Friday, June 1, 2007

What better combination?

Thank you Shannon!!!
Ok I'm 2 days late but hey I've been er
um... distracted?! Yeah that's right.
The package couldn't have come on a better day. Wednesday I stayed late at work so I could pick the bub up, they went on a trip to a local amusement park. So coming home to this was wonderful. It was very hot so I took the girls outside to swim and
opened my package there! Boy oh BOY was I excited! and my Partner Shannon.. what a sweetie! (she doesn't have a blog up and running yet so I can't link you up) She made up an awesome package for me.. here's the booty.
Lots of yarn and some clover pom pom makers, stickers for the girls, this really cool stitch holders (correct me if I'm wrong) that you hook on to your DPN's so that you don't have any stitches falling off and they're connected so if you loose one you loose the other! A really awesome mug, Some biscotti, and my fave chocolate covered espresso beans. To top it off one of my fave blends of coffee from a local shop near her. She's from Oregon so there's LOTS of coffee shops around there. I'm so jealous!
But also so fortunate that she was my partner! Thank you sooo much Shannon!
I just wanted to show you guys a up close personal view of my new Favorite coffee mug. the back says Coffee Queen, I wonder if that's a close relation to drama queen? (Drama? Not me never!)
I love this mug! Probably b/c it's really fun and being
glass/clear it reminds me of a coffee house. So now my house is a coffee house.. well it always has been a coffee house, but now it looks more official! the front of the mug is great. I wonder if it was hand painted. Maybe Shannon can tell me?

Ok for all you Fiber Freaks here's a close up of the fiber goodness and I'll give you a run down of what exactly... YUM YUM!
So at the bottom is some brightly colored Encore Colorspun WW yarn. Shannon said that she thought I should make the girls some hats. I agree the yarn will
make wonderful hats for the girls... now what pattern to use?? LOL the choices!
At the front of the photo is some sugar and cream 100% cotton yarn. I'm already pondering making the destroyer a shrug/capelet thingy, my sister swears that she made one (more now) for my niece with one skein of S&C.
Now on to my most favorite type of yarn on the planet.. SOCK YARN! (yes I love it that much!) So first Shannon sent me some Lana Grossa Cotton Fantasy in pretty earthy colors. and then some blues and greens hand painted sock yarn from Sporfarm in OR.
Ok i think that's all of it... I'm so excited. I hope Shannon enjoys the package I sent her I know I had a blast putting it together.
anyways I'm so happy I had a great swap! if there's going to be another Coffee Swap... I'm so IN!


jessica said...

What fun presants! You've got a great pal/partner! She sure knows how to spoil you;o)

That mug is really cool, I bet it looks even better with creamy colored coffee in it! Yummm!

Pamela Foreman said...

I'm so good that you got some great things! We rearranged the shed where I have all my yarn in a 5-drawer dresser (yes, I have that much!) so now I can get back to it and get going again!

I love the mug and the yarn and I'm so jealous of it all except the coffee! lol!!

Beth said...

I totally love the mug! Don't get me wrong, the yarn is gorgeous too, but the mug is great. I hope Shannon shares with us where it came from!

mummymakesphotos said...

Thank you for your lovely comments, D did spoil me with all the yummy dark chocolate!!

Your package looks a fantastic one too, I agree with all, the mug is fabulous!

...and I too will be keeping an eye out for KCS3, it's been so good how could we not do it again!!

Happy sippin' and knittin'

mummymakesphotos said...

Thank you for your lovely comments, I really did get spoiled and the dark choc is very yummy!

Your package looks fantastic too! I am with everyone else on this - the mug is just fabulous!

...and I'm with you - I'm def in for KCS3 if it should happen, KCS2 has been so much fun...I just can't wait until my partner gets her package, I wish the postal services of the world would hurry up and deliver!

mummymakesphotos said...

not for posting but simply an apology! I thought my first post hadn't worked and it was not until I tried to post again I realised you moderate your comments first..oops! So I shall leave it up to you which of my comments to post!!

Holly said...

That is one great mug. And a wonderful variety of yarn.

I like the gap toothed smile the best

Lorri said...

Thank you for the comments on the Victorian Lace Sock pattern. I enjoyed you pink elephant!

Dandy said...

WOW you had a great partner too!!

it always amazes me that how a perfect stranger, can pick out such perfect gifts!!

I can't see what you knit from the yarns.

I can't wait for the 3rd exchange