Sunday, January 9, 2011

scarfed

i love getting mail

real mail

a soft parcel
sealed
with lots of clear tape
and colour splashed
with foreign stamps

the other day
i opened my mail box and inside
was just such a parcel

can you imagine?

it was from france!
i have never received anything from france!
what is it . . . what could it be?

cutting a thin sliver off the end of the package i pulled out a scarf and a card
and it was from . . . .



so thankyou nancy!!!


so very thankyou!!!!!

for the excitement, for the beautiful hand made scarf, for the gorgeous card
and especially for the soft parcel that came all the way from france!!


steven

26 comments:

Linda Sue said...

Your header! WOW- delicious colours and textures!BEAUTIFUL! Your new scarf looks like something that will fit right in to your nature world and keep your neck warm on the way to school. Lovely colour!

Elisabeth said...

I thought for a minute there you had invented a new form of something or other with your title, 'scarfed'. Lucky you, presents from France, and from friends.

NanU said...

i'm happy you like it, steven. it was fun to knit - the feel of the yarn is sooo nice. stay warm!

Reya Mellicker said...

I can't imagine anything cooler! Nancy is my favorite geneticist. She was here once. We had lunch at the National Gallery. How wonderful that she made a scarf for you. Very cool!

hope said...

It is fun, isn't it?

I've received items, thanks to Blogger friends, from Ireland and Scotland. My mailman seems to be very impressed.

BEAUTIFUL color of that scarf...matches your eyes, I guess?

The Weaver of Grass said...

Oh yes, steven, even getting a letter these days is exciting - but a parcel - what a lovely feeling, and what a lovely scarf.

steven said...

linda sue - that's one very small part of the body of the black cherry tree that grows in front of my home. i love the tree - no really i do! i love the colours of this scarf also! steven

steven said...

in north american kid vernacular "scarfed" describes the process of eating something really quickly!! but i thought i'd make it a verb describing the gifting of a scarf instead! very lucky me! steven

steven said...

nancy - the feeling of the yarn is the best part yes! the colours in the wool would be the next best part. i love those colours so much! thankyou. i layed it out on the snow to show it off in its new canadian environment. steven

steven said...

reya . . . cool - and very warm! steven

steven said...

hope you're so lucky also! yes, the scarf matches my eyes! steven

aguja said...

The post title intrigued me as I live in scarves of varying hues and textures, so appreciated the feeling of and the anticipation of opening the soft 'maybe' parcel. But how satisfyingly rewarding was the content, in which I am sure you now snuggle, especially as it was made for you.

steven said...

hello weaver - i get very few letters, and parcels - well they're so rare!! it really is so special to get a gift in the post. steven

steven said...

hi aguja - scarves - especially women's scarves, are so beautiful. i really like wool a lot, especially when there are different hues and shapes inside the piece. yes, i'm so lucky to have something made for me! steven

Dulce said...

I've received a few presents from bloggers from America... so I know the feeling, knowing it's from someone who loves you. From them to you, from far away across the Ocean...

Now get this.
My words

and my THANK YOU for being such a nice person and blogger, Steven


D.

steven said...

dulce thankyou. i'm fortunate to enjoy the company of people who are kind and true and who value goodness in whatever form it takes!!! they compel me to see and share the goodness i experience. steven

Jo said...

Steven, what a beautiful new header, what a beautiful new scarf, and what a beautiful thank you note!

Lucky you. Lucky us. Lucky scarf!

steven said...

hey jo! thankyou and i'll pass the thanks on to my black cherry tree! it's so very cool to think of wearning something made in france . . . yes i'm that simple!! steven

Lizzy Frizzfrock said...

Beautiful scarf and what fun receiving a package... and from France! I love it! Happy, happy.

Sixpence and a Blue Moon said...

Hi Steven! :)

Oh my goodness, I am turning all shades of green with envy and jealousy. I am a scarf nut! Hardly does a day pass that I don't have some scarf wrapped around my neck.

I can see why all the excitement, it is GORGEOUS!!! I love the colors...and oh my oh my, from France, can't beat that.
Enjoy wearing this handsome work of art throughout the winter.
Wishing you a wonderful and peaceful week.

Linda said...

Nancy has such a kind heart and she knows how to knit beautifully. I love the colour.

The macro at the top of your page is so incredible. It's all about textures here.

Flu is beginning to rear it's ugly head. This scarf will keep the chills away. Keep well, Steven.

steven said...

sixpence?! is that you?!!! oh wow! so cool to see you out and about and here . . . and you like the scarf?!! oh yeah it's very lovely and special. thanks for the kind thoughts ! steven

steven said...

lizzy - so very fun and cool to come all that way! steven

steven said...

linda- the textures and the colours. having the sun we've had recently has been spectacular hasn't it. mixed in with the usual grey scale of winter of course! i have been really fortunate to enjoy a strong immune system but i try and stay fit throught he winter - mentally and physically - because i think that's a large part of the battle. oh and fruit and vitamins and good microbrewed beer and the occasional red wine!! steven

alaine@éclectique said...

A thoughtful gift; a lovely thing to do. You'll need it out bike riding. I LOVE getting snail mail too!

Golden West said...

What a wonderful surprise! So thoughtful!