A Sweet Surprise

January 18th, 2005 · 8 Comments · Gifts, Swaps

Continuing yesterday’s story…

Four days before Christmas I opened my mailbox to find a small, padded envelope addressed to Crochet Secret Pal. Even though it was from Lil Hat Shack and the return address was familiar, it didn’t click right away that Carmen, the pal I’d been sending gifts to, had send a gift to me!

I let out a squeal of delight when I opened the envelope. Inside was a note and this adorable, lovable Clay Baby Sock Monkey!

sock monkey ornament

Thank you so much, Carmen; he is a treasure!

Y’all can see more of these handmade clay babies at www.polymerclaybabies.com.

Note: For those of you wondering how my pal got my address, I use my return address on the Secret Pal packages I send, but not my name. Yes, it is a possibility that my pal might be able to identify me that way, but I would rather take the chance of spoiling the surprise than to risk having a package lost with no return address.

8 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Vera // Jan 18, 2005 at 10:42 pm

    He’s way cute! What a nice gift!

  • 2 Secret Pal // Jan 18, 2005 at 3:57 pm

    Hey Donna,

    I just wanted to write you a quick email to let you know to expect a reveal package in the mail very soon. I am mailing it today, so be on the lookout! This was so much fun! I hope you like your surprise on the way.


  • 3 Sutty // Jan 18, 2005 at 7:43 pm

    I love that monkey. I hope I get a secret pal as good as you and Carmen.

  • 4 Andrea // Jan 18, 2005 at 4:02 pm

    Ooooo…. adorable!

  • 5 Donna // Jan 18, 2005 at 9:31 pm

    Thanks, everybody! Nope, the tree is not still up, LOL. I took the pic at Christmas, but couldn’t post the photo until now without revealing my identity to my Secret Pal. :)

  • 6 Julie // Jan 18, 2005 at 3:18 pm

    That really is an adorable ornament. And Carmen brought new meaning to ‘Pal’ by sending it to you. Yay for both of you!! :)

  • 7 marlo // Jan 18, 2005 at 9:07 pm

    the ornament is very cute. Is that your Christmas tree and is it still up?? you are a holiday kind of girl if it is. Mine came down the monday after Christmas.

  • 8 Chelle // Jan 19, 2005 at 3:16 am

    Very cute!! That was very thoughtful of Carmen!

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