Wednesday, March 26, 2008

I hate to hog the blog but.........

Once again, I'm saying huge thanks to my SP!

I just got home to find a HUGE bunch of roses waiting
for me. Flowers are one of my very favorite things
but I don't remember telling you all that. These
are beautiful. They're in a great metal European-
style metal vase and were accompanied by a nice note
on a beautiful postcard.

Work has been very stressful lately and this was such
a happy surprise. Again, many thanks!

Mark was home when my SP stopped by with them and he
teased he knows something I don't know yet. Oh well;
it won't be long until I can say thank you live.

hugs back to you, SP,

Thank you, Secret Pal!

I had to drop you all a quick note to say "thank you", once again,
to my Secret Pal. She left a nice package at the front door
containing a note, adorable (and delicious) bunny-shaped sugar
cookies as well as Irish Potatoes. Sugar cookies are way up on
my list of favorite foods and the Irish Potatoes were good, as
well. I'd heard of Irish Potatoes but never before tried them.
Like most sweet things, I can now claim that I do like them. :)

Quite some time ago we talked about guessing our SP's identity.
While I don't know who mine is, I do know a few things about her.
They include:
1. She's an excellent cook.
2. She and I don't work together in my office. This one is an
observation from the five-year old and is an easy one since I
don't work with any of you!
3. I know her from knitting. Again, a point made by the shortest
part of the family. This one, too, makes me giggle since I know
all the potential candidates through knitting.
4. She's considerate and thoughtful, thinking of more than just
me. The five year old is looking forward to knowing who she
is almost as much as I am!

The list, above, could apply to the whole group, I believe. In
other words, I have no good ideas yet. Looking forward to saying
"thank you" in person tomorrow night!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Yipes! Stripes!

Here is our first strippy blanket for Afghans for Afghans. Held by volunteer Ann Batman and photographed by Laura Truffaut, the Scarlet Knitter... in the basement in San Francisco where Afghans for Afghans packs all the boxes. (I am probably the only person who wants to go to San Francisco so I can go down into the basement of the AFSC building. . .)
Another one is in progress. This one doesn't look half bad!
We should all be very proud! (Even though I did not knit a single stitch of this one. I put my time in on seaming, though.)