If you have read my blog for any time at all you know I love sheep. I mean I LOVE sheep! I am not sure what self respecting person who plays with yarn doesn't love sheep, but I might be one of the people on the more crazy side of loving sheep. What is not to love? Sheep are cute, soft and they provide yarn, a perfect combination if you ask me.
Yesterday, a very large box arrived for me all the way from Oregon from Gracie. I could not imagine what was inside as it was a very large, very lightweight box. When I opened it up Fluffy Baa-Baa the Sheep popped out.
I have admired Fluffy from afar for several months. She pops in and out of Gracie's photos all the time. I see her when Gracie shows photos of her incredibly cozy home. And I have to say that whatever Gracie is showing us, a completed blanket, a cozy area to read and crochet, it is all about Fluffy to me.
Gracie was kind enough to think Fluffy would have a good home here with me in Florida, and believe me she will. I will take excellent care of her, I promise. Fluffy looks lovely in her beautiful crochet wreath necklace made by Gracie, don't you think?
Gracie's two little granddaughters Haley and Molly were interested in where Fluffy was going to live. I promised I would write a post to show them their friend Fluffy's new home and that she arrived safe and sound. Haley and Molly, this is Fluffy meeting Max. He is very nice to sheep, he is giving her a welcome kiss on the nose.
Here is Fluffy meeting Sofie the Sheep. Sofie gets into everything, I think Fluffy might be a good sheep babysitter for her when I am at work. Sofie can get into all kinds of sheep trouble.
Fluffy looked at the pool. I told her to be careful, the pool is cold even though we live in Florida. And I don't think Fluffy has had proper swimming lessons yet. We must watch her very carefully until she knows how to swim. I imagine her wool can be very heavy when it is wet. And we will have to be careful in the summer when the pool is very warm, we don't want Fluffy to felt!
Fluffy climbed the tree where the alpaca nesting ball is. She was very intrigued by the alpaca fiber.
Fluffy saw the acorn felted bird house made by people in Nepal. I told her that Nepal is far, far away, much farther than Oregon.
Fluffy wanted to know why the grass was hiding under the leaves and where was our snow? I told her that we live much further south that Oregon and that the weather here in Florida is very warm most of the year. This is the time in the year that our trees lose their leaves, and that they do not turn pretty colors like they do where she is from.
Fluffy was so tired after her long trip to Florida and her walk around the house, she needed to rest up and read blogs with me. Do you see Sofie on my computer screen? That is where she stays most of the time (unless she leaves to get into trouble).
So you see Haley and Molly, Fluffy has found a nice home to live where there is green grass for her to eat all year long. Thank you for hugging her and taking care of her for me. Please tell little Joy that her Baa-Baa is happy in her new home. If you need her to come and visit just let me know and I will send Fluffy back for a vacation.
Gracie, I do not know how to thank you for this precious sheep hug just from you. When the box arrived at my house I was feeling very sad, I was about to take Mr. 20 year old and his friend back to the airport for their trip back to Ohio. Gosh, it is never easy saying goodbye, and frankly I feel like I have not had enough time with him. Other college students get three weeks off school, my boy gets one week because he has to train. I could see how sad he was, too. He wasn't ready, bless him he really does love his family and friends. Mr. 20 year olds friend wasn't ready either, that is a sign that he felt comfortable in our home. So I was so sad all day long, and along came a precious gift from you Gracie. A soft, precious sheep that I could hug and hold, just when I needed something to hug and hold. It was like getting a hug directly from you, a hug I needed very badly. You have blessed me once again Gracie, blessed me with your kindness, your generosity and your wonderful friendship. You are an Angel.
Oh and not to be forgotten, Taci, your lovely bird has found a new home in my wreath. The wreath is located right next to the computer where I blog and do work, you can see it in the photo above. A perfect place for me to see your beautiful and thoughtful gift.
How do blogging friends know when you need a lift? Just when you are feeling sad, or need a kind word or two, blogging friends are always there for you. Please pop by and visit my dear friend Gracie. You can see the gorgeous area she lives in, meet her loving family and find one of the best friends you will ever meet.
Thank you Gracie.
Thank you Gracie.