Needless to say, I put it aside till hours after the move - and I do mean hours! Every box was unpacked; it was time to rest.
I had gotten into bed, exhausted at about 12:30 and could not get to sleep, as I was so wired, so I turned the light on and my eyes fell on the package. I thought it was the perfect time to open it then and there on the floor in the midst of the unpacking panorama.
Well! I was stunned. It was like reaching into a Mary Poppins bag; things kept appearing from the depths of endless goodies. Jane E. would say I was “gobsmacked.”
What I have done to deserve this box, complete with plastic balls and lizard for Gian and tatting goodies for me: beads, two amazing vintage hankies, matching thread for the blue hanky, doodads of all shapes and sizes, sweets, tins, plastic containers, beads and more bugle beads and beads and BEADS and more beads, is beyond me!
Also included is one round wooden thingy called a TUIT ( I looked it up: it is an “I’ll get around to it” badge) Something new indeed!
Also, there were two delightful cards - one for me and one for Gian, all this from a far-away Tat-Land friend who desires anonymity. Thank you, dear friend. This surprise could not have arrived at a more opportune time.
The other thing that has saved - or rather somewhat preserved - my sanity - thank you Jane E. - is the 2013 T.I.U.T. All things go better with a good old tatting mystery...
Jon’s beautiful free Johar design has also come into play over the weekend. Lovely motif. I am using thread sent to me from Snowy and it is lovely. I believe it is one of Yarnplayer’s HDTs???
Monsieur G. desires another word or two...
He has been most vocal!