Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Mail Call!

What a great mail day this was! Not only did I get a book to review for CFBA (Christian Fiction Blog Alliance), which I joined a couple of months ago (see my writing blog, Ink Scrawls, for reviews of some great books), but I got another little gift from my awesome Secret Pal and my prize from a contest I won!

Ok, first up, the gift from my secret pal:
Sorry for the terrible pic. She sent me some stitch marker supplies and some scrapbooking supplies (at the bottom). The stitch marker supplies are the pin thingys you put the beads on, and the scrap booking supplies are letter tiles that look like bottle caps. She also said that my big package will be sent out the end of the month so that I get it in June - I'm so excited! Thanks so much SP, I love it and I'm looking forward to the June package!

The prize I won was for some sock yarn, Sol Joy (100 grams, 100% Superwash Merino) in the colour Polar. It looks and feels yummy! I can't wait to see it knit up into a pair of socks. What pattern would I use? Not sure just yet, but whatever I choose, I know it will look awesome! It looks light in the picture, but in actuality, it is a little darker. Kerry held a contest on her blog back in April and she drew the winning name and I was surprised that I had won. I had actually forgot that I had entered the contest. So, I was scrolling her blog on the weekend (I had been busy and hadn't been by her blog or several others for a few days), and lo and behold was a post saying that I had won. I emailed her to let her know I had finally saw the post and given her my address. However, she informed that she had it already because she is my group hostess/leader for SP10, and she already had the yarn in the mail! Thanks so much Kerry!

Now, a couple of people tagged me for the 7 thing about me meme that is going around blogland. I am supposed to list 7 things about myself and then choose 7 others to tag, they in turn do the meme themselves. So, let's see if I can come up with something...

1. When I was little I was scared by fire truck sirens. My dad used to volunteer at the fire department (driving a tanker) and one year at Christmas he was holding me up at the Santa Claus parade when the decorated fire truck drove by (they would have some of the firemen dressed up as clowns and they would throw candy to the kids in the crowd). The driver saw my dad and right when he got in front of us, he blew the siren and it was so LOUD. I must have been about 4 at the time, and for the longest time (probably until I was about 9 or 10) I got scared and would cover my ears whenever I heard a fire truck's siren - especially it was close to us.

2. When I was about six or seven, there had been rumors that the world was going to end and naturally I got scared when I heard that. I envisioned everyone and everything floating in space forever and that just didn't really appeal to me. So, the day after it was supposed to happen, my brother, my mother and I were in my brother's room (don't remember why, just that that was where we were) and I looked out the window and asked my mom if the world had ended. My brother said to me, "No Stupid, we're still here. If it ended we wouldn't be here."

3. I have a crush on Matthew McConaughey. 'Nuff said.

4. I love rocking chairs - ever since I was little, I have loved rocking in rocking chairs. I find it relaxing and do all my knitting (at least when I'm at home knitting) in my rocking chair.

5. I am allergic to many scented products like flowery scented perfums/lotions/bath products/candles, some household cleaners, smoke (and dust but that isn't scented). However, fruit scented things do not bother me in the least.

6. I love the cranberry lemon muffins from Tim Horton's. However, this has only been a feature product now and then, and they don't offer this kind of muffin all the time. Such a shame really, because they are yummy!

7. Apparently I can't count. I had typed a 7 instead of a 6 and was in the process of saying 'ok, there are the 7 things about me' when I noticed the error. Sheesh.

Oh, and to end off, yesterday my friend Sarah and I took the morning off from our jobs so we could drive up to Fredericton (about 1 1/2 hours away) to the provincial passport office to take in our passport applications to hurry the process along. Anyway, on the way there we drove past a farm (there were more than one, but just this one in particular applies to the story). I look out the window and what do I see on the hill - sheep! So, naturally I point and say in an excited joy-filled voice, "Sheep!" Sarah just laughed at me as though I were nuts (ok, I am, but that's besides the point). I told her I would blog about this experience because anyone who is a knitter (and/or spinner) would totally understand my reaction. Sheep are a knitter's/spinner's best friend; we like sheep. I told her that I was going to tell you all how she laughed at me for my joy at spotting the sheep. She laughed at me again. These non-knitters, I'm telling you...I told her I was going to teach her to knit and she agreed; I don't know how serious she was though. She might have just wanted to humour the crazy knitter sitting in her car.


Charity said...

I love reading your 7 things! ;)

Prayerful Knitter - Shelly said...

That sock yarn is beautiful. Enjoy your secret pal goodies!

I'd point out sheep, too! : )

sp10 friend & pal said...

Nice sock yarn from Kerry!

I put something fun in the mail for you yesterday, and your final package is packaged up, I just need to mail it off. (Next couple of days, when I get to the post office next!)

I can't wait for you to receive it!

Kerry said...

I'm so very glad that you like the yarn! Can't wait to see what it becomes. :-)

Janice said...

What fun packages!! I love the yarn.. yum! I totally understand your reaction to the sheep! When we were in England last year I couldn't get over all of the sheep.. they were everywhere!! (And it was Spring and all the babies were out as well!) My son still claims I was more excited to see the sheep than him... but that's not true.... ;-)

Scribbles & Bits said...

Fun stuff! I enjoyred reading the 7 things about you! It's always nice to learn a bit more about the person behind the blog! And non-knitters: man they don't know what they're missing. It's a true sign of the joy of knitting that just seeing sheep can make us so happy! how many other hobbies offer that? Scrapbookers don't get happy when they see a tree, although that would amuse me!

Rhonda the Stitchingnut said...

Muggles just don't get it! The magic is in the sheep (& llamas, alpacas, & goats) and only knitters, spinners, and weavers understand the magic. ;-)

So it's up to you to convert her. Teach her to knit ... before she realizes what you're up to!

Karen said...

What pretty yarn you won. I've been tagged too, just need to feel like posting. Love your sheep story, I LOL!

jessica said...

I got excited about some sheep just yesterday... too funny.

Thanks for the prayer shawl idea, it didn't even cross my mind until you said something, then I was like "duh". Would you happen to have any good patterns?!

Lisa said...

That new yarn looks great! Let us know how you like it.

Alisha said...

Your mail box is one happy place!!!