Moly, I want that cup and mug rug and everything else with a Babushka on it!!

Glad to see you had a good Friday.

Elizabeth said...

Mrs. P, what goes around comes around and you definitely deserve a mountain of nice the-universe-was-looking-out-for-you-surprises. That little babushka mug is adorable and so is the mug rug. That is a bit of happiness and sunshine in a package. Aunty Henny sounds like one nice lady.

xo -El

marigold jam said...

Have come over to join in the fun from Helen at Lady Helsie's Happenings. Will post a Friday favourite before the day's end.

Jane

Kris said...

I think this is my favourite FTF! I keep meaning to join in, but I'm slack like that! Glad you had a good week!

Amanda said...

I think I saw some of those cups the other day, but I have been banned from purchasing coffee cups until a few of ours break.

Seams Inspired said...

Your surprises are fabulous! I love the mug. :o) I think I might need to start a new collection. Thanks for sharing. Happy Friday almost Saturday! :o)

Shevvy said...

Holy socks - you're a lucky girl to add to your collection like that.

P. said...

"Holy shit" is my favorite expression. But you have to say it giving each syllable equal weighting, like my Dad does. You get the full gravity of the situation that way.

Ahem...surprises! I like pleasant surprises, and your Babushka presents are so cute!

I don't so much like the surprises where people yell, "Surprise!" because that usually makes me cry, and who wants to start off a special occasion by blubbering?

Baa-Me Kniits said...

I am snowed under with Folk Festival commitments this week so no FTF for me, going to have a nice sunday morning visiting tho :-)

Hope you bought some of that babushka material for a quilt...it is so cute!

Presents are the BEST!!

Mrs A said...

Thanks for the lovely comment, the cabinet could possibly fit into one of Margs humungous bags so i will be watching her in the house !

Omi S. and her dog, Bender Oak Cannon said...

Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog! These are so adorable. I've seen Fat Quarter Projects of this little Babushka online in various Etsy shops, I totally didn't realize she had a whole line of stuff to go with her. Very cute!

Vesuviusmama said...

Well, now, I guess I need to go make friends with Aunty Henny! What a wonderful surprise!