Sunday, April 25, 2010

Belated Thank-You to Jennifer

I wish to make amends for being so slow in replying and thanking Jennifer for her wonderful Whodunkit April's Fool's Day Swap package.  I received it April 8 but have been so busy with STUFF and LIFE.  I can now say I am just about caught up with life including completing and sending in my income tax.  Here in Canada we have until the end of April to get them in and the Avon part takes forever.  One year and I hope it will be this year I will work on them as I complete each campaign but I am already nine behind!!!! Now I can get on with other things.

                          This is what I saw when I opened by box.

Jennifer sent me some lovely red sock yarn that I adore

Here is my April Fool's Day gift.  It looks like a compact and on the lid it says Magic Mirror.

BUT when you open it up looks what happens.

A spider pops up.  UGH!!!!  Good one Jennifer.

I also received some of my faved Jelly Bellys and the tin is more than half gone already  and a new mystery to read.  The book looks like a good one.

                                    Here is the entire package.

Thank-you again Jennifer for such a fun and lovely package which brightened my day when I received it.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

From the annuals of better late than never!

Here is the great swap package Maureen sent me! My April Fools joke is a funky green ball of Fun Fur in a tub, my goodies include a skein of pink Banana Silk yarn, 3 skein od Pink Fun Fur, Dark Chocolate, the book Woman in Red and some little Easter goodies! Thanks Maureen!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

April Project - Linda H in MD

For my WhoDuKnit projects, I plan to make bookmarks. The pattern I chose for this months project is Backbone Bookmark by Kiersten Brandt. Here's a link to the pattern:

There are clues in my bookmark. The orange and the red are important. The purple is one of my favorite shades of lipsticks. The yellow reminds me of days I spent playing in the sun. The backbone design reminds me of the song Dry Bones. "The head bone connected to the neck bone, the neck bone connected to the back bone, etc. I love that song. The beads were added to give a childlike feel to the bookmark. The shape of the bookmark kinda reminds me of a glass container a scientist may have in their lab.

I enjoyed reading The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie and knitting and decorating my bookmark.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Bonnie's April Project

This is Bonnie's project for The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie. Isn't it great! If you have the book, the project needs no explaination! Nice job Bonnie.

Monday, April 05, 2010

Look at the wonderful package I received from my April Fool Swap pal, Claire. That beautiful yarn is hand dyed merino wool in my favorite colors - and so soft. I wish you could feel it!
In the box are Godiva Chocolate truffles (I checked - I was afraid that might be the April Fool joke and it would be empty - but it's for real!) The tea is an English blend, and the books, While My Pretty One Knits, and Knit, Pearl, Die by Anne Canadeo look very interesting. I love knitting mysteries! Thank you so much Claire for a wonderful package!

Friday, April 02, 2010

March Project

Um, let's see, this is inspired by which book....????? Um, um.... Okay, for ooh and ahh rights: a felted and very useful yarn bowl. In other words, protection for your wool from the kitty cats and dust bunnies! I made up the idea (but not the base bowl pattern) and am using and loving it.