It was a great weekend, but the high point was definitely handing over the latest Hope & Faith care packages in person.
Poppet, handmade by Gmarie
Gmarie, Hope thought Poppet was “funny” and the mom assured me that young Faith is very much like her father was at that age, so I am quite sure that if Faith doesn’t like Poppet, she’ll say so.
Gretchen isn’t really smaller than Poppet, but nearly so.
Poppet didn’t travel east alone. Gmarie also sent a bag and needle roll as a prize for the Blessed Big Bash, and she knew I’d need a set of my own. The dog stitchery is mine… have you seen anything so dear in stitches?
Then, Gmarie needs to choose a pair of earrings, as Ann donated two lovely pairs. I’ll send the other pair off to someone else too, as I owe everyone for their patience. Prizes will ship out this week, finally! Truly, I do apologize for the delays, but life does happen… It is because of my wonderful friends that I can continue to roll with the punches, and the worst thing that happens is that you good people are left waiting too long for your prizes!
In honor of Sissy
So, there is the only pair of earrings I can share with you at the moment. (G, you and anyone else who follows me on Flickr, please go look at the other pair please?) On my ancient monitor, the photo is a little larger than life, but that just gives Gaylen you a better look. (Should I have entitled this post “Hey Gmarie!”?)
And here is my new logo for me. (Post-its from Gmarie.) I am a lucky girl, with two lucky dogs and a lucky Knight too.
You see, Flickr played well for THAT long this morning. I’d loaded two other photos last night, and they were here earlier, but won’t load now. So, we’ll end this post here, and I’ll try again tonight, tomorrow or something.
As for my weekend, it was nice. I rested, I knitted, I read, I spun, I walked the girls, and we had three adventures. Saturday night, we had a rather large family dinner for MJ’s birthday. There were more than 20 of us there, but MJ is/was one of 13 children, so… Then, we had breakfast with the Knight’s brother and his family yesterday morning.
Watching Hope patter through the firehouse, handing out candy from her silver with pink beads basket was definitely the highlight though. Many, many thanks to those of you who’ve sent gifts, cards, hats, etc.
If you’re local, tonight is the charity bingo in Hope’s honor. I also have a Pampered Chef fundraiser going on, but you’ll have to leave a comment if you want more information on that, as I can’t link from here, per company regulations.