I have been holding off posting this until I sent off my package.
Lookee lookee! I received the most splendidly extravagant parcel in the UK Swap! It came from Ceri over at Carpe Dyem. Someone was having a laugh matching us up with a pseudonym like that, eh Roo?!
As FL remarked, it was like Christmas morning when I opened the box. Every item was beautifully wrapped in black tissue paper and every packet was more exciting than the one before! I don’t know how Ceri managed to stick to the budget – I suspect she didn’t.
Inside there was:
A ball of Noro sock yarn!
A ball of Peaches and Cream!
A HUGE skein of hand-dyed purple soft and squishy fingering-weight wool!
Audiobooks of Jane Austen novels (for the theme)!
A shawl pin!
Lots of chocolate!
Lady Grey tea!
A Peter Rabbit card!
It would not be an exaggeration to say that this was the perfect package. It ticked all the boxes on my wish list. I keep picking up the purple yarn and hugging it. I am thinking it needs to be something bigger than socks. I am thinking Maude from the Inside Loop. Because Maude has that “Miss Austen” edge, somehow.
I have been too busy to sit down and enjoy the full Carpe Dyem ritual experience. This weekend! A cup of tea, some chocolate and cast on for Maude while listening to an audio book – ooooh!
Ceri – thank you SO MUCH! Words fail me.
And to my downstream swap partner- it’s on its way!