I am the very cheerful receiver of gifts from locales near and far...
First up, Elspeth Elizabeth! Elspeth set out from her country of origin and the only home she knew to travel across the Atlantic to the United States eventually reaching my home in Los Angeles. Looking splendid in her lavender, plum and tangerine garb, Elspeth gracefully sprung from the confines of her cardboard travel coach and took stock of her new digs.
She asked me to give her a boost to the top of my yarn empire (read cabinet) so that she could survey her new home. And there she remains, writing poetry and calling out to me to refresh her supply of sherbet lemon sweets. A request I do indulge.
Elspeth Elizabeth is handcrafted by none other than Jane over at Yarnstorm. If you're not familiar with her lovely ladies then you've been missing out. Not only are they a visual wonder to behold, but Jane has concocted amazing stories for each one. If you've not done so already, you may read about Elspeth here.
Thank you Jane! I love Elspeth (and I do believe she feels affection toward me as well)...Onward!
Secret Sistah revealed...Again!
I knew from package one who my Secret Sistah was for we inhabit the same wacky world in many respects. Call it intuition. Call it creative connection. But yes, I knew my Secret Sistah to be none other than the Mother of all Shrones...Lori! And just look at what the High Empress of Shrones ordered the USPS to bestow unto moi...
Skellies and eyeballs and yarn, oh my! Creepy Cebolla made off with the bag of Funyuns directly following this photo shoot.
Does this woman know what I like or what?
Question. Do you believe that eyeball lights would be too much as year round decor? Hmmm...
Thank you Lori! You are near and dear to my heart woman.
And last, but certainly not least I received my Back-Tack II bag from my partner. All I can say is girl, you definitely did your homework! Not only did my wonderful partner over at Finny Knits create this lovely chicken bag (yes, I said chicken bag) for me, but she filled it up with enough embroidery paraphenalia to get any novice such as myself started.
My new chicken bag completes my Poultry-inspired Halloween garb for this year and it's also just amazing, don't you think? I love it! Thank you so much Finny Knits!
In closing I just wanted to say that craft bloggers are the most amazing group of people in the entire world. Thank you all so much for swapping with me, looking my wacky junkola every week, leaving so many wonderful comments and finally, for allowing me to be a member of this very intriguing, smart and creative group. Smooches all around!