It's here - the mail!!
After 17 days with no mail deliveries, we hot the jackpot today with a call from the school office asking us to come and remove our 'mountain' of parcels from their entry area!
Blossom and I drove up all excited, filled the car and came home to play...
The biggest packages were Mr Elefantz' bike parts (remember he is rebuilding a motorbike), but the rest were for Blossom and I to open.
My dearest childhood friend, Vicki, knows me so well and sent a box of my absolute FAVOURITE chocolates...
...and look what I bought myself for Christmas?
Plus more of the leather handles I used in the bag I made last month - but this time in pink. I think they will find a home with some of my Aster Manor. :-)
I received other fabrics too (all paid for with cash, I won't buy fabric on a credit card), and I am now stocked up for my 2010 projects and designs, which means anything earned this year can go toward our savings and reducing debt.
I'm still waiting for my Secret Santa package to arrive (Chookyblue's SSCS). I hope it comes soon. I hate to think of people stitching lovely gifts in swaps and hearing that they don't arrive. If you are my Secret Santa lets pray a prayer together that your special gift arrives very, very soon.
This weekend the design bug bit me hard and I sketched my fingers to the bone...but that's good because I like to sit in the cool of the airconditioner, fabric and thread in hand, and a good old movie to play on in the background.
What do you do when you're stitching? Movies, music, audio books, or do you like to sit in silence with your own thoughts?
I'd better get back to that stitching - I hear Miss Marple about to start!