Despite having a bit of a bad week health wise I still managed to get some things done. First, I must show you what creative Carol sent me for the FHFS. When I opened the rather large parcel I found this inside.
Getting rather excited , I peeked inside and found some individually wrapped parcels and this is what was in them. Some beautiful covered coat hangers which are just perfect to hang a couple of dresses on that I bought for my daughter's wedding and pre wedding high tea.
Some yummy Lindt choccies. Naughty but nice. Needless to say they have all vanished now. I have no idea where they went so fast. Attached to the box was a necklace made from felt beads. How clever! I have never seen these before.
Having made something with wool/felt for this FHFS I discovered that I love using this medium. Carol knew this because she also enclosed some lovely wool/felt. I am rubbing my hands together wanting to make something now. Great colours.
But wait! There's more. A lovely scarf .
Thankyou so much Carol.
I know this is a loooong post but please stay with me.
Barb enticed me to join this wonderful crochet- along here . I was so enthusiastic because it is a weekly pattern for a crocheted rug instructing how to crochet various stitches step by step. As I am fairly new to crochet and have limited experience I thought this would be ideal. So, on the weekend before last I ordered 15 balls of yarn ( 1 extra) from the UK and they arrived here yesterday!! In little over a week they were here. I was rapt when I opened the parcel because this lovely bundle of colour was inside an organza bag with ribbon. How yummy do these look?
I started last night using their listed colours ( well, similar ). Not usually what I would choose but I have learned that sometimes things turn out better than expected when I just go with the flow.
The past week I have been stitching these cute pattern from Gail Pan's Patchwork Loves Embroidery book. The first project for the FHFS was using hexies and I had used some of these designs in it. Having heaps of purple fabric left over I decided to make the actual project in Gail's book for myself..
Okay, you can wake up now, I have finished. I just got a wee bit excited with the arrival of 2 parcels this week. Next time I will show you what I made for Carol. I haven't mailed it yet so I can't show you now.