Wednesday, November 14, 2012

2012 TrueBlood Swap on Ravelry: Package Received

I am so happy to have participated in this swap again. These ladies are awesome and they come up with the most amazing themes for the packages.

Here is what I received!
Gizmo wanted to help open the package.
Everything taken out of the box.
My spoiler wrote an awesome story to go along with my goodies. They were all numbered so I got to read the story and open everything one at a time. The suspense was killing me, but I loved every minute of it!
An awesome red shawl. The pattern is "Vlad" on Ravelry. I don't think I would have ever found the time and patience to knit this for myself.
A handmade Fangtasia purse! And it is huge so it holds everything I need.
THE softest fingerless mitts ever! Made from sky blue mink and cashmere yarn.
A cute handmade bag, bracelet and stitch markers.
Glitter, Paul Mitchell shampoo & conditioner samples, a loofah, glass nail file, two polishes, and two lip balms.
Candy! Even some from the UK! Everything was so yummy...yes, it is all gone already..except for the drinking chocolate. I'm using it sparingly to make it last. :) Also, she sent the tea to help with headaches.
Homemade white chocolate fang candy too! Lots of them.
A black choker with Eric's "blood" in a vial incase of an emergency.
Two books. I've read through the Palmistry book. Yep, it pretty much says I am artistic and mothering. :) I can't wait to start Wicked Appetite .
Yarn! Malabrigo Silky Merino Yarn - 869 Cumparsita  My first Malabrigo! And a cake of Sky Goddess Yarn in the Crave colorway. It is a light fingering weight. Both of these are currently on the needles and hook.
Orange ribbon and candle. And three TB buttons.
I was so royally spoiled in this swap. I can never thank my spoiler enough! Thanks V!
The next post will be the package I sent to my spoilee because this one was so long.

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

We've Got Puppies!

Bristol had her puppies Saturday night/Sunday morning. There are nine total and are a border collie x german shepherd mix.
-One looks like Bristol and one like Bear, the daddy.
-Five are mostly black with some white (bellies and/or paws and tips of tails).
-Two are white with a couple black spots and brown faces.

Bristol has been a great mommy taking care of them.
Here they are only hours old:

And three days old:

A few close ups:

These babies will be 6 weeks old on December 16th and ready for a forever home in time for Christmas. I will hate to see them go, but we can't keep them all, just one...which will be hard to decide.