I've had a lovely week - due in no small part to all you lovely real imaginary people out there :) It has also felt a little mad at times as Lucy and I jumped into our Crafty Challenge idea with both feet by opting to start another blog!!
As if that and 'normal' blogging plus tending poorly children and doing all the usual domestic engineering things isn't enough Lucy has launched a fab Valentine Swap - head over there to sign up if you fancy joining in :)
Rather than glueing myself to the computer again this morning I ran away for a while. After stocking up at the farm shop it was over to Hobbycraft for some supplies for an order I'm making.
There seems to be a dearth of decent fabric shops in the Southampton area (email me if you know different!) and as I'm Mrs Impatient I didn't do the sensible thing and shop online. Therefore I spent, what I felt, was too much for some plain pink cotton. Still, it's pretty and will go with the pinks and purples theme requested.
In order to
I must have blacked out there for a minute ;-)
What a shame. Please note - this was not as extravagant as it seemed. Rather than using grocery money I finished off my Christmas money on these - honest guv!
As I got home the postman arrived with some of our post - amazingly, as he usually delivers it to the house in the next street that happens to have the same number as ours!!
A-ha - been waiting for these:
New needles for my embellisher as it ate the last lot. Is it me or doesn't it look much for £20? It'll be gently gently with these babies. If I break any more I'll have to sell a kidney!!
Then there was another something addressed to me. Something unexpected. I like this sort of unexpected :) A very special package from the lovely Julie.
These are Angelina fibres and I commented on a post on Julie's blog about them. I've never used them but my aunt was telling me just last week that Father Christmas had bought her a lovely book about these fibres.
Thank you so much Julie!!! This was lovely to come home to and I can't wait to try them.
Aren't the colours beautiful?
As the morning has been so full of goodies I thought I'd get in an early post today. I've made a management decision and have booked myself a weekend off blogging. I have a creeping feeling I may have spent rather too much time on the computer this week and my family have had to talk to the back of my head more than any of us would like!
I also have to get some housework done (so that I can ignore it again next week) and a mountain of ironing. Before you tell me off I have taken on board many of your tips from my previous laundry winges and iron a fraction of what I used to. Unfortunately I now just leave it four times longer before I give in and actually do it!!
I shall find a little time to play with my new baby - as yet still un-named, and also try out my new embellisher needles and of course I shall be getting between the sheets with Angelina (the fibres!!! not Mrs Pitt!).
I have a feeling my little folk will want to play too. They have already had a play on 'Baby'. More coasters to add to the growing collection - Minx of course did the pink one :)
I hope you all have a happy, relaxing and crafty weekend and thank you for making this such a great week.