We also had a hailstorm on Tuesday, the day my mother-in-law was going to come over and start helping me clear out the slope of our front yard and the strip between the sidewalk and the street. Can you see the hail pelting down on my poor flowers?
They were supposed to go in on Tuesday, but they're still sitting out there (half of them blown over). My goal now is to get them in before they're dead! I have killed more nursery plants out of sheer neglect than I care to think about...
The highlight of my week was this afternoon, when I finally managed to take 5 minutes to open the box that had arrived on my doorstep at the beginning of the week. Sad that it takes me so long to open yarn, huh? Look what was in it:
That's a whole box of Margene yarn, dyed by Mama-E (who just started dying lace yarn, which is as gorgeous as the rest of her stuff) and inspired by Margene over at Zeneedle. Isn't it purty? You can get it only from me, over at the shop. She also threw in a dozen Gardiner Yarn Work skeins, inspired by my retro website colors.
I pulled out this one poor little skein for pictures. Do you think the rest are feeling neglected, or are they happy to be covered with Margene?
I also got some happy news from my friend Brittney. She is a big American Idol fan and we have great fun discussing each week's episodes amidst the rest of our non-Idol-loving friends (they just roll their eyes at us). Well...she signed up on the waiting list to attend a taping about a year ago, and just got the call today that her number is up. She and her sister are dropping everything and flying down there on Monday night to try to get into the taping on Tuesday (she didn't actually get tickets - just vouchers allowing them to stand in line). I am going to be so excited watching next Tuesday, scanning the crowd for B! If she has as great a time as I think she will, I'm totally signing Bill and I up - maybe we'll get in sometime next season. Now we have to think up the perfect little blurb for her sign to hold up during our boy Blake's performance...any suggestions?