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Friday, November 30, 2007


Oh happy day! It's the final day of Secret Pal 11 and my reveal parcel arrived! I have been stalking my postman all week - boy he's going to get a big tip at Christmas!

As usual, Cheryl managed to brighten my day. As usual, Pickle is poorly, very unwell this time so today we made the 3rd trip to the doctors in a week. Anyway, I desperately hoped I wouldn't miss the postie whilst we were out and he kindly stayed away til we got back!

Here is my lovely parcel:

What a lucky girl I am! I got 6 cakes of Lily Sugar'n Cream cotton which I plan to use to fan the flames of my dishcloth fetish. Also some Knit Picks DPN's (yippee!) and a funky DPN holder which I really need. Along with plenty of sweeties to keep my company whilst I read Sensational Knitted Socks by Charlene Schurch!

Ooohh, the bonus is a present which Cheryl told me to put under the tree (which is going up tomorrow BTW!) and save for Christmas. I've been a very good girl and put it away without so much as a squeeze although I will say it is soft... so maybe yarn?

The best bit of course, is finding out who my wonderful spoiler is! Cheryl's blog can be found here and I can't wait to get reading. We really seem to be on a similar wavelength and have lots of similar stuff going on in our lives so I'm thrilled we were paired. Long may our friendship continue.

THANK YOU SO MUCH CHERYL!! To use an americanism, YOU ROCK!!


Tusa said...

You lucky thing you! I am so out of touch with what is going on but I am jealous still...

Cheryl in VA said...

I am so glad you like your bits. I did realize though that I never did tell you what the funky DPN holder thingie is. It is called a Needle Keep. When you have a sock on the needles and must stop working you simply slide all your needles so they are even, pop off the one end, put your needles, and hence your partially worked sock in the slot and pull the cap back over the top...and .... Tahhhh Dahhhh no needles slipped from the sock, no lost 5th needle, and it keeps things safe from Pickle.

I am so very sorry to hear she is so unhappy. I do hope something will help soon. If she is very congested you might try a drop or two of Eucalyptus Oil (the really good stuff, but still inexpensive) into the water of a vaporizer for in her room. Or the other way to go is Lavender Oil used the same way to help sooth her. Let me know if you have ?? Been using Essential Oils for many years now.
More later.

Cheryl in VA said...

oh and btw, the grape fruit leather is organic, so probably a good bet for Pickle. I will gladly send more if you decide you must just have some.

Mandella said...

What a great Secret Pal parcel you got. The whole thing really can be the start of a great friendship you know; I "met" one of my good friends that way. I'm especially jealous of all that cotton for dishcloths, although for some unaccountable reason when I was in the USA in September I didn't buy any. Another Americanism - go figure.

Jo028 said...

Lovely parcel, enjoy your dichcloths. (I still don't 'get' them!!)