First of all -- get how lucky the move was for me. Sure I had to do (and still have plenty left to do) bunches of heavy lifting and coworker wrangling, and prissy people soothing, but now I sit near the sample library for the architecture and interior design crews of my company and they have shelves and shelves of these:
And the counters are strewn with thinking-about-it collections:
Yes, gentle reader, it is awfully fun. At lunch I can fondle fabric and dream of the day they need to toss some samples. Mind you, not all of them are really usable for us. but there are plenty I would love to get my grubby hands on.
Another blast of luckiness in my life has been Stitch Specialists' (yahoo group) RAK group. My little clublette includes Floss Bobbin (you should check out her cool patterns--- I'm loving her new robot!) and Janet (who is blogless, but then can't be harassed for feel guilty because she skips writing for months on end). And, just as RAKs are theoretically designed to work, on two of the most miserable days of my moving adventures (when there were coworkers who were very lucky to go home without me knocking a few of their teeth out first), arrived packages of glorious surprise which instantly turned my day around. Bless you Flossy and Janet!
From Janet came this bundle --
Flossy surprised me with a remarkable collection of Welsh goodies -- overdyed floss and fabric by Polstitches (from their Dragon line -- oh soooo appropriate for a dragon lover like myself) and a DARLING needlebook that Flossy herself made. The dark chocolate with white chocolate elephant that graces the cover is darling and makes me think of a friend who passed away some years ago -- he totemed himself an elephant and he did so love chocolate.
And a finish -- I actually have many and I will be back with better pics, but for now we have to settle for the best my phone could do last night-- The bikers are back!
You can't really tell, but the cording is reversed on the two -- he has a purple sparkle and she has a green one. Also, I shortened her bike shorts since actually my sister tends to ride in a modified biking/running skirt. The bikes are colored to match their personal rides and her shoes got colored to match a pair Nike gave her for running a corporate team at the Nike DC Half Marathon this year.