Wednesday, July 11, 2007

People Really Come Through Sometimes.

I got a fantastic surprise the other day. Postie showed up at my door with a highly unexpected package from Australia...I looked blankly at the unfamiliar return address, then noticed the customs declaration which said "yarn, biscuits."

!!!!!

My heart started pounding as I thought wildly, "Can it be Tim Tams? Can it possibly be?" And it was - oh, it was indeed. A lovely generous woman sent me this:


Tim Tams, a package of beaded stitch markers, a pair of Brittany birch needles, a Lantern Moon needle case, and a skein of beautiful merino sock yarn like a lovely soft pale rainbow. The colourway name is the best part: "Colour Pencils", from Celia's Basket.



There was, more importantly, a letter from the giver, a fellow blogger, expressing her concern for the recent "tough time" I've been having, and hoping that this would brighten my day. I tell you, I was blinking pretty hard and fast for a few minutes there. But I couldn't actually cry, and you know why? Because her plan worked - this package just made me too happy.

Thank you Natalie. I am overwhelmed and touched and so very pleased with everything you sent me. How lovely.

13 comments:

Kate said...

You so totally deserve this. I thank the giver as well, for giving you a happy day.

Natalie said...

You are more than welcome. I am glad it filled it's intended purpose!

chris said...

What a wonderful gift! It looks like it accomplished what it was supposed to!

Christy said...

LOVE Tim Tams! Send some my way!

Gwen said...

How very lovely. Isn't it nice to find that you have an unknown friend? Hope you have a wonderful day! LOVE the heart, BTW.

Natalie: I, too, have had difficult times lately, and I just don't know where to turn.



;)

Ames said...

Three cheers for Natalie.

(Shall I send you my address?!) :-)

I'm afraid I've never had a Tim Tam. Deprived. Is chocolate involved?

Kate said...

Gwen, you made me snort. Very lady-like and all. Funny gal.

Natalie said...

LOL Gwen, I actually did laugh out loud at that one.

ames - Tim Tams are pretty much all chocolate. Chocolate biscuits around chocolate cream coated in milk chocolate. There are varieties with other stuff in them (like caramel or raspberry or made with dark chocolate)

Christy said...

Tim Tams are best with opposite corners bit off, then placing the Tim Tam in a hot cup of Hot chocolate and sucking up the hot chocolate like a straw. The cookie melts and is truly amazing!!

karen said...

Shan, you so deserve this package of joy from far away... it's got me thinking!
Enjoy the wonderful items( I can't wait to see the yarn) and know that you are thought about, and sent great thoughts from near and far( way to go Natalie, for making it real!!)

Shan said...

Christy: that would be what my well-travelled friend refers to as the World Famous "Tim Tam Slam", revered for its instant rush of endorphin and sticky fingers. It's such a glorious mess.

lizbon said...

That yarn is dreeaaaammmmy - I love the yarn-lawn-heart, too.

Ames said...

Natalie, thanks for the description. YUM! I think I pick up some weight just reading that.