I have awesome friends. I would love it if they lived closer so we could go out and drink wine and chat, but hey ho, we don't have everything. I have not been having the best time recently, struggling with loneliness, stress, frustration and general low-mood. So - some of my friends have done some amazingly touching things to cheer me up.
First, my lovely friend Yvette was making batts the other week and I admired them. Next thing I know she is asking for my address. A week or so later an amazing parcel arrived containing four mini batts in perfect colours, two crunchie bars (sadly now gone ;-) ) and a gorgeous cool yarn bowl made by her. (Check out her Etsy store - she is fab!)
Then yesterday a mysterious parcel appeared in my mailbox. Inside was a card from my fabulous friend, Helen, who I dearly miss. We used to go to knit night every week at The Yarn Cake and I miss that so much. She had put together a parcel with Natalie (from The Yarn Yard) and Katie (from Hilltop Cloud).
Inside was an array of gifts, I am so lucky! Some Ashcroft spinning wheel accessories to keep my lovely wheel in shape. Some gorgeous silk/wool yarn in a lovely deep orange from Natalie as well as one of her project bags - love them both.
Katie sent a large tote bag and some of her stunning fibre - love the pencil roving!
Helen also added in some of Katie's camel/wool fibre (never spun camel before - it's so soft.)
Finally there is a huge bar of chocolate and some rocky road hot chocolate spoons.
I feel the urge to strip my wheel and spin all the things - and what to make with that yarn - something for me obviously!! Thank you all. Love you, and miss you all. (Come and stay sometime and I can show you around the Stockholm yarn shops ;-) )
I have amazing friends. Did I say that already?