Thursday, August 23, 2012

Wonderful surpise!

I got home from my Memphis trip at 1:00am, Wednesday morning.  After a long (and very unproductive) day at work and a nap afterward, I tackled the stack of mail on the counter.  There was an intriguing package in the stack:

I put it aside to motivate me.  Knowing that I had a surprise to open after I went through the bills and junk mail - and as this is an election year, there was a LOT of junk mail.  Once I got to the bottom of the stack, I was able to open this mysterious package.

What a wonderful surprise - a GORGEOUS hat from Gisella of the Corner View "family":

Look at the wonderful colors and patterns!

I was going to take photograph of me wearing it, but as I am having a bad hair day (or should I say BIG hair day thanks to the humidity), I enlisted some of the neighbor girls to model it:

Aleshia - who wanted to keep it and pouted when I said no!

 Natalie (I didn't mean to get the dog butt in the photo - oops.)

And Deneisha with a sprig of rosemary.
Also included were some pebbles from the shores in her corner of the world:
Aren't they lovely?  I keep picking them up and rubbing them.  They are smooth and soothing and make me feel connected to Italy - getting me even more excited about my trip there next year!

Thank you so much Gisella!


  1. How lovely! This corner to corner has done so much for uniting folks who would never know of each other's existence other wise and what a shame that would be! I never thought when I participated in my first corner view how much it would change and expand my life for the better. It's one of the best blogging decisions I have made!:>)

    The girls look cute in the hat and so will you! I can just imagine that pout! That would be my granddaughter!

  2. Ohhh what lovely girls they are..:)) You have so nice neighbours dear Heather. And you are so so lucky that I had a very nice surprise..:))I like hat so much...
    Warm wishes and have happy days..:))

  3. This is such a cute post Heather! I love the hat, and your sweet models (I must say, the hat really looks great on all of them)!