Monday, March 03, 2008

Parcels ahoy...and away

As promised, pics of my UK Swap parcel from Monica (yes, swap host Monica!):
Yummy green regia silk sock yarn, and lovely blue (blue-er than in the pic) Drops alpaca. Mmmm.

I left it a bit late in the day for taking pics in the sun, so this one isn't great, but there are coffee-flavoured chocolate 'beans', lovely 'afternoon' tea from Whittards, Divine dark chocolate (which someone seems to have eaten some of), body wash, a gardening mug, and stitch markers (my very first!)
and a fold of knitting patterns, with lots of patterns from my Ravelry queue printed out ready to go! And a lovely notebook.
What a cool parcel - thanks Monica!

Also, this weekend I finally made my nephews birthday present (only about 3 weeks too late - and it still has to get to Australia, but you know, good intentions etc etc). Janelle, look away now if you want a surprise!
A book bag, complete with books! I am really quite proud of this - I made it up in my head, and it came out pretty good. The handles aren't attached very neatly (don't look too hard) - they should have been sewn in between the outside & the lining, but my brain switched off, so I sewed them on later (I figure a three year old won't notice too much!). And I love this fabric (its from Moda, an Ebay purchase) - it used all of a fat quarter.

And as a reminder to myself, there are some unfinished objects to blog about next time!


Anonymous said...

I haven't looked at your bog for a while so i have had a wonderful time this warm Saturday afternoon looking over lots of wonerful pics and and stories.Icing on this particular cake is the linked blogs which have led me along a path of ideas (but perhaps not until I have completed at least 2 UFO's)Little nephews's present is just lovley, I know he will love it.
Love Mxxx

Monnibo said...

Glad you liked the package. Just finished the move to Manchester and waiting for me here at the BF's grandparent's house was a lovely thank you package. Thank you soo much and you are very welcome! I had a lot of fun chatting with you and stalking your blog. Keep in touch.
- Monica

Riggwelter said...

Hi, just to let you know I have your parcel in my hand, it is wonderful, I love all of it and can't thank you enough, I really can't!
I'll be blogging about it after school as the photo upload isnt playing nice!

Thank you thank you thank you!

Oh and that bag is great!