Today was a very good mail day.
Our realtor sent us discounted tickets to the home show next weekend. That was cool.
And here is what was inside. My new needlebook!!! It was wrapped with a pretty wrapper, embossed with the following: Handmade with care....Larissa Holland. Larissa is so amazing in my book (no pun intended). She blogs over at mmmcrafts, has a neat etsy shop, and has a craft pattern site. I just love her design style, and her patterns are impeccable.
She also makes these totally fabulous little felt needlebooks. She hand stitches it all. I love them. I bartered with her for one. It was a very good trade, because I have salivated over one of these forever. She only makes about six at a time, and they sell out almost immediately from her shop. Every time I try to buy one, they are sold out! And I get over there fast!
I just LOVE IT. Thank you so much, Larissa!
Larissa even has the most adorable business cards. I like how people are doing these half-sized business cards these days. The design on it is one of her paper designs (click here to see one of her paper cutting tutorials you can purchase), I believe.
There was also a box on my front porch. In it were three jars of Hot Pepper Raspberry Preserves. They were from my dad. My mom made this great, easy snack at Christmas time. She took cream cheese, and poured some of these preserves on top. Then she served it with crackers. We spread some of the cream chese and preserves on a cracker, and it was OH, SO GOOD!
At first, I thought hot peppers and raspberries didn't sound like they'd be very good together. But I was wrong!
I wanted to make some, myself. However, I can't seem to find this kind of treat at home. My dad buys it at the liquor store (of all places) in Florida. When I was down there a few weeks ago helping him out, we went to get some of this to take home with me. But they were all out. And the clerk who does the ordering said they were having a hard time getting it from the distrubtor. Well, surprise! Dad must have found some, picked it up, and sent it to me! What a nice surprise! I love it! Thanks so much, Dad. You know how to make a girl feel loved.
This really brightened my rainy Friday!
Next week is spring break. I am really looking forward to the break. I am not going ANYWHERE. I am having a stay-cation and getting some sewing and personal stuff done. Maybe a little work done, too, to catch up a little bit. I'm going to get my hair cut and colored (so overdue for this!), and maybe a facial from a Groupon I bought several months ago (if I can get an appointment--haven't had time to make one yet). I am really looking forward to it.
Umphil mepht mime. Oh, sorry, I had my mouth full of crackers, cream cheese, and preserves. There, I swallowed....Let's try that again....
Until next time,