On monday I was at home having tea with my dear friend Svanhvít (who, by the way, today moved to Sweden for two years. I will really, really miss her a lot!) when the bell rang: It was from the post office!
Judi, dear Judi, sent me a message on Ravelry on day telling me that something had come to her possession that she thought I might enjoy so she wanted to send it to me along with other small things. No more information was given to me... besides a teaser while the mysterious things were flying to Iceland: "Lizbeth"that comes in very nice colors including variegated. Humm.
Well, as I said before monday was the BIG DAY! I received a box at the door of my place. My first impression was: Wow! This box is huge! Judi kept on asking me not to have too high expectations about what she was sending me... how could have I possibly done that! Impossible! I was sure that what ever was inside the box I was going to love it!
So, I don't let you wait more... These are the treasures I found inside this lovely box:
|When I was opening the box Gummi and Svanhvít were there. It must have been so funny to take a picture of us then as the three of us were open-mouthed (¿boquiabiertos?) while I was taking all things out of the box. So many things!|
|A wonderful book about lace. I didn't know this one. It is really cool because it gives an overview of different lace traditions around the world with examples. It also contains a lot of technical points. Love it!|
|This little box just killed me! It is so cute!! And the contents... Uuh La la!|
|Cotton threads! Different kinds, different colors, things that I would have never found here! Come on! Egyptian Cotton?! Highlighter take... brilliant! To follow the lace charts... simply wonderful!|
|Stitch markers. These are the cutest stitch markers I have ever had! Love the colors and the fact that they are monkey knots! And please notice the case to keep them!|
|The monkey knot stitch markers neatly kept in its beautiful case : )|
|Some more cotton and a beautiful ball of baby alpaca in different tones of green.|
|A film camera! Yes! From the beginning of the 90s. It looks brand new and it even comes with the manual and warranty and the remote control! I have been using it this week... soon we will see how it works when I finish the roll! :)|
|Pecans! Amazing nuts! (They will probably not last too long, hehe)|
|A n article about bobbin lace and sweet winter card.|
What can I say? I think that the images tell it all.
I think I just can say THANK YOU SO MUCH Judi for this beautiful surprise that you have given me! Thank you for being such a KIND and GENEROUS person! And thank you somuch for your wonderful comments on my posts here... I always enjoy them a lot and it is always a pleasure to reply them to you!
Oh, oh, oh! And All my best wishes for you in this very special day...
For now, I can to share these pictures of a very special little corner of Iceland (one of my favourite spots for sure!) with you to celebrate your birthday.:
|Jökulsárlón. A glacier lagoon that is next to the biggest glacier in Iceland (Vatnajökull) from where all the icebergs come from.|
|Breiðamerkursandur. The lagoon runs to the sea and big pieces of ice end up stranded in a black sand beach.|
|It is amazing to see the waves break on these ice pieces.|