Tuesday, December 12, 2006

Favorite Things Monday: Peeps & Prezzies

My step-mother-in-law knows how to win my heart: gift certificates from her local yarn shop. [is it strange that my fingers typed "heat" before I corrected it to "heart"?] For my birthday, which feels like eons ago, she gave me $50(!) at Yarn for Ewe, a wonderful little shop barely outside of Portsmouth, NH.

After spending the last couple months on the house, I decided to give myself a wee break this past weekend. So I asked Beth if she wanted to go, and we convinced Cheryl to join us. Fun times had by all. Seriously fun times. And in case anyone is wondering, Cheryl -is- that beautiful in person too. Sorry to make you blush, Cheryl, but it's true. I'm an expert in such matters.

On my luxurious $50 spending spree, I grabbed some navy Cascade 220 to finish Little Man's winter hat, the Fiber Trends felted slippers pattern, enough Cascade Eco Wool in spring green and navy to make slippers for me, Wifey and Little Man, and 5 balls of Jawoll in blue, white and yellow for a secret experimental sock project.

On Sunday, Danielle came by to liberate Ms. 1890 from the cardboard sculpture, and brought us a present. Yeah -- I was shocked too. As soon as she entered the house, Little Man exclaimed "Wow! That's a BBBBIIIIIGGGG present!" I was hoping for "Hi Danielle. How are you?" But he's only 3. I have some time to work on his manners.

Anyway, since I haven't been home during daylight hours, I'll steal Danielle's photos from her blog. Aren't they amazing???!!




Go read the cool knitting story too. I've very proud of my Type-A friend for being so zen in designing these.

And for another daylight issue - for the past week, I've been hoping to get a daylight photo of another prezzie. No dice. So here it goes: last week I stayed home sick and called Nina to see if she wanted to come visit. With no heat or stove upon which to make a decent cup of my lifeblood tea, I asked if she'd bring me a large tea from Dunkins (two bags, lotsa sugar). Well, she showed up with the tea AND the most adorable little homemade lunch: tuna sandwich, pasta salad, a fork wrapped in napkins, jolly ranchers and twizzlers. Nina - will you marry me?

Anyway ... her Most Adorable Father Ever was in tow and said, "I brought you a present too!" with a jolly twinkle in his eye. He led me to the mom-van, opened the trunk and I nearly fell over. This was my present:


Can you believe that??? I've been talking about getting a new dresser for over a year, but since I'm too cheap to buy a new dresser I love antiques, I asked Mr. Former Antique Dealer/Most Adorable Father Ever for advice. I asked a year ago (!) and he still remembered. Puppa - will you adopt me?

In the spirit of love and gift-giving, Nina and I are heading down to the Bazaar Bizarre this Saturday. You going?

Just a tip: don't stand between me and a cute messenger bag, and no one will get hurt.

12 comments:

Kat said...

I'm going to try and make it to the Baz Biz. Will we finally meet in real life?

maryse said...

god that is a beautiful dresser. i may have to ask j to build me one just like that.

somebunnysloveDOTcom said...

Hey there. Awesome stuff!! That dresser is beautiful with its lines and coloring. I was wondering if sending anything to your old address will forward to the new one. Please let me know if that is okay.
=:8

lindsey said...

awesome. you won the day.

Julie said...

Very cool prezzies. After everything you guys have been through with Ms. 1890, I think you've earned them. :)

Suzanne said...

I think your inherent fabulousness draws all of this good fortune.

Cheryl said...

Awww, you're too sweet. Now I'm embarrassed! It was so great to meet you and I had so much fun!

Rhonda said...

Nice pillows. And I absolutely love the style of the new dresser. Can't make it to the bizarre bizarre ... having Christmas in NH this weekend with all the little chickies.

Danielle said...

Wow, what a beautiful dresser! Your house is coming together ... now for that wallpaper that needs scraping ...

PatchesMom1973 said...

ooo. I wish I could go to that bizaah bizaah, but I'll be doing family stuff with the 'rents this weekend! Have fun!

Beth S. said...

Oooo, antique furniture! I think it needs a pretty runner on top, don't you? Knitted or quilted, your call. (Though a knitted log cabin thingy would sure be fun to make... ;-)

I have to spend Saturday restoring order to my yarn-strewn home before J. comes back and sees just how badly I behave when he's away. But I've heard the bazaar is quite a hoot!

Kat with a K said...

Darn this "working on Saturdays" thing. I'd love to go. Oh well...