Friday, March 23, 2012

Gifts

Today I want to show you some gifts I’ve gotten this week.

As you might know, we have a host son from Chili, and he asked his parents to send us some gifts. Did I say some?? Two days ago, 2 large boxes arrived, filled with the most awesome gifts for all of us. He just wanted to show his appreciation!!

All of the gifts, for each person, were very thoughtful. So can you guess what was in the boxes for me? Right, yarn. 1200 grams of beautiful, naturally dyed yarn.

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Three skeins, quite bulky yarn, and with it, a pair of beautiful wooden knitting needles.

Yesterday, another package arrived.  It was the quilt for the New Beginnings Swap.

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It has travelled all the way from New Zealand, and in this detail picture you can see that the maker used New Zealand as inspiration. All these fabrics represent native trees. Most of them I'd never heard from. But isn’t that one of the nice aspects of swaps; learning about other countries and their habits and nature!

You can see the quilt I made here.

Groetjes, Dorien

2 comments:

Monique said...

Wat een verwennerij om cadeau's uit Chili te mogen ontvangen. Dat vind ik ook altijd zo leuk van vakanties in het buitenland om producten van dat desbetreffende land mee te nemen. Zeker als het niet in Nederland verkrijgbaar is.

Die quilt is ook heel apart.

Fijn weekend,
Monique

Simone de Klerk said...

Wat lief, om voor iedereen iets bijzonders uit te zoeken. Jullie gast kent jullie goed! Heel speciaal.
En wat mooi, de quilt met een NZ betekenis! Daar kun je uren naar kijken!