Friday, April 17, 2009

Look What I Got Today!

It's always fun to get something other than bills in the mail, isn't it? I was Jill's winner for her birthday post - you can see what I'm talking about here on her blog, Fizzy Thoughts - and today I came home to a package in the mail. Inside was this:


Cool wrapping paper, huh? (After I opened it, Betty quickly absconded with the paper, claiming it for a recycling project next week at school.) Inside was THIS:


A journal! Not just any journal, but one titled Il Quaderno di Venezia. As Jill writes in the accompanying card, she found it in a little art supply shop hidden in the streets of Venice.

And that smaller package? 'Twas a bookmark, pictured here on top of the journal. It's a beautiful sea-green metal bookmark, beaded with "Joy" enscribed on it.


A new journal ...a new bookmark ... a new blogging friend. Joy.

Thanks so much, Jill!

3 comments:

Scobberlotcher said...

That is so, so cool. I love anything Venetian!!

softdrink said...

You're so welcome! Enjoy!

Dawn - She is Too Fond of Books said...

What a great way to spread softdrink's birthday cheer...as much as she tries to deny it :)

How fun - inside and out! How will you use your new journal? Something special in mind?