Apart from an 'accidental' fabric purchase and an 'oops just clicked the add to my cart button' book purchase (neither of which arrived!) I was not expecting anything in the post today.
Therefore, this came as a lovely surprise!
Inside were some gorgeous goodies from my lovely bloggy friend Julie.
A great card featuring one of her husband's photos - isn't that a fab picture?
Julie had written me a very lovely message inside and I have to say I got a tear in my eye at her beautiful words of friendship.
Julie sent me a 'Heart Hug' and I absolutely love it. My photo does not do it justice as the colours and textures really sing - beautiful! I will be framing this :)
As I said to Julie when I emailed her just now, one of the reasons I love crafty bloggers so much is that they are such genuinely kind and thoughtful people - something that seems at times to be sadly lacking in 'real life'!
Thank you so much Julie! Your beautiful gesture of friendship really did make my day :)
As I've been working today I have not been up to crafty stuff.
I did do a little something last night though.....
This is the large Matryoshka doll from here. She turned out middle sized as the wool I used was finer than that stated on the pattern. She may end up without her two smaller friends as I'm not sure I could crochet anything so teeny!
The children have now finished school for the half-term holiday. They have the next 11 days off. Minx is already planning some crafty projects with her Mum!
Her teacher's birthday is on 2nd June and Minx (who adores her teacher!) has designed a stitchery, which she has already started. Apparently I am required to turn it into a cushion at some point!!!
As the children are now on holiday and so am I - about time too! I've had to work for five whole weeks y'know!! - I have decided to take a blog break. I want to spend time with them and just chill out.
I plan to be back in a week or so refreshed and full of crafty inspiration.
Have fun - but not too much or I'll feel left out!!!
If only - I never get left alone to find out just how long I can sleep for any more!
Hugs to all you lovely bloggers xxxxxxxx