I just had to share. . . . last week Amanda announced that I was the winner in her 'competition' to celebrate her 6 month Blogiversary. And on Monday my package arrived all the way from 'good ole England' :-) I was so excited, mainly because I had already forgotten it was in the mail to me!
Kristen and Jason had been away for the weekend and just arrived home that night too (perfect timing because Jason had taken the camera with him and I needed it to take these pretty pictures). When I opened the package, I was 'gobsmacked'! (that means speechless in the UK) Not only had Amanda sent me the scrummy yummy yarn she showed on her blog, but she had also put in a gift for Kristen, from her and Lily. How thoughtful is that? VERY, I'd say. When Kristen got home and saw a package for her wrapped in blue tissue paper with a red ribbon (which you can't see in the picture because Kristen had already unwrapped it before I could even get my hands on the camera.) she was thrilled. And oh, what a cute book this is, and the pens are perfect. I've never really bought Kristen thin markers like this, (I actually have a nice set myself for making my stamped cards) she's always had the big chunky markers that kids always use.
Well as you can see from this picture, this isn't just a coloring book, it's actually a 'doodle' book which I've never seen before either. I took a picture of a page inside to give you a sample. Amanda, this is going to be great for Kristen on the plane to England at the end of this month. There are endless things to do in it. Last night we were drawing penquins and 10 tiered cakes, and making homes for fishies under the sea! I'm not sure who loves it more, me or Kristen :-)
Oh, and back to the yarn. When I opened the pretty tissue packages. . . OH MY! I could not stop feeling and squeezing that beautiful yarn (in fact I still can't) It is just so so soft. The blue is merino/tencel 4 ply sock yarn from The Natural Dye Studio. And the red (which is not just a red, but has lots of lovely shades to it) is Faery Lace from Fyberspates
Did I mention how soft these were :-) I can't wait to knit with them, and it's a must now.... I HAVE to get myself a yarn winder and a swift!
Thank you again Amanda and Lily. Your generosity and kindness know no bounds!