Monday, June 29, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
I've had some little & some not so little packages arrive this week. And boy did I need some cheer. It was a hectic week at work last week & weekend, I've been overworked, overstressed & overtired. The housework has gone by the wayside & the mess is starting to get on my last nerves.... I'm sure you've all been there before.
It was so nice to see those packages, they made me smile. And I really needed it! So a HUGE thank you goes out to all of my friends who have been thinking of me & letting me know that you care!!!
First, let me show you the awesome Swapper's Choice Dishcloth Swap package that I got from Dawn. (Those are Ravelry links... what? You aren't on Ravelry? Why the heck not? LOL)
Dawn sent 2 gorgeous dishcloths in happy colors, an adorable sheepy notebook & note card, 2 skeins of elann.com Sonata cotton yarn, a cool biodegradable sponge, and a beautiful handmade quilted project bag! Thank you so much Dawn! I love everything you sent, & it means a lot that you put so much time & thought into everything!!
Here are the great little cloths & some lovely yarn that I got from Betty at Sheeps of Egyptian Cotton. Betty's cloths are crocheted from her own handspun cotton yarn, they are super soft. And you really have to see her handspun cotton yarn in person to really appreciate it. It's the most amazing hand spinning that I've ever seen! If I didn't know better I'd swear it was a commercially made yarn, just better & softer than all the other commercial stuff. :)And check out this little cutie! He's a Pocket Sheep from Elizabeth at Sheepshape. He's smaller than that business card there & just cute as a button!!! I know I don't "need" them, but dang, I just want a whole collection of the little guys! LOLAnd I was actually feeling a little creative on Sunday, the one day I had off last week... I ended up with Octopi. Silly little guys with their big eyeballs. Honestly, how could they not make you smile? :) These guys are listed in my store of course.... I have also started a few other new critters but they aren't ready to share just yet.I hope everyone is has a great week! May your friends & family make you smile too! :)
Sunday, June 21, 2009
If you are interested in getting your own Phatfiber box or possibly contributing check out the Phatfiber site or etsy store.
Wednesday, June 17, 2009
I'll leave you with a photo for WoW (I know, Jazzy & I have been really slack here lately where Whiskers on Wednesday are concerned). This is where I found the Princess Jasmine when I came home from work yesterday.... obviously hiding. LOL
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Here is a photo of one of the last of the magnolia blooms. At least one that I can reach. The tree is really large now, just gorgeous! Even though the leaves falling drives me nuts. And here is my gorgeous purple/blue hydrangea bush. Isn't it just beautiful?! I'm not sure why the pinker bush beside it didn't bloom this year...I think this beauty of a bush is my absolute favorite! The bloom balls are just huge & they will last for a while in a vase if I want to cut a few & bring them inside....We also heard from our recruit this weekend too, we got 2 letters on one day! He is doing good, eating lots & working hard. I'm so proud of him! I've done the bootcamp thing & I know it's really hard on him, but he's got such a great attitude towards it. :)
Hope everyone had a great weekend!!
Friday, June 12, 2009
Finns resilient nature makes them practical and straight-forward, a quality these mediumwools balance with curiosity and a zest for life. Fastidious in personal appearance and reliable, Finns stay true to their flock and make loyal friends.
Hope everyone has a great weekend!
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
While I have a few sets to sell in my etsy store, I originally made these for Kata. She is gonna include them in her yarn club shipments! How cool is that?! I believe all of the club shipments sold out this time, which is awesome for her. Hopefully she will be having more in the near future if anyone is interested.
On the homefront, we got a form letter from our Recruit today. It wasn't a "letter" from him, but he did sign it, so we know he was safe & sound at that time. :) At least we can now write him letters! There will be one in the mail box first thing in the morning!!
Hope everyone is having a good week!!