I have some of the best blog readers/friends.
I’ve given The Ranch Wife such a hard time about her blog name, dirt road scrapper, because somehow I thought it said stripper and I wasn’t even thinking about a “take your clothes off” stripper . . I was thinking about quilting with strips but we’ve had a few good laughs. Stephanie McPhee is a famous knitter known as “The Yarn Harlot”. When The Ranch Wife saw this book, she said she had to get it for me . . a book by the harlot purchased for me by the stripper!
I have read Stephanie’s blog for a while and never even realized she has funny books. I’ve ordered her other books. She’s hilarious!
And then my friend, Susan, who I just mentioned this morning . . she’s the one who sent me the sock yarn kit . . she had written for my address because she had something to send me. It arrived today and this is what it is!
I couldn’t get a picture that does it justice but it is a gorgeous hand smocked little bishop dress. Before Chad, I did a lot of smocking and kept thinking I should do more now that I have a granddaughter but my pleater needs needles. I think Susan may have just awakened my smocking desire and I may have to find somewhere in Abilene or Austin where I can get back up to speed on my smocking. I saved most of my plates but will have to find them.
This little dress is just so precious. I will take it to MO when I go . . soon . . and get a picture of Addie wearing it. I’m so lucky that Nicole appreciates this kind of thing and that she takes such good care of quilts, handmade socks and now hand smocked dresses.
And, my dear friend, Sheryl, who started out as an internet friend and is now a real life friend because we’ve spent time together several times, sent me this:
A box full of Meyer lemons. Besides missing my family and friends in southwest Louisiana, and besides missing crawfish, I miss getting citrus right off the trees — as much as you want during the fall/winter. Dad always had persimmons, satsumas, kumquats, naval oranges and I can’t remember what else but it was one of those things I just never thought that the rest of the world didn’t have — citrus trees in your back yard! My sister has some big Meyer lemon trees and I so miss getting that stuff so not only did Sheryl send me a “taste of home” but she sent me something I can’t even buy locally.
Thank you, friends, for the wonderful blessings you’ve sent my way!