Neither rain, nor snow, nor icy roads has kept my mailguy from his appointed rounds and I got goodies today. Now we got off easy in the ice storm. It has coated all the trees but the roads weren't too bad. Hope our luck holds.
Now I got 2 different packages. The first included these goodies from my friend Lois in frozen Nebraska. Is this not perfect for me????
An adorable little bag made like a rag quilt. The fabrics are polka-dotted chickens and chicken wire!
And this cover button is the perfect finishing touch. I know that is suppose to be the chicken's comb but to me it looks like a crown.
And she included these wonderful hand crocheted gifts - a needle case and a pin cushion. I adore vintage looking items like this. Lois said they were from a pattern she found in her mother-in-law's stash of patterns when she passed away. Oh and we can't overlook that card either - I think this hen looks fluffy and I consider myself to be fluffy (not fat, fluffy with a jiggle- LOL). Thank you Lois - I just love handmade gifts and these are so special!
Ahem - and then there was the other box which contained among other things these 2 skeins of sock yarn. They are Gale's Art and I purchased them from The Loopy Ewe. I love the colors- the one on the top is called Crayon Box and the bottom one is Scarab. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with them but I'm leaning toward shawlettes. However, this is not the only yarn that has entered this house in the last 3 weeks. I've been trying to be good with very little success. Everywhere I've gone around here and on the web has tempted me with beautiful sock yarn. No less than 7 skeins of sock yarn have taken up residence here. I think this is the result of a strong hormonal force generated by cold weather, so it isn't' all my fault- snow and ice make you crave pretty colorful warm sock yarn. Isn't that true? Well that's my story and I'm sticking to it. I'll show some of the other stuff I acquired when I get some new batteries for my camera - they pooped out and I'm not going out tonight. But I did finish a woolly project...
this is the Shaelyn shawlette. The yarn is Rap Trends and it is a creamy white with flecks of pale green, pale pink, pale blue and pale lavender. I love this pattern and have plans for another one done in Noro Sekku in these colors - which just happened to arrive in a box last week. Oh soooo many projects, so little time!
Last but not least - a big thank you to everyone who stopped by yesterday and left comments on my giant yellow quilt. Wow! I was blown away by your thoughtful comments. I'll show this quilt again after I get it back from my long-arm quilter. I know she'll do something wonderful with it. And I hope that where ever you are you are warm and safe. All this ice and snow is making me weary -- we need Spring to come soon, very very soon. Take care and happy stitching-