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Thursday, June 7, 2007

Holy Coffee Swap Package Batman!

Yesterday was a crazy day! Work really sucks and I am trying not to think about how "the boss" *cause she certainly is no leader* is really placing our school on a downhill slide for catastrophe. Why is it that that my county cannot find good, intelligent, reasonable people to be principals??

I love these stitch Anyhoo, after work I have my therapy session, then grab a bite to eat on the way to meet up with my Wednesday night knitting group. When I got home from the Stitch 'n Bitch session this was waiting for me at my door!! Suddenly all the bull$hit from work melted away as I couldn't wait to open my package. My kitty was just as interested, and while I was trying to be good and find my camera, he was trying to open my package! I couldn't wait to see what Megan, my coffee swap partner, had sent me :)

She even used on of the HP note cards I sent her in her package!

Here are all the goodies. I retook pictures when I got home from work today, so that I could take better pictures outside. My neighbors thought I was a tad off *image that, me a tad off.... nnaaahhhhhhhhhhhhhh* setting up the display just so for a picture *laugh* Look at all this stuff!! Even now, I'm still so excited about what I got! *did I mention that there a little girl trapped inside me and that no matter what age my licenses says she always rules me :) *

Two different kinds of Espresso bean! Fudge brownie mix *drool* A kitchen magnet. Adorable book plates!
Aren't these stitch markers great! That's me! S-E-X-Y!! :)

She even got me my own specially blended tea! I had told her that Starbucks used to have this great tea called Winter and how I had been looking for it ever since Starbucks switched tea companies. I told Megan how I had searched the Internet to avail because I could not find my Winter Tea and I guess I must have told her what was in it and she went to a specialty tea store and shared my frustration over trying to find this tea and they whipped up a special batch on the description! You're AWESOME Megan!! I haven't tried it yet, but it certainly smells as I remember the Winter Tea did! She got me honey sticks to go with it! Of course I told her that if this special blend is right she will have to purchase my monthly supply for me *giggle*

She even got something for my inner child and her affinity for fairies! She made me this felted latte fairy! I have her hanging in my kitchen already!

Last, but certainly not least, look at this awesome yarn! Manos del Uruguay! Look at those yummy colors! I can't wait to figure out what I am going to do with this great yarn! Anyone have a suggestions??

Last weekend I told you all about the pretty fuchsia plants I got. Well here they are hanging off my front porch. I love these plants.

Here's a picture of Frisco in another one of his favorite spots. I lay back on the couch and stretch out and in 2.2 seconds flat there's Frisco wanting to lounge and sleep on my legs. He's such a strange kitty, but I wouldn't trade him for the world! *like I could, any cat owner knows they own us and not the other way around*

As for knitting/crocheting updates - not much. Still working on the baby blanket, though I do only have the edging left. If I can just figure out what I want to do for it! I did complete one of the Mason*Dixon Warshcloths and started a second. My gf Tracey just moved in to a new apartment and she has no pot holders, dishrags or anything, so I thought I'd make her a nice kitchen set with all this cotton yarn I have! I'll post project pictures soon!


laurie said...

Swap goodies look wonderful! The stitch markers...what a fantastic idea someone had in creating them! Possibilities are endless.

I also am a teacher and wonder why school districts cannot hire principals who know what they are doing or even care. For many (not all) it becomes a power trip very quickly being in the "big chair" in an office. For others, the paperwork end and people skills end are overwhelming--at this point, they flounder and pull all the teachers down with them. Been in both situations. Keep your head up. Teachers "outlive" principals if you can stay out of the main radar of incompetence.

Love you kitty. Very loved looking.

Megan said...

I'm so glad that your package made you happy! I should have sent something for Frisco:( Next time...Let me know how you like that tea. I'm dying to know if it's close. Later,

Kozy Kitty said...

Our Tracey? Did she move out of her house?

Theresa said...

Your porch is so cute! What a great spot for knitting. I love fushias too.

ha ha! love the stitch markers! What a great spoiler you had!

A lot of people use two skeins of mano for the My So Called Scarf pattern. I've never made it though. It might be a enough to do a little felted bag, but since Manos is so soft, felting it seems kind of wrong.

Have fun knitting at the park tomorrow! Wish I could be there, but I have more painting. Bleh.

And finally, happy birthday! Sorry it started out w/ a bad dream. But maybe you can go try one (or three!) of the 50-some new drink recommondations you got!

Megan said...

Happy Birthday Dorothy!

Allena said...

that is a great swap package!