Package 1 from SilentMynerva
I'm excited to share my package from SilentMynerva. It was very neatly wrapped and labeled with red and black tissue paper, but I was too excited to take a picture of it.
I got my package after a bad day at work, so it was even more special. I also did not take a full group picture, as I wanted to highlight the smaller groups.
Alright, on to the goodies!
Items 1, 2, 3, 4
1: Something to wear: A Texas shirt! I will be taking this along to wear in St. Louis this weekend. The fabric is very soft and I think it will be fun to wear.
2: Something made of paper: Origami stars. I love these stars, but for the life of me, cannot get them to actually work. They always end up as little crumpled bumps. Now I have my very own to play with and none of the frustration.
3: SilentMynerva's favorite flower: a Stargazer lilly, made out of paper. It's blue, which is my favorite color and it will hang out with my ivy on my kitchen shelf. I'm impressed with her paper folding skills. I only do small things.
4: For a kitchen staple, she sent a Texas mug. I was excited to learn that she uses mugs as every day cups too, as my fiancee thinks I'm weird for not having glasses, just mugs.
Items 5 and 8:
Item 5: Something related to Halloween, her favorite holiday: The movie "28 Days Later". I'm not normally a zombie movie person, but one of my friends who came over for our weekly movie night say that I have to watch it. It's been added to the rotation.
8: The same friend loved the next item and only the fact that I'd started reading it already saved it from being immediately stolen away. SilentMynerva always carries a book in her purse, so she sent me one called "The Devil's Diaries" written by Nicholas D. Satan, as transcribed by Professor M.J. Weeks. It looks like it should be lots of fun to read and will be added to my stash to read on the road.
Items 6 and 7:
Item 6: Something edible: Red Hots, and a rootbeer candy stick. I think I will use the Red Hots to try out a cinnamon cookie recipe that I have saved. The candy stick will be a fun treat.
Item 7: Organization! Post it notes! I use these all the time for quilting and making lists, so I am excited to get a supply boost.
Item 9: An armwarmer in her style. It's so soft. There is only one because she only uses them one at a time, but she said she'd make me a second one if I could use them.
The yarn is perfect and the colors are really nice too.
Item 10: Other hobby: Reading. She send the most adorable monster bookmarks!
I love them and am going to immediately put them to use. It was good timing too, I've got a long car ride and never seem to have any bookmarks with me.
Item 11: Texas Playing cards for her favorite game, Speed. I used to play cards on breaks at my job and am trying to start up a monthly game night at my house, so these will definitely be added in.
I really enjoyed getting to know SilentMynerva a bit more and am excited to start working on the second package.