When I received home on Monday, I found a very tired little owl waiting for me with a big white box. I wasted NO time ripping into that box. I think I may have scared the poor little owl, but he was duly rewarded.
I carefully but quickly took all the shiny silver parcels out of the box and managed to use some rarely practiced patience in order to take a photo before disrobing the parcels, starting with the smallest and working up to the largest. (I like to save the best for last.)
First off, I collect stitch markers so I was amused by the stitch markers made for me by Toni dela Weasley. They are Luna Lovegoods butterbeer cork stitch markers!! What a wonderful addition to my collection. I love them and will definitely be reminded of Toni every time I use them, and I will use them!
I also got great Brittany needles (a brand I do like to use), GORGEOUS, BEAUTIFUL handpainted sock yarn, coffee (my addiction!), English breakfast tea (my favorite tea), a container holding some VERY yummy candy called "Sponge Candy" (which I tried out immediately and, Toni, I agree with you ~ IT'S DELICIOUS! I also received a wonderful notebook FULL of sock patterns!!!!! It's even organized in a great HSKS binder. I have already been through the patterns and have decided I must do them all, starting with the first one!
By far the best piece of the kit was in the last parcel ~ an absolutely perfect felted satchel!! Toni, how did you know that satchels are my FAVORITE type of bag? This one is so perfect, so ME! The long strap is just the length I prefer. It's exactly what I would have picked out for myself! You definitely did your research.
Thank you SO MUCH, Toni!! You spoiled me beyond belief.