had a lovely surprise parcel from Marian, the lovely lady i did some stitching angelness for!
food shopping nearly all done, but have not had time to make any cakes yet!!
thoughts on allsorts!
i forgot to mention that on meeting up with the 'girls' they all gave me lovely presents (being a novice i did not know that bloggers did this but will make sure i do next time!)
wasn't i lucky.
Anyway after an exhausting day we then decided to visit Loop which is a small but beautiful yarn shop! i could have stayed in there for ages - such gorgeous yarns - i did buy some and here it is
it feels as good as it looks!!! I also bought the latest Vogue Knitting mag as well!
Sadly after this we had to go our separate ways, trashy and i had a train to catch, but hopefully there will be another meet up!
well thats all for now, have to go and rescue dinner as i am typing this and then rushing into the kitchen to do what needs to be done!
will be back soon when things are not soo rushed!
not a very flattering look but as long as i am wrapped up and warm i'm past caring what i look like and i'm sure the horses/sheep/chickens don't care as long as they are fed!!
they are all happy to come in and have a good feed of hay and a break from the cold and wind and rain!!
the chickens are not happy at all with this wet weather - they can get into their house at any time but i think they are frightened they might miss out on some goodies!!!
Complete change of subject - frogging!!! i had bought some yarn the other week and thought i would knit up a scarf as a present for someone as a quick project inbetween all the other things i'm supposed to be finishing!! something, i thought, i could just do and not have to think about too much! WRONG! This pattern took me ages to get right and i must have frogged about twenty times -- there was all this yarn over, yarn round needle, yarn forward!!! well the yarn certainly went somewhere but not as the pattern it was supposed to be!!! now, i may be wrong, and i'm not an expert, far from it, but i think there was a mistake in the pattern! Now i know a bad workman always blames his tools but i don't think so in this case. However i eventually worked out something and here it isthis is my version and it looks like the picture in the pattern book!!! but it was not a relaxing and stress free project at all!!! but i was determined not to give up!
and a pattern bookam just doing some fingerless gloves and a scarf to start -never used this yarn before!
my kidsilk haze wrap/scarf is coming along
Finally finished my last gift in the stitching angel swap and have sent it on its way:
i hope my swap partner likes it, i have included a few little goodies as well - it has been such fun doing it! I have found out that my lovely angel is called Joy, and i had the last part of my swap come today and its gorgeous and there were some lovely presents as well. So thank you soo much Joy i am very lucky to have had you as my swap partner. (pics will be on next blog!)
lovely wrapping paper!
there was some lovely yarn, Colinette, a cute little box with a cupcake on it with some buttons inside, and some fabric! how fantastic.
i will try and turn it round as quick as possible as i know there are others waiting - as you probably know my sewing room is just full of boxes and odds and ends following our floor scenario, and, you've guessed, my goodies are underneath somewhere! So tomorrow morning i will be diving under the table to try and get them all out!!
My next parcel was from Australia - my excitement level by this point was sky high!! and inside were these beautiful goodies from my stitching angel:-
Isn't it the most gorgeous needlecase ever - i was so thrilled - its beautifully made and in my favorite colours.
inside there were needles and a tapemeasure - and i also received some lovely fabric and a hugs and kisses iron on transfer!!
Aren't i lucky - i just want to say a HUGE thank you to my stitching angel - its an absolutely lovely present and i can't wait to find out who you are!
Lots of love and thanks to trashy too for organising the box swap.