Oscar stepped out to get the mail and came in with two huge boxes, for me!
One was a box from Raveler BuffyJoseph. She had heard about the furnace repair eating into the gift fund and decided to wrap some presents and ship them to me! She had no way of knowing that I had lived in Japan, yet many of her gifts were Japanese in origin! Including some much needed bookmarks. There were three bookmarks on the card you can see on the back right side, but two of them are already in use!
The second box turned out to be something called a Yarn Storm. Someone (I know not who) nominated me for a Yarn Storm. How it works is; Ravelers send unwanted stash to a specific central address, probably along with some money to help shipping costs. Then when someone is nominated, the central person crams as much yarn as a big priority box will hold, and ships out to the lucky recipient! I hadn't even heard of them before the box landed on our doorstep, What a wonderful surprise, and how cool that they both arrived the same day, and Oscar enjoyed my surprise and the yarn petting and cooing that commenced.
Look, just look at my new treasures!!! (thanks go to Oscar for taking the photos for me, he did a great job)
|Yule in a Box|