Thursday, January 6, 2011

Speedy Deliveries

Did you ever watch Mr. Rogers' Neighborhood?  I loved that show.  Do you remember Mr. McFeely -- the speedy delivery guy?  Well I got a couple of great deliveries this week (besides the grandma in the making news from Holly).

First up, my bi-weekly Door to Door Organics box arrived on Tuesday afternoon:

So far, I've polished off the spinach, beets, several bananas and one of the mini peppers.  I ended up with three mangoes -- what to do??? -- and I'm not sure what to do with the Kabocha squash -- ideas, anyone?  The grapefruit smells divine and I'm running out to the market tomorrow for some fresh mozzarella and basil  to go with the Roma tomatoes - yummo!

Today the postman made Maggie nuts as he delivered a box from Amazon to the front door.  These were inside:

More specifically, here are the book titles and authors.  You might recognize that I selected books that were written by authors whose blogs I follow, namely Patchwork Times by Judy Laquidara and Oh, Fransson!, which is written by Elizabeth Hartman.  I've been admiring the work they both do on their blogs for a while and darnnit, it was time to buy their books!

The third author, Anita Grossman Solomon, is someone I caught on Simply Quilts years ago and my jaw dropped when I saw her super-simple cutting techniques.  As long as I was surfing around Amazon anyway I decided it was time to spring for her book.  I was actually READING it tonight -- that will shock all who know me because they know I NEVER read.

The fourth author, Chad Alice Hagen, does amazing wet felting projects and I just had to get her book.

So now, if I ever sound bored, you can tell me 'no excuses' since these 5 books should keep me busy for ages!


Allison said...

I've recently been bitten by the quilting scared for my wallet now with two crafty hobbies! I also just bought that Elizabeth Hartman book, but I'm still waiting for it and a couple others. Gotta love Amazon!

Megan said...

I was going to suggest the kabocha squash and spinach soup from Whole Food's website: but I see you've already eaten your spinach.

How about pasta with kabocha parmesean sauce- I may try this myself this week as I have some leftover heavy cream from my potato leek soup.

Suzanne said...

Allison -- Isn't Amazon the best! I saved soooo much on the five books I bought.

Suzanne said...

Megan -- Excellent suggestion to use the squash with pasta and Parmesan -- can never go wrong with that!