Friday, October 29, 2010

My gifts

Earlier this week I received some mail from the little girl in London, England.

Guess what her favourite animal is? Then, the next day...


I received a little package from England in a puffy envelope. I was so glad it was all in one piece.

My very own Welsh sheep from Cardiff Castle in Wales (St. Fagans Pottery) and...

some magic beans. Apparently, they rise to the surface and you can read the words after planting.

Some new books were acquired too. The Follett one I bought and the other two were from my son Eric, the teacher. I watched the movie "The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo" with my daughter and I really liked it - even if it did have subtitles. He saved me from buying a copy - which I thought of doing for Christmas and then lending it to the females of the family. Must get the other two now. I also had a wonderful meal out with the family that lives close - and of course, that wonderful news.

Busy sewing still.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Just because

It's always nice to receive gifts but it's even nicer to give. Last month I signed up for, not just one, but two Pay It Forwards.

Midge of Soggibottom fame was quick on the draw and got her PIF gift done in super quick time. You have 365 days to complete your task but this wasn't even a month.

Little Ron Slippers helped me open it. He was so eager when he found out where the package came from. Look, Midge even wrapped it in my favourite colour tissue.

And just look what we found inside. A bag - just for me. I am always making them for someone else and now someone made one just for me. She spun the wool and then knitted it up.

 Here's a better photo of the front - don't you just love that orange pompom that is used as a 'button' closure?

 The back.

Inside, satin lining and it's where Ron and I found...

my very own hand knitted fingerless gloves/wrist warmers in the best colour ever. This extra must have been meant for my birthday.

Little Ron thought they were his very own matching sleeping bags.

So, I had to show him how they work.

He just revelled in all the lovely woolness. Here he is waving to his UK family.

And now, on to the Pay It Forward part.
In case there are those of you who don't know how this works, it's easy:

I am committed to sending a handmade item within 365 days to 3 people who would like to sign up here,
on this post.

By accepting my invitation, YOU then, agree to Pay It Forward to 3 people who sign up with you (on your blog) and send them something within 365 days.

Want to join the fun and Pay It Forward?

Monday, October 18, 2010

Today - a special day

 I received this card in the mail this morning.

 It wasn't signed. But the postal code on the cancellation indicated it came from British Columbia.

The Best News Ever!
And it came on my birthday.
It was sent on the 13th.
From across the country, that is unreal considering Canada Post.
Someone was watching over this piece of mail,
to have it delivered on the 18th.

Now I have to make a quilt - in bright colours and keeping in mind that it may end up being a sucky blanket.

Note: This is the first grandchild for us and the new aunts and uncles are very happy too.