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!