Caution this is going to be a long one.....
I know it has been awhile since my last post, but life has gotten in the way (I do hate it when that happens...) I have been very busy at work and trying to do some knitting. Details to follow.
Nancy at Days Go By (too fast in my opinion), out did herself with my awesome, lovely, fantastic, perfect for me swap package (I'm sure I could think of more adverbs, but I will conclude with those) LOL. I rode my bike to the post office and seeing that the box was a bit too big for me to bike home with, I took everything out and put it into bags and here is what I found. A wonderful melange of Each package wrapped and a lovely card introducing herself. I don't know where to begin to thank you Nancy for all the thought and detail you put into my wonderful package.
She sent me lovely scone mixes (can't wait to use them - love me some scones), delicious cookies (and yes I ate some already), wonderful smelling teas (3 loose teas (I tried the Oasis Mango White tea - delicious) I have never tried any of the ones she sent so I am eager to have a cup and guess what she sent - the perfect two tea cups. I have now officially started my tea cup collection!! They are lovely and all mine (but of course I would be willing to share if someone wanted to have a cup or two). LOL
She also sent along some awesome Alabama Fiber Dreams Stitch Markers - love the green and butterflies! The yarn is all gorgeous. She sent along my very own never tried Tofutsies, some lovely alpaca (pink, my favorite), and a wool/silk blend from MYC that is gorgeous. She sent me lots of other yummy, special things and even something just for my kitties. And look at these lovely felted coasters she made with these gorgeous colors. Currently using them now - they are fantastic.
One of the neatest things she sent was my name sake....Again Nancy, thank you so much for all your wonderful gifts. More importantly I thank you for your new friendship - I do hope that we will continue to get to know each other! I feel well and truly spoiled. I'm sending you lots of hugs your way!
On to some knittin: I finished Holly's pot holders. Don't worry she got her package. I was really happy with how they turned out. I would make a few changes like adding a border of garter stitches in order to make room for the sewing thread. I did my best to match the colors, but a bit of garter would have been nice. My latest knit was for a friend at work who wanted a 'pumpkin' hat with a brown stem. More nut like then pumpkin like, but I did as I was asked....now off to more knits!
I leave you with one final funny - isn't my mom the greatest! Defiantly a SNOL moment...