Monday, March 22, 2010

Manic Monday

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. 

14 comments:

studio lolo said...

I love love love the mail!!! We're such a wonderfully connected bunch, aren't we?

The yarn made from Luna's fur is so special. Wow, I've known folks who have done this. How wonderful she did this for you! Will you make a scarf FOR Luna??? ;)

Happy Spring missy! I'm glad you're having fun and anticipating your garden. have a blast with your weekend company!

((♥))

Cris, Artist in Oregon said...

Some wonderful goodies here. afriad tho if I saw that spider on an envelope sent to me I would freak. I am that in fear of them. ugh.
We are doing the same thing. Getting outside all day cleaning up the yard and planning the garden. It does seem to get harder and harder each year. lol
We are also having company over this weekend.
We had a nice half day today so con was out laying out a patio floor of cement for our new cafe table. He leaves no grass growing under his feet once he can get outside. :)

Julie said...

Arn't you so glad to be outside again, even though hard work. I can only imagine feeling the warmth and sunshine after all winter! Beautiful surprises you recieved. One of these days I will surprise you too, girl...too long in the coming...that's for sure!!! Love ya anyway...Julie

Teri C said...

Your mail person must wonder what country you rule to get so much wonderful mail.
I am in awe of matching Luna's fur. WOW!!!!

Quiet Paths said...

So glad you've been out enjoying the garden. It's kind of a fun thing to do filled with anticipation. Oh my aching back....

you have such talented friends!

Cheryl said...

Lisa....I understand re the house being in need of a spring clean. I am outside most of the time, so my poor old house is often neglected!!

What lovely surprises in the post.....there are some wonderful people out there......

SandyCarlson said...

That yarn is just amazing. I didn't know that was possible. Such good bloggy friends!

SandyCarlson said...

That yarn is just amazing. I didn't know that was possible. Such good bloggy friends!

Margaret Ann said...

I too am amazed by that yarn...so beautiful! I love those stamps...so exotic and interesting! :)

soulbrush said...

what a lotta wonderful surprises. i agree with lolo we are so connected now, our world has shrunk and we are like neighbours popping in for a cuppa and sitting and chatting. love them all. enjoy that garden. i must get into mine too.

yoon see said...

Yeah, your mails are great. I hope to see more next week. He..He..

yoon see said...

It's great to spend time spring cleaning. The great effort behind will automatic brings joy when you see lovely flowers in full blossom during this marvellous best season.

Yes, you got to say, Spring here I welcome you!

PAK ART said...

I like the tage "100% Luna". That is very fun and I'm sure Luna appreciates getting some off her back! She must be getting hot as it moves into spring.

soulbrush said...

thanks lisa, she is a real poppet now. god how i adore that child. love the luna card from marianne, hows the garden looking now?