Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Norway Rocks!!!!

My fiber and frenzy friend Nina from Norway sent the most wonderful thank you gift. She is a wonderfully talented crafter, mom and nursing student. I guess that those of us that want to do it all usually find our way to connect with each other. This time through the online magazine 'Spindle and Wheel', Alena the editor and founder of the magazine organized a fiber exchange. It's been fun to see what everybody is sending to each other. Anyway, I attended a fiber event on Saturday, this past, that I had been looking forward to for along long time. Nina's package arrived, via post, as I was leaving. I set it aside to give it it's proper consideration. I am completely in awe! This is much more than I expected.

The packaged contained three pamphlets containing children's knitwear and ethnic stockings, gloves and hats for adults, a wrist distaff in shades of blue with beads, a hand-wrapped crystal necklace, three bags of fiber: some black alpaca and two bags of hand washed and carded by herself Norwegian lambswool! and last but not least, a bar of Norwegian style chocolate. The best!!! By sheer will power I have managed to keep the bar intact til pictures today.

There's a story about the chocolate: When my family was stationed in Europe, we went on a family driving vacation through northern Europe. My mom and I where supposed to be collecting chocolate for presents. But none of the Norwegian chocolate made it home to the air base. I wonder........

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