I had two parcels waiting for me when I got home yesterday. One was my Monthly Adventures (Ravelry Group) Dorset Button Swap goodies.
It was a great assortment of buttons, and while I insisted I didn’t care much for embellishments on these beauties, just look at the delicate shell facade on the brown one:
My kind partner sent more of the little shells. Yes, one cracked in shipping, but as delicate as they are, the break was clean and the two pieces will glue back together nicely.
Look at this fancy jewel! Makes me want to re-decorate a room in those colors just so I can use that as a pull on a fan or light… Thanks Joanie!
Gretchen also got another birthday present from the pack at GypsyKnits. Of course, Mr. B couldn’t resist sending something along for Sissy too, after he tested and approved it. (Or sealed it with a slobbery kiss?)
You’ll have to pardon the photos. I didn’t get home until after 8pm, and the girls were WILD. Smelling the dogs and cats from the sender’s household didn’t help any at all.
I tried for a “staged” group shot, but the belated birthday girl is small and quick. Before I could step back, focus and click…
Well, you KINDA’ got to see most of the goodies. There’s a pink Swiffer cover, because Mr. B knows Sissy made lots of big footprints all over the hardwood floors over the rainy weekend, and if you hold your head at the right angle and use your imagination, you can ALMOST see the cute slide over the collar kerchiefs Kathy made for the girls! (Yes, Sissy’s is lined in a lovely plaid!)
And just to tease, if you look behind the card Mr. B sent to Sissy the girls, you MIGHT be able to see part of the prizes Kathy sent for my October contest. I’m jealous, folks.
Sissy generally isn’t much on toys, other than to play keep away from Gretchen. However, she didn’t let this fleece braid out of her sight until it was time to come to work this morning. I couldn’t get a better photo, because if I stared long enough to zoom in, she turned, just like that, to guard her prize, even from me. (And yes, you dog whisperers, that did mean I had to take it from her a few times, just because I really am the Alpha Mom.)
Thanks to all the humans and critters at GypsyKnits! The girls are well-spoiled and I can’t wait to announce the contest and prizes on October 5th!