wow! my lovely coffeeswap pal amanda spoiled me rotten. what a wonderful introduction to the world of swapping.
i thought i did very well. it was looking like a very average day and after a pretty horrid month and a particularly horrid few days my parcel arrived with perfect timing and i managed to resist the temptation to open it until matilda had gone to bed. all the tea things were tidied away and i could enjoy each beautifully wrapped package individually. and oh there were some beauties!
the very pretty stitch markers were the first i opened. i have to confess that these are the first proper set of markers to ever find their way into my work bag and i love them! cannot wait to use. and i know just the pattern to try them out. as you can see from the photo the coffee quickly found its way into kitchen and is still being enjoyed - fudge brownie!?! thank you. i am eating the 'candies' as i type and they are yummy! yarn...well what can i say...i love love love it! i am just so not sure what to make with it...either mittens or a beret or much more likely something for matilda. but i know that i will love it for a little longer before 'cracking' in there. amanda thank you ever so much.
the last present i opened was the gorgeous ballband dish cloth. but frankly i think dish cloth is too lowly a term for such a delightful piece of knitting. i heart it! especially since i know amanda was working on it during the swap. presently i am using the 'dish cloth' as a runner on my red vinyl 50s drop leaf table (my favourite piece of furniture in the house...apart from miss tilly s cot.)
a truly wonderful parcel of loot. i feel charmed to have been partnered with the lovely amanda and i hope you like your spoils too...when they arrive...soon i hope.