Saturday December 27th 2008, 11:26 pm
Filed under: Family,Friends

Before the number of food items goes into serious decline and the Appleblossom amaryllis starts to sprout, I thought I’d better go blog quick that the KnitTalk Yahoo list has an annual opt-in knitswap, run by Margo Lynn, who gave my name to Rena this yearKnitswap package from Rena.

I opened a box that was ready to burst on Christmas morning.  Thank you, Rena, and wow! The handknitted dishcloth alone would have been enough to totally make my day, and then there’s Zephyr in Elderberry, and chocolate, and the amaryllis, and chocolate, and a notepad, and hot chocolate, and ornaments, and hot chocolate, and a stuffed little pad for keeping my mug of cocoa warm, and did I mention hot chocolate?

I’m displaying it all on top of Robert’s handwoven Medicine Blanket, which has been the backdrop for many a blog photo by now.

On another note, my husband just got a video camera for the computer and I got to teleconference tonight with our older daughter and son-in-law in Vermont and wish Jonathan a happy birthday and actually wave hi. We all made goofy faces at each other like little kids just because we could.  Our daughter held Eve, her black cat, in front of her camera and told us how funny it had been to see Eve running off down the stairs with a ball of white yarn in her mouth, while the other grandcat at the top of the stairs was attacking the steadily-lengthening end of yarn.

Almost present.  Almost close enough to offer them a mug of hot chocolate.

But guess what I sent them for Christmas too?  And that they drank this morning, on a snowy cold day over there?

Thank you, Rena.  I love December!

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What a perfect swap gift! Oh I am glad you are getting spoiled.

Comment by karin 12.28.08 @ 7:12 am

What a wonderful swap present! Any present that includes chocolate is sure to be a good one 🙂

Comment by Alison 12.28.08 @ 7:47 am

Oh my, you totally racked up the gifts in that swap!
Way to go, Rena. 🙂

Comment by Toni Smoky-Mountains 12.28.08 @ 2:08 pm

Too bad that swap box didn’t include any hot chocolate! (wink)

Comment by Ruth 12.28.08 @ 3:08 pm

Great swap presents! Who doesn’t love chocolate!!! (of any kind).

That must have been a cute site with the kitties and the yarn ball.

Comment by Joansie 12.28.08 @ 6:31 pm

How fun! What a great package, but the video camera must delight you to no end.

Comment by Channon 12.29.08 @ 9:49 am

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