Friday, February 2, 2007


There are days when I trot out to the postbox and am severly disappointed by the offering. Unwarranted solicitations for credit cards, cookbooks, magazines or just pure "junk mail" flyers never cease to dampen my spirits. Today, however, was not one of those days. The post man arrived with not one but two rather special surprises.

The first is the yarn for the new

The yarn is hand-dyed by Dani Frisbie, the colour way is Sweet, and I believe it is a special hand painted yarn for the sock club. Dani lives in Boston and sells her sock yarn on Etsy. Her yarn is 100% Superwash wool, approximately 450 yards on size #0-#2 needle and 7-9 stitches/1", it's machine washable, lay flat to dry. As you can see Dani included a few extras, candy, stitch markers and a cute sunshine button.

The second surprise was one 1/2 of my order from Cherry Menlove. Cherry is based in London and has a very special online shop.

This is the Cared For Soap Set.

The soap is from the Dahlem's Soapworks in Louisiana. It contains Jardin de Rose handmilled soap, lavender lip butter, wooden soapdish, hand knitted cotton wash cloth & solid lotion bar. The ingredients include beeswax, shea butter, olive oil, almond oil, coconut & essential oils. The lotion bar has the sweet beeswax smell, the lavender lip butter is real treat, and the hand knitted cotton wash flannel is very soft to the touch.

Cherry write two wonderful blogs, that you will fall in love with and find hard to resist. She is a very special girl, she has such a gentle and romantic spirit you will be entranced.

Last, but most certainly not least wonderful treat of the day is that my DH is home after a long week on the road. He left on Sunday for Ohio, was home for a few hours on Tuesday night, then he "shuffled off to Buffalo" for two days. He did make a quick dash across the border last night and found about 20 Cadbury Thins for me at Shoppers Drug Mart.

They are 100 calories each, come in four different varieties and count as 2 WW points. He also found 3 boxes of Aero singles, and 3 boxes of Kit Kat singles, which also count as 2 points.

All in all a very satisfying Friday.

1 comment:

Janie said...

Sounds like a fabulous Friday. Hope you have a great weekend too.