>My ‘Not So Secret’ Pal

>In this round of Secret Pal I was sending to a woman who frustrated me. She wasn’t good at communicating & often took a days to reply to emails. She received her parcel but took a couple of days to tell me & as it was an overseas posting I was very worried that she hadn’t received it. Then something else happened & both myself and the hostess had had enough.

Piglottie was also having a tough time spoiling someone and our hostess then had the fantastic idea that we spoil each other!

At knitting club on Friday we exchanged our first parcel & look what she gave me:

Handmade card
a handmade card

This is the second handmade card that she’s given me & is just as beautiful as the first.

Folk Shawls
Folk Shawls by Cheryl Oberle

I’ve been meaning to get this book for ages ever since I borrowed Susoolu’s copy & fell in love with it.

Then some of her home made soap:

homemade lavender & vanilla soap
homemade lavender & vanilla soap

I don’t like the smell of commercially made lavender fragrance but this is fanastic & doesn’t give me a headache. It’s going to sit on a dish in the bathroom to make everything smell lovely for now as I’ve just opened a new bar of soap but it’ll be next in the soap dish.

Then a ball of Debbie Bliss Cashmerino DK as I love both Baby Cashmerino and Cashmerino Aran.

Cashmerino DK
Cashmerino DK

I can see a Panta being made in this but suspect it’ll get ‘liberated’ by DD.

Talking of DD there was also a little something for her:

Stitch Markers
Stitch Markers

Piglottie has also made some for Susoolu in pink & black & DD was drooling at them when we all met up for the Green & Blacks chocolate but I’m afraid that didn’t last long enough to wait for the photo shoot

Thanks so much Piglottie for such a thoughtful parcel & I’ve also had a lot fun chosing your presents