I have 10 photos – or multiples of about 4 photos? – that Flickr’s i-Stuff app just won’t load. But never fear… Flickr’s inability to play well with Verizon’s varying signal strength or whatever the problem is won’t stop me from sharing my good Wednesday mail day with you.
The real surprise was my paw bangle from Three Scoops of Vanilla. I ordered it IMMEDIATELY, as soon as I saw more were available. I had to visit said Facebook listing to get the photo, but y’all needed to see this! I discovered Three Scoops of Vanilla when she did a fundraiser for Blind Dog Rescue Alliance and I scored my beloved browns/creams/aubergine beaded bracelet, and she has a great special every Monday, which you can find on her website or on Facebook.
Now, the surprise wasn’t that it’s gorgeous… see above… I already knew I loved her work. The surprise was because I kinda’ forgot that I ordered it via Paypal, which means that it came to the Knight. He opened it and laughed, “This isn’t for me.” I had told him that he’d bought me a bracelet, but evidently, neither of us were expecting it so quickly.
The other package was just as delightful. Krystle dyed yarn last year for a few of us doing a mystery KAL (knit-along), and she did it again this year. You can read more about her yarn dyeing, interior designing and more if you click on her name or the photo.
Obviously, the bottom right is PANK for me – and for Gretchen Greer. It’s merino laceweight, and Gg has given it her seal of approval; I didn’t get it out of the box before she was kissing and loving on the yarn. Frankly though, I’d have been delighted with any of those hues!
Last but not least, today’s a really important day! It’s National Take Your Dog to Work Day, and I’d like to thank my inlaws and Shadow for arranging their vacation around said event so that the fur-girls, the Knight, Uncle and Bert (the Knight’s LONG-time assistant, pre-dating Neighbor Guy) for being good sports. Good thing I have a wealth of stock photos of the girls at work, eh Flickr?
But hold the phone… it’s also the first day of summer which means it’s also National Wear Your Lilly Day! Can you imagine the joy in my little preppy, dog-lovin’ heart?! I’m wearing my Gigi cyan dress today to honor the collision of two really awesome celebrations. Because it’s a coolish first day of summer here in podunk, and because the fur-girls are at work with me, I added cropped leggings underneath. I’ve decided that tunics and leggings make me almost as a happy as a sheath dress… maybe even happier, because a sheath dress isn’t exactly ideal dog-ma attire, but a tunic and leggings? I can scoop up a fretful Gg and laugh at Sissy slobber and still look a little polished.
And since the great shot of my bangle AND my Lilly won’t upload, here’s the tunic I think the girls want me to have for my birthday. I might go buy it later today…
Have you gotten anything exciting in the mail recently?
Any great first weekend of summer plans?