Friday, January 09, 2009

Sweet Friend

I received a box in the mail from the one and only Marianne. She enclosed an amazing letter and offered a "tour" of the tissue-wrapped contents. Here they are:

a WIP sock tube

a "warshrag"

a skein of Mountain Colors in the "Painted Rocks" colorway

a sock book

this classic magnet

Below is part of the thank you message I sent her :

"The tissue wrapped package. I opened it up and was dumbfounded. The GULP/knot in my throat was the size of a tennis ball. I couldn't breathe, literally. I lifted out the Swallowtail and was awestruck and touched in a way that words cannot express. The thought of it, the memory of opening it, still brings tears to my eyes. It's so lovely, Marianne, and I don't know how to thank you enough. Whenever I need a hug, a boost, a bit of reaffirmation or comfort, that shawl is going to be there. I can't begin to describe how much it and you mean to me. I can only say thank you from the very bottom of my heart and I love you dearly too. And the color? Yes, you did get it right. :) Thank you so very, very much!"


Julie said...

That's a beautiful picture of you, Dana.

What a sweet, sweet friend Marianne is! She's a very special woman.

Dana said...

The photo is a testament to how much I like the shawl. :) I'm NEVER in front of the camera if I can help it.

frommylefthand said...

Wow ... your friend gave you some great gifts! The swallowtail shawl is awesome! I understand the lump in your throat.

Lesley Ann
West Virginia

Marianne said...

(blushing from head to toes)
Oh, YOU'RE the Sweet Friend!
I'm with Julie, absolutely BEAUTIFUL photo of you!

Dianne said...

Awww...what a beautiful post and some awesome goodies there...That Marianne is the Princess of Gifts!
I know this lump you speak of..I keep it when I wear my Marianne Made Swallowtail..and think..geesh..someone made this FOR me??
All your goodies are wonderful..and you look most gorgeous in your Shawl..I'm surprised I've not seen you photographed walking downtown wearing this..perhaps next week in The Bulletin?

Jadielady said...

Beautiful shawl, beautiful Dana and beautiful yarn and everything!!! What a lucky lady :)

Angela Cox said...

What a lovely shawl on a lovely woman. Marianne that magnet is just wonderful !!

mobishobel said...

So... if we switch lives for a while, do I get friends like yours? What a beautiful gift! And it looks positively smashing on you!! Also, I can't wait to see what's in store for that hank of yarn. ;)