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March 21, 2017

recent mail
posted by soe 1:29 am

I’ve had a few exciting packages in the mail recently:

Colorful Prize Yarn from Simply Sock Yarn

First came a skein of yarn from Allison at Simply Sock Yarn, who runs a 12 Days of Christmas giveaway every year. I won a skein of Socks That Rocks in Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, which you may recognize from the latest pair of socks I’m knitting.

Birthday Finery

Then, a package from my college roomie arrived containing birthday presents: a delicate necklace and a soft shawl in purple. Also a bow to wear and taunt the cats with.


Every February, Porto Rico Importing Co., a coffee importer in New York, has a sale on their tea, during which time, I order a whole year’s worth of loose-leaf teas. I was pretty much out of everything (we’d been drinking mostly Darjeeling since Christmas), so this is more than 10.5 pounds of tea. It’s been lovely having choices again, but I haven’t found a convenient place to store such a big box…

Ninja Book Box

Finally, on Christmas morning I won a giveaway Bex held on Twitter that reserved me a spot for her February Ninja Book Box. The Ninja Book Box is a quarterly subscription service that sends you a parcel containing a book from an indie publisher and other bookish goodies. Her February box was a Shakespearean mystery and included The Bookman’s Tale, tea and a quill charm in an adorably tiny book-shaped box that Corey thought had been sent to him. I’m looking forward to reading my new mystery (and sharing it with my folks once I’m done)! And should you be looking for a literary subscription service, I’d definitely recommend checking Ninja Book Box out. Despite coming from England, it arrived quite quickly and always seems to contain fun things for the book-lover.

Category: life -- uncategorized. There is/are 3 Comments.

Such nice things to get in the mail. Does the box of tea smell as good as it looks?

Comment by Karen 03.21.17 @ 8:53 am

wow to be a winner over and over again, I would love that. Gorgeous yarn and lovely gifts!!

Comment by karen 03.22.17 @ 8:02 am

Your shawl gift is so lovely!!!

Comment by kathy b 03.30.17 @ 11:31 am