Thursday, December 26, 2013

Dressy pressie and other surprises

Brace yourself; I took a selfie (and I'm using internet slang; HELP!):

This Christmas was full of both surprises and non-surprises, equally appreciated. The velvety, rhinestone-studded hoody I'm wearing in the photo was a surprise from a friend. Another friend surprised me with the cute sheepy denim apron; the trio of special treats is from my sister.

The biggest surprise arrived in a mystery box. It was postmarked from a town in which I know no one, and the card with the wrapped gift inside said, "Merry Christmas, Michelle" . . . with an indecipherable signature. I racked my brain all day – and finally guessed that the signature said "Ed," which meant the package was the Lark Jenkins Turkish spindle I had requested when I gave Ed the bubinga boards from my dad. But when I opened the package Christmas Eve, it was not one but FIVE Jenkins Turkish spindles – he made me a complete family of his spindles out of the bubinga!
The new ones are all naked; Daddy Egret is at the rear
Besides the Christmas Eve concession, Rick was sweet enough to get me exactly what I asked for, even though he prefers to surprise. Since my middle-aged eyes struggle with the type in my Bible, I requested a large print New Living Translation. He also got me some highlighters made specifically for the thin pages of a Bible, and Brian got me the matching leather Bible case. In addition, Brian got me another rain gauge because the one he gave me last year cracked in our extended cold snap. (A pair of F.I.T.S breeches from Rick are on their way, but they haven't arrived yet.)

So there you have (most of) it. It feels a little awkward to share, but I do enjoy reading about and seeing the tokens of love that have warmed your heart so decided to join in.

That's it for now from . . .


Tombstone Livestock said...

Now you need lots of roving for all those new spindles. Someone at group last week said she couldn't spin a new roving because there was already another on her spindle, friend told her no problem, get more spindles.

Susan said...

A selfie??? LOVE it! And what a lovely selfie, if I may say so. Looks like you were all very good this year...those spindles are beautiful!

Debbie said...

Love your selfie! The spindles are beautiful! I'm sure you will put them all to good use. Your new Bible is awesome...I know my Grandmother would have loved large print. Any idea of lambs to come??
For now, wishing you and your family a very Happy New Year!

Michelle said...

There are people with just ONE spindle?!? ;-)

Michelle said...

Why thank-you! I usually hate photos of me; I don't hate that one….

Michelle said...

No, no hints on lambs yet. Happy New Year to you and yours, too!