This couldn't have come at a better time. Having discovered last week that I have bats in my belfry (I said it so you all don't have to), I spent a good deal of time Friday and today being disturbed by said bats, and meeting with Bat Men. I've been receiving estimates around $11,000 to clean the bats out of my belfry, and now I'm depressed. So when my little guy came in dragging a box handed to him by Lou the mailman, I needed it.
I won a box of spices from the marvelous Debbie of Stitches and Seams! Before I show them to you, I want you all to enjoy the opening instructions as much as I did.
The lids tell an intriguing story....
And the jars themselves are a work of art! (And for us sewing people, isn't her note card adorable?)
Vanilla bean and Saffron! I've never had those before! Peppercorns, fennel seed, poppy seed, curry! Basil, sage, oregano, ginger, chives and paprika! What a splendid assortment. Thank you Debbie.
But, wait, there was more. She included a present for Thor: Two cow tails, tied with a pretty red ribbon, in a baggie. Yes, you can only count one in this picture.
Thor must have been able to smell the cow tails through the bag, because when I put the baggie on the table, he sniffed at the table and took up dancing. I gave him one immediately, and he danced around the breakfast room table to show it to his Great Red Protector. Believe me, getting him to stand still for a picture was not easy.
At last, he sat down to munch, but Thor's head is so big that you can only see the end of the cow tail hanging out of his mouth.
So, Debbie, you have another admirer here in the great Commonwealth of Pennsylvania! Many thanks for the spices; now I'm off to make something wonderful!