Sunday, January 10, 2010
Look what the mail lady had for me today!
Melinda Fulkerson sent me this cute little pin cushion. (Sorry the picture is dark- the background is actually white). She sent them to several of her blog followers and also made extras for gifts. She says she's made about 40 so far. Thank you SOOOO much, Melinda! I'll take it to my sewing area and fill it with pins!
Melinda has a great blog. She recently posted a tutorial for a nice tissue holder. Check it out!
As if that wasn't enough fun for one day, I got a package from Micki at Irish Muses. I won Micki's Irish Christmas giveaway a few weeks back.Micki has been doing some nice posts about paper piecing lately. Check it out!
She sent a little Irish doll (which is destined for my cousin's daughter in New Jersey), a wonderful Irish Quilting magazine (which I'm half way through), and my (now) favorite new Christmas decoration- a Beleek China Santa candle holder. I'm not even sure if I'm going to put him away with the Christmas decorations yet.
Then there was the chocolate. Mmmmmm. In the US, commercially sold food has to have nutrition content printed on the package. I looked over the packaging of this wonderful Irish chocolate. I couldn't find a calorie content anywhere. So--- I have to assume that it has no calories! Thanks so much for the indulgence, Micki!
And finally- a good laugh. These are "odd Irish socks". Funny! I have a box in my closet with holiday clothes- heart socks for Valentine's Day, a shirt with pumpkins on it for the fall, Christmas clothing, etc. These will make it into that box, and will be my St. Patrick's Day socks.
I am a new sock knitter and I've looked at a lot of blogs of sock knitters. Funny how bloggers take pictures of socks on their own feet rather than asking someone else to take the picture. They always look "upside down". And because of the perspective, the legs always look bigger than the feet.... not very flattering.
It's been nice to get to know Micki. We learned through our correspondence that we both grew up in Philadelphia and lived parallel lives without meeting until now. I love the package of goodies, but my new friend, Micki, is even a better gift.
Thanks Micki and Melinda! You made my day!
Posted by Sue at 9:11 AM