Wednesday, May 21

Happiness is...

Happiness is, a parcel in the post!
A parcel containing treasure!
A parcel containing a wonderful surprise from Andrea, Welsh Quilter!
A lovely little tote bag, Andrea made, with a pincushion on the front, & pockets for all the little goodies one needs when sewing. Scissors, cottons, tape measure. Perfect for projects in the evening, handsewing.

There is an extra piece of the pretty fabric, so I can use it for another project. A lovely card, with cupcakes on the front, & a note from Andrea inside. I just love the colours in the fabric, & I love the blue lining.

And! She did not forget Gom. She has added some chocolate, so he 'won't feel left out'! How sweet is that. He is really grateful too, & has told me to thank Andrea profusely.

He also told me to make sure to tell her, that he will eat it all himself, to save my nether regions from spreading further! Cheeky man. Or maybe that should be 'cheeky' me!

Here is the tote, with the chocolate stashed away inside. Perhaps I will sneak it away. Trouble is, his memory is not that bad- yet!



There seems to be a bit of 'blue' happening around here lately. I have just decided to use a blue to sash some blocks I have had hanging about waiting to be sewn into a quilt top. I dithered about what colour to use, then decided it wont matter, as the blocks have lots of colours, & having it finished will be a step in the right direction, regardless of the colour of the sashing!

I have been on a reading jag, have finished 2 books & begun another, & the lure of the sunny day, & blue skies is very tempting to me. It is rather cold & dull in the sewing room, & I have thought about moving the machine into the other bedroom & setting it up by the sunny window.

I have been trying really hard to trim Leo's unkempt woolliness, too. He is very reluctant to be clipped, but his feet need a good trim, & he has developed 'dags' on his tail. He wont tolerate a good brushing, & anyone would think it hurt him, as the moment he sees the brush, he runs off to hide.

I visited Mrs Nice Neighbour, & her dear little Beau, & his coat is just beautiful. He is quite happy to be bathed, & brushed. Leo is not happy about either. Honey suffers it, but with great reluctance, & she also hides when the brush comes out.

Ah well, the day is clouding over very rapidly, so it looks as if sewing will be the better choice after all.

16 comments:

jovaliquilts said...

What an adorable tote -- that pincushion on the front is a stroke of genius!

ancient one said...

That was a nice present!! And she remember GOM as well! So thoughtful!

Alice said...

That fabric is so beautiful that I'd have been afraid to cut it up...lol.

I'd like to move my sewing machine, etc. from a small south-facing room to a larger, north-facing bedroom. However, the move must wait a little longer until my son comes back from overseas and reclaims all of his stuff which fill that 'spare' bedroom, wall to wall and floor to ceiling.

The Sagittarian said...

Chocolate! How lucky is that? Great quilts too.

jellyhead said...

Oooh, lucky you!

Keep warm as you sew and read. (I'm about to curl up on the couch with a fat mystery novel and hot chocolate....bliss!)

Suse said...

Lovely lovely! I hope you get some of the chocolate though.

Dawn said...

What a perfect, little tote! And the colors are so yummy! What a wonderful parcel to receive!

Thimbleanna said...

Oooh, you lucky girl Meggie! The bag is lovely -- and treats for GOM -- what a bonus! Thanks for your nice wedding wishes on my blog this week!

Molly said...

Nothing like a surprise package in the mail to lift the spirits! That was very sweet of your friend. GOM's reasons for keeping the chocs all for himself made me giggle.....

Sheila said...

This is a lovely gift, and useful too. I love the colours, and not being much of a seamstress I think it looks quite complicted to make.
The chocolate on the other hand...no problem, remove wrapper, break into squares and eat when no one is looking. That way you don't gain weight, didn't you know that..?
xx

Reluctant Blogger said...

You are right about parcels bringing happiness. People underestimate how much joy sending a present (nothing expensive or big) or a letter can bring.

Geraldine sends me something nearly every day - silly stuff mostly but it really makes my day and I often wander about chuckling about the things for hours afterwards.

Joyce said...

The tote is so cute and the idea of a pincushion on the front is inspired. Lucky you.

Kitty said...

Sewing and chocolate - the perfect combination! It's lovely to receive gifts from fellow bloggers isn't it? x

Maggie May said...

Sounds like you had a perfect day!

Tanya Brown said...

If I had to think of someone who deserves a nice surprise in the mail, you'd be at the top of the list. I'm not surprised that others agree.

I don't suppose you can use peer pressure on Leo? No, I suppose not ...

Thank you for the smile.

dontlooknow said...

Beautiful colours in the fabric and combined this with chocolate who could ask for more?