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15 November 2006 1,618 views 17 Comments

I desperately wanted some natural light to show off my One Yard Fabric Swap goodies, but the wind is blowing like a mutha out there today. That and after I got all set up on the picnic table the landscapers showed up. "What are you doing? Why are you taking pictures of candy?" What is it about me that lets people think they can just wheel up and ask intrusive questions? Dude! I’m taking pictures of stuff on a University picnic table. It’s not *that* crazy. Why don’t you go talk to those film students shooting the chill water station pumps? And no! You can’t have a Lifesaver.

More than a month ago, the lovely Sherrill sent along a great package with this great cotton print of old school patterns and adverts, some sock yarn (hands down the best way to win my heart,) a sweet lil’ chicken pincushion and a whack of Butter Rum Lifesavers. (Dang! I forgot the chicken at home! Picture of said chicken will come later.) Thanks again Sherrill! Please know that I’m kind of lazy and I apologize for not posting about my package sooner.

As for the candy, I’m in Lifesaver heaven. My Dad used to horde Butter Rums and would only share if you asked nicely and were willing to take the fuzzy-linty one off the top. I’ve developed the same affinity for this flavour (not the lint flavour) and I see no need to break with the tradition. The remainder of the Lifesavers that I didn’t eat while taking the photos have made their way into my office drawer, where all the important work survival tools live. And no! You can’t have a Lifesaver either. Well, maybe if you ask nicely. Want the fuzzy one?


  • jennifer r said:

    I am having that problem with the wind too! I think it’s worse up here – fewer trees to slow it down! I do love that print. The newsprint-prints are just the best!
    Oh! My mom (er…Santa) used to give us each a “Book of Lifesavers” every Christmas. I got so tired of lifesavers. That’s eight packs! Butterscotch is yummy though! Just not cherry. Or rainbow.

  • Julia said:

    You can keep all those lifesavers. I just want the fabric. I heart the old kitchey stuff especially when it looks authentic – at first I thought you had old newsprint under your stuff. Where does one get that print?

  • Mia said:

    I see that a toothbrush is in the important drawer but it is still in its package… And of course yarn is very important in your work place. Mine is almost always on my desk. Okay, it is always on my desk.
    But I want the fabric! I will trade you Life Savers for the fabric…. wanna trade?

  • Kristin said:

    nifty fabric! I’ll take the fuzzy life-saver!!!

  • meg said:

    digging the fabric. what yarn is that fetching in? i love the color. so perfectly green.

  • Susan said:

    I love that fabric! Any super cool plans for it?

  • Carrie said:

    That fabric is super neat.
    And I’m proud of you for having a toothbrush in your desk drawer 😉

  • Melissa R. Garrett said:

    Yes, it’s so very nice indeed when lovely things show up in the mail!
    I had to laugh at one of the previous comments – she’s sick of lifesavers because she always received a book of them for Christmas – me too! Although, I could never get sick of lifesavers.
    Please, oh please, post pictures of the chicken. And keep us posted about what happens with the fabric.
    PS – I’ve been reading your blog for awhile now and even though I can’t knit to save my life, you inspire me to give it one more go!

  • Amy said:

    Yeah – that wind was fierce, wasn’t it?
    Love the story about the butter rum lifesavers. They played a significant roll in my past as well.

  • Olga said:

    I have that fabric! Or something very very similar…I plucked it out of the remnant bin at the Hobby Lobby a while ago. I love it, but am quite at a loss as to what to make. Let me know if you have any inspiration!

  • miss ewe said:

    That fabric is awesome! So is the sock-on-the-go!!! What pattern/yarn is that?

  • Leslie said:

    care to share what all is in that drawer??? What sock is that? My grandmother use to have an apron out of fabric just like that. Just seeing it again brings back lots of memories of cooking in the kitchen with her.

  • Jennifer LaSuprema said:

    Those are the only good Lifesavers. And by good, I mean deeee-licious!

  • AJ said:

    Great package. And I don’t want any of your stinkin’ Lifesavers! 😉 Enjoy!

  • katrin said:

    awesome! that fabric print is gorgeous – envy you for that one!

  • finnyknits said:

    Are your lifesavers all warm and soft from being in your pocket? Sorry…Bueller moment there. If anyone tries to siddle up to you and mooch a lifesaver, feel free to probe them with one of them needles.
    Nice sock fancy lady.

  • LA said:

    Butter Rum lifesavers means Grandpa to me. Thanks for the reminder!

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