Success!!! Quite frankly I needed a boost after this week and by gad, I got not one but 3 today. I’d entered the local village show with a few things and to my shock and awe I got first prize in quilting (me!), second in ‘an object made from recycled materials’ and s highly commended in crochet. I have rosettes!!!!
I’ll put links to the relevant blog posts for each once I’m at a PC. it was a lovely show. Here’s some snaps.
So nice to forget real life for a bit. Marvellous. And thank you to everyone who has sent me good wishes. I’m reconciling myself to what I hope is an opportunity. I’ve lots of plans. Lets see how they turn out shall we?
Well, I’ve been trailing this for a while and FINALLY my Downton Abbey swap parcel has arrived all the way from Maine. thank you sooo much Libbybrook (you can find her blog here, btw) Want to see what she sent me???
Ooooo a spotty ribbon, good sign.
Some very tasty looking Maine blueberry jam…and some fancy tea to sup with it.
Spookily, some grey alpaca yarn. Just like I sent her!!!! Great minds and all that. Im v pleased with this because saying goodbye to the other skein was hard…
Some lovely fat quarters (we share a love of quilting) in very nice taupey shades – very Japanese. I like. A lovely tea spoon (I htink) that you can use to scoop out your tea bag. Its going on my dresser, not in my mug!
A book!!! I know ,it just goes on and on doesnt it? There was a lip balm too but my photo was rubbish. And the Maine attraction…tah-dah!!! Beeeeooootifull hand warmers with gorgeous buttons. She knows my weakness!
and that’s it – phew!!!! I urge you to have a go at an Internet swap. I love ‘em. Hope fully you can see why now. THANKYOU Libby and THANKYOU Subway Knitters for organising the whole thing. I had a blast. Or should I say blarst, it is Downton after all!