Ali's seven days of specialness had to be my February highlight. My swap partner Pennie went to enormous trouble to ensure I felt very special.
There were the delicious lemon muffins to get the show on the road.... then there was chocolate (eaten before the camera got anywhere near it), a tin of Tregothnan tea (did you know tea is grown in Cornwall?), a beautiful red felty bowl, aniseed balls (a favourite of mine which I apparently mentioned on a post in the distant past. See, Pennie was so very thorough with her research).
A fishy cross stitched bookmark , seen here nestling between the covers of Nigel's latest. I can recommend his cabbage soup recipe.
Five tiny pots, planted with herb seeds. So far, four have germinated. I'll be eating some marjoram, basil, sage and dill this summer. Fingers crossed for the thyme. (note to self - they need pricking out).
A packet of sweet pea seeds, in my favourite deep red (get your own here).
And finally, this beautiful scarf, knitted just for me.
This really blew me away. I love the pattern, the colour, everything. Waves of beautiful silky blue rippling along its length. No-one has ever knitted me anything before, so you can imagine how special this felt. I've had several attempts at photographs, and none of them have really worked. This is as good as it gets.
Pennie, thank you so very much.
Ali, can we make this an annual event?