Hello Friends, I must say I have been outside for the last week or so trying to get spring cleaning in the garden finished so I will have time for other things. My Dearly Beloved seems driven to help get things accomplished before spring migration is in full swing. I am always pleased with this but it is very tiring after a winter of sitting in front of the computer. It takes a few days (weeks) to get back into gardening shape. These past few years it seems it takes longer and longer. Ha...
During this busy time I have been blessed with some outstanding mail.Thank goodness we are getting some much needed rain. It has been raining all day. I want to take this time to thank everyone because when the rain stops I have to get busy outside again. It is a good thing it rained today so we could shovel out the house. The poor house is ignored during spring garden cleaning and becomes the repository of dirty shoes, gloves etc. It needs some attention. Another incentive to clean is that we have company coming this weekend. Can you tell I am glad it rained?
Teri sent this cute "I" ABC ATC last week. It has a wonderful haiku to go with the icicles. I hope we are finished with iciciles this year. We are bound to have a snow yet. We usually get a snow in March. We will just have to wait and see.
Another ABC ATC I received was from Cat. It is the sweetest Jellyfish I have ever seen. Just look at those eyes.
The next item I received was this marvelous butterfly card from Margaret. It was a total surprise to me. In the card was one of her Heart ATCs, a moocard and a beaded bookmark. I was just overwhelmed with gratitude. It is always those surprises that fills the heart.
Another wonderful packet came from Cyndy. We have had a conversation about Chiengora. She offered to make a sample with Luna's fur as she had never made chiengora before. So I combed out a baggie full of Luna's fur and just look at what all I got in return. Cyndy is the most talented spinner, crocheter etc. Her hand work is just marvelous. I can't tell you how much I appreciate this. I am now thinking of how I can work some of this yarn into a project.
You can see that when Cyndy spun 100% Luna the yarn is as white as Luna is. Then she spun some with Angora and it has a hint of tan in it. The Wool with Luna's fur has a gray cast to it. Such fun. The yarn is stronger when they mix wool, angora or silk with the actual fur. If you want to know more about Chiengora you can go here. ''OOPS" I almost forgot the precious seeds that Cyndy sent. I hope to be able to show you the sweet peas when they are blooming later this summer....
Today in the mail was another surprise from Yoon See. A packet with puffy stickers, Some Araknid stamps. A pamplet that has English language on it describing other stamps and a Malaysian postcard. YS is such a sweet thoughtful lady.
I just can't thank all of you enough for enriching my life with such thoughtful gifts. My heart just melts when I find these treasures in the mail. I hope you are having a wonderful spring. Cheers...
P.S.I am sorry some of these photos are to the left instead of in the middle. Blogger is not cooperating this afternoon.