Monday, July 30, 2007

Unexpected Surprise

A couple of weeks ago, pictures of Colorado Columbine flowers on my blog promoted an offer from Danielle to send me some seeds from her blue columbine plants. I agreed to send her some Texas Bluebonnet seeds in exchange. I was expecting an envelope of seeds only, so imagine my surprise when a box showed up instead. Inside were the promised seeds and more.

Beautiful wool roving hand-dyed by artisan Susan Hensel.

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And the most amazing needle-felted columbine made by Danielle herself. She said she modeled it after one of my pictures.

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I love this flower so much! It's displayed on my computer desk where I can admire it often and be reminded of my trip to Colorado, the mountain wildflowers I saw there and friendships that begin in the most unexpected ways.

Danielle blogs at One Day at a Time. She's looking for the perfect pattern to use for a beautiful skein of laceweight yarn and has turned her quest into a contest. It would be great if you could stop by and share your ideas.

This weekend I went to my favorite yarn shop, Twisted Yarns, to search for just the right extras to go with the bluebonnet seeds I'll be sending to Danielle. I was very excited to see that they have started to sell roving. Of course, I couldn't leave without adding to my stash.

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Roving by J. Knits, 100% Merino Wool, Iowa Colorway

8 comments:

  1. So much roving so little time! What a sweet gift and that flower is charming!

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  2. what a sweet treat! enjoy your goodies :o)

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  3. What a lovely surprise, indeed! You deserve it. :-)

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  4. The flower was so clever and what a nice bonus with the roving. Have you got a project in mind for them?

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  5. That felted columbine is so pretty. What a great gift indeed.

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  6. What a beautiful little gift. Coumbine is such a pretty flower.

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  7. Tracy, please don't feel obligated to send my anything. I swear the roving just leaped into my hands of its own accord. :-)

    I'm glad you enjoy the flower; I'm always a little nervous about sending my work to other people because I'm so hyper-critical of my own stuff. But I had so much fun making that flower, that I really want to try more now.

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  8. Iowa colorway! I am so excited! I think I am most excited about the lack of ugly old corn yellow in the roving.

    The felted flower is lovely! Danielle is very talented!

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~Tracy