Monday, January 5, 2009

Sharing the good stuff

Okay, so it's the first Monday of the new year and the time for slacking off is officially over. Not that Tasha & Beth have been slacking -- they've been working like maniacs getting ready for TNNA and The PA Farm Show, both coming up in the next two weeks. I however have been slacking just a little bit from my bloggy-type duties. However, rest assured, I will make it up to you this week with all sorts of fun and informative postings.

It occurred to me that I never even shared with you our favorite fibery Christmas gifts. Mine was such an easy decision for Beth, I may as well just have grabbed a sharpie and written "I want this della q bag for Christmas" on my forehead. When we went to Stitches East with our LYS, Uncommon Threads, I just kept going on and on (and on) about the della q bags we had brought with us to sell. I especially fell in love with this one and wouldn't you know, Beth was so smart, she managed to sneak it out of the 'return' pile after the show and it magically appeared under the Christmas tree for me. I LOVE it!!! It's the perfect size for a pair of socks or the Suri Chic Jabot that I am getting ready to cast on using some Suri Elegance yarn that Santa brought. Uncommon Threads has lots of other fantastic della q bags in stock, along with those nifty new interchangeable needle cases that everyone is raving about. Give them a call and they will be happy to hook you up with the best goodies.

Tasha had an excellent Christmas. For starters she got the hottest spinning wheel on the market today, the Schacht Ladybug. I'll admit it, I might have a tiny bit of wheel envy (just don't tell my Lendrum DT, I wouldn't want her to get jealous). Tasha says the ladybug spins like a dream. All I know is that it has the cute factor down pat. I love the idea of the built in lazy-kate. That's the one feature that my Lendrum doesn't have. Maybe I can convince Tasha to bring it into the warehouse for some show & tell next week.

When I asked Beth about her best fibery Christmas gift she laughed and told me that her family seems convinced that she needs to spend more time in the kitchen. Her gifts were all kitchen related. Nice gifts, but yeah, they are still not fibery fun. Beth did however get to play Santa in the best kind of way. Remember how I said Tasha had an excellent Christmas? You haven't even heard the most awesome part. Tasha's husband made arrangements to have Beth deliver a new alpaca on Christmas morning. No, he did NOT go under the tree, but Beth said the look on Tasha's face was priceless when she was drug out to the barn by her family to see her newest pet, Justin Time. Justin is quite the handsome man & is the perfect addition to Tasha's family.

We hope you had the most wonderful of holidays and we look forward to an exciting 2009!


mehitabel said...

Wonderful stuff! My favorite, of course, is Justin. That adorable face!! Too bad I can't keep alpacas in my suburban yard--maybe one of these years I'll get a place where I can!

Cristi-Lael said...

K, I totally have to share this story! My brother's name is also Justin. One day, back when he was in kindergarten, he had to potty just before they were to line up for recess. He got done just as they were starting to go outside, so his teacher said, "Oh good, you're just in time!" My brother replied, "I'm not just in time, I'm Justin Dodd!"

He's 27 now and hates it when we tell that story.

(btw, I'm just starting a bolero out of your Paca Paints in the Vineyard colorway...can someone say yummy? I will be posting pictures on my blog soon)