Alice, you have messed my room up!

I was doing very well this morning, everywhere was tidy and I was just getting ready to sew when the doorbell rang. The postman handed me a parcel and said, ‘just the one today’….whatever did he mean? Rude man…Anyway, I could handle waiting to open this package….couldn’t I?

Well I did leave it on the ironing board for a while as I pottered about a bit, but it kept calling to me….ok ok….I’ll be there in a minute….ssshhhhh
Look at the gorgeous spring colour bursting out of the box, like a daffodil
Inside were some delicious goodies, I am so spoilt, truly spoilt, with all the wonderful favourite things inside this box
some Artesano Alpaca, in a gorgeous shade of mossy green, the colour isn’t true in the photo here, I think the background made my camera a bit confused as to which green it was looking at!
Freshly made cream & butter fudge…just what you need when you are trying to squeeze into a dress for a VERY special occasion (sorry trying my hardest not to mention the W word)
some darning needles in a little holder, I’ve had my eye on these for a while, think I mentioned them in my last swap questionnaire, Alice has been doing her homework…
Look Look Look!!!! Manos Silk Blend!! I am so spoiled, I love the colour and the feel of this yarn, Alice you are an angel, I was all alone in the house but I heard someone making happy noises and realised it was me!
but….when I opened this package I squealed, really, out loud! I did look round after just in case I wasn’t alone ha-ha..This yarn is over and above the UK Swap requirements but Alice got round it by telling me it is a wedding present! (oops sorry to mention that word again) 100% spun silk with glass beads in a most delicious soft green. This will become something so special just for me, wow, maybe I should have just have had a wedding present list with yarn on it, I know that one of us would have loved that.
I took the loot outside for a more natural photograph, the sunshine bleached it a little, but you can see the colours better. I have eaten two pieces of fudge as I have been composing this post. YUMMY! I am truly overwhelmed and wish I could go and hug my darling swap pal in person! Now what shall I make from all this goodness??? I think Ravelry will be my friend here….



Here I am wearing my newly finished Elspeth Cardigan. It has worked out a treat, a lovely shape and the size is perfect on me. (this is for my h_n_ym__n sshhhh) The pattern said 5 balls of Calmer, but I only used 3 and half balls. The tension was spot on so they must have got their calculations wrong. If I had known, I would have made it a pattern repeat longer but then, there’s always next time!

The sun is shining, the snow has gone and I am now sitting in amongst my new yarn with complete mess everywhere…in my haste to take these photos, I just pushed stuff out of the way,some of which fell onto the floor..I suppose I had better go and put the room straight again, and I REALLY MUST do some more sewing! Happy days!


About picperfic

I dye luxurious fibre blends for spinners and felters, and sew beautiful bags, project bags and needle/hook organisers to a very high standard, using designer fabrics and then I photograph them!
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15 Responses to Alice, you have messed my room up!

  1. CG says:

    Who’s a happy girl then?? 🙂

  2. You lucky, lucky girl! What a fantastic package!! *happy dancing for you : )*

  3. Marianne says:

    What an incredible lot of delights in your swap parcel!! (You richly deserve all that spoiling!)Elspeth looks beautiful on you :^)

  4. tiennie says:

    That’s a great cardigan on you! Enjoy all your lovely gifts.

  5. sulu-design says:

    Eeek! That cardigan is PERFECT on you – just lovely. It will be great for your hon… shhhh!

  6. hakucho says:

    Wow, that is quite the package…you are very lucky indeed 🙂

  7. Thimbleanna says:

    Ooooh, you lucky girl!!! I love your Elspeth cardigan — it’s perfect. You’re so funny — the W word! Cracked me up. And ooohhhh, have I been sleeping? I love the pic in your sidebar of you and Barry touching foreheads!!!

  8. gilraen says:

    That is a fabulous parcel!!! Well done Alice.I love your cardigan, it is a perfect fit!! :DEnjoy!!

  9. Faerynuff says:

    Wow, what a package! As I said the other day…The Best deserves the Best!Elspeth looks gorgeous on you! I must remember to bring your monsoon dress that I have in my wardrobe, it will be perfect for your H—-M–N!

  10. sandra says:

    Well Marianne we can certainly colour you HAPPY!Please send me your email addy as I get msn passport log in message when I click on you!Mine is

  11. Deborah says:

    oh my, such lovely swap goodies!

  12. goldtop says:

    Wow – lovely swap… you totally deserve it 🙂

  13. All those wonderful swap-gifts! You can sure do the happy dance!

  14. What a wonderful swap parcel! The tilli thomas is so beautiful!!!! (Good luck with the W*****g)

  15. Nitin says:

    HiIts your unique way to tell your feeling with other. I realy impress with this kind of unique quotes and description with photograps.Its so beautiful!!!!!!!I have no words explain in words these wonderful characterization…….

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