Thursday, 20 May 2010

Good Things Come ...

There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second.
Logan Pearsall Smith, Afterthoughts, 193

I love to get things in the post. Of course, bills, circulars and red letters do not count as post. Yesterday I received my box from the Spring UK/EU Soap Swap, a little on the late side, but worth the wait. I love to see what other people do, how they package their products, and the scents, of course. I've swapped with some of the participants before, so knew to expect some high quality, luscious items to secrete away and spoil only myself with - Sarah, Rose and Jude, I'm looking at you. And they did not disappoint. It was also really lovely that the items from the people I hadn't swapped with also lived up to the standard set.

Also in the post yesterday was a very generous package from my Auntie Celeste in Texas, full of a rainbow dream of additives; I wanted my kids to be able to experience some of the reason Momma loves sugar and color like she does .....

I have sent some to a friend of mine, who I doubt will drink them, but use them in a more creative manner ....

And I finally finished the two Kidsilk scarves; I blocked them last week, and only just got round to adding a fringe on the Trellis Lace scarf today. They are going in the wardrobe with lavender to be gifted at Christmas. Yes, you read that correctly. I also can't believe not only am I thinking of the C word in May, but actually said it out loud ...

Branching Out is in the color 'Trance', and the Trellis Lace scarf in a lilac color that I don't know the name of because I lost the ballband; I can tell you, however, that the light glitter of silver throughout the Kidsilk Night is enough to satisfy one's repressed jackdaw tendencies without even a hint of Essex.


  1. those are gorgeous! I'm thinking ahead to Christmas right now too, so don't feel too bad. lol This summer I'll hope to make almost all my Christmas gifts!

  2. The scarves are lovely. Your swap package is amazing. Lucky you :-)

  3. I love the scarves! I don't get along with Kidsilk haze, but I do love looking at things other people make with it :)

  4. Thank you for the kind words :-)
    Worsted Knitt, I didn't get on with KSH when I first got it - but the right size needles and a decent lace pattern made all the difference !

  5. Beautiful scarves! Are they crocheted?

  6. Thank you, Liz :-) No, they are knitted :-)

  7. OOO you said the "C" word! -lol- Hurray for you! The scarves are lovely and I know whomever you gift them to will be estatic!


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