Thursday, June 19, 2008

A successful privat swap!

This turns out to be a good week for receiving mail! I've got my much anticipated swap package from Hannah. I just feel sorry for you, because you can't have any of it! ;o) We read each others blogs, and some time ago, Hannah blogged about her son, who was working in the garden. He's had some Klompen on his feet, and I told her, that since I was a child, and had first seen those Dutch wooden shoes, I wondered what it felt like wearing them. So, she offered so send me a pair, and this swap was born. It was great fun putting together a package for Hannah. I can only hope she liked hers as much as I liked mine!
It was pretty overwhelming, when I opened the package, and saw all this stuff emerge under a layer of bubble wrap. I confess, when it comes to wrapped gifts, I'll never grow up, and open it with care. This is not the place to show how patient I can be.

There were the Klompen, of course. Each one of them held a skein of Dutch sock yarn. As it's pretty cool today, I could need a finished pair of socks already. I'm looking forward to knit with it. There was this wonderful bag, Hannah especially sew for me! I call myself "Bag Lady", because I love bags in all shapes, and sizes. She used some traditional Dutch fabric. Wow! Another thing I love are tins, and there was this precious little tin with waffles in it. We actually had waffles like that before, but they are so delicious, you can never have enough. The whole package smelled of roses, which came from a soap, Hannah included also. There were magnets, and a kerchief, and a lovely letter,card, AND a drawing from her daughter Vera!
It was overwhelming, and lovely, and it made my day!Love the tin, and look at those tiny wooden Klompen - so cute!

The Klompen fit perfectly, but should be worn with socks, or maybe, once they are worn in, they loose their edges a little? I overlooked a tea bag in one shoe, I drink tea, so yet another lovely surprise. I LOVE my very own Klompen! Biko seemed pretty interested in them as well...


The only thing left to say, is THANK YOU, HANNAH!

17 comments:

Hannah said...

Dear Monika, you are so welcome! I loved doing this with you! Nice pictures! And I like the one with Biko, that one makes me smile from ear to ear.

If the edges in the clogs are bothering you you could sand them or use a file (is this the right word?) to make it softer.

I am so happy you like it all. And I definitely love your package!

It is indeed a very successful swap.

I am posting my log about it in a few minutes...

Debi said...

WOW!! What a cool package! Enjoy it Monika!

Kelly said...

what a fabulous package! You definatley need dutch socks with those clogs :)

Kris said...

Wow, very nice package! Actually I should say packages, the one from Elfie is lovely too.

sgeddes said...

What a nice package. The shoes are neat, but I cannot imagine wearing them for too long, but I imagine to socks will b a help.

I can't belive how much you'v done while I wittled away at vacation. I love the shawl! It is stunning.

Frieda said...

Gorgeous package ! The colour of the sock yarns is just beautiful ; can't wait to see what you whip up .

Romi said...

So cool! I wouldn't be able to resist those clogs either. What a nice package to get!

hakucho said...

Wonderful package with lots of goodies. Love your new wooden shoes :)
I have a very old pair that belonged to my mother. She wore them for dancing lessons as a child. I even have a cute photo of her all dressed up in her outfit wearing the wooden shoes :)

Emily said...

What a fun package. I'm definitely jealous.

pat said...

I'm not going to have time to look at any other blogs tonight - just catching up on your gorgeous projects is taking me all night!
The Queen Annes Lace Shawl is out of this world!

myboringblog said...

Those shoes are adorable! What a great swap package.:-)

shannon said...

every girl does need her own pair of Klompen! ;)

can't wait to see your beautiful creations come to life with the lovely yarn, too!!

Angelika said...

What nice goodies you got there. Those shoes seem to be indistructible :). How did it feel when you found that bag of tea?

Violiknit said...

What a great package! Love those Klompen!

Mr Puffy's Knitting Blog: said...

What fun!!!!

2paw said...

What a wonderful swap. The colours in the wool are very restful and calm. I am sure Biko would never chew your clogs!!!!

Kathy said...

Private swaps have a particular appeal to me. I like to read another's blog and know that person reads mine as well. Grace from LovinComfort KNits and I had a great fun swap. Great blues and shoes