Gentle Readers and Dear Friends thanks again for stopping by and for your kind comments and emails!!! Especially about my colour/floss changes to the February Cottage - I know that I can be super butt-headed at times about things. I can also get on my high horse and just do my own thing - knowing that about me probably excuses my crazy need to change and adapt some of the floss choices that Designers make. I also know that some folks out there would consider it sacrilege to change anything, but I look at it like - I am stitching for me and I'm gonna be happy first and foremost - and it is a hobby and not the end all things to change something... so let it slide and be happy with what you are doing!! An odd statement I know, but I do get some odd emails occasionally.....
The San Francisco Gift-a-way Box arrived at Tracey's all in good order with nothing broken or missing!!! So I can now post a snap of what I sent.
I always had in the back of my mind the basic contents of what I wanted to send, but I also wanted the Winner to get something tailored to their likes and be an SF Treat - hence the questions .... Tracey likes Milk chocolate - so the Lux Milk Chocolate from Ghiradelli was appropriate - she also likes ground lighter coffees so Blue Bottle (a local roaster we really like) was always in the mix (for coffee drinkers) and this is one of their fruitier medium/light roasts. I also wanted to include some very local things - I live in Noe Valley (a section of SF) and about 2 blocks from where I live is a great little restaurant called Lovejoy's Tea Room. They make and sell some really delicious Lemon curd and they also carry some honey gathered up right here in the Valley - so I knew I wanted to include those treats. We ran down to the Ferry Building and picked up the great pink salt and the caramels - the flavour ones are not from SF, but pretty tasty, the large sea-salt one is made locally. Tracey, like me, enjoys a more chewy candy so I picked up some of her faves to include in the box. I really enjoyed putting it all together and sending out a little bit of SF!!
I am thinking up another Gift-a-Way for the Spring so keep a look out!!
I posted the Mud Hen Bar recipe over at Blacksheep Bakes - it got rave reviews from some of Rico's go-workers - so it is a real winner treat!!!
I think about wraps up the day sports fans. Again, thank you for stopping by do come again!!!!