Friday, April 3, 2009

Eeeeeeee! Whooopeee!!

As I mentioned a couple of blog postings ago, I won the March challenge at Etsy for Charity. Today, another of my winnings arrived.

First of all, do you know what this is?

If you answered "standard brown paper lunch bag" you're right. I nearly had to grab one and breathe into it when I saw this:

This bears explaining. When I won, I was invited by Valerie over at Valerie's Gallery to select an item from her shop. "An" ... meaning "one". But ... why were there two packages??

Begin extreme squeal sequence.


"Squeeeaaaaaall!!!"

When I unwrapped both packages, I discovered that the very wonderfully sweet Valerie included a bonus pair of hand knitted hand warmer muffy things - deliciously soft fingerless gloves that match perfectly to the beautiful pale pink scarf I selected as my prize.

Valerie?? How did you know?? I have been looking (drooling uncontrollably) for a pair of these for so long! I work on the computer A LOT and my hands are always cold. I think I love you. You are my new B.F.F.


How do they look? Fabulous, you say? Yes, I think so too!

In all seriousness, I want to send a great big hug to my new friend Valerie all the way in New York. You have seriously made my day and I couldn't be more thrilled with this lovely surprise in the mail today. Your work is *beautiful*!

If you happen to be surfing around and doing some virtual shopping, please make a point to stop by Valerie's Gallery - in addition to hand knitted items she has beautiful felted bowls and vases in a variety of colors. She's got clever iPod and knitting needle covers too!


Hugs,
Layla

7 comments:

LizzieJane said...

How lucky are you! What a fabulous gift. At least now I want have to knit you those hand warmer thingies... I hate doubled pointed needles. Thank you Valerie!
By the way I had so much fun today. We will have to do it again.
x

Valerie said...

What a great blog entry and I am so glad you like them! Thank you so much.. and thanks for all you do to contribute back to communities!

I submitted my entry for the April Challenge.. hoping you will enter too!

lauraslefthook said...

I love Valerie's shop and drool over her items often. You are so lucky to have won something of hers.

Momma J said...

Oh I am just green with envy! I love Val's work! Congrats!

New England Quilter said...

What a wonderful surprise and gift! I love Val's work from her felted pots and bowls to the felted balls she made for my son! She is truly an artist and one of the sweetest ladies I have met on Etsy :)
Amy
http://newenglandquilter.blogspot.com

Sunset Soaps said...

Those are beautiful, I love the color! Great win!

iSew said...

That's the prettiest pink I've ever seen, what a lucky girl you are! I'm going to have to check out Valerie's shop. Gorgeous!