Friday, February 22, 2013

A big box of surprises !!!

I am gobsmacked.

This week I received a box from my lovely friend Shelly Hawley-Yan in Canada. shelly is an avid animal lover and does lot of rescue work ( last post mentioned she is rehabilitating a goldfinch :-) ) , all kinds of animals, and , of course cats/lkitten/dogs. I often do wish I were her neighbour, would be hanging out there all day helping out.

Back to the box. It contained so much I could not, at first, take it all in !! This morning was the first time I had to photograph everything . A BIG lot of pics to follow !!!

First I wanrt to show you this wonderful drawing ( pen and watercolors) she made of Floris, my little brave kitty who died 1 1/2 years ago.

It is fantastic ,each time I look at it I see him back, looking this charasteristic way.

she included a miniversion...

And lots of other things like :

very small kitty portraits

lovely paintings...


a kitty doll !!!

A kitty charm and some kitty buttons :-)

kitty books...

and even a porcelain kitty

very small kitty vases ( porcelain)

Since we are both petit pointers ( Shelly designs wonderful things) she understands the need for nice sharp scissors. I love nice sharp scissors! Am always on the lookout for them.
A ( cat decorated ) magneto comes in veryy handy when you loose the small needle and it must be somewhere. sometimes you can actually see it, but can't pick it up.  But it can also simply hold needles.

A very nice halfscale kit... I think it will come in handy in my meece house :-)

Part of all these lovely gifts were packed in these two (RL) containers:

and it all came with a very sweet message , written on this card :

Can you imagine I am really gobsmacked ?

Thank you so much Shelly !

And please everyome who reads this , consider donating to the organisation.


  1. Oh wow! Looks like you had Christmas and Birthday and so much more here!
    Thanks for putting the link up. It's so important to do something for animals all over the world.
    Wish you a nice weekend.

  2. Oh, it is all so lovely Elly, the drawing of Floortje is just beautiful! I have seen the kiity doll before in an Etsy shop via Brae's blog, they are amazing. Enjoy playing with all your new treasures and finding homes for them.

  3. Wow! Your gifts are fabulous. Enjoy all.
    Hugs, Drora

  4. Elly - What a really lovely surprise! As someone already said "Birthday, Christmas, Easter and every other Special occasion" in one box! As an equally mad Cat collector - thank
    you for sharing your enjoyment!

  5. What a lovely box of gifts Elly! Shelly is very thoughtful indeed. Hugs, Sandie