Friday, February 26, 2010

brought to you by the letter "W"

W is for Wool... as in Wow! today I Won the Wooly jackpot!!

My prize arrived from the Kenleighs Fiber Studio Felting Challenge - an assortment of Jacob sheep wool in shades of medium and light grey. This will be a lot of fun to make into needlefelted artifacts, possibly some tiny sculptural jewelry components...
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but wait...it gets even better...
my package from the Wee Warm Wishes swap arrived at the same time; it traveled a long journey to get here, all the way from Langley, British Columbia! Inside I found all kinds of nifty goodies both useful and beautiful...
A little tin, full of an assortment of stitch markers, and a nice big yarn needle ('cos I keep losing mine), and a shiny pebble and a shell - my swap pal know that I cherish the tiny bits of the natural world that find their way to Acorn Cottage from faraway places. And two handspun skeins of the most subtly colored wool, like the forest and ocean seen through mist; these will wait for me to pick a project that will show off their beauty.
The most astonishing thing, though, is this hand-knit Daybreak shoulder shawl, in a soft medium grey and a pale greenish grey!!! When I saw it posted on Ravelry, I admired it greatly, but didn't dream that it was intended to come here to me... Imagine if you will, me opening the package, then small happy sounds of "oooo ooo I can't believe it"...I've been walking around with a very happy goofy grin all day, and my shoulders are warm... A mighty thank you to my special sekrit swap pal, who I now know to be Elizabeth Braidwood, OP. I am both honored and delighted to have this Wonderful addition to my wardrobe!
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