Dear Grace has paid it forward, and I am working on the items for my recipients. (Don’t look for your packages before the holidays though, okay?!)
Missing from the photo is the tiny, sweet-smelling tea light I didn’t find when I ripped into the package while the Knight was showering so we could go pick up Gretchen. I never did find it in the box, but the taller dog at our house (hem, hem) found it… Luckily, “leave it” is the one command Sissy performs without fail, so there’s not so much as a tooth mark on it.
What you do see is the bee tea cozy, which is so very special because Grace and I both have an affinity of sorts for bumble bees. It will also be my cold-weather cozy, because it’s nice and thick and will make my teapot wish it had the ability to snuggle into the walls of the “hive”. There’s also a tea wallet, complete with a Grace-picked assortment of tea bags, and it went immediately into my handbag, so that I’m never without tea. A pretty post card and a box of tea are rather hidden, and then you see the cloth the Knight has made his own, and the very special yarn.
Grace’s own knight, aka: Master Blocker, dyed that. He might have to become known as MBD, as it seems he’s a rather accomplished dyer too. It looks very much like what we see out of any window in our little house in the woods right now. I love a very vibrant, red fall, but the colors are rather muted again this year. Still, it’s a lovely work of art every day.
Thank you, Grace (and Master Blocker), for a very thoughtful, special package!
Here’s another special delivery. Nichole sent goodies for all the gals in our house. The pretty raspberry wad in the rear is a shirt for me, and the girls got birthday and new arrival treats from Nic’s local pet bakery. Gretchen just had her very first puppy treat yesterday, so we saved these for tonight, and they’ll share Gretchen’s little pupcake. Then, we’ll let Sis have her birthday “cake” over the next few days, while passing Gretchen a bit of puppy biscuit or something. Thank you Nic and gang, for honoring a special time at our house with unique treats we sure can’t get around here!
Here’s your gratuitous puppy shot for the day. Sissy really does mother the daylights out of Gretchen, when they’re not playing too rough and getting in trouble!
Wishing you a happy Tuesday. We’re having a rather cool, blustery day, but I know some of you have snow…