Why, yes, I do live in Southern California. Here's a photo of last year's Poinsettia. It suffered a little damage in our frosty spell a couple of weeks ago, but is still looking pretty good. This is the first time we've ever had success with planting one in the ground after Christmas.
This is what I did on Sunday. We have a serious overload of ornaments and it takes forever to get them all hung on the tree. Good thing we have so many--the artificial tree is showing its age and has a few gaps that get harder to fill each year.
Now, if I could just get my shopping under control.
What a fun mail day! I received two packages from my Secret Pal 3. One was an alpaca scarf kit shipped direct from Snowshoe Farm, complete with beads. This will be my first experience with 100% alpaca--it's sooo soft.
The other package came from my sweet SP3. This box included chocolate, kitty treats, 2 kitty toys, some cute orchid clips for staking up orchid stems and a hand knit scarf. The scarf is made from a gorgeous shade of red Manos del Uruguay yarn. So very soft and lovely.
The enclosed card revealed the secret identity of my pal. Audrey from Fabulous Feather has been spoiling me for the last few months. In one of those weird, small world type of things, Audrey shops at Knit Happens in Alexandria, VA. Rosanna from Knittish.com is the person i was sending gifts to, and she shops at Knit Happens and actually works there on the weekends. Quite a coincidence, I think.
Thanks so much for everything, Audrey. You are the greatest!!