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Thursday, April 23, 2009

For "slaters," read "woodlice."

Curious title? I'm feeling mischievous, I think! That's a line from the first book Outlander in my favorite series by Diana Gabaldon. I spent the last few days devouring the Twilight series by Stephenie Myer. I read too fast...I should have made them last...I should have savored; but I gobbled them up and now I can't "get into" any of the books I've tried to read. So, I'll re-read an old favorite (for the umpteenth time) and that should 'fix' things. If you haven't yet discovered the wonders of Diana Gabaldon, you are missing out! Jamie and Claire have the best love story since Romeo and Juliet.

MAIL!!!

Holly had a giveaway to celebrate her first blogoversary and I won. I won, I won! I hit the mother load, folks! Holly outdid herself with the goodies.



What is in the pretty, sparkly lavender paper? What could it be?


Wow! Jelly Belly jellybeans, a Mill Hill button, a Doodles ~ Daisy Bouquet, bunny thread-drops, marking pins from My Big Toe Designs, a darling reindeer charm, "S" initial seals, a lovely note pad, a skein of WDW Confetti (a huge favorite of mine) and to top things off a gorgeous little lamb needle minder. All the goodies were tucked inside a mini zippered bag.
This was an awesome giveaway, Holly! Thank you so much!
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There was a question...How did I get my Easter eggs so bright? Well, we used the standard Paas egg coloring kit. We had 12 eggs and 12 colors. We also have no small children impatient to see the dyed eggs so we put them in the dye and let them sit a long time. A long time. Holy smokes they got colored!
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Crabby Taxes is still not finished. I wonder if reading four huge books in less than two weeks has anything to do with it? I only have a small bit left and over a week to do it in, so no worries. However...I just purchased a gorgeous design. I plan to gather the supplies for it this weekend so be watching for a new WIP!
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Thank you for visiting my blog today!
xox

37 comments:

Jill said...

You really did hit the mother load! You are a lucky girl! Congrats!

tkdquintmom said...

omg that is ONE awesome giveaway! Wow! That's great! Congrats on that! Wasn't Twilight a good series? Even as an adult, I enjoyed them. I wound up listening to them on CD however the gal that read the series wore on me...lol

Missy Ann said...

You do know September 22 this year Diana's new book is coming out right?

An Echo In The Bone

I know what I'm doing the 22nd & 23rd at least.

Holly said...

I'm glad you liked the package! I had too much fun putting it all together.

Pumpkin said...

Oh WOW, WOW, WOW! No wonder you are excited :o) Great stuff.

Hmmmm....so what is this new pattern you bought????

Dee said...

Congratulations!

That was a very nice package. :-)

The Prodigal Tourist said...

You're not reading too fast--the books we love are just too short!

Jan said...

What a wonderful package to come in the mail!! Such fun, lucky you!!

Enjoy your stitching and your reading...sure can't wait to see what new project you are going to start!:)

Tammy said...

Great giveaway! Lucky you! :o)

Carolyn NC said...

Congrats on winning the giveaway! Reading is a pastime that's never too long, but when you mention any word with lice in it, I'm scratching my head involuntarily.... :)

Chiloe said...

What a great package !!! Lucky you ;-)

Christine said...

What a fantastic giveaway prize.
If it makes you feel better, I haven't even STARTED my taxes ;)

Siobhan said...

Woo! Talk about a nice mail day!

I hear you on the reading-Twilight-too-fast thing. I am contemplating getting them in audiobook form so that I can listen to them since I've already read them. We watch the DVD over & over, and will do so again tonight... can't wait to get back to Forks!

Sheila said...

What a fabulous gift. I´ve got the whole set of Oulander books, but only read the first one so far ... I´d better get a move on as Missy says there is a new one coming out.

Annie said...

What a fabulous package. That must have been so much fun to open and fondle.

tintocktap said...

Thanks for mentioning slaters! I have to keep reminding myself to call them woodlice these days! Other than my family, don't know anyone else who would call them slaters.

Marita said...

Ooooh what a lovely gift.

Becky K in OK said...

Wowza, what a great package to receive. Oh, and I covet that little reindeer charm! Hehe.

Karen said...

there is a new DG book out this year yeaaaa unfortunatly its hardback lol I love her books

ArchangelDecker said...

Congrats on you prize!

Redwitch said...

Great giveaway you won :)

Hope the next book you read is a page turner!

Suzie said...

Congrats on the win! It looks like a lot of fun things there. .and treats to eat while you read!

And no, you aren't reading too fast. Publishers just aren't printing fast enough! lol

Lauralness said...

All that stuff is so cute! I've never seen those bunny thread things. That's the right way to read! I just sit and read the book. I don't want to have to try and remember what was going on three days later.

CindyMae said...

Wow, what a great giveaway you won!!!

Karan said...

Wow - gorgeous goodies there. Looking forward to seeing what the new WIP is. :0)

Julie said...

COr ... what a haul, those bunny thread drops are adorable and i love the sheep needle minder - lucky you

Ranae said...

It's after the 15th and you know there's a penalty fee on those crabby taxes, lol.
Super nice package, I bet that was fun to go thru

Lillie said...

Fabulous package. Enjoy

Laura said...

I'm so jealous! That is a fantastic giveaway. Enjoy all your goodies.

Aussie Stitcher said...

What a great package to receive, well done on the win. I hope that the fires don't become a bigger problem for you, they are terrible.

Jo said...

I love the outlander stories too. Great giveaway - what a wonderful gift from Holly!

mainely stitching said...

How funny - I was just thinking about the Outlander series and wishing I hadn't packed it away when we were packing up books. Sigh.

Congratulations on the great giveaway win!

Melanie said...

Congrats on the win! I *really* like the sheep needleminder!

I'm rootin' for ya for finishing up "Taxes!"

Emily said...

Wow thats fantastic stuff!! :)

Jean said...

Wow - great pressies! Isn't that a bright spot in your day?

I think reading like that is amazing. There is nothing like a book you don't want to end! Sometimes they are few and far between. I've got to look up that author when I finish what I'm reading right now. I've got my "upstairs book" for bedtime and my downstairs book. Upstairs - The Senator's Wife - not sure how I like it. Downstairs book - The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet. Heavy book - it probably weighs a pound or more!! LOL!

Lindsay said...

I know what you mean about reading the Twilight books too quick, I did the same thing. Did you know there's a rough draft of Midnight Sun on her website?

Sandra said...

Sharon that's a pretty nice parcel you got there!!! Sure Holly did a great job putting it together.

Your crabby SAL is looking good so far.

I'll go peek the Lizzie Kate exchange. She's one of my favorites!