There were several fly fishing magazines for Mr. Kotkarankki, a sweet little fabric basket and a wool appliqué project and a needle threader for me, as well as Peeps yellow Easter chick sweets for Mr. K. So generous of Candace and Mr. S. Thank you again!
It took us a long time to put together our package for them, but this week it arrived on the other side of the world. This is what Mr. K tied for his fellow flyfishermen. The greenish fly is SL-pupa, a larvae imitation for Candace, and the furry one is Nalle Puh (like Winnie the Pooh) for fast waters, for Mr. S. The hooks are barbless so the fish can be released without damage.
I made a messenger bag using a fishing fly print fabric for their shopping or fishing gear, and added an embroidery needle threader for Candace (like I said, we are about the same age!) and some healthy dark chocolate. There were also some Finnish fly fishing magazines for them, so they can at least look at the pictures.
Sometimes I hear people speak about the virtual world and virtual friends you can make in it, but I'm sure I have found some real friends through blogging. You know who you are. It would be so nice to be able to meet for a cup of tea and a chat. Then you would notice how slow my English is, but I can listen quite fluently!