Of course, this award is one for sharing and there are some simple rules:
"Give the award to 10 people whose blogs bring you happiness and inspiration and make you feel happy about blogland. Let them know by posting a comment on their blog so they can pass it on. Beware you may get the award several times."
There are so many lovely blogs out there that choosing is never easy. I'd rather like to pass it back to Gina and Julie as I love both of their blogs but I have a feeling that might not be allowed!
So here goes. Because these blogs make me happy and make me smile, laugh, nod my head in agreement, rush to my knitting needles or sewing machine to try something new, and realise I'm not the only one out there (!!) I would like to nominate Lucy, Monkee Maker, Vicious Chicken, Kaz, Bethany, Trashalou, Ali, Val, Leanne and Leigh. I wish I could have added more.
As if that wasn't enough I decided it was high time I sorted out my sewing box. For some reason I was having a little trouble finding needles, thread, pincushions, scissors - well, anything useful really!
As I have nothing better to do with my time (!) I decided I had better sort my buttons out into separate colours.
Not very exciting?
But yes it was.
For there stood a man in blue with this in his arms:
My new baby!!! Hello baby! Mummy loves you!!
Less than 24 hours (23 hours 52mins) since I 'won' this on eBay here it is - complete with '£195 worth' of 'freebies' including a flower stitching foot, 1000ft x 10reels of sewing thread, 1 side cutter, 1 ruffler, 1 walking foot, 10 bobbins, 1 gathering foot, 1 straight stitch foot, 1 x 1/4" foot, 1 adjustable zipper/piping foot and a partridge in a pear tree!!! I have no idea what most of those feet actually do but plan to have lots of fun finding out :)
The flower foot:
My shiny new baby with 66 beautiful munchy stitches :)
My first play 10 seconds after I should have been on my way to fetch the children from school: