Monday, 2 June 2008

Gobsmacked!

That's how I feel today!!

This morning I received, as anticipated , a parcel from my spoiler, Kaaelana, who I knew was sending me the Ravenclaw bag she made for Professor Wartbobble's bag design contest. I was very impressed by the box her owl brought, for she had stencilled some wonderful eagles onto it with blue and shiny bronze paints:



I opened the box with great excitement for I had already seen pictures of the wonderful bag I knew I was getting. Imagine my surprise then to find not only a bag inside, but all kinds of other packaged goodies too:

I actually cried as I removed things from the box - I was so utterly overwhelmed by Kaaelana's generosity - I felt really loved.

What was in it?


1) The bag - amazing construction (I still can't work out how it was done!), and so cute! It too has an eagle stencilled on the bottom with a stitched outline. I'll post close-ups after this list so you can appreciate how glorious it is!

2) Beautiful rosewood sock needles - I have been coveting some for a while now!

3) A very clever, shaped, Ravenclaw cosy for my wand, containing a stick of liquorice, known as 'Witch Howl' in Kaaelana's native Denmark.

4) Some delicious organic ginger marzipan (I refer with confidence to the quality for I have already eaten half of it!). Beautiful too - it has real flowerheads decorating the bars.

5) A heart-shaped bejewelled photo frame - this will go in my bedroom with a picture of Mr. Wigworthy in it.

6) Two balls of a wonderfully soft natural colour sock yarn. I may dye this - I'm already pondering colour options.

7) Some green velvet ribbon (has Kaaelana been researching for this? - Green is my top favourite colour!)

8) A gorgeous crystal flower button! It is generally a bronze colour. I thought at first that it was a brooch, but found it has a button shank on the back. This is destined to fasten a bag in Ravenclaw colours. It matches the little seed beads I got from Lily Finnegan last swap, which I am planning to use to spin some beaded yarn. So I think I will use that yarn for a bag , and fasten it with this beautiful button.

Kaaelana, from the bottom of my heart I thank you for this wondrous package!!

And finally the close-ups of the bag that I promised:



12 comments:

Lavender Diggory-Dolohov said...

That is amazing!!! Lucky you!

Minerva Kwikspell said...

What a wonderful package!! That bag is beautiful. And all the goodies. You are so lucky!! :)

Hugs!

Stuart said...

I really do love that bag. The transition between the colours is so nice!

Queen Frysia said...

Congrats to you Emma for receiving such a great package! And, your spoiler rocked!

Laeita Khandylle Haxloeffen-Bharnoell said...

Wow! Uber cool package o'goodies and such a gorgeous bag! You must be over the moon.

Your spoiler is fantabulous!

Abigail Zinevra said...

Wow! Fantastic!!!

Ophelia Ballycastle said...

Oh wow! Your partner sure has set the bar very high indeed. Lucky! Spoiled little witch!

Ariadne said...

Wow, what a great package! Congrats!

knitting by kaae eller bare Charlotte said...

Spinningmaid aka Emma aka Ann and I were frinds i Ravelry some time before the swap... What can I say, love to spoil her :) ;) She is worth is.... ;)

Kaae aka Kaaelana

Emma Diggory said...

That bag is magnificent!!!! The rest of the package is pretty awsome too! Very, very well done!!!

Cecilia said...

SO beautiful!!! AWESOME! GREAT! FANTABULOUS! ETC!

Catriona Lestrange said...

What a lucky girl!! Love the kit!! Storing up ideas :) I've tagged you with a meme, m'dear!! Just head on over to my blog for the questions.