Pearls Mother

Lindy is the mother of two spoilt cats, Pearl Phyllis and Miss Puss. I knit, cross stitch, drink wine, read detective novels and pluck weeds from my garden.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Knitter's Coffee Swap

I have received the most amazing parcels of goodies from Amber

The first contained some Debbie Bliss Baby Cashmerino, now, this is a yarn that I pick-up and fondle regularly at my LYS, it's beautiful. Also, there were 3 Brittany Birch Cable needles, they are just the perfect size.

The second parcel came directly from Amber in the US and WOW, she spoilt me!
Two mugs, a variety of coffees and biscotti and chocolates, all of my fave things.

The really strange thing is that the Yarn parcel came from Perth (on the other side of Australia), the parcel from Amber came from Virginia in the US and they were delivered to meat the same time. The knitting pixies must be looking after me!!

This has been a great swap and I've enjoyed getting to know Amber and being able to send Aussie animal goodies for her gorgeous daughter Audrey, I suspect that they may be sick of learning about Koalas by now.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

A New Start and an Ending

I had to cast on and knit with this yarn,
this was after telling Debbie, the Skein Queen
that "I just want to stuff it down my bra and carry it with me everywhere, it's that soft and beautiful".
Debbie very kindly took this as a compliment and not a sign of my complete insanity

the skein became the cake

and then another rectangle!

actually, it's a 2 row chevron pattern and yes, it's going to be a scarf.

My nanna has passed away at the wonderful age of 91.
She was a strong independent woman.
She inspired my love of baking.
She encouraged my love of knitting.
She tried to teach me to crochet and eventually gave up after much laughter at my complete inability to master the most basic chain stitch.
She also grew the most beautiful lilliums.
She was my mother's mother and I'm comforted to know they are together and watching over me.

At times like this you are either blessed with a loving family or a group of toxic strangers!
I'm lucky to have wonderful friends who are 'the family of my heart'.

Sunday, November 04, 2007

Tea Swap 4

here is my swap parcel from Courtney, just collected form the post office.
I remebered to take my camera, It's a shame I forgot to also take scissors.
Yes, I had a parcel of treats and no way to get into it, I now have a pair of scissors in the glove box for emergencies!

Yay, the parcel is open

A gorgeous assortment of my fave things,
Yummy yarn, new teas to try, biscuits to enjoy with the tea, gorgeous cards and hand made soap.
The soap was used this morning and is lovely.

The yummy yarns up close.
I'm thinking the three will be combined into a lace wrap/scarf.
At the moment I'm just happy to fondle and enjoy them.

While I've preparing this post, i've been enjoying "Egyptian Licorice Mint" tea in my fave mug.
The tea is refreshing and I might just have another cup!

Thank-you Courtney, you have sent me a gorgeous assortment of all the things that I love.
Your kindness and generosity is much appreciated.
I'm so glad that you are also enjoying your parcel of goodies.

Also. thanks to Suzy for a great swap.
I'm already looking forward to next years swap.