06 November 2007

Another Great Package!

My package for the Knitters Tea Swap 4 arrived this past weekend. Well, actually it arrived on Friday, but since no one was home to receive it, our mail carrier left one of those pink slips you take to the post office to retrieve your packages. I will admit to being intrigued, as in the little box where it says "Sender," he had written "Canada" - I was quite overwhelmed to think that the entire nation had put together a swap package for me ...

In reality, of course, my package was from Dave, and it was a good one!

(I must apologize in advance for the poor quality of my photos - I got tired of fighting with the camera and the lighting, and took the best available for posting.)

So, without further ado, I shall unveil the contents of the box:

First, 4 (c0unt 'em, 4!) different teas! There's Maple, Iced Wine (wine??), Winter Holiday, and Morning something (the actual name has totally escaped me at the moment). The item on the right in the photo is a gadget that you place onto the spout of the teapot, to keep it from dripping after you pour the tea. (I have never seen this before. Who knew??)







Then, three kinds of treats, all involving large amounts of chocolate. This is never a bad thing ...







Next up, two kinds of yarn! One is Regia, "Canadian Colors," which will likely become a pair of socks for me. Then two skeins of Apple Laine yarn, color name "Yoda," which cracked me up. It's actually more of a light green than my crummy photo, which makes it look blue.














Dave also sent me three post cards from Ottawa, where he lives, but I forgot to photograph them. I have taken them to work to put on the bulletin board at my desk, so I have something pleasant to look at while I'm working.

When I found out that Dave was my swap partner, I was really intrigued, since he is somewhat famous. But he was an excellent correspondent, and really hit the nail(s) on the head, choosing what to send me.

Thanks Dave! And thanks to Suzie, for once again, organizing a great swap!

Last but not least, thank you to Canada for making sure the package was "sent" ...

"Oh man ... another swap where no one sent tuna. What's the point??"


7 comments:

The Knitting Blog by Mr Puffy the Dog said...

How totally cool! What an awesome assortment of teas and yarn. I also surfed over to his blog and was amused to see that he had never heard of a tea tin! A "must have" for a tea lover.

Dave said...

I'm so glad you like everything -- it was a lot of fun picking it out for you. The name Yoda gave ma a giggle too.

(I didn't realize I was somewhat famous. Yikes! Does that mean I hafta keep my shoes shined? LOL!)

teabird said...

Iced wine? You must tell us how that tastes. Intriguing. I wonder if there's a tea-flavored wine?

Great package!

Brigitte said...

Hey! Ottawa, that's where I grew up. :)

Mmmm...must get into that tea swap next time, I loooove my tea. You did wonderfully!

Carol said...

You're getting famous getting goodies from Dave! Lucky girl!

Carrie K said...

Cool gifties! Even if the cats don't think so.

You've GOT to say how that iced wine tea tastes.

fallwitch said...

Lucky you are to receive such gifts. Strong is the Force with you, yes.