Yarn along Happy Mail shower.

Just as I was preparing to parcel up a gift for yarn along  for Ginny  from small things for the shower her friend Tracey is hosting, I got some happy mail myselfYarn along French Knitting Book squares and Elly.
It was from my official dog toy pattern tester EASY!! Grand champion of the toy destuffer. My dogs loved the Elephant and I loved the very sophisticated knitting book in French! I have been enjoying looking at both the items and the way the patterns are laid out. Thanks to chezplum.com I can use the French to English knitting dictionary!  Wow! I had no idea such a tool existed and it is quite wonderful. Now as to Ginny’s gift I have made her new little one a rainbow building block, her other little bundles of joy a love heart each and for her and her husband, an Amazon gift card.
I hope they like their postal surprise as much as we love ours.
Jack and Tricky playing with Elly from Easy.

Stay still doggies! Photographing waggy  dogs is very difficult. 

Thank you Easy and feel good and keep looking after your staff who have been quite unwell but are recovering slowly.   ❤ ❤ ❤


Happy Mail.

finger crochet and mail from pjsassafras, Booze,Sugar and Spice.

I got happy mail yesterday and I put a finger crochet piece on top to keep the tone  crafty. The package was sent to me from pjsassafras at Booze,Sugar and Spice.  I have been keenly developing my inner cupcake cook since meeting PJ and the cupcake recipe I would like to try next is here.   They are called “Fauxtess cupcakes with Godiva Chocolate Liqueur”.  I really didn’t need to add the finger crochet because what could be more creative than cooking? I get a lot of inspiration from greendoorhospitality too so don’t forget to check the link and say hi to Dewars, the Scottish terrier pup!
delicious goodies from pjsassafras, Booze,Sugar and Spice.
Here are just a few of the goodies contained in my happy mail box. Almonds of many different varieties not found here in Australia, delicious chocolate, almond butter paste and a type of jam (or jelly as it is called in USA) made with strawberries and rhubarb.  Best of all was a tin of tea called chocolate chai. I am a tea drinker. I love chocolate and I love chi. I can’t wait to try the tea! These goodies came from Chico, California.   The Card is from a series by Kathy Leslie Harden called “I wish I was here” I do! Thank you so much PJ, for your ongoing inspiration and the collection of the most amazing and delicious goodies ever!tea time
 I am going to have a cup of tea, some chocolate and admire the picture of Bidwell Park!  I close with some cupcakes I made. Just right for St Patrick’s day!

St Patrick's day Cupcakes.