I took the kids from the Post office to a coffee shop and while I was ordering they "unwrapped" my present for me. The wrapping was divine and thankfully Suzy from Floating World had taken a picture for the Flickr group in it's pristine state.
Inside was the loveliest zippered pouch and an apple pincushion.
I popped them on a shelf to take some pictures and immediately the Bookshelf hens came over to look.....
I realised that I hadn't made things easy for my Secret valentine as I am deliberately vague about who I am, what I like and so on. I'm afraid she wouldn't have found any insight into me by looking at my "about me" tab on the blog or any other way really. I may never work out the balance between privacy and sharing. I guess I hope the occasional snippet lets the regular blog visitors feel like friends (and you are!) but keeps the weirdos from learning too much too easily.
I had said that I liked Grey and Brown and "doing things". Not overly helpful of me, but Suzy made me the most gorgeous gift. There's every shade of earthy, murky green, grey and brown that I love and I confess my pins go from garment to pin packet, often via being dropped on the floor and my sewing notions are largely in a plastic shopping bag. Not only do I love this gift I obviously needed it too!
Thanks again Suzy, and happy (belated) Valentine's Day to everyone (except maybe the local parcel delivery guy)