That is the lovely (and huge!) haul of goodies I received from my Knit 1 Tea 2 Swap Pal, Penny. I can’t emphasize the hugeness of this box I picked up from the post office today- and i had made the mistake of going to the library beforehand to pick up some Nigella Lawson cookbooks, so I was killing myself walking home with my big box of goodies and a bunch of heavy cookbooks. But oh, the joy of opening up the box from Penny! Here’s the full list, just to make you all jealous:
– 2 tea bag plates (holders?)
– 1 skein of Briggs and Little yarn, and 3 packets of lime kool-aid for dying
– 3 (!!!) skeins of Ovation Kid Mohair (in green, my favourite colour!)
– a box of honey sticks, a jar of raspberry jam, and a tin of cream
– a box of jasmine tea, and a box of mango peach white tea
– Anna’s ginger biscuits (I LOVE ginger!)
– hand cream and body lotion, and a vanilla candle
– two books: ‘A Passion for Tea’, and a tea shop mystery, ‘Chamomile Mourning’
– A very fascinating magazine called ‘Tea Time’ from the folks that produce the magazine Southern Lady, so I assume they really know what they are talking about- there are over 100 recipes and hostess tips! I’ll be like Jackie O or something after this.
-4 adorable hand knit cupcakes: One is vanilla with coconut icing, strawberry with strawberry icing, vanilla with chocolate icing, and a black forest cupcake with ‘leaking cherry filling’. And there are sprinkles! (bugle beads). They are so amazing!And in one of those bizarre moments of serendipity, she included a box of Vachon Ah Caramel! cookies. I was in a conversation with a coworker about these today, saying how much I loved them, and how my mom used to put them in my lunch every day when I was a kid. That good memory prompted me to email my mom to tell her how much I loved them, and she responded about how much she loved them as a kid. I haven’t seen a box of these in ages-and then today I open up my box….that’s the universe clearly telling me to eat Ah Caramel! cookies. And who am I to argue with the universe?!
It honestly felt like Christmas. Penny, I can’t thank you enough.