My very good friend and savior Shepherdess, Laura, was to send some tunis roving that I had inadvertantly left at her house last year when I was there for BSG. She told me that there would be a suprise in with it! I was excited to play in it, so I waited about 3 days and started checking my mail box everyday! I would leave work, drive all the way out to my house to check my mail at lunch. She called me that Friday night to BS and tell me she hadn't mailed it yet because she was shearing a very nice little ewe that weekend and she was going to put some of her wool into the package. Yay! I thought that was to be my suprise, but no! She says there is something else, and that she will put it in the mail on Monday. I put it off as long as I could, but on Wednesday, even though chances were that it would take four days, I was out at the house checking my mail. Thursday... Friday.... Saturday......
Monday comes I get to work and check my email. There is a msg from Laura saying she promises it will be in the mail today! OK, at this point I'm thinking when I see the parcel box key in my mail box I will get excited. Then I tell her in a reply that she is horrible! Making me wait and wait and wait because she doesnt want to go to the post office! But then I thought about the parcel I had sitting in my car that had been there for over a month. I mailed it Monday ;-)
This was totally worth the wait :)
So I'm typing this post and Laura calls, said her ears were burning :) The roving was blended from the fleeces of two romeldale rams; hogget fleece!And here is the tunis roving, donated by my ram Lazurus and processed by Morro Fleece Works in California.
On another note... I have had these white tulips for ever, but they never get very big. I have had to move them several times and thought I only had two or three of them but they are spreading. I should probably dig them up and spread them out a bit...
Here is that very sweet smelling daff I was trying to tell all of you about, for some reason they are all droopy, hence the sky shot :)
And one more, a book. I saw this book on eBay and for some reason I had to buy it. It is in good shape, the pages are yellowed as is to be expected as the only date I can find in it is 1899. I paid $32 with shipping. There are adds from businesses in the last few pages from companies that sponsered the printing by advertising in it, some of those are dated 1898. Too cool!