My secret pal sent me a box before Thanksgiving. she hoped that it would get to me before I left for my trip to PA. It arrived on Wednesday afternoon. I left on Wednesday morning. My friend Dana saved it from the rainy weather and took it home. She also opened it and described it to me on the phone. All I have to say is F-A-B! Some lovely sock yarn - actually one of my favorites. Some Patons SWS. How can you resist? Stitch markers out the giggy as my mother would say. A bubble bar. Lip balm. Chewy for Penny. Delicious candy. And some of her own handspun. She spins cotton. Something I haven't tried yet. Such a nice gift and pleasant surprise that I just got yesterday.
Something else I neglected to do was thank that secret girl for helping me out of my holiday jam. She actually owned the book I needed to continue my project while I was gone and sent me the instructions. I can't wait to find out who she is. It kind of makes me crazy.
This is my darling friend Dana. I promised that I would put a more flattering picture of her. Remember the cookie baking? She was so helpful on Friday night. I couldn't have been ready for the grand opening without her.
This is John. I promised to put his picture here. He is holding Nora.
Nora had her blessing at church on Sunday. We went to Dana's afterwards for brunch. Dana is the grandmother who will from this time forward be called Lulu by those who love her in the very special way of grandchildren.
And now to finish up some business. I had 6 guesses at what the mystery object was. Well 7 if you count Kate's husband - but she can only have one gift. Each of those who guessed will get a gift. Tracey has already been notified because she won the in-store prize of a $25.00 gift certificate.
Here are the prizes for these girls. I'm not sure about who's a spinner and who's not. Look them over girls and email me or comment as to which you would like and I will ship it to you.
8 ounces of Handspinner's Dream Alpaca to spin in a lovely camel color. Taken By Jesse
One skein of Cherry Tree Hill Sock Yarn. This is a pretty good representation of the color. Taken By Kate A.
Some beautiful merino that I want to spin. There are 6 ounces of this stuff. I'm seeing a lacey shawl - but that's just me.
Two skeins of Fortissima sock yarn. I love this stuff.
And finally four skeins of Koigu KPPM. I was going to make orange socks with yellow heels and toes out of this. Taken By Hesira - Unless she changes her mind to the Fortissima. I need more guidance.
All of these things are difficult for me to part with but you girls are worth it. After much discussion and deliberation with myself we did finally narrow it down. Let me know. I'll be waiting.