IT CAME! IT CAME!! OH BOY IT CAME!!! My SP8 pal had emailed me a message that I would be receiving a few goodies from her shortly . . . so being who I am . . . starting last Monday I began checking my mailbox and the secret place where my mailman leaves packages everyday . . . but boo hoo nothing was there . . . I even took my new granddaughter to work on Tuesday (I was home on vacation last week) telling everyone I was showing her off but I was really checking to see if my secret pal package might be there . . . Bummer . . . it wasn't :- ( So on Friday morning I packed up hubby, daughter and granddaughter and we took a 3-1/2 hour drive to visit great-grandma (my mother-in-law, whom I adore). We spent Friday night with grandma and the cousins (more about this and pictures, of course, in another message), had the family gathering Saturday morning to introduce the newest family member (my granddaughter) and headed back home late Saturday afternoon . . . Well, when we pulled up in the driveway I saw a package by my front door (so much for the secret hiding place) . . . YES . . . it was from my SP8 pal!!!! Well forget about going to the bathroom . . . I had to open my package first . . . and look at what I got!!!! . . . this girl knows what I like!!! . . . she not only sent me the pattern for making a cute "Rick Rack" felted bag, she also sent me seven skiens (yes that's right 7 skiens) of "Wool of the Andes" yarn . . . in the yummy colors of green, blue and yellow . . . it looks like I will have enough yarn to make two bags . . . but the gifts didn't stop there, my SP8 pal also sent me 12 identical note cards that not only have a "ladybug" on them (in case you didn't know, I am mad for anything ladybug) but they have my first name on them!!!! THANK YOU SECRET PAL!!!!! I can't wait to start knitting a bag!!! I only hope that the rest of you who are participating in SP8 have a pal like mine who loves to spoil you!!!!!