Friday, July 31, 2015

What a nice surprise….

I had such a nice surprise the other day when I picked up my mail on the way to an appointment and noticed a priority envelope addressed to me from Oregon.  Since I didn't think I knew anyone in Oregon and hadn't ordered anything from there, I was mystified as to what it could be.  I very well couldn't rip it open as I drove, so my mind was filled with various possibilities.  As soon as I reached my destination, I tore into it and found the most wonderful note and the items below.  A new handmade dishtowel for my new green kitchen along with a dishcloth made by the "givers" mother.  How sweet!  My heart was filled with joy at the kindness that my friend, Pennie, gave me….what a wonderful gift and nice surprise, just when I needed it most.  Thank you, sweetie!  I love them both and they are already being put to good use.  I wrote you a note on Flickr…I hope you saw it!

On another note, another friend had an exciting event happen at her house this week…..her Havanese girl dog gave birth to 9 healthy babies……YES…9!  I could hardly believe it!  Mama weighs only 14 lbs.  I like the little black and white one in the middle, don't you?  Now I will have fun watching them grow up……and I will go visit before they leave for their new homes, believe me.  Wow!

Of course, I sent out a few envelopes this week.  The girls still appreciate getting books in the mail.

And, again, no sewing, or reading this week and I wasn't even a very good knitter either.  The first two socks were flops and taken apart.  I hated the combination colors of the first, and the 2nd ended up too tight and felt like it had already been in too hot of water.  It was stiff and not soft.  SO…I tried again with bigger needles and I think I got it.  #3 is in process…..stay tuned!

Incidentally, if you're interested, they're having a Knit-Along with this pattern on Raverly…..there are tons of different combinations posted.  I've ordered a ton of yarn……I want to try them all!!  lol

Until next week…………...


Createology said...

What a very thoughful gift from your friend and her mom. Love the envelopes. Super fun socks you are knitting. Winter toesies will be nice and toasty.

Mary said...

Surprises in the mail are always fun. You have friends from all over. Have fund using those cute items in your new Kitchen.

Bonnie said...

Ooh puppies. A good friend of mine has 2 and I know how small they are. I can't imagine one of hers having 9 puppies. I hope you post pictures as they grow up. Those socks look great. I need to knit up the sock yarn I currently have and then see about buying some fun different yarn. What fun to receive a surprise in the mail.