Brown Paper Packages

Okay, so one wasn’t brown, and neither was tied up in string, but still, these are a few of my favorite things!  (Apologies to The Sound of Music.) 

First up is the Valentines package from Gaylen, which actually arrived on Saturday!  The photo could have been staged better, but what you can’t see are the cute little white legs and the dark brown head I cropped out of the photo.  Gretchie Greer was QUITE aware that G had sent gifties for the pups, and she meant to watch over the whole package until she and Sissy got their due.

I love the little stitched card G included!  And how ’bout that adorable little pawprint photo keychain, huh?  I love that color.  The Knight thoroughly enjoys digging through the candy hearts and handing me one now and then (but didn’t think to go buy a bag himself).  I even bagged up the red metallic confetti to re-use in scrapping or card making!

I’m really eager to try the yarn.  It’s the colorway I’d picked up several times but my local store never had two skeins in the same dye lot.  I’m looking forward to trying the aloe-added yarn, and will most definitely take the yarn along for some beach knitting.

The stuff you can barely see in the lower right corner has great potential.  They’re puffy little tie-ons for use with any of several crafts.  The Yarn Daisys are going to live in my pouch of tools I always have with me (in the center pocket of my Namaste bag).  I confess to being lost when I don’t have the Knight and our ball winder and swift on hand.  Thank you, Gaylen!

Yesterday, Anita’s package arrived.  There was no group photo, for two reasons.  Firstly, Sissy KNEW Auntie ‘Nita had sent things JUST for her.  (Big homemade dog cookies on the right, literally have Sissy’s name on the bag, just as the wee cookies on the left have Gretchen’s name on them.)  Secondly, and not pictured at all is the Knight’s new go-to hoodie.  He snatched it up immediately, and even wore it to his conference this morning.  (This after I specifically asked the guys to wear collared shirts… he does have a golf shirt on under the hoodie, so I guess I got my wish?)

My goodies require individual photos for details.   These are the adorable stitch markers, available HERE.   I have to tell you that while others have tried to imitate her style, Anita just has a knack for blending polymer and cute into stitch markers that never fail to make me smile!

Actually, Im begging for another cookie!

Actually, I'm begging for another cookie!

Gretchen is a little confused and believes the yummy fiber is for her too.  No Gretch.  Just as Sissy’s eaten her last bobbin, you’re done  pulling MY fiber into unusable, wet, matted, little blobs.   I’m sure it’s no coincidence that Anita sent some fiber very similar to that Gretchen snatched from its pre-drafted coils atop my wheel.  (The white stuff with the rich carmel ribbons?  Yeah.  That’s what Gretchen ruined.)

Anita and I are also going to have our own flamingo growing contest.  I’m sure if you want to join us, you can buy your own from her employer’s store…  Thanks Anita, for spoiling us all, even if one of us was too excited to cooperate with photos.

Now, back to the freezing rain and work…

17 comments on “Brown Paper Packages

  1. grace says:

    OHHHH OHHHH I love goodie boxes, what is the brand of the beautiful colored yarn!!! Enjoy your loot!

  2. nichole says:

    What GREAT packages! 🙂

  3. Dawn says:

    What great goodies! Beautiful yarn! Have fun!

  4. Darcy says:

    I love your package Iam hoping to get some of those gorgeous stitch markers in my phatfiberbox hubby got me for our anniversary they are so cool.My throat is not as sore mainley head cold and achy joints and a lot of nose blowing now:)Hugs Darcy

  5. Wow…as usual you got the greatest stuff from the nicest folks! Hope you get to enjoy “your” part of it as much as the girls and the Knight will their’s.

  6. gaylen says:

    I have some of Anita’s black sheep markers and they are fabulous. I need to get some smaller ones.

    Glad the girls like their treats. Would love to have Anita’s cookie recipe. Guess I just need to go talk to her 🙂 g

  7. Sue says:

    Isn’t it fun to get boxes in the mail? Love all your loot and I’m sure the fur-girls enjoyed the treats.

  8. Barbara says:

    Looks like you are all well loved! (Great hoodie, I would have worn it too.)

  9. Natalie says:

    What great packages! Lovely fibery goodness!

  10. Anita says:

    I’m glad everyone enjoyed their goodies. 🙂
    Great package from G too! Love that yarn, purdy!

  11. Miss Me says:

    i’m going to ask about the yarn brand too… is it the red heart “heart and sole”? just it looks kind of familiar. the aloe yarns are great to knit with.

  12. AlisonH says:

    Great fun! And those stitch markers are so happy looking.

  13. MrPuffy says:

    What delightful packages stuffed with goodies! Enjoy 🙂

  14. Bubblesknits says:

    What great packages! I love the color of that fiber.

  15. Robin in VA says:

    AWESOME!!! Anita’s the greatest, I love her designs!!

  16. Kathy says:

    Wonderful packages! Anita does great work, doesn’t she? I hope you gave Miss Gretchie that treat ‘cos she sure looks cute begging. Little dogs have a knack for looking cute, don’t they? While Sissy and Mr. B have that soulful look down pat.

  17. Kathy says:

    Forgot to mention…….growing flamingos? How does that work?

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