When I got home today, this SP7 parcel was waiting on the front porch. It was heavy and made rustling noises when shaken! In no time at all, I'd opened the box, read the sweet note, unwrapped the pretty prezzies, and discovered that my pal is Petra, the Good Girl Purl of the Purling Ps, who host 200Sox. It's her birthday today (happy birthday, Petra!), yet I'm the one with the great prezzies. Thank you, Petra! That's above and beyond spoiling!!
The dazzling loot: the (heavy) knitting book of the moment, published just this week, Mason-Dixon Knitting by Kay Gardiner and Ann Shayne, the Mason-Dixon knitbloggers; yummy, chewy candy (rustling noises), including Mike and Ike, Goobers, chocolate covered turtles, and Bertie Bott's Every Flavor Beans; a nifty crocheted flower pin; Texas bluebonnet seeds; and a sweet note with a Kansas quarter inside.
This is all so perfect! I was just looking at my old vegetable patch (now unusable for food due to some noxious activity next door) and thinking all that nice double-dug soil should at least be a flower bed. Now it will be a flower bed edged with bluebonnets. The flower pin is exactly right for a project that will appear shortly. Ditto the Every Flavor Beans. The quarter goes into the collection, but the candy is not long for this world (yes, the Tortoise loves turtles – chomp). And I guess I'll just have to take the book to one of the book signings in Manhattan next week.
I hope the pal I've been spoiling, Tracey, has been having an equally happy time. I've enjoyed being her secret pal – it's been a fun challenge trying to find things for the knitter who has everything, even a tiara (teehee).
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