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Thread: What can I put in my SP parcels from Scotland?

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    I had a SP send me scraps from her stash which I treasure to this day! She had done a spot of machine embroidery on one and I incorporated it into a crazy quilt. It is the only piece of fabric that I can tell you where I got it! What is a worthless trinket to you is fun for us like a Scottish key chain or fob of some sort!

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    a friend in England sent me a salt and pepper shaker. one was a Beefeater and another the guard at Buckingham Palace with the tall black furry hat! cute, cute.
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    Picture of a Highland Cow. I got a shock the first time I saw one of those! Something tartan for sure. Something with a Scots Gaelic message?

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    Well..Now I'm on page 6 , and it's ended.. I have not enjoyed a thread like this in a long time..Thank You all for the laughs..LOVE the wedding picture, and comments... Who knows? I probably have a bit of Scot, in being from English heritage..Love all the folklore, and the great sense of humor that is only found abroad. berni.. from poor sinking slowly, California USA...

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    I love the photo! Your husband is quite handsome but I favor the short fellow in the front row. How about some "Especially Strong Mints"? We do not have them here.

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    Send something that has meaning to you...I'm sure your SP would love to have something like that...and if you want to send something sewing related send something small that you have created yourself, what a treasure that would be!!
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    My hubby is Scottish and he looks great in his kilt. For out wedding he had in his brest pocket a handkerchief with a little scottie (dog) embroidered on it. Things like that are cute and not many people here have them. But yes, Europe in general is very expensive for any kind of craft. While living in Italy I had a real sticker shock when I went to a LQS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandra in Minnesota View Post
    How about a handsome young man dressed in a quilt and bagpipes?? OPPS-maybe a bit too heavy to send in the mail.
    If someone would send me one of these, I'd help pay the postage. LOL.

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    If the person you are buying for has Scotish anstery you could maybe find a small piece of their Tarten. I would love to have even a fat eighth or a fat quarter of our family tarten.

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    Tell HD we are waving back LOL thanks for sharing such a great photo. Your daughter looks lovely in that beautiful dress.

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    Pictures are a great suggestion for some parts but like here in Germany it is disrespectful to photograph the people in their daily life, they consider it rude. You can take pictures of the surrounding areas...not trying to burst peoples bubble just trying to inform. I haven't been to Scotland yet so I don't know from how it is viewed there. When I send stuff from here I send candies because it's very different from the states and I send useful things like I sent my mom a polish pottery spoon rest, sent my daughter a wood carving with a village scene and message, I bought a tea towel with Germany and a castle embroidered. Coffee is huge here, those little coffee and tea sets are fantastic! I would send a Scottish quilting magazine, fabric is just as expensive here so I totally know what you mean!!
    *Rachel*

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    We all would like one of those Sandra!!! lol
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    No No NO, you either love Marmite or you hate it, there is no middle ground and I totally hate it, as well as spreading it on toast people also make a hot drink out of it yeuk!!!


    Quote Originally Posted by MacThayer View Post
    I know! Marmite! You can't get it anywhere in the States! After living in the U.K. (Birmingham) for a year, I just can't live without it, and British Marmite is so much better than that Vegetarian Marmite the Australian's make. Right now, I have to get it from a British specialty on line store; it's the only place I can find it, and I finally had them order me a big jar, because all they ever carried were those tiny ones, and I could go through one of those in a week. Everyone loves Marmite, right?
    Last edited by cannyquilter; 07-17-2012 at 06:30 AM. Reason: spelling error

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    Quote Originally Posted by anita211 View Post
    How about a nice bottle of Glenfidditch???
    Yes, that would be my suggestion! LOL

    I'm a McDonald married to a McLean and I collect anything with thistles on it - pottery, china, hankies, clothing, jewelry, fabric bits and pieces...but I would be happy with anything from the home of our ancestors.

    Joann from Canada

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannyquilter View Post
    No No NO, you either love Marmite or you hate it, there is no middle ground and I totally hate it, as well as spreading it on toast people also make a hot drink out of it yeuk!!!
    I'm with you on the Marmite front - if I had the money I'd be only too happy to ship the whole lot over. Sorry America.
    Lang may yer lum reek. (I'm a knitter - hence - 'Knit-ette'. Confuses a lot of people!)

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    A friend had problems with immigration when she tried shipping the Marmite, so you might want to check regulations, but maybe she only had the problem to Canada and not the US, I don't know.
    As to the comment about Germans finding picture taking disrespectful, this has not been the case for me in the 30 years of visiting relatives & strangers, although none of them are in the Military.

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