Wednesday, March 19, 2014

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So! It's been a while since I posted, for which I have several excuses:
  • Lack of sleep
  • Work cacophony
  • Pollen-induced haze
  • I was out of town for a week
What? Yup, I was. It was the last week of February, and here's a hint where I was....
Magic Bands!!
How cool is the box, all personalized and everything?? It had been OVER A YEAR since we'd been to Disney World, and I was definitely staring to feel signs of withdrawal. As usual, I took eleventy-thousand pictures, which makes my head explode when I try to decide which ones to share. So, I am going to randomly page down through my photos and click on a picture:
Hey! Not too shabby! That's Spaceship Earth at Epcot (or EPCOT if you prefer it "classic") for those of you that don't know. You're lucky you got this one; just 10 pictures down and all you would've gotten was a picture of the facecloth (washrag) animals in our hotel room.

The pollen-induced haze isn't helping, either, because every time I think, "Gee, I need to blog," whatever the next thought might be immediately sinks into the pudding that seems to be inhabiting my brain, and it all just becomes too haaaaaaard. But! Pollen means things are blooming, and that means I also have scads of pictures from Orchid Daze and Atlanta Blooms to share. Again, let's pick a random one:
And just so Joysze doesn't disown me when I've randomly picked tulips instead of orchids:
The Most Awesome Husband in the World got me a tripod for my birthday...and it is making the macro lens take awesome pictures. I just press the button, folks.

I have tons of stitching to show from March Madness thus far, and I need to pick the theme for April. The problem is, you all are so clever, I am having trouble choosing!! Soon, I promise. For now, here's the first of my March Madness pieces...Keep a Secret...the Sparkly Compote of Decree was very kind to me when I picked the project I knew I'd have to cart down to Orlando and stitch on in the car on the way home on March 2nd:

Last but by no means least, I won two giveaways and did two very undignified but ecstatic jigs when the packages arrived. First, look at what gracie sent me for her Unbirthday celebration:
Packages!! Who doesn't love opening packages?? And get a load of that handmade card!
Here are all the goodies unwrapped. Missing are a couple of champagne poppers (not actually containing champagne) that Michael and I celebrated with. If you've never had these, be prepared for a very loud BANG when you pull the string! We were much surprised; such fun. Gracie even included a candle and balloon there, for a proper Unbirthday. =) That little jar is filled with lovely beads and buttons.

Next came a box from Maggee:
The fabrics! The floss! The wee charms! The rick rack!! But mostly, I'm over the moon about the pincushion (emery) she stitched for's a closeup (with slightly truer colors):
I put the little charms on there, though her stitching is so beautiful it doesn't require any "tarting up"! =)

Thank you so much to both of you!!

OK, there is a freezer pizza calling my name (we only eat HEALTHY here at the Lottloft...seriously, it has arugula on it...that's TOTALLY healthy!) so I will post more later!

Eventually, there will be posts about Disney, and orchids, and all sorts of lovely stitching. For now, please enjoy this completely disjointed and pollen-induced post.


Erin (moviemuse) said...

You mean we may have been there at the same time again, and we missed you again?! We really must start communicating our Disney schedules before we leave. :-)

krayolakris said...

Everybody needs an unbirthday like that!!

Julie said...

Happy Unbirthday to you.... great parcel you received, lots of lovely goodies.

Dani - tkdchick said...

I have still yet to get to Disney its on my bucket list!!! Someday I'll be able to afford the trip!

Lovely stitching in the car... was that over one?

What wonderful giveaways you've received!

SoCal Debbie said...

Your tiny peacock stitching is so beautiful! Good for you for being able to stitch in the car! Your prize packages are both amazing! How wonderful to have a personalized pincushion!

I'm eagerly awaiting the announcement of the April Theme-a-licious theme!

Val said...

Arugula on pizza? I am intrigued.

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Happy Unbirthday! That's the great thing about Unbirthdays, you can only be Belated on one day of the year.

Some lovely presents in your parcels. I know to wrap everything individually if you win one of my giveaways!.

Nice idea to choose a random photo too, saves making decisions.

Delusional Knitter said...

Wow goodies - how nice!! I haven't been to Disney in FOREVER ... OMG I feel old now - 20 years.

Love the peacock stitching!

Melanie said...

Sounds like a nice trip. :)

You stitched on THAT in the car? A moving car? It's so small! And my eyes are so OLD! I would go cross-eyed. lol

These are all great goodies and I'm not too big to admit I'm insanely jealous over them. ;)

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