Thank you so much for the lovely and encouraging comments some of you left on my last post. I truly appreciate your kindness. I hope to show you the finished cocoon and hat I am crocheting for my new Grand who is due to arrive in three weeks, in my next post.
Up at the crack of dawn one morning I tried to capture the sunrise in photos, but did not get my camera out soon enough to show you the deepest reds I saw. It was an amazing surprise to see the vibrant colors bloom in the sky behind the trees outside my window...and then we had a string of rainy days :)
My little Grand Joy is now an expert crawler and getting to be an impressive walker. I was surprised when she made her way over to the toy chest, opened it up and started to fling out some treasures the other day.
Then, last Friday was a surprising delight from beginning to end. My friends, Taci, Teresa, Betsy and I met for a bloggers' lunch for several hours at an Italian restaurant that is right across from the inviting Littlelamb and Ewe store that holds lots of fiber treasures and tools and a very kind and helpful mother and daughter team of proprietors.
On the way home I had fun snapping some photos of autumn. The rain that pelted down in the valley around me last week landed as a fresh coat of snow wrapping Mt. Hood; and in colorful contrast to Mt. Hood's startling white, more and more leaves on the trees in the valley are turning from green to red, orange and gold.
When I finally made it home in the evening, I found a wonderful, surprise from Judy from CJ Stitching and Blooms blog who is celebrating her 7th year of blogging. I have been enjoying visiting her blog and getting to know her, and I won some of the prizes in her celebration give away! She sent a wonderful handwritten letter on paper she purchased on P.E.I. and a postcard showing some of the delights of Michigan. She sent me lavender from her own garden!!! And as if this was not grand enough, she also sent me a beautiful heart and star that she crocheted and embellished with my favorite color, purple, beads. I am so blessed, Judy. Thank you!
What surprises and prizes have come into you life lately?