That's how far the package I got in the mail from my friend Betty at A Glimpse Into Midlife traveled to get to me. Betty is a wonderful blogger and a great friend. Her's was one of the first blogs I ever read, before I really even had a clue about blogging. What a wonderful thing that a friendship can grow between two people with that much distance between them. Because most people are so honest and forthright on their blogs, I sometimes think we know our blog friends as well or better than those that we share a face-to-face friendship with. It turned out that Betty and I both had the idea of sending one another a gift at the same time and our gifts apparently crossed in the mail.
Betty sent me some beautiful handcrafted items from her town, Filadelfia, Paraguay.
There was a beautiful handwoven mat. I know just where I am going to put it.
And this handmade Christmas tree ornament. I have a special affinity for tree ornaments and enjoy collecting them from all over the world. How did Betty know this?
And this cute little souvenir from her town. I think this might become a tree ornament also.
Thank you so much, Betty, for your friendship and thoughtfulness.