Monday, April 25, 2011

My Loot, My Stash

Add ImageYvette of On Ponderosa Lane asked me what was in the Easter basket that I was lucky enough to get yesterday.

Well, here's my stash. Starting on the left we have seven fabric fat quarters (love 'em all), a package of colored index cards and narrow sticky notes for marking pages in books or magazines. (I go through those like crazy-fast.) In the center is an individual ceramic (oven safe) baking dish that I'll probably use for decoration in the kitchen, too. To the right below that are some very festive cupcake papers. Up and to the right are three darling little baskets. I love baskets. Big baskets, small baskets, I love baskets!

My daughter has a real knack for finding little gifty-things that I really like. We're both desk accessory nuts so anything like the narrow strip sticky notes or colored index cards are always a hit. (In the past she's found me the most decorative and unusual paper clips you'll ever see!) I don't know where she comes up with some of the stuff. I'll ask her where she found a certain thing and her smug reply is always a mysterious, "I have my sources."

The Easter holiday has definitely come and gone, and it's time to put away the decorations. Generic "spring" decorations go up next and the way our weather is today, I'm feeling like we may have finally turned the corner from cold and wet into something more fitting for April-almost-May. It's a gorgeous day and if I had been home this morning I definitely would have hung the wash out on the line. As it was, I got a couple of loads washed and in the dryer before I left and finished up a couple more when I got home.

I go now to package up the bulk of Papa Pea's homemade better-than-Mounds Bars for hiding in the freezer. No, I'm not making it hard for him to access them; he asked me to leave a couple/few out and freeze the rest so he could portion them out as special treats. (Or maybe he was afraid of gobbling them all up in the next two days and getting an awful bellyache.)

14 comments:

Susan said...

What great loot! I was going to ask about those chocolate-covered, better-than-Mounds yum-o-licious things. You can hide them at my house!!!

Mama Pea said...

Susan - If I DID hide them at your house, you would find a strange man (Papa Pea) wandering in at unexpected moments asking if you would please dig out a couple for him. ;o} (You know how it is when you KNOW something yummy tasting is hidden away and you just. have. to. have. it!!)

Erin said...

What a great Easter basket! I love the dish, those are great for roasting garlic in, mmmmmm!

Mama Pea said...

Erin - I might have to wrassle CM to the ground to get her to tell me where she picked up the dish. I'd love to have at least three more so I could serve individual servings of casseroles and such to small dinner get togethers.

P.S. Still thinking about your peep shoot. If we are ever lucky enough to have you guys settle up here near us, we are definitely getting together every Easter to haul out the big guns (!) and shoot things. ;o}

fullfreezer said...

I LIKE your Easter Bunny! I've never gotten fat quarters in my basket- I want a recall!!
Judy

judy said...

well,I guess I have to start over again-there went my comment-poof-into thin air and already forgot what the he-----ck, I said but that red dish would match my kitchen well. it would match my living room, my dining room even my e-mail address!DO YOU THINK I LIKE RED !

Mama Pea said...

Judy - Those fat quarters were really fun to get. I rarely buy fat quarters 'cause I never have enough yardage of the fabric to do what I want with it. I think these are maybe destined for pot holders to give as gifts. Write a letter to your own Easter Bunny dropping a large hint for next year!

judy - I've always like the color red and Chicken Mama uses red for the accent color in her kitchen. We all need chirky colors like that in our lives!

Jane said...

Well now I am even more jealous. That was a really nice Easter basket. Very thoughtful and fun stuff. And no tempting treats to give you the standard Easter belly ache. Score.

Erin said...

You're on! :)

Mama Pea said...

Jane - My family knows I'm not much on "candy." (Although I have been known to nibble on one of those fabulous quasi-Mounds Bars!)

Erin - Big grin!! :o)

mtnchild said...

Oooh! wonderful gifts. I have to watch myself with the fat quarters or I would have tons of them. Baskets - baskets???? I have tons of baskets that are all designated for something, but getting to them is getting harder and harder. Most are suppose to be sleeping baskets, with cushy pillows for a rock painted to look like a kitten or puppy. The idea is still in line for completion, but when?? dunno.
Yvette

Mama Pea said...

Yvette - Dunno about you but I have a basic fear of being "stuck" at home with no handwork supplies! You and I will always have plenty of materials to work with, eh?

mtnchild said...

Mama Pea, I have so many supplies and projects lined up to make that I will never die!!! LOL

Sewing, knitting, crochet, paper crafts, painting and beading. Oh, and I forgot just general crafts; like my driftwood & bead wind spinners. I also like to read, camp and fish. I should never be without something in my hands, but there are times when I just want to be - to smell the flowers, listen to the wind in the trees and watching the birds. I don't have a boring life that's for sure.
Many hugs and may your hands never be idle.
Yvette

Mama Pea said...

Yvette - Ha! Neither of us will ever have idle hands if we manage to work through a portion of the projects we have stashed away!