She'll be going back tomorrow! However, I have no idea yet if I'll be alone tomorrow as Sausage Monster has, ominously, complained of tummy ache this evening. He is the easier one to have at home as he'll let me get on and sew as long as he has something good to watch on TV - Minx wants to do whatever I'm doing.
My Mum used to think it was so funny that Minx is so much like me - she said it served me right for being like that to her for all those years!!
Minx was very upset about missing school today as they were going to be making robots for Friday's class assembly. We made up for it by making one at home - imaginatively called Robbie:
How on earth her poor teacher got on making these with 24 children I have no idea - one child:one robot was more than enough for me!
With the robot done and the Minx installed here playing fab dressing up and makeover games I was able to have a chat with the lovely Mrs Locket who has had one heck of a week - setting up a new blog avec moi, organising a Valentine swap for 60 bloggers and doing a 100th post giveway all the while nursing poorly mini-Lockets and fulfilling orders and crafty challenges - this is, without a doubt, her !!!
In the midst of this I espied a wet and bedraggled postie coming up the drive with something exciting looking in his hand. Fortunately it turned out just to be a parcel for me :)
Mmmmm - who could this be from? Have I accidentally ordered something off the internets?
Far, far better than that.
It is a package from the Goddess of Monkee's Made of Knit - a lovely lovely thank you package for winning my giveaway recently. See, there was a reason her number was randomly generated after all :)
Oooooh, look at this - the postbag is a very environmentally friendly re-used one previously sent to MM.
Aha - thought you'd spot the Chokolit in there!!
A mint chocolate in a chocolate box with a chocolate lid!!! Look:
Minx and I had to sample it to see if the box really was made of chocolate. I'm pleased to report that it was - and it was deeeeelicious!
Thank you so much Monkee Maker - I'll have to make sure you win everything on my blog in future!!!!
Although I was almost too excited I did force myself to do something craftyish today. I've got an order for a cushion for a little girl with the specification that it must be pinks and lilacs with a cat.
I cannot even begin to tell you how hard it has been to get into this. I'm finding it hard to sort out the right fabrics without spending more than the order is worth and I'm finding it even harder to get excited about cats.
I fabric painted the cat - looks a bit like devil terminator nightmare cat to me - and have sorted out some fabric. I'll get it done by the end of the week. I know I will. I'm just totally contrary and would rather make something green or turquoise!!
Minx has a party to go to at the end of the week and I've said I'll make her friend a cushion. Minx has said she likes pinks and lilacs (aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaagh!) and dogs.
So she's getting red and white and a fairy!!!!!
Our lovely roofer called in this morning to say he won't be able to start until the gales have subsided. It has been a pig of a day here with torrential rain and high wind.
I'm so relieved he hasn't started stripping the slate yet! Fingers crossed he'll start tomorrow - although we'll probably get our first proper snow for 10 years!! Apparently he needs just two clear days to strip and felt the roof so that it is waterproof and then he can start the fancy schmancy retiling stuff.
There's going to be an awful lot of banging going on here very soon (ahem!). A sure recipe for a heightened state of Moog woofage - marvellous!! Poor old dog get's more bonkers with every passing year. As Minx said to our neighbour 'When Meg dies we're getting a Labradoodle'.
I love the sentiment of children, don't you?
p.s. I do have to apologise for the awful spacing in this post - I tried everything, short of blackmail, to get Blogger to 'give me space man' but Blogger is being crubbish and 'the computer said no'.!!!!!