Saturday, January 26, 2008
Monday, January 21, 2008
Saturday, January 19, 2008
My pal, Jennifer, mailed it from the US on December 14th, and instead of taking about two weeks (allowing a little extra for Christmas) it took about a month! My opinion is that the box arrived in Melbourne around Christmas/New Year and that it's been sitting in quarrantine waiting to be processed. I guess like many in Australia in January, they had lots of staff take their annual holidays *sigh*. I know it went to quarantine, because unfortunately they took out the pine sachet that Jennifer had included, but I still got to smell it when I opened the box.
Many thanks for my wonderful swap package Jennifer. Thanks for all the time and effort that went into putting it together for me. I love it. It was definitely worth the wait!
Check out my blog to see the fabulous riot of red/white goodies that Jennifer sent.
Thanks Kasia and Maryanne, I had tons of fun :o)
Sunday, January 13, 2008
I love the scarf our of the pink yarn, it will warm me on cold winterdays.
And also I love the 3 balls of red yarn. I think I use the yarn for my upcoming grandchild, if it will be a girl.
Also the package includes coffe, sweeties , a CD with Christmas songs from Norwegian artists and from Princess Märtha Louise.
Oncemore thank you and have a good time in 2008 and fun with your knitting and I hope I hear from you again.
Saturday, January 12, 2008
Gosh, do I ever have a boxful of goodies to show you today. My upstream partner in the Christmas Around the World Exchange has spoiled me worse than rotten. I almost dis-integrated when I opened this big box from Karen.
Karen had sent me an e-mail saying the package was going to be late that she was working on something. Christmas came and went, then another note saying she waiting on something to dry but that it would be delivered before the end of the Twelve Days Of Christmas and that she thought I'd be pleased and think it was worth the wait. Well, I AM PLEASED and it was Worth the Wait. Karen you have been so generous with your giving and that in it's self means as much as the items in the box. Thank you for both, you kind and generous heart and the wonderful goodies you chose for me. This is what I had to wait for, do you think it was worth the wait?
I certainly think so. The bag is gorgeous and big and the fabric is nice and heavyweight, knitted with double strands throughout. It has a beautiful lace design all around the top of the bag and the color is perfect too. Thank you Karen for all the time you took to make something for me that you knew I'd enjoy. I stuck some items on top of my 'stuff', I'm already using the bag, to hold it open in order for you to see a bit of the lacy part. I'm sure it will get lots of wear. (That's Mr. Maestro peeping in the door.)
Before I got to the bag, which was laying flat on the very bottom of the bag, look at all the other things I pulled out. And just as dear as all the wonderful items, was a handwritten note attached to each one of them - so special.There was knitting stuff (something to knit from and something to knit with) food stuff (taste and smell), music (for the soul; listening and relaxing), and a sock ornament to knit and then hang on the tree (something for the Christmas Tree). All requirements met - thank you. The knitting stuff included, a pair of size 13 Harmony needles from Knit-Pick's to go with the set I already have and a set of Harmony DP's to knit socks with. These have to be some of the most beautiful needles made and I love knitting with them. There was also colored rubber bands in all sizes to use as stitch markers (how unique is that?), colorful coils to hold needs together and a bucket of Lorna's Laces shepherd sock yarns and a pattern to make the socks. There is also a pocket sized lighted magnifying glass which will probably go in the glove compartment for reading maps in the dark since I use a huge magnifier that attaches to my lamp for knitting.
For taste there was German Lebkuchen Honey Cookies with an aroma that hit my senses the moment I opened the box, homemade and recipe included, yum they are. There was also a mix for scones using white chocolate and raspberries, and a German Stollen with cranberries, Trades Joe's lemon pepper spice, and chocolates ; oh, there was also nice long cinnamon sticks to stir in my apple cider or coffee (try it, you'll like it).
As if this wasn't enough Karen sent a CD of Christmas music performed by the church choir of an Episcopal church near where she lives. The music is beautiful, I love listening to the choir. Then last (Ithink) but not least is a whole page of Christmas stamps. Why Christmas stamps you may ask, Well this year's Christmas stamp represents knitting and Karen had the idea that the stamps would look nice framed. I agree, and will frame them to go in my sewing room, yups my bathroom. I sew in the bathroom, a large room with good natural and electrical lighting. There is a place just above the table that holds my machine where I will hang this picture for my enjoyment.
Friday, January 11, 2008
Wednesday, January 9, 2008
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Monday, January 7, 2008
~ something to knit with: Rowan #42 my wishlist item ;D
~ something knitted: Beautiful handbag made w/Tilli Tomas
This yarn is on my fav list when I saw it at our lys during a tour.
~ something for the soul: a donation to Heifer on my behalf
Again thank you, I truly loved my package. ;D>
I cannot post any pics, the camera is broken, and the computer is broken and most of the goodies will be eaten before things are fixed!
All the best for 2008 and thank you for such a wonderful swap.
Saturday, January 5, 2008
Thursday, January 3, 2008
My package from Ingrid arrived today.
Boy did I have a partner who likes being Santa!
After fighting off my daughter...LOL...I opened all my little packages to find out the surprizes. She gifted me chocolate, chai tea, bubble bath, soap, potpourri, novelty yarn, a picture stand, felted slippers and the prize of all gifts...a handpainted angel ornament.
Thank you so very much Ingrid for making this swap so special!
Wednesday, January 2, 2008
However the pics are on my blog of the package of goodies dear Jane sent me....I did want you to show you my beautful bag Jane designed and knit up for me.
Thank you so much Jane