I popped down there today and was presented with not one, but two lovely squishy parcels all for me!!
The first was a really kind gift from Angela. After I posted the Bushfire quilt blocks that I made last week, Angela emailed me and offered to send me some white fabric from her shop, so that I could make some more without breaking my 'stash diet'.
Well, not only did Angela send me a whole metre of lovely white cotton, she also sent me a selection of the prettiest fat quarters in lovely fresh pinks and greens....and some very yummy brown stuff :-)
Thank you so much Angela! I've cut out enough of the white to make nine more blocks and will use the beautiful fat quarters to make the stars. I'm on a mission to get them stitched tonight.
Kind and generous gestures like Angela's are what makes 'Blogland' such a delightful community to be a part of.
What about the second parcel?
Well, this one was totally unexpected but when something like this arrives, you just know it's going to be good!
My lovely bloggy friend, Kitty sent me this gorgeous selection of fabrics from her recent brush with the 'thrift fabric fairy'. Knowing that I would probably be having some major cravings for fabric, at this stage in 'the diet', Kitty decided she would share her fantastic haul with me!!!
There are some really groovy pillowcases in there. Monster has his eye on the blue spots. Minx is rather taken with the pink and green spots ( you can just about see them beneath the blue) and I just adore this.....I think it's barkcloth? Fab colours and pattern, huh?!
I have to say, both of these beautiful, spontaneous and incredibly generous, displays of friendship have really made my
day week and quite overwhelmed me.
Where we live, in a suburban area, everyone always seems to be too busy to get to know their neighbours. We have a few good ones here but so many we don't know. On the walk to school each day, some people smile and say hello - others rush past, head down, not wishing to make eye contact or, in fact, any sort of contact with anyone. Sometimes, people are even downright and quite shockingly rude, in their efforts to do what they want to do, when they want to do it, without a thought for others.
I was brought up in a suburban area but back then we knew all of the neighbours. Folk used to stop and chat and look out for each other. Children were always outside playing, or in and out of each other's homes. I'm not a person who buries herself in nostalgia for a 'perfect past'. I'd far rather make the most of the here and now but the 'good old days' certainly did have their good points.
I've rediscovered this sense of 'neighbourliness' since I've been blogging. While many people are quick to dismiss blogging as 'not real', somewhere only sad and lonely people go, or somewhere frequented by weirdos, I have only found support, kindness, caring and pure generosity of spirit among all of you lovely people that I feel priveleged to call my friends - and real friends too - there's nothing virtual about all of you :-)
It's not often you get the deep stuff from me, is it?!!
How's about some sockage then?
As a new member of Michaela's Startitis Sock Club, there has been action on the socks that have been languishing in my WIP pile for a month. I finished No.1 yesterday. Being rather anal in the 'pairs department' means I've now cast on the second one rather than start a new 'pair'.
Don't be fooled by the name of this yarn. It is not HAPPY. It's SPLITTY. It's SLIPPY....and it's very very necessary to concentrate on every.single.stitch!!!! Sooner I get these b**gers finished the better!!
On that ranting note, I shall be orf. My son is being enrolled to the Cubs in half an hour's time and I need to get there with the camera :-)