I mentioned yesterday that I had received another package. It was from Sharon, and it was chocked full of wonderfulness. (If you don’t know much about Hanukkah, pop over to Sharon’s blog. She took the time to share some details of the traditions and meanings with us each day.) I have always enjoyed learning about other people’s traditions. Even within my own family, there are so many different beliefs and traditions, and it’s both fun and touching to learn more.
There’s your happy, group shot. You missed the lovely pink and green tissue in which everything was wrapped. The colors were significant, because Sharon’s darling daughters and I all happen to be very fond of those colors. Left to right, the bra bag, some lovely wood needles in my favorite size (#7!), a Sugar & Cream colorway I can’t wait to turn into a doily cloth, some Blue Heron chenille, Sharon’s own soap, and a dpn needle case. It’s amazing how someone I met online earlier this year can shop so well for me, and yet we all have a family member or two…
Mary has been having kittens for about 24 hours now, because I mentioned the bra bag, but refused to show her a picture until now.
There ya’ go, Mary. It’s a cute little black, lacy bra, turned into an evening bag! I’m gonna’ carry it New Year’s Eve, just because I can. I think it’s a great conversation piece, and I’ll be toting it to my Pampered Chef Help Whip Cancer parties in May too! I love that a portion of the purchase went to charity too. Great find, Sharon!
Here’s a shot of the gorgeous Blue Heron chenille. What’s fascinating is that my father’s middle name was Heron, and his favorite color was blue, so I’ve been meaning to find some of their yarn to try. I’m going to have to spend some time on Ravelry and find just the right pattern for this incredible yarn. In the meantime, I have it sitting out where I can pet it every time I walk by. Very yummy!
Here’s a close-up of the inside of the dpn case, so SERIOUSLY needed. It’s exactly what I wanted, even though I’d yet to see just what I wanted. That’s the mark of a great friend; someone who finds you just what you wanted when you couldn’t even articulate what it was!
The soap has already moved into the shower. I’m going to try my lace on the new needles momentarily, as the Knight has informed me that I will be going to be earlier tonight, so I can get more sleep. (He wasn’t impressed with my nearly midnight package preparations last night, it seems.) Thank you again, Sharon. You managed to box up peace and friendship and it flows all through my house tonight.