Saturday, April 7, 2007

Happy birthday to me!

WoW! My birthday is tomorrow, but it is starting early! First and foremost, I must publicly thank my secret pal who calls herself Magic Loop. I went to the post office to pick up the mail and there was a package waiting for me there! Being like a little kid when it comes to presents, I couldn't wait until I got home. I used my ignition key to work through the shipping tape and opened it right there in the car! I never understood those folks who could get a present and take it home to wait until another time to open it! Nope! No can do! I must say that my secret pal must have really read this blog because she outdid herself! I'm sorry I didn't take a photo of how nice everything looked in the box--all wrapped with spring green tissue and tied with grass green rickrack! First of all, she enclosed a kitty card!

Then there was a lovely beaded mesh and lace bag with a lavendar sachet and a sample of Eucalan wool wash.

Then there were natural pressed flower stickers and a neat folio made out of handmade paper with flowers which opened to reveal an pad of handmade paper!

It just keeps getting better! My secret pal got me one of my wish list books, "Dying to Knit", along with 2 skeins of KnitPicks worsted weight merino in Bare for hand dying! I so want to play with hand dying! I had seen this book at Cloverhill and resisted buying it because my yarn tab was already too high! I am waiting for the Maryland Sheep and Wool festival to visit the Earth Guild stand to get some dyes. I may get some other natural yarns in different fibers so I can do a lot at once! Nothing like a nice spring day on the back deck dying yarn!

Notice the little ponytail band with the Fimo button that ties the bag closed! My secret pal spares no attention to detail! And last, but certainly not least, she gave me a chocolate bunny! Not just any chocolate bunny, mind you, but a Lindt dark chocolate bunny! I simply must indulge myself in dark chocolate everynight with my coffee! Now of course the quandry is--Do I start with the ears or the tail?

Thank you again, Magic Loop! You are the best!

Of course no birthday celebration is complete without a new pair of shoes. I went into DSW this week and stumbled across these fabulous open toed, nosebleed height pumps that were incredibly comfortable. I got them in black though I would have preferred a color. They are definitely the highest heels I have, yet they are really comfortable!

I had a ball playing Easter Bunny! I went to MOM's to get goodies for baskets and got some good stuff. I hope the kids and DH love them. I found these little thingies:

They are really good! Thin, crispy with a lot of flavor! I may have to try some of the other varieties. I got Ems some Kamut with Rosemary which sounds yummy!

That's it. The taxman cometh which means I need to go get chummy with Mr. TurboTax!


  1. I'm so glad you liked everything I got you! : ) I'm like you too, I can't wait to open packages and just open them in my car with my car key!
    Happy Birthday!

  2. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! We will need to go out for a Happy Hour Friday and celebrate your belated birthday and the shipping off of my portfolio!