For the last two days I have opened the post box to find wonderful surprises inside. Yesterday afternoon, after spending the day on Brownsea Island with d/Boy's Yr. 2 class, I returned to find TWO packages left by Smiley Carol.
The first was a surprise win from Est over at My Cuppa Charms. This was a 2nd year blogaversary gift and I am delighted to own it. The beautifully wrapped package contained a sweet notebook, some lovely buttons and this fabulously crafted mini-workstation.
I received my first fat quarter in the 2hippos FQ swap. Isn't it luvverly? It came all the way from 'Canadia'. Now I can hear y'all thinking it but it is TRUE it will look amazing in my Fortnums quilt!
There has been crafting round these here parts recently. Wanna see?
Got to thinking about Engerland, iconic images and simple shapes.
So I started with a bus (these are blog-finished only).
I joined them together into a cushion and I STILL don't love it. I wish that the image in my head matches what I can actually create.
What someone needs to do is create a paper form or template that people who like crafting can apply to their own projects. Something that gives you lines to follow or shapes to cut out. Perhaps it could even include instructions? What do y'all think? There must be someone we could ask about this.
'Member this yarn? This I love. A lot. This love faded just a little when I started knitting it up because that green just sat in a HUGE green pool.
a) if the green was a big heapy pool it wasn't going to alter at a later date.
b) I needed the sock making practice
and c) apparently this yarn was completely me!
So I did but look what happened as I went on .....
Yippee! It is a spiral pattern! Hurray! Now I am really looking forward to seeing how this progresses down the heel.
Finally, my assistant has taken up gardening to aid her recovery.