I’ve decided a baby in your belly affects your brain more than anything else, except perhaps your bladder. Aside from being absent-minded, sobbing at the drop of a hat, and being so clumsy I’m practically afraid of my own self, I find it difficult to think about anything but what needs to be done next to prepare for the baby’s arrival. I’m trying not to dwell on fact that my due date is only a little over three weeks away. Yikes!
Anyhow, on occasion I recieve some lovely and thoughtful gifts in the mail and I have not, since July and the teevee trip, blogged about any of them. Four months. Shame. I have, of course, thanked the givers personally, but still. So without further ado…
Julie sent me four colors of lurex. Yum! Lurex. She wound the red and light blue lurex with matching thread. What a sweetie! Thank you, Julie!
I had mailed Jackie a box of various yarn samples because she lives in the Philippines and, for the most part, they have only thread there. In return, she sent this fantastic package to me. I love it all, Jackie, thank you!
Clockwise from top left: crab hanger, bottle topper (she didn’t send the bottle; I just used it for display), crab magnet, two balls of yummy variegated thread, beaded hair tie, and crab keychain cross stitch kit.
Detail of the hair tie. Gorgeous!
Closeup of the beaded bottle topper. Beautiful work!
Ashleigh sent me a very cool tomato-y package. Fun stuff! Thank you for being so thoughtful, Ashleigh!
In no particular order: a very neat-o plastic tomato container and saucy tomato pin in a Brittania gift box (all from the big tomato company), green tea bath powder, and cutie fruity gum.
Kyoto Yarn Tasting(tm)
L’Tanya of Black Purl Magazine sent me this yarn (well, she actually let me choose it myself) as a thank you for coming up with the name for her new web site, World Stitch. She wanted a name for a non-profit network of needlecrafters, with its focus being ethnic, international, and historical. World Stitch came to me almost a soon as I started to think about it, and luckily the dot org domain name was still available!
Louet Gems Amethyst merino wool in Clover colorway.
Detail of Gems Amethyst in Clover colorway.
Deneen sent me this postcard from her trip to Bermuda. Thank you, Deneen!
Horseshoe Bay, Bermuda
Baby gifts? You’re probably wondering about those. I’ve recieved a few, but that’ll be another post!