Friday, October 28, 2011

special delivery

this week : :

: :  pierre (the french halloween lover cat) arrived from maryland. winning him in a giveaway from this super talented artist made me happy, but i think it made a certain someone even happier. olive (learn about her arrival here) , another yoborobo creation, is smitten. it may have happened when pierre first tried to impress her, as well as her friends, with his headstand. he is full of surprises.  in the note that arrived with him, i was told to keep an eye on the wine. duly noted. ah love...

: :  then, in another stroke of unbelievable luck, i won another giveaway, from here. this gorgeous malabrigo wool and nichole's new ebook . that was tuesday, and the wool arrived today. my goodness gracious. thank you thank you leslie and nichole.

: :  today the mail carrier also brought this little acorn all the way from new zealand. frances, the artist says : " At last! an answer to that age old question 'Where does a squirrel hide his stitch markers?'.

These stitch markers are made by me in my work shop from sterling silver. They are soldered together and have no edge to snag on your knitting.
Simple, elegant and functional- these little markers will make keeping track of those pattern changes a pleasure.

These markers will fit 4 mm and smaller needles, the second set of 8 will fit needles that are 6mm or smaller.
They come in a little turned wooden acorn made from Tawa, a native wood of New Zealand.
The Acorn is a reproduction piece based on a friends beautiful antique ivory acorn shaped needle case. I loved her one so much I decided to make my own. "  an indulgence i know, and i tried to resist. really.
acorns found here.

: :  during all this mail excitement and photo taking there was more than one here who was less than charmed. owen only slightly raised his furry white eyebrow and then snuggled back into his new favorite spot, to sleep and dream his own happy doggie dreams. these guys just do not understand certain things.

: :  the very best part of the week did not come in a box or mailer though, it came in the form of telephone calls, one from each of my five children, to say hi and i love you mom *sigh*. and to ask for recipes.   :)
and today, the date i had with my husband, where we spent the early morning in the marsh, bird watching (we saw the resident fox!) and photographing, and then jumping on our standup paddle boards where dolphins joined us the moment we passed the house we were married at, on the beach, six years ago tomorrow. chuck said to me, what are you going to say about this on your blog? he said maybe you should say how grateful we are to live where we do and for everything we have. i said i definitely would. and i truly am.

have a wonderfilled weekend dear friends,


  1. Dear Lori,
    Aren't those little treasures just so sweet! How lovely to win these giveaways and the yarn is such a beautiful colour. It sounds like you and your husband had a perfect date, swimming with dolphins... beautiful.
    Wishing you a peaceful weekend, my friend.
    PS Owen is so lovely:)
    xo xo

  2. Lori, you are truly a wonderful person, all in all and all.
    Just had to say that.

    Much love from Geli

  3. OH swoooon! What a perfect couple Pierre and Olive make!!! It was obviously meant to be :)... And that wool!!! All of your treasures are quite lovely and I can see why they would bring big smiles :). The acorn is just exquisite...
    Happy Anniversary!! How magical to have your weekend begin with a date of paddleboards, dolphins, and the ocean, and then calls from your children... What a beautiful life you are living Lori, and it's truly a pleasure to see so much joy and happiness :)...

  4. Lori, Happy Anniversary to you and Chuck. It sounds like you spent a wonderful day together doing something you both love on a special little spot of this earth. It's easy to tell from your writing that you are very happy and I wish you many more years together.
    I love all the wonderful items you won, especially the wooden acorn. I have a tree I collect acorns from in my back yard. They are adorable little things.
    Lori, I hope you have a weekend filled with happiness and laughter.
    Take care my friend.
    PS- Will email you the roll recipe.

  5. Awww, what sweet gifts! I love opening my mailbox and finding a package there, so I can imagine how you felt getting all of these this week.

  6. Wow! What an amazing date with our dh. And all of that fuzzy lov 'n goodness (yes, you too Owen - cutie!). I especially love the acorn. So sweet. Have a beautiful anniversary weekend!

  7. I wish you a "Happy Anniversary". Have a great time together, Inge

  8. Oh all sounds wonderful. I am happy luck is on your side again and you had such a wave of nice things coming to you. You deserve it.
    Yoborobo's cat is just the perfect companion for Olive!!!!
    And that Owen, what a cutie!
    All pictures are filled with love and light.

    have a wonderful day dear♥

  9. There's so much love squeezed into this post.

    New found love.
    Sweet furry Owen love.
    Celebrating six years love.
    Knitting love.
    Grateful gifts love.
    Dolphin visit love.
    Phonecalls from children love.

    And this friend who also sends her love.♥


  10. Lori, what else can I say...

    I just LOVE your blog so much!!!!!

  11. Happy anniversary!! I love hearing about your week and boy are you lucky or what? You won so much :) Do you have anything planned with the wool? Beautiful photos, as always and tell owen Frodo said "hi!"

  12. This is such a cute post with so many pretty friends around, I love them!
    And Happy Anniversary dear Lori and Chuck!!
    Warm wishes from Mina and family

  13. happy anniversary lori! i love the silliness of how this post started. owen's obvious disinterest in your other furry friends. lol... dolphins are so awesome when they come at those magical moments in your life. i'll never forget an amazing show they put on one new year's day we sat at the biltmore in montecito for brunch with my grandparents visiting from germany. so glad you and chuck are happy in love. xox

  14. lucky you! i love that wee acorn and the malabrigo...yum!!! can't wait to see what you create with it :)

  15. AHHH, Lori! Such incredible gifts, showered upon you on this wonderful love-filled week. Pierre certainly does look quite smitten with Olive and vice versa. The one where the are both riding the lamb cracked me up! And that acorn box! Whoaaaaaaaaa. Gorgeous.

    Oh, Owen. Just a wee bit envious. :)

  16. Every single picture makes me smile..thats it. ( :

  17. Hahahahahaha! Oh, my, Lori! How did I miss this post? Pierre looks like he was made for Olive. AND he does headstands! What female can resist that? So adorable, and the one where they are riding the lamb made me laugh out loud. I love Owen, the little acorn (not that Owen is a little acorn), too, but Pierre and Olive at the window stole my heart. :) Xox

  18. I love happy mail! That little acorn is wonderful.

  19. What a wonderful week!!! And what fun to get something in the mail besides bills!!!! You scored some real treasures.

    Just love your photos so much. Thanks again for sharing.

    ruff....! (that was Freddy, saying hi to Owen)


xoxo lori