Got some packages and surprises in the mail today. I love packages and surprises, don’t you?
In the mail I got some signed bookmarks from Lorna Barrett to celebrate the release of her book Chapter and Hearse (Booktown Mysteries).
Then the packages.
I won a prize in the Dancing Cranes KAL last month, and it arrived! Some Blue Moon Fiber Arts Socks that Rock in the TidePooling colourway – really lovely!
Sara, who sent me the yarn, also sent a darling button for my collection:
Then my summer picnic swap package from Beverly in France also arrived! Bev chose a theme of “teatime on a terrace” for the package, and it’s wonderful.
A tablecloth made by her grandmother that reminded Bev of Alice in Wonderland, wrapped with some dried wildflowers. The little ceramic teacups were originally yogurt pots – to protect fingers from getting burned Bev knitted little cotton sleeves.
Vanilla Rooibos tea from the Tea Zone. Dark chocolate from Saint Domingue. Sesame biscuits. A pretty notebook. A book of MFK Fisher’s journals and stories. Lavender lace weight cotton yarn. Some wool wash. And a note that was also a puzzle.
I’ve been spoiled yet again.
And to add to the joy, California’s Proposition Hate Eight has been overturned! By a Republican judge once considered too anti-gay to sit on the bench!