Good Monday morning!
I don't know about you, but I have heard some people say they suffer from the 'Monday blues'-I'm delighted to say, I can't relate to this one, as I LOVE Mondays.
In fact, I was so anxious for morning to come, that last night, I could hardly sleep!
No, it wasn't the house work that I was dying to get up and do!LOL! Surely you know me by now....I had a multiplicity of projects in my head, so up I got at 6am and up to my sewing room! You see, I couldn't go downstairs and start housework as I would have to turn the security alarm off and the whole house would be awake!! So, it had to be to the sewing room-even if the only project I got finished was taking up my sons trousers for school (yes, I had to spend £26 on new trousers and there is only about 6 wks of term left-that did go against the grain just a little)
Why do I love Mondays?
Because, its the start of a new week and this week, well, this Monday, I don't have any kids off sick:))
Over the last while (it seems forever) there was always one or other of my two oldest cherubs off! So hopefully the tide has turned AND it is sunny outside,
so all in all, things are looking good:)
Last week I had a couple of lovely surprises amidst all of the sickness.
First off, I got a lovely package from guess where? Yea, USA!!
I thought it was something I'd forgotten I had ordered!(what does that tell you?),I was so pleasantly surprised, to find a parcel of yummy goodies from the lovely Tanya from 'Friendships Crossing' blog.
Just look at it all-Mays edition of Country Sampler (I have practically ate it Tanya), some lovely stitchery and cross-stitch patterns, a little cross-stitch Americana kit and some really really gorgeous over-dyed floss (going to save it for a while:))
Thank you sooo much Tanya-how thoughtful and generous, it really brightened up my day:)
On Friday, Christine and I met for coffee and a visit to a quilt shop (the only local one we have and its about 1hr drive)
Christine surprised me with these two lovely pears, made by her own fair hands and I just sooo love them. I couldn't believe it, as I had just recently got a folk art pear pattern.
I have them displayed in this little cart, for the meantime
This next pic, shows the lovely fabric better. Once again, thank you so so much, Christine for your thoughtfulness:)
Blogging buddies are just the best:)
What did I buy?
Well, I took this pattern with me, to look for background fabrics.
I got the pattern a while back and just noticed recently that PG are running this as a BOM, starting in July and they are using some yummy Japanese fabrics....maybe I should have waited?
The fabric in the next pic is not very clear, but it is a deep red woolies flannel, which I am hoping to use as the background for the Christmas Sampler quilt,designed by Cheri. Another Christmas project-it's not hard to work out my favourite decorating season:))
I'm afraid this is another Christmas pic. This is a little kit I got from PG and just HAD to have it.Just look at those gorgeous wools and those delicious gingers, who could resist such yumminess? Not me anyway:))
Talking of PG (Primitive Gatherings).This day 4 wks hubs and I should be winging our way to Wisconsin and PG here I come!!! Only, I am getting a big bit scared.....this ash cloud is causing major havoc and all flights are currently cancelled-it is getting a little close for comfort (my knees are nearly calloused from praying-I
MUST MUST get to PG)
On the sewing front, I have been sewing little bits here and there. I did get the blocks prepped for stitching, of the 'bundling board'. I found this challenging enough to do, as I find it difficult not to try to co-ordinate the fabrics and this pattern calls very much for randomness-is that a word??
That's all I think I have to share at the minute. The sun is shining and I need to get outside, so have a great week and hopefully I will get back again soon,
Please say hello, if you have visited-I love to hear from you all:)