Blossom didn't start work till after lunch today so we met up with Kezzie, Bert and the boys at our favourite cafe. Naturally I had the camera with me, and took some gorgeous pics.
Kezzie and me...
Kezzie's furniture arrives tonight and she's excited about unpacking at last, and finally setting up house!
In celebration I made some Strawberry & Vanilla jam this morning and took a jar over to her, along with some fresh Pumpernikel bread I'd baked.
3yo Dee loved my jam! He's a honey-only boy, so Kezzie is thrilled he's eating something new. :-)
I finished another design for the next Issue of Elefantz HOME.
~Little Houses Sampler~
I repainted an old frame white - it's finished the design perfectly!
The latest Affirmations design for Elefantz HOME is also taking shape.
I'm having so much fun with this one (do I always say that?!).
Playing with trims, buttons, laces...I'm right in my element!
If you're a subscriber I suggest you start collecting trinkets to use with this design. You can see by the photos above the sort of things you'll need - but remember, I always encourage you to use your own embellishments and style, so your own individual stamp is evident on my design.
If you are not a subscriber yet but would like to be you can do so by clicking the 'Subscribe' button on my left-hand side bar.
A very lovely follower, Catherine from Texas, sent me a surprise package this week, and let me tell you I was totally speechless. Inside the parcel were ziplock bags, one after the other, filled with laces, trims, fabric, sewn items, charms, buttons, threads...you name it and Catherine had added it!
Blessed. That's how I felt and still feel.
Thank you dear Catherine. I am going to enjoy every loving gift (and I did share some with Blossom and Kezzie as you suggested).
The postie also brought another parcel.
I am part of a very small online swap group run by Maree, and our first secret swap was a Christmas Stocking for Christmas in July.
The very talented Jeanette made my stocking, and it's gorgeous! She even added Tim Tams which made me very popular with the family!
Thanks so much Jeanette!!
I was the secret partner of Lyn, and this is the stocking I made her.
...and this was the parcel of goodies I sent her.
Lyn has just started blogging so perhaps you'd like to drop by and welcome her to Blogworld. :-)
Time now to tidy up after a busy day and spend some time with Mr E before doona-world beckons.
Have a lovely evening,