thoughts on allsorts!

Sunday, 4 January 2009

All sorts!

Firstly Happy New Year to you!

As i have not done a post for a while this one is going to be a bit of everything!

I would like to thank very much Joy and Marian, my lovely australian friends, for the beautiful gifts they sent me
they are just gorgeous and i feel very lucky indeed!

I also received some beautiful craft books this year which i have been too busy reading and therefore, at the moment, not much doing!

these were from my lovely friend Sarah who has a gorgeous shop called 'the little red hen'!

and the above were from..... me! i just happened to be on Amazon, as you do, and they just leapt out at me - i just love the felt one and have been looking in my lots wardrobes to see if there are any jumpers i can felt!

I also bought some wool as i happened to be passing John Lewis - it was in the sale so i felt i just had to have it

its Rowan little big wool - don't know what i'm going to do with it yet mind, but my motto is you can never have enough wool or fabric!

Talking of fabric (did you see that seamless (not meant to be a pun!) link!) - a few months ago i did a friendship star swap which Dionne organised - and i got some lovely blocks back

a HUGE thanks to Dionne for organising it, it was great fun and i am well pleased with the lovely stars i received!

(note to self - i will get the link thing sorted - soon as trashy comes back i will be asking for her help!)

I am loving this magazine at the moment - have you seen it? i expect you all have as i'm usually a bit behind everyone else!

have decided to subscribe to it as a b'day treat to myself as it does have some lovely patterns and great articles.

I have another HUGE THANK YOU - i received the most fantastic parcel just before new year from the lovely Emma

so sorry the pic is not very good - Emma sent me the most gorgeous necklace/bracelet, a beautiful silver button and some lovely fabric as a thank for two little quilts i made for the Miss Ps! I have worn the necklace/bracelet ever since! I feel sooooo lucky to receive such a very generous gift!

well i think thats it for the moment, am sitting here freezing in PJs and woolly socks as the heating only just kicking in and we had a very hard frost last night - think i might just have a big mug of tea and possibly bacon and eggs - mmmmmm!


Kitty said...

Gosh you had some lovely things! I must admit I've just been at Amazon and before I knew it my finger had accidently clicked. Whoops-a-daisy.


Annie said...

Love the name of that book Felt so Good. Looking forward to meeting up with Trash next Saturday in Ballarat

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Lovely goodies Maria! I've been trying to get the new copy of Sew Hip but can't find it anywhere :(

Lucy x

wonderwoman said...

Hi Lucy, i got it at our local Texaco garage! it does seem a bit hit and miss as to where you can find it - the last one i got in bath at wh smith.

Gina said...

Happy New Year Year Maria! What lovely goodies you've had!

Joy said...

Glad you like your gifts :o) ... you got some lovely stuff for Chrissy :o)!!! I like the look of that Doodle Stitching book too - I just ordered a Tilda book off the net, can't wait for it to get here :o).
Joy :o)

maria said...

Hi,you look like you had some great gifts. I have been feeling the urge lately to buy a new craft book but not sure which one.

Moogsmum said...

Happy New Year!!

What lovely goodies you got!

I'd love the new Sew Hip but yet again they haven't sent it (I've subscribed!) so I'll have to email them yet again to get it sent - can you tell I've had to do that before? Grr!

Fortunately I had some accidents on Amazon just before Christmas so am not short of crafty reading matter!!


LizzieJane said...

What a wonderful bunch of goodies, lucky you! I really like that felt book, I will have to go and take a look at it.