So, to my lovely swap partners whose swap parcels I received weeks ago and never reported on, I say a meek sorry
but look, just look, at the lovelies I got in the post...
first up, from the wonderful vonnie# in Scotland...in MeridianAriel's Owl swap
such beautifully wrapped parcels - almost couldn't bring myself to open them they looked so special...but am glad I managed it because look what was inside...
owl stitch markers, can you believe that?!
an owl bag for my knitting, in the most scrumptious shade of orange
AND matching beanie hat
there were also some little nesting wooden shapes for me to decorate which one or other smallfry has managed to away with, for now...and some delicious Jaffa Cakes.
I felt thoroughly spoilt. It was lovely!
Vonnie had told me how much she loved the Owl and the Pussycat story
so I made her some soft toys/cushions to remember the tale by
I also sent some yarn, some chocolate and some lush stuff for her bath so I hope she felt she got a somewhat fair swap . The girls were loathe to let the owl and pussycat go, which is always a good sign I think.
In Imagingermonkey's FQ swap I was teamed up with the lovely Amy. I forgot to photograph what I sent her (things have been hectic, didn't I say?) but you can see them here. Amy, obviously telepathic as well as extremely generous, included some gorgeous owl fabric in her parcel.
Along with other great fabric choices, some rather smashing ribbons and a bar of delicious chocolate.
Hmm, did I mention feeling spoilt?
Thank you to my brilliant (and patient) swap partners.
The feeling of being well looked after continued with the plethora of truly wonderful, thoughtful birthday gifts I received during the week, including more yarn, a cath kidston sewing basket, vouchers for my local yarn store, tea related recipe books, a retro pinny, fabulous vintage lamp and vase, gorgeous jewellery etc etc etc. As if all of this wasn't enough, I was also gifted not one but TWO spa days where I get to go and be pampered and lay about in hot rooms a lot with my very best friends. I have one word to say and it is...Hallelujah!
I highly recommend this turning 40 business. Now if only I could get away with doing it again...
*at work they have accused me of being inspired by Star Trek in the hairdo department...it's very Romulan apparantly, I have no idea whether this is good or bad but the boys seem to have enjoyed themselves tittering... hmmph
# just visited vonnies blog and am GUTTED to discover she is running a time for tea swap and I have missed the closing date. So that's what I get for letting work and celebrations of the inexorable march of time take over my blogging time. Lesson learnt!
Editted to add - can't believe I neglected to say THANK YOU for all your lovely happy birthday comments on the last post. What wonderful blogger friends you are. And thanks also to those who have given my blog awards over the past months. I really appreciate them and will do a post about them soon...I promise...