Monday, November 30, 2009

Reducio Sock Swap

My package arrived today from Celestina Pettigrew (aka Sherry Harrison). It is so amazing.
Everything was neatly packaged in this beautiful cardinal tin. I love cardinals. I think they are the prettiest birds. I miss seeing them. I grew up in upstate NY and we had them at the feeders all winter long. So pretty against the white snow!
Inside was some vanilla chai tea, some Harry Potter Blood Pops, Harry Potter trading cards, Reeces lip balm (I don't need to eat chocolate ... great fix, less calories!), a tiny tin of mints, and three wonderfully knitted items. I think my absolute favorite is Molly Weasley's knitting basket! I LOVE it. Is there enough yarn in each skein for a wee pair of socks I wonder? Next she made me a mismatched handmade sweater with my initial on it ... complete with holly decoration! How cool is that??? Lastly, a fantastically knitted Gryffindor sock ... with a gorgeous lace/cable pattern on the side.

Thank you, Celestina/Sherry!

Friday, November 20, 2009

What am I thankful for?

Because Neila has given us this challenge, I am going to try to attempt to complete it ... but sometimes I just don't feel like I'm very original!

I am thankful my Lord and Savior died on the cross to save me.

I am extremely thankful we have a roof over ours head, heat in our home, running water for showers and a bathroom, and a loving husband who is willing to work at a job he doesn't always love in order for me to be able to stay home and educate our four children.

I am thankful for a car that can get us where we need to go.

I am thankful for the children's blessed dance teachers.

I am thankful for small talents given by the Lord which ease my daily stress burdens (knitting, crocheting, reading, photography, etc.)

I am thankful for my online Ravelry friends whom I've never met but who are always there to offer an "ear" and advice ... so many friends I've never met, but I know I can turn to them :)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Miss Wartbobble's Sandy Misfortunes

Methinks Winnie has made it to the Middle East and Africa.

Winnie wrote about a fascinating public library whose architecture rivals that of an open book. She is most likely in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. The plans for this building were set into motion in 2006. She also writes of sand (lots and lots of sand) and pyramids, so my guess is that she is also visiting the Giza Plateau just outside Cairo, Egypt.

I am still questioning her odd placement and use of capital letters. This time the letters DOTEOU stand out. I wonder if we are supposed to do something with these letters? How strange?

Happy vacationing, Winnie! We hope you return back to us soon and share more pictures of your travels!

Friday, November 6, 2009

Winnie's World Wanderings

It seems Miss Wartbobble is doing to Central America to celebrate the Day of the Dead ... more specifically, she would be in Mexico for that.

First she visited the capital city of Mexico City, located on dried up Lake Texacoco (or Texcoco depending on which reference you read!).

As for where she landed next, I'm not quite sure. I originally thought perhaps she was in Ocean City, Oregon, but then remembered "northeastern" so I then I thought Ocean City, Maryland. THEN I remembered the first part of her missive said she was heading south, to THAT leaves out North America, so I think I shall have to investigate kite flying in South America.

In that case, she probably went to Chile. I can't be more specific than that, but they celebrate with kites on Independence Day there, which is mid-September, so maybe they are still flying kites in November? Perhaps it's Brazil? They seem to do quite a bit of kite-surfing on the northeastern coast of Brazil!

Lastly she visited another northeastern coastal city, which I haven't yet been able to figure out. Pink library? Multicultural Carnival? I'm thinking Brazilian Carnaval in Brazil. Did you stay at the Pink House in Brazil, Winnie? It didn't say it was a library, but it was listed as an alternative place to stay instead of a hotel!