Monday, August 28, 2006

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    God's in his Heaven - All's right with the world.
    -"Pippa Passes," Robert Browning

    Sometimes the stars just align. Perfectly. And my birthday weekend was just that good. But let's back up a little bit and take a look at the package that kicked it all off.

    While some people have been incredibly patient about waiting until their birthday to open their August Birthday Swap packages, well . . . I'm not one of them. My package came a day early, and I waited about 30 seconds before ripping into it. And what a package!

    Carrie K
    really outdid herself, with - I might add - exactly no help from myself. No questionairre questions, no guidance of any sort, and not even all that much blog posting recently. No matter. She came up with her own themes - blue and beach. Works for me.

    What you can kind of see on the right (Photobucket is NOT doing well this am) is a lovely selection of blue and beach themed fabric, some wonderful blue yarn, and three adorable tape measures. The best part? A BLUE garter stitch entrelac dishcloth. Handknit. Not by me. Awesome. Awesome.

    Note the Alpaca silk. Note the Artyarns Supermerino. Note the King Tut Egyptian cotton. These are good yarns for a gal in San Diego, let me tell you. (OK, they are good yarns in general. But especially for a gal in San Diego.) And do you see the road trip tape measure? With the red car handle? And how 'bout that bumblebee one up top?

    With a start like that, is it any wonder my birthday weekend was fabulous? Thanks, Carrie!


    Blogger Carrie K said...

    I'm glad you liked it! Whew! And got it in time. Isn't that car tape measure perfect?

    8/28/2006 10:23 AM  
    Blogger Wendy said...


    Buy yourself Sarcelle as a present - the pattern is awesome!!


    8/28/2006 11:57 AM  
    Blogger Rebecca said...

    Happy Birthday To You! That swap sounds like lots of fun. I'm glad you had a special birthday weekend in your new home. BTW, I also LOVE the cute little Ladybug Hat. I think I will try to locate that book and make a few of those up. They would make adorable shower gifts. And to whom is your Ladybug Hat going?

    8/28/2006 11:59 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Wow, that's a particularly excellent package! I like the tape measure with the red car handle in particular -- it's like it was custom made for you!

    8/28/2006 2:14 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    The blogs keep getting better and better, but you always were one who worked until you mastered/perfected a skill. My entire office wants you to knit hats for their gradchildren. The knitting is fabulous, if your blog crew only knew about your baking days (a different delcious whole grain homemade loaf for each day of the week!!)
    Love you a lot, Happy birthday again,

    8/28/2006 2:44 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Happy birthday Theresa! What a fun beachy/blue bunch of goodies. The ladybug hat is adorable - Dale has the cutest patterns.

    8/28/2006 2:59 PM  
    Blogger Jenn said...

    Great package! It's a good thing that we can never have too many tape measures! :) And the yarn and fabric are delish too!

    8/28/2006 4:41 PM  
    Blogger Nikki said...

    Happy birthday, Theresa! What an awesome birthday package. :)

    8/28/2006 4:52 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Happy Birthday to you! Carrie K did a spectacular job. Great intuition.

    Did you send out your birthday box yet?

    8/28/2006 7:34 PM  
    Blogger jennie said...

    Happy Birthday! What amazing booty!

    8/29/2006 7:29 AM  
    Blogger christine said...

    Happiest of Birthdays!

    8/29/2006 1:02 PM  
    Blogger Teri.p said...

    Happy belated Birthday, Theresa!

    8/30/2006 11:06 AM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    What a great package!! Happy birthday again! I hope you had a great day.

    8/30/2006 8:51 PM  
    Anonymous Anonymous said...

    Happy belated birthday!
    Love the theme, what a great package.

    8/31/2006 11:25 AM  

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