FIVE MINUTES, PEOPLE! I forsee hell in eight years when she becomes a teenager! Okay, in her defense she had walked into the corner of the desk just as I was trying to take a picture of her with the stuffed llama I bought her at MDSW... but still!
And on the topic of MDSW, there were a few things that I forgot to mention yesterday. They fall more into the category of 'Lessons Learned' (something we always have to go through after completing a project at work):
- You can dress me up but you can't take me out. I ordered a yummy grilled lamb pita sandwich for lunch (not sure it justified the $12 cost, but that is another issue), and managed to spill all the lamb juices down my pant leg with the first bite. At least it wasn't deposited on my normal messy space. Um, the frontal shelf area.
- Bring a bottle of water next time so you don't have to pay $3 for a limeade and also to wash your hands after using the port-o-potties (which had no water in the wash stations!). Seriously - ick - think of all the people who heeded the call of nature then touched all the stuff in the shops that you touched. Maybe bring hand sanitizer, too.
- It's a good thing other people drive to these places (thank you, Kathy!) because if I am not driving I fall asleep in the car. And I don't drive on highways.
- I'm going to have to research what kind of spinning wheel I would like to buy - I must have seen at least 5 different shapes, and I am sure there are infinite varieties within that number. Recommendations are welcome.
- I felt sorry for the shopkeepers who had no people in their stalls.
So, I will be back next year... with wet wipes, bottled water, hand sanitizer, a list of wheels to try out, and a PB&J sandwich to tide me over (good idea, Michelle!)...
My mother-in-law called me as I was picking up Willow this afternoon to tell me there was a package waiting for me at her house, so I rushed over and found my Knitty SP package #3! A while back my SP had asked me what I was thinking about making, and I said I wanted to knit a hat with sunset colours. SP said she would see what she could spin up for me, and this is what came today:
Isn't it pretty? She called it "Mountain Sunset" and there is easily enough wool there for two hats. Next to it in the lovely rustic wicker basket is a scarlet skein of Karabella Boise - it is so baby soft I just wanted to cuddle it like a kitten. But that wasn't all!
I just can't tell you how happy Willow is when she also gets presents in my SP packages - sometimes I think she is more excited about the packages coming than me!
And just a few more pictures - I love my new camera! My father-in-law's flower garden has started to bloom - the backyard looks like a fairyland: