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Monday, December 8, 2008

Pay It Forward Gifties Arrived from Australia

Some days, George the mailman is just so good to me. The other day he brought me a package all the way from Australia. I had signed up for Lyn's Pay It Forward exchange not too long ago, and she got right to work with these wonderful gifts, even though she had a whole year to fulfill her promise.

Would you like to see the lovely things she sent me? I'd love to show them to you!

PIF Gifts ArrivedHere is what I found in the box - some very pretty wrapped packages and an envelope. Isn't there just something magical about a wrapped package? Ooooh, the suspense!

Opened GiftsJust look at all the nice things Lyn sent me. There are two patterns, one for a knitting needle caddy which I will definitely make to organize my mess of knitting needles, and one for a very pretty bag that has a round bottom and an embroidered panel across the middle. The pattern for the embroidery design is included in it too. Lyn knows I love bags!

There was a pair of folding scissors which is great because I like to have scissors in every place I do my needlework so I don't have to keep track of one pair.

There was the cutest little basket of fabric rolls in warm cozy colors, just what I like. And a handy little wrist pin cushion.

But what really caught my eye was the fabric wrapped little bundle which I thought was just the fabric itself. Lyn had hinted about it on her website, so I was anxious to see it. The bundle had a pair of chopsticks in a pretty little sleeve slipped through the knot. After looking at all the neat gifts, I picked up the bundle to inspect it more closely and it felt like there was something in it. So I went ahead and opened it.

Look what I found...

The Real SurpriseMade out of the same fabric as the bundle itself were the most beautifully stitched accessories all strung on a ribbon with a vintage button and a sewing machine button at the ends. There is a scissor holder, a little round pin cushion, a neat little 3 sided fortune cookie purse-like container for holding a thimble or other items, and a bell shaped needle book that opens to reveal a little felt page for holding needles.

Look!  It opens!Here's the little fortune cookie being held open by my daughter. Aren't those wonderful gifts? I would have to say that Lyn certainly did her part of the Pay It Forward and went above and beyond. Thanks so much Lyn for your thoughtfulness and generosity. I am looking forward to using and showing off all my wonderful goodies!

I have had 4 people sign up for my Pay It Forward exchange, but I will have to wait until the new year before I start thinking about what I will do for them. In the meantime, a tote bag tutorial, an update on my knitted stuffed toy and a few new knitting videos are on their way to Hooked On Needles very soon.

Don't forget to sign up for my Christmas/200th post Celebration Giveaway. It ends a week before Christmas, so you better hurry!

Happy Stitching!

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  • Good Morning Mary Grace, thank you for partcipating and I am happy your enjoyed the Gifties.You have a way with words.Hugs Lyn

    By Blogger bluebird-lyn, At December 8, 2008 at 4:49 PM  

  • Hi Mary Grace,
    Nice of you to drop by, I love to have visitors and comments. I've got 2 for my PIF now, so I'm happy.
    It seems my little ditty is a bit misleading, the sewer in question was me, I guess in reading, the words of the song are as sung by the kids. Just having a bit of fun with it all and make for an interesting read. Come again soon!

    By Blogger Kerry, At December 8, 2008 at 5:19 PM  

  • Oh, and your gifts from Aus are lovely, another joy of blogging, the swaps and surprises in the mail!

    By Blogger Kerry, At December 8, 2008 at 5:20 PM  

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