While at Luna's she gave me my belated birthday (February) and Christmas gifts. I gave belated gifts (birthday in March and Christmas) to her when she visited me a few weeks earlier. I love getting pressies and I certainly got some neat items.
As you can see from the photo I got two books. Way on the left is a cookbook called Italy and the other is Danielle Steele's new book The Kiss. I usually don't read her books as after I had read a few I found them all much the same. Luna also seemed to be tiring of her books but this one caught her interest again and she told me she felt this was a good read. I gave her the book The Measure of a Man: A Spiritual Autobiography by Sidney Poitier for her birthday. I am looking forward to trying a couple of the recipes in the heavily photographed cookbook. Those two candles in the front have the longest wicks I have ever seen. They look nice in my living room. Along with the teacup, lid and strainer I received some Saskatoon Berry flavored Tea by Riverbend Plantation. Then there was a lovely pink scarf. I also received some food items including cookies (flax seed omega 3, ginger and another twisted like a small pretzel from Asia but it has been eaten already (yes in one sitting), VH Sweet and Sour Sauce some of which I had with my chicken pieces last night, and a large jar of pickled herring. Now there probably not a lot of you who like that but I love it. I also love pickled lox. I enjoy them both pickled and pickled with sour cream. My dad made the best pickled lox and pickled herring but he is no longer here and he didn't leave me the recipe. So visiting Luna was extra special this time. She shared with me a poem on being 80 which I will put on the blog also but as a separate entry.
As for our dinner Sunday night, in addition to the BBQ chicken, beans and watermelon Luna prepared rice and beans. To drink we had homemade ginger beer. Ah yes Luna is from Jamaica. And can she make some good ethnic treats. It was a lovely evening which ended all too soon.
I am working on the icord of my bag and then have to sew the bottom together, make the lining for the bag but first have the lovely task of sewing all the yarn ends in. YUK!!!! I think I have chosen a fun lining for the bag. What do you think?
So I have mailed my whoduknit package out to my secret partner, my sockamanaic hometown sock swap package and my special package out yesterday.
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