Monday, March 13, 2006

God Bless the United States Postal Service

Hard work does pay off! I set aside my knitting today to do some long overdue housework. I steam-cleaned the carpets on the first floor while Elliot was at preschool and also scrubbed the kitchen floor on my hands and knees with ammonia (yuck!). If you're looking for a really good way to work your triceps, I highly recommend floor washing. The floors are cleaner than they've been since we moved in four years ago! The laundry is started and I've got a plan for the rest of the week. So, what's the reward? This! All of this came in the mail today!

The flower pot, Mary Engelbreit book, and awesome purse (I have a real purse fetish) are from Kathy. Who but Kathy would send me polka dots through the U.S. Mail?! The purple bag is from Keith. It's a knitting bag from JoAnn Fabrics. I saw it on the Internet and sent him an e-mail that it would make a really nice gift for me. I didn't think he'd actually buy it! I love it. It's got cool pockets and a drawstring top that you can cinche up over your knitting. There's even a seperate bag for needles. Sweet.

This is my first entry for Project Spectrum.

I collected a bunch of red things from my kitchen. I love red. Love, love, love red. If you notice, even my kitchen is red. The speckled canisters are not vintage. The glasses are vintage. Aren't the little juice glasses adorable? The black and red items are Mary Engelbreit. Elmo sits on the shelf above my stove. The cherry wreath is from, yep, you guessed it, Kathy.

Well, the rain and storms are here. Guess I should finish this up and move along with the laundry. Hubby is making spaghetti for dinner and I'll be running to the library. We have no other commitments tonight! Wow! What a rare treat. And a thunderstorm. Sounds cozy.


Brett said...

Looking good! How do you add pictures with the text like that?

kat's mosaic'd world said...

I would love to know how to do that too.... when are you coming for a visit to show me how???

kat's mosaic'd world said...

Hope you didn't already have the book.... thought the purse was "you"... love all the "red" stuff from your kitchen.