Wednesday, February 04, 2009

New Favorite Things

I participated in a SWAP over at Ravelry, the Favorite Things Swap 2. Yesterday, the mail lady brought a box to the door for a signature and look what I had from British Columbia, Canada!

For one thing - COFFEE! I could smell coffee as soon as I opened the box! The aroma of a delicious blend just filled my kitchen and I couldn't wait to check it out ;D

Sooo many goodies ~ Gail, who was my secret pal, might just have well have been looking over my shoulder as she shopped for these things! There is a cheerful dishcloth, ADORABLE stitch markers, wonderful Opal sock yarn (I love Opal yet seldom treat myself to any, so this is special!), yummy bath goodies, chocolate, more chocolate and then that amazing coffee! Each item was individually wrapped with a cute little note attached to it.

Gail writes: "The Esquires Coffee House company was founded right here in Surrey. Our knitting group used to meet at one of their locations, but alas, we grew too big in numbers for their not-so-big shop! After some sleuthing, and discovering that you enjoy French Press coffee. I asked them to grind to suit...Purdy’s (the chocolate) is also a proud, long standing tradition, founded in our neighbouring city of Vancouver"

As soon as I snapped these photos, I brewed myself a cup of the coffee and sat down with both it and some chocolate. Gail doesn't have a blog for you to visit, but I know you will agree with me that she is one fantastic secret swap Pal!!! Thank you Gail ;D


Deborah said...

What a nice box to receive. Swaps sure can be fun!

Val said...

How nice! I've had that chocolate, it's almost heavenly!Thanks for visiting my blog. I'm way behind on blog reading. Hope your having fun with the Baby surprise jacket!

Joanne said...

Oh, how wonderful! Great gifts to receive. Chocolate, coffee, knitting supplies and yarn.