One of the things I've always enjoyed about blogging is connecting with people, I love reading all the comments I receive and I enjoy reading blogs and leaving comments myself. I've made lots of friendships over the years since I've been writing my blogs and I've been lucky enough to meet some of the people I've met through blogging who I now consider to be good friends. One of my oldest blogging friends is Susan who blogs at Granny Smith's Quilting. We've been leaving comments on each other's blogs for many years and we met for the first time in 2014, I wrote about it in my Bloggy Meet Ups post. It's funny really as I have friends in England who I haven't met, yet Susan lives at the other side of the world in Australia and we've met up a few times.
I had a lovely surprise last week when the postman knocked on the door. I was handed a parcel but couldn't think for the life of me what it could be as I wasn't expecting anything. Then I saw the customs label and was even more puzzled as I couldn't think what Susan would be sending to me.
Imagine my delight when I opened it up and found this gorgeous skein of yarn. This is Australian sock yarn, 85% SW merino and 15% nylon which has been dyed by a young man who lives near Susan. His yarn dyeing business is called Maximoo Yarns.
Aren't those colours glorious. And such a fun and apt name for the yarn too, Candy Store Ruins.
Thank you so much, Susan. As I've said before, you do spoil me. I just need to think of the perfect project in which to use this yarn now but it won't be getting knitted up immediately, I shall enjoy just looking, squishing and stroking it for a while first.
A generous surprise gift from a lovely blogging friend from across the miles. How lovely to have met up with Susan and you have become firm friends. I'm sure you will make something really special with the yarn.ReplyDelete
That yarn looks gorgeous. Stroking and squishing for a time whilst you decide on a great project to us it in sounds perfect.ReplyDelete
How beautiful! Bloggy friends are simply the best, aren't they?ReplyDelete
The colorful yarn is a great gift of friendship! Sometimes, friends prove to be more generous than family.ReplyDelete
Oh wow what a fabulous surprise, that was so nice of Susan. I love the colours and can't wait to see the socks when you do knit them.ReplyDelete
That yarn is dazzling, i love it.ReplyDelete
That yarn looks beautiful, what a lovely surprise.ReplyDelete
The yearn looks fabulous, Jo. :o)ReplyDelete
What a lovely surprise! That yarn is gorgeous, I'd squish it for a while too. Couldn't agree more re your view on the pleasure of blogging.xxxReplyDelete
Thanks Jo. I fell for the name too & the nice bright colours after we've b been having such dreary times over the last year. If all had been well with the world, we may have delivered it in person this year, but no, not 2021. Now we are being told we may not be able to have international trips till 2024 & we'll be getting on a bit by then. Take care, stay safe & huggles.ReplyDelete
That's a lovely gift, such wonderful colours in the yarn.ReplyDelete
All the best Jan
The colours of the yarn are lovely, I hope you make something really special with it :)ReplyDelete
Wow, this is gorgeous. Enjoy! xReplyDelete
How exciting and such a pretty yarn. I've met two bloggers, by chance, but it was nice to put a face to all the posts.ReplyDelete
What a lovely surprise for you, the yarn is very pretty and looks so soft. Be interesting to see what project you have in mind xcxReplyDelete
That is beautiful. I think we are lucky to be in such a lovely corner of the internet xReplyDelete
How lovely is that!🌷🌸🌷 I love the colors.ReplyDelete
lovely coloured yarn, a very kind thought xReplyDelete
It deserves a nice time of admiration in the skein, first. I agree!ReplyDelete
Susan is a dear friend to send that beautiful yarn to you, enjoy!ReplyDelete
Beautiful... and such a thoughtful gift. I can't wait to see what you make with it.ReplyDelete