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.