Juggling life through a bi-polar lens. Sometimes up, sometimes down. Mostly trying to tread water in the middle. Creating a likeness to a normal life. Whatever "normal" is...

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

What a lovely surprise!

I feel terribly guilty- I should have thanked Di of Pixie's Crafty Workshop much sooner than this!!! My only excuse is computer problems-

Have you ever had this? I helped Dilly update her blog on Monday (had to- it was her birthday) but then when I came to this page my anti-virus/anti-malware/firewall popped up and told me that this was a dodgy website and that part of its contents were being blocked -???? I tried other blogger sites and it popped up on all of them. OK..... so I went to my Hotmail account; same thing happened. Weird!

I ran a scan and it said it found 21 infected files. WHAT???? So I then I did a reboot scan too, and it took hours. I left it to run overnight and then did some Windows updates. Seems all OK now. But I still don't know what all that was about.


The other week, Bob T Bear (esq) spotted that Di was offering this hoard of blog candy!

He added his name to the hat and GOOD LORD! HE WON!!!! And when the box arrived, a few days ago, he gave it all to me, saying that he hoped it would get me crafting again. Awww what a great Bear! And what generous blog candy! THANK YOU, DI!!!!!!!

 The box arrived Monday morning and Bob waited with it to show me:
 He was delighted to see a card inside, addressed to him:

What a gorgeous card! Bob loved that there was a Bear on it!
Di sent lots of stamps:

she even sent off for another stamp, just for Dilly!-
Dilly slowed down the unwrapping a wee bit as she wanted to enjoy the pink tissue. She's mad on pink.
 And then- ribbons!!
And flowers!
Bob wondered if the glue would make a good toy:

He liked the charms, especially the Bear one:
They chose their favourite paper stacks:
Then Dilly settled down for a doze in the ribbons and tissue....
What a wonderful surprise! It really gave me a lift! I haven't put any of it away. I like opening it up and looking at it all. I hope it leads to my creative muses getting a kick up the pants. I haven't drawn or made anything in a long time!

THANKS, DI!!!! (And thank you, Bob, too!)


mrsnesbitt said...

Wow! Fantastic! What a collection! My craft stuff is all packed away right now! Months before I get up there - but I will one day! Dxxx

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

No one is more deserving of this win than you Bob and I am so glad you made mommy happy by giving it to her and helping her get back into the crafting mood...

Angel and Kirby said...

That is a super prize package! We hope to see some pretty cards posted, soon!

Feronia said...

What a beautiful package!

Di said...

So glad you liked it Helena! Have fun! Di xx

Roz said...

WOW! Bob was really lucky to win all that! I'm SO jealous!