Monday, March 02, 2009

6,561st reason to love Ravelry

I've been having a pretty rough time since we got home from Scotland. We arrived in time for the horrendous heatwaves (I fainted), the tragedy of the bushfires which brought back a lot of painful memories of 1983 for my family, and - selfish as this sounds while so many have nowhere to live - the torture of the pull out sofa bed. Which is the perfect size for one. Except that there's two of us.

Anyhoo, my rant on Ravelry about how some heartless sod had stolen my bag had caused many many lovely Ravellers to pop up and offer me wool and presents. The first offer (within minutes) cam from the very lovely Karen who offered me both a new diary and an anniversary present for my parents as part of the RAK (Random Acts of Kindness) group on Ravelry. I accepted happily and today my parcel arrived.

When you've been having a bad time, to see all of this makes you believe in the kindness of complete strangers.

Can you believe it? A bag, wind chimes, some beautiful soap from India, a worry doll (very necessary!), chocolate, a candle, incense, a charm with yarn dolls, a little wind turner, lots of tea (yum!) and - the ultimate - a Wedgewood picture frame!

I burst into tears and Felix just looked at it and pointed out - yet again - how fantastic Ravelry is. He's beyond right this time!

My mum has claimed the Wedgewood frame for herself, and is planning to save it for her 7th grandchild's picture, even though the baby isn't due until late September.

Oh, that's another reason for my bad mood - morning sickness. Because the 7th grandchild is coming from Felix and I.



Donna (Random Knits) said...

Many congratulations!! xx

Gidgetknits said...

Congratulations! Not on the morning sickness, of course, but the happier news! And wow - isn't that one amazing Raveller?

Lynne S of Oz said...

Golly, your world has been turned upside down a lot in the last six months and more is to come.