Friday, February 22, 2013

Random Notions – A Little Box of Joy

So this evening, my brother Casey yells up the stairs to me, saying I got a little package that looked like a little old grandmother wrapped had it - twine wrapped – who uses twine these days?  It's the cutest thing!


Even before I looked at it, I knew who it was from – my dear friend and college buddy, Chrystal in Oregon!  Chrystal has a great blog called The Hobby Horse - recipes, knitting stuff, book reviews, and more.  She just posted a recipe for Irish Lemon Pie the other day, which sounds AWESOME!!  I have to try it!   Plus, she loves cats and has a few, so that makes her A-OK in my book!

I didn’t want to cut the twine, so I spent a few minutes untying it. I know why Chrystal knits and crochets – she’s really good with stringy stuff!  I got the paper off, to find a Celestial Seasonings Green Tea box, and then, lots of goodies inside that!

First off, a lovely purple headband for me!  I love it!  Years ago, I would never wear stuff in my hair, not even wear a pony tail.  But as my hair has been getting longer, I am pulling it back and this is perfect!

(My hair may look blonde in this picture, but it is actually gray - kinda funny how it has a yellowish cast.)

Second – for my Layla, Chrystal made her a lovely piece that can be worn as a bracelet or a headband – I LOVE the button!



Layla loves it – and I haven’t even told her yet that she can wear it in her hair too!  She is such a girly girl, she loves hair stuff!

And lastly, for my other girls – Lhasa and Sheme - Chrystal made these-



Little crocheted mice stuffed with catnip that Chrystal grows herself!  The cats went berserk for them!  Lhasa attacked one immediately-


Whereas Sheme just sat very still and seemed to be sniffing it like she was enjoying getting high.  But when I set it away from her a ways, she attacked-


One of the four has already been pushed under a table I will have to move out so as to retrieve it.  I think both girls went in for a few munchies right after they were playing.   And now, they look totally exhausted and seem to be ready to go to bed.

So thank you, dear Chrystal – I don’t get many little boxes of joy in the mail, so you definitely made the day for all of us!  I hope anyone reading this will visit The Hobby Horse and see what a fun person you are!

More tomorrow on the Alexis Tote Bag and the Giveaway!  Please come back and see me!

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