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Wednesday, June 21, 2006

mixed bag

all of a sudden i seem to have a lot to say. maybe it was my relative silence during colorweek.

first off - a big big thank you to our postal carrier. with two birthdays this month, and some great swapping, you have been wonderful!!

as for the deliveries...

tucker.palm

tucker arrived over the weekend. i was so excited i was shaking when i took this (hence not too good) photo. thank you so much alicia! i love him. he is so beautifully made. each little stitch an inspiration to me. (i need to be this patient.) alicia and i both missed the backtack 3 cut-off so when she suggested a bt3 redux where we would follow the same rules and time-line i was happy to take on the challenge. (i am still taking on the challenge... sorry alicia!) she was sweet enough to add some goodies for the girls. which i haven't been able to get away from them long enough to take a decent photo. (alicia's shots are great and can be seen here...) and some yummy chocolate and licorice (a big fave in our house). thanks so much.

apron
peg.bag

then my dear friend jennie (who shared her cupcake with me before she left l.a. but still hasn't started her own blog!) found some goodies while in her new/old home of oberlin. oh i do miss you. the thrifting seems better there than here though so perhaps we will come to you...! i wore the apron while cooking father's day breakfast and was transported to my childhood and making doughnuts from scratch with our mennonite neighbor. (she always had an apron on...) i didn't make doughnuts unfortunately... d had to settle for pancakes. and the little dress is actually a bag to hang on the line for clothespegs. the detail is amazing. now to get d to put up a clothes line! and the hankies too, so sweet! thanks hon.

oh and molly and family received our kids' cd swap package! so glad it arrived safely - if not timely!!

as for the birthdays...i couldn't leave today without wishing my love, my cowboy, my shadowy man a happy birthday. we love you. happy 43rd!!

shadowy.man

9 comments:

Alicia A. said...

I'm glad you're enjoying tucker!

And seriously, no rush, ok?

melissa f. said...

for the love of mennonite neighbors. sometimes the thought of baked good alone makes me want to move back home.

Tracy said...

thanks alicia! i hope to make it worth your while ;)

oh melissa you always give me a smile!! seriously, i still drool at the thought of her doughnuts...

molly said...

love that vintage apron. my mother just gave me an identical one from her stash a few weeks ago. it just fits, you know? she's asked me to copy it for a pattern so that we can make more. it is very worn and thin and probably wont' survive many more washings, so we want to save the style for later sewing projects.
(happy,happy bday to your hubby!)

hannah said...

look at that hat! i love it, happy birthday guy! so glad tucker found a good home with you. alicia is pretty stinking amazing.

what are these mennonite doughnuts you speak of? i think i need one. now.

amy h said...

I kept suggesting the Amish restaurants all over in Florida when I was visiting (I love baked goods), and none of my family was game! Mmm, Mennonite doughnuts sound good (hard to go wrong with doughnuts).

lisa said...

i love your man's hat.

Tracy said...

the apron is great - full coverage and definitely pattern worthy...

the doughnuts are just scrumptious melt-in-your-mouth home-made doughnuts. i have never had any that came close to mrs. friesen's!

and thanks for the bday wishes. hubby had a great day in his new hat ;)

Shari said...

happy birthday to d! looks like you received some nice goodies.