Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Clutches and Secret Pals

Today I have no witty stories or comments, just appreciation. My secret pal sent me her last package - the reveal package - and I was astounded. She outdid herself and I truly feel spoiled.

I am probably going to forget to mention everything that was included in the package, she sent so much!

My Secret Pal this go around was Jan. I was blogstalking all day yesterday and man o man is she another talented knitter. I cannot wait to read more of her blog.

Jan lives in Oregon, so she sent me gifts that related to her part of the world. "Hottie" provided the home grown alapaca yarn. Apparently Oregon is big into raising alpacas - who would have know. Also in the package ais some Oregon vanilla soap; Tazo teas (perfect since I am big into teas lately); Salt and Vinegar Kettle Chips (yummie); some cute buttons and a switchplate from local artists (the buttons are decorating the bulletin board at work - the switchplate has yet to find a home); the funniest was the "Museum of Kitschy Stitches" book. hysterical. (althought Tony liked a couple of patterns in it - questionable), and the light up needles. Now I have two sets!

Thanks Jan! It has been so much fun receiving your gifts, and I cannot wait to get to know you better! Man I love the internets sometimes.

Speaking of, I want to send a quick little shout-out (woot woot) to my girl Macoco for putting up with my email rants today... you rock sista!

I finished the One Skein clutch that I made for my aunt's birthday this past weekend. I did not get a picture of her luvring! it, but here are some before and after shots:

My aunt really loved it. She is kinda quirky so this fit her personality perfectly. Instead of buttons, I just pinned a broach on the front, so she can interchange the look. Pretty cute -eh?


Blogger Carla said...

WOW how many beautiful things you have received from your SP!
ANd the clutch looks wonderful!

1:58 PM  
Blogger Vik said...

Your SP was a wonderful one!
Great idea instead of a button.

2:19 PM  
Blogger Jan said...

Yay! I can come out of the shadows now! I really had so much fun spoiling you - thanks for being cool. Love the clutch. What yarn did you use?

3:02 PM  
Blogger Macoco said...

No problem sista - I'm always here! Especially since you get to hear me rant and rave pretty much every day! BTW - I have more gossip for you :P haha!

That's an awesome package from your SP - great job Jan.

I love the way your clutch came out! The broach is a great idea.

4:56 PM  
Blogger yarnmaniac said...

Love the clutch! Isn't felting great? I wanna borrow that book! Stitchy rocks!

7:16 PM  
Blogger yarnmaniac said...

Oh, and Hootie is so cute!

7:16 PM  
Anonymous Rachel said...

I havent seen the Museum of Kitschy Stitches book yet, but the blog is hilarious. (And yes, you may want to have Tony's head examined.)

Great idea with the brooch on the clutch -- that'll allow your aunt to change the look quite a bit whenever she wants. Very cool.

4:12 AM  
Blogger Megs said...

i love the brooch idea!
Also, what a fabulous SP!
Question: How might i get in on this SP thing on the next go-round? You always seem to have so much fun with it!

11:25 AM  
Blogger ms. pea said...

I am drooling over the Kitschy Stitches book and that great brooch! Swoon!

10:34 AM  
Blogger schrodinger said...

You had one fabulous Secret Pal, looks like she really took the time getting some wonderful stuff for you!

The bag for your aunt is wonderful - that broach is gorgeous.

1:41 PM  
Blogger KnitPastis said...

Your purse turned out really cute and it felted up very nicely! It's adorable and you are so creative to add the broach on!

5:36 AM  

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