Monday, 11 August 2008

A wonderful surprise (94)

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.

7 comments:

Amelia said...

Too bad about your knee...hopefully the medical staff can figure out the best way to correct the problem.

Looks like you are going to stay busy with the knitting project along with your new fabric

Have a great week.

Amelia

Linda said...

What a nice surprise...Aren't quilters the best! I have so enjoyed getting to know people thru blogland. I have to get on the computer all the time now to check on my friends in various places around the world.

I hope your knee gets better soon. Let us know how you're doing....

It's still too hot to knit for me. I have to have it a little cooler to work on my crochet or knitting projects. 95-100 in Texas is still too hot for wool.
I'm doing some embroidery and trying to watch the olympics at the same time...Hugs, Linda

Kay said...

Sounds like a very happy day for you! Wonderful! I'm looking forward to seeing what you knit. We're really enjoying the Olympics. Congratulations on the Olympic swim wins.

Mare said...

It is always fun to get a package in the mail, especially an unexpected treat meant just for you!

Brenda said...

I sure hope that you find the answers to your knee. You sure did get a wonderful package, such fun and beautiful items. With the busy day you have had you deserve R and R. Thanks for sharing!

Julie said...

Amanda,
Now we have matching hats AND birdhouses. Candace sent me one too! LOL
Julie

tracey said...

Amanda
Its so nice when the postman leaves some wonderfull surprices, enjoy your wonderfull gifts, tell us all what you will do with them all,
Have a great day
Take care
Tracey