I forgot to take my camera to the village fete on Saturday which was a shame really. We are very traditional when it comes to the fete. There is bunting, a brass band, maypole dancing, tombola and tug of war to name but a few of the many attractions. It was a happy event and well supported despite the sky looking like this a couple of hours before hand!
I thought that I would show you the lovely goodies that I received from my swap partner, Maggie. I feel that my parcel definately fell a bit short, but in my defence, I felt so unwell most of the 2 weeks leading up to the deadline.
A lovely scarf and mittens, a beautiful scented knitted heart..I don't think I have seen a knitted heart before? A pretty blue bag which the little fairy commandered as soon as I unwrapped it as a storage place for her nintendo games. And the most gorgeous tea cosy. Many thanks Maggie.
Isn't that just the sweetest tea cosy you have ever seen?
For my part, these were two of the items I did manage to make myself. Nowhere near as fab as Maggie's items. I made this brooch from a chart on Julia's blog, I know that I didn't do it precisesly as per her instructions, but as you know, me and charts just don't get along! I still think that it is pretty though.
The past week or two has seen me rushing home to see what the postman has brought me. I mentioned in my last post that I had gone a bit mad on Ebay and Amazon and here are some of my purchases. Food for the soul...
And talking of the soul, my heart skips a little beat when I see these little squares of coloured magic. This will be the first cushion I am crocheting to make my wrought iron garden furniture a bit my comfy and bright. Only another 36 to go.
The mystery item mentioned in my last post will remain a mystery for a little while yet and the gorgeous afghan is on hold until I sell a kidney to fund the yarn to make them both.
Lastly, check out Alessandra's blog to take part in a yarn & chocolate swap. Yes, you did hear correcttly, I did say YARN & CHOCOLATE in the same sentence....is there anything better! I am not sure when the closing date is, so get over there right now.