Tuesday, February 26, 2008

Package arrived!!! Had already given up hope!

How amazing - after all this time and uncooperative postman, etc, etc. I received my fantastic swap package today!!!! Thank you Dorothee, it is such a lovely package and really made my day :-)
I'm so sorry you had to send it twice. The yarn is fantastic (I love the Wollmeise colourway and the Regia Merino/Silk mix is sooooo soft) and I really like the mug (I have a tea tin in the same design, can you believe it?!) The sweets will have to go to my house mate, as I can't have sugar (she is very excited about the Mozart Kugeln), and I can't wait to try the coffee. I had an eye on the book "Knit one, kill two" for a while, so it's a real treat to have it now. Oh, and the cow milk jug - what can I say ;-) Altogether an absolutely fantastic package and well worth the wait. Thank you for not giving up! (PS. Have a look at all the goodies on my blog: www.dotsandyarn.blogspot.com)

Thursday, February 21, 2008


I just wanted to let you know that I posted a new parcel today, this time with a tracking number! I already mailed you the number details. I just hope it works out this time!!!

Sorry I didn't get around to mailing the second packet earlier, first I had exams, then I was really exhausted and didn't get anything done, then there was my graduation with all of my family in town and tomorrow I'm going on holiday to Australia for 3 weeks.

Now, if this packet doesn't arrive either, I'll have to deliver a new one personally! But you might have to let me stay at your house then, London is quite pricey as far as I know ;-)

I'll keep my fingers crossed! Hopefully, all the postal workers transporting this parcel don't like coffee.

Wednesday, February 6, 2008

I think I give up....

Still waiting.... I think it's about time to give up and admit defeat. I had lots of fun to put the package for my partner, though, but the postal service was just not up for the job of delivering the return package. :-(

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

It finally arrived!

After literally months of waiting, the postal service finally decided to deliver Dawn's coffee swap package this morning. After opening it, I think I know why they didn't want to give it up - they wanted it for themselves!
I confess I was doubting it would ever come but now that I have it, I am so glad it did. Dawn could not have chosen a better package for me than if she was standing next to me. She sent two skeins of blue and mauve berocco wool that are so pretty and a skein of grey Highlander alpaca/merino that is just the type of yarn that I would want to see done in a hat, sweater or a pair of socks. It's so soft.
In addition to the wool, she sent two bags of coffee, a Starbucks Komodo Dragon blend and a Java Dave blend, as well as a sample coffee. I just ran out of coffee so I will be having some very shortly. She also sent me Starbucks chocolate covered graham cookies that are my favorites and which I haven't been able to get here in a long time. I have alway wanted a Starbucks mug and she sent me a pretty white one with trees on it. As well, there was a bar of Frey Tiramiscu Swiss chocolate and a bag of Russell Stover mocha chocolate that I will be getting into shortly.
She also sent a handmade crocheted doily of soft caramel colors. I can't crochet so I marvel at the workmanship - very nicely done.
So thank you again Dawn. I am so glad it finally arrived.