Look what arrived in the post late yesterday. It's a parcel from this lovely lady. I think it all started because I was getting into knitting dishcloths and she offered to send the Mason Dixon book to me. Then she added a Martha Stewart magazine (I've never seen one before), the balls of cotton and some chocolate and choc chips for good measure. Well, Cristina I'm overwhelmed at your generosity - THANK YOU SO MUCH - and I have to agree that the chocolate is fantastic (better than anything we get over here). Amber gives her thumbs up to the chocolate chips too as she baked the biscuits on the back of the packet. 'Much nicer than ours' she said.
The Mason Dixon book is really lovely and so well put together. I had to dash off to a parent's evening last night so am planning on sitting and drooling over it this morning with a cuppa and one of those biscuits. At first glance I fancied making one of these scribble lace scarves - the middle one I think but it'll be a difficult choice because all the patterns look lovely. Thank you again Cristina and thank you to Kay too as I believe she actually purchased the book and passed it on to Cristina.
What else have I got to show you today? Well, I made a few more lavender bunnies. I really like that pattern for some reason. I'm really enjoying just sitting and doing some basic sewing and I smell nice afterwards. Here are the latest batch. Sorry I haven't got anywhere nice to photograph them:
I've also been packaging up some more of my plant dyed fleece because - can you believe it - I've sold 10 packets now. I went and got some simple labels printed yesterday so I've got another 10 made up and ready to go. I think I'm going to make some of them up into sets and include a couple of (needlefelting) needles and some foam. I don't have any instructions but I can point to links on the internet. I'm also making up some knitting sets for children. I've wound most of my plant dyed wool into little 1oz balls and I'll make some needles and put the whole lot into a cloth bag. Another thing for my stall at the fair.
It just dawned on me that the fair is only 25 days away. Now that might seem like a long time but when you think of how much time in the day I actually have to make things it's NOT a lot of time away Maybe I ought to be sewing this morning and not drooling over the book. Hmmm. I had planned to make a couple of these angels and clothe these figures:
I mustn't keep dithering so I'll go and get on. Must just tell you that next time it will be my 100th post AND my birthday. What a coincidence. I cannot believe that I've composed 99 posts - what the h... have I been saying! Anyway, to celebrate I've made up a little package of goodies to send to someone. So, as they say - watch this space on Saturday it might be your lucky day too.