I had been planning a completely different blog post in my head on the train home from work today. However I got home to find a big parcel; a parcel for me. I knew it had to be from my UK Swap Pal and I was very excited.
It was postmarked Cambridge. I then remembered reading on the Ravelry message board that Picperfic had posted a parcel yesterday. Oooh, could it be? I went off on a hunt for scissors and my camera and this is what greeted me when I opened the box:
I then squealed with delight several times as I took all of the presents out of the bag. It was like Christmas and my birthday all rolled into one.
I then carefully unwrapped each one, marvelling at the thought that had gone into each gift.
So what do I have? I'll save the bag for last. Mint Marrakech teabags from Ringtons, the pattern for Have a Heart socks designed by Marianne herself, ChaKashan loose tea from Ringtons, a crocheted washcloth, Miffy stickers, beautiful shawl pin, Cafe Tasse Belgian Chocolate, handmade stitchmarkers, honey and beeswax candle with matching honey and beeswax soap from The National Trust, hand recovery skin therapy from Crabtree and Evelyn, a skein of Mountain Colors Bearfoot in "Crazy Woman" colourway (this made me laugh a lot) , a skein of dkKnits Technicolor Dream Toes in red/green.
Finally the bag. How amazing is this?
What is even more amazing is the fabric inside. This round of the UK swap had a photo theme. Well take a look at the photo I chose as my theme and then look at the inside of the bag.
I can't believe Marianne found Miffy fabric! Please, please, please tell me where it is from and tell me more about the bag, I love it!
Everything in the parcel is so perfect, I couldn't have chosen better myself. All the little treats are things I am sure I will love. I am very intrigued by the tea - it all sounds wonderful and it is coming with me to work tomorrow (in my new bag, which I am now going to take everywhere with me). The yarn is gorgeous, beautiful colourways and I haven't tried either of these before.
As you know I have been co-hosting this swap with Delle. I've been starting to get worried about people not sending parcels, parcels being lost in the post etc etc, but this wonderful package has made me more determined to ensure everyone gets their parcel. I only hope it is as wonderful as mine. It also spurs me on to want to do a round 3!