Was I ever excited! I got home from having an MRI scan on my knee this morning to find that the postman had left me a parcel. A parcel from Candace. Beautifully packed with bubble wrap (now that's a bonus present on its own!), scrunched up paper and tissue paper.
And inside - a pretty little glass cat ornament, which will be a lovely addition to my Christmas tree this year; a dinky little bird house; a ruler holder thingy which will be brilliant to hold my smaller rulers steady; some thread and needles and four beautiful fat quarters! And she had packed the fabric in two of her lovely tea tins, so there's another bonus - pretty tins to keep things in.
Thank you so much Candace, it was a really lovely surprise. I shall so enjoy planning what to make with the fabric.
I've had a busy day, so I'm now having some R & R. I had the MRI this morning - my left knee keeps collapsing. It doesn't hurt, just gives way, which is pretty amusing but does need to be sorted out. Just another of those boring things that seems to be happening this year. I did some shopping on the way back. Then I took No 2 son up to visit his grandmother in her nursing home. He was home on a very rare visit. This afternoon I ran him and his partner to the station so that they could get back to Brighton and popped in to Hobby Craft to get some thread. I also bought a diamond ruler - not that I actually need it, but had fancied it for some time. I think I will make some diamond strippy quilts perhaps.
I've also had a fancy to do some knitting. I've no idea why, because I never used to enjoy it that much, but there you go, these odd fancies strike every now and then. So I bought a pattern, some needles and some tweedy denim coloured wool. Should it ever be finished I will post a picture - but don't hold your breath!
Well - now it's back to the Olympics to catch up with what's been happening, and later some sewing I hope.