Thursday, December 11, 2008

Post from Australia

Remember this? Well, my swap has finally arrived - only 7 months after the final posting date! My partner was Kylie from the wonderfully named town of Wagga Wagga in Australia. I mentioned that my geography was quite bad, so Kylie has sent me a map of Australia just in case I ever go there and get lost! (I go 6 miles down the road from here and get lost, heaven help me should I ever travel half way round the world!)

As well as my very lovely mini quilt, I had some beautiful buttons, a proper template of Australia, an Australian knitting magazine and some Smarties. Thank-you so much Kylie, I am a very lucky girl!

One of the patterns in the magazine is for a camel. And not just any camel. And actually not just a pattern in the mag - it's far too long so is available through pdf format - Talant The Camel is fabulous. He's got a space for needles, scissors and all sorts of other crafty stuff. He is now very much in my Ravelry queue!

6 comments:

wonderwoman said...

what a lovely gift and i just love the name of the town!
x

quinn said...

What a lovely package of goodies!

Is the pattern for Talant no longer available? I couldn't find it on the magazine website.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

What a lovely quilt! And the camel is fabulous - can't wait to see it when you make it! Lucy x

trashalou said...

See Australians aren't all that bad ;-)

And b/c I know Locket got it wrong the town is pronounced 'Wogga Wogga' not 'Wag-a Wag-a' Just so you know.

Tinniegirl said...

Here's another piece of trivia for you. The word Wagga is an aboriginal word meaning crow. When words are repeated such as "Wagga-Wagga" it's to indicate multiples so "Wagga-Wagga" means 'many crows'. So there you go.

You had a to wait a long time for your swap!

picperfic said...

you are so lucky to get such lovely things...now I am off to investigate that interesting online magazine! The camel looks such fun....