Monday, March 09, 2009

My Secret Pal Partner!

Today, way earlier than is normal, a package arrived on my doorstep. We thought it was something Larry had ordered, but when we opened the door -- it was a huge box from my Secret Pal! Yeah! I was soooooooooo excited -- not only has she been a super secret pal, but, this package was the reveal package. I was all ready to rip in and see who she is and I get a phone call! Someone wants to come over right now and tour the childcare! Ugh!!!! Good on the new children part, bad on the timing part. I had to put the box in the office and wait, very patiently, until I had finished showing off our business. As soon as the mom left, it was time for nap, which meant I could spend some glorouis time looking through the box of goodies and reading the card inside! I had already be spoiled, she sent me a subscription to Interweave Knits a week ago -- something I have been wanting!

I slowly (super speed) opened the box and paused long enough to take a picture:
My husband at this point, not only remarks on my restraint (I tend to rip right into presents) but asks (like the smarty pants he is) "is it fabric" (knowing full well it is a knitting swap -- not that I wouldn't love fabric -- but the box it came in was from

Anyway, First I opened the beautiful card, from Andrea, my partner who has been spoiling me for the last few months and done a super job at it by the way! Yeah, I know who she is now!

The first thing I opened was a book -- Custom Knits by Wendy Bernard (one of my favorite designers)

Then a lovely Journal and a packet of scrapbook papers and stickers (there is a really cute black paper with pink dresses that I LOVE).

Then, the yarn, a lot of yarn.

First, 2 skeins of Atacama 100% Alpaca, hand dyed (made by Araucania yarns -- one of my favorties)

Then a cute pink bag, made by my Secret Pal, with 2 skeins of sock yarn. ONLine supersocke Cotton and SPARKLY Fortissima Colori (sparkly in case you didn't see that the first time:)

Then a cute red bag with cows (again made by my secret pal) full of Araucania Ranco (2 skeins) in a beautiful purple, green and brown colorway!

This made my day and I love it all so much, thank you again Andrea!


Andrea said...

You are so welcome. I am so glad you liked your package. Enjoy!! I had a great time spoiling you.

Story Teller said...

Thanks for sharing your new stuff with us. You've been spoiled real well. . . . Nice to meet you Andrea.

Meg said...

oh my gosh what a wonderful package!

Teena in Toronto said...

How lovely!

Happy blogoversary :)