Firstly, thank you for all your birthday wishes for lovely Walter. Needless to say, he's been spoiled rotten, not that that's unusual!
Last week my postie delivered two parcels (lucky me). The first was from Ginny, who sent me a signed copy of Sew Fabulous Fabric. This is Ginny and Alice's first book, and it's a real delight.
Ginny has asked me to review it. I'm looking forward to this - it's also a great opportunity for me to expand on my very basic sewing skills. To start me off, Ginny also sent a selection of supplies - beautifully wrapped, right down to the string, and in my favourite colours.
I also have a new sewing machine (more of that another time) so no excuses now for equipment failure. Over the next few weeks I plan to try a few of the projects in the book...and then let you know how I get on.
Thanks so much Ginny! I think there will be some inspiration for christmas here, too.
Parcel number two came all the way from Frogdancer in Australia. I was lucky enough to be a winner (yet again, must admit I've done very well in giveaways) in her draw for a Mystery Practical Thing, and now have a lovely potholder, made entirely from thrifted fabric and scraps, including the thread. Not only that, she's only very recently started quilting. It's beautifully made. Thank you, Frogdancer, and I know it's going to get lots of use.
Also included in the parcel was some chocolate.....there were five bars, then only four to photograph. And now I've eaten the lot.
I do like the little furry animals on the packaging - though why does Cadbury's chocolate made in another country taste so completely different from the stuff you get here?
Frogdancer also tagged me for six unspectacular facts about myself. Gulp. Here goes...
:: I'm tall...not quite six foot.
:: As I child I was a real tomboy. Still am, to a certain extent.
:: I'm a solitary soul, quite happy with my own company. I can be quite unsociable.
:: I love string...garden twine, parcel string, linen string, hemp string, jute...all sorts!
:: Autumn is my favourite season.
:: I came to Cornwall quite by accident - I was meant to be going biking in the Atlas Mountains. but ended up in Cornwall instead (another story). I knew instantly I wanted to live here. And how lucky I am to have made the move.
If you want to play along, feel free....