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Oh my, What a Knitter's Treat.
I came home last night to a package from New York, NY and what do you suppose it was? It was from my upstream Knitter's Treat partner, Alethea. Alethea, you really are a spoiler, I mean really. What a joy it was pulling out all those many smaller packages from that 'small' box. I couldn't believe you could get so much inside. My niece always teases about how much I can package in an envelope but I do believe you have me beat. Look at all the paper beside the box then look at all the things I received.
I started with the smallest wrap and went up a size each time until I got to the last, and the very best. I was near tears to think what a wonderful person you must be to choose such lovely things for me. The smallest package is a wonderful BookArt hand-crafted metal bookmark, a Dragonfly that identifies with me loving to read and loving to garden. Then, there was cute adhesive art stickers for paper toppings, a 'just-the-right-size' notepad for writing down names and camera photo numbers for DH while we are on garden tours, two nice tile magnets (did you make them Alethea?), and the most unique little garden package I've ever seen. A small round tin that says on the lid, 'The Pocket Garden Seed Collection' edible flower garden. Inside is five little tins with seeds for edible flowers, five little garden markers to identify which seed is which flower when they bloom, and a cute little pencil to write the names on the markers. There is also instruction on how to grow each type flower and recipes for using the flowers in food and for drying the flowers to be used in a flora arrangement. How charming could you get? You must have read my blog from start to finish and shopped for me for days to do such a thourgh job of spoiling me. Now, that's not all that was in my package, the next item was a huge, all natural, grape lolly-pop that is intended for my 'Pride and Joy granddaughter', Dariana. She will be so delighted when she comes. I wrapped the paper back around the lolly-pop so she could un-wrap it herself. She loves presents and I often have something wrapped up or in a bag for her when she comes. Next was knitting patterns from Just One More Row http://www.justonemorerow.com/ called 'Beautiful Bags', and a packet of embossed flower garden note cards, thank you. The next item I opened was bath accessories, a nice scrubbing mitt, body wash and body lotion. Then there was a packet of Parmesan cheese bred, oh so yummy it WAS, I have to see if I can find the same brand locally. There is a magazine I've not seen before from Garden Gate called Backyard Retreat that I had to thumb through last night and will go back to day. It is full of neat ideas for outdoor living including some wonderful sounding recipes. Last was my SUPER treat, three skeins, did you hear, three skeins, of Banana Silk Yarn. It is hand spun in Nepal and made from banana fibers. It is gorgeous and shinny and bright in color and has 150 yards to a skein. The texture is thick and thin and really soft. I've been dying to try knitting with this fiber yarn and already know what I'm going to knit. Either the Triangular sari silk bag at the Wool Peddler, http://www.recycledsilk.com/bags.html or the Unbiased recycled silk bag at Knitty, http://www.knitty.com/ISSUEfall04/PATTunbiased.html both bags are Stephanie Shirman designs.
I hope I haven't left anything out. I love everything and can't wait to get to know Alethea better. I already know she's such generous person.
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