With all the busyness of my Elefantz life lately, I totally missed my follower count ticking over the 1800 mark!
Thank you everyone!!
I am so thrilled that you want to visit my blog and listen to my ramblings. What great gals and guys you are.You are the reason I keep doing this!
To celebrate, I want to share a free design with you. I shared 1/2 of the design a few years back in a swap I hosted with Vicki, but today I'm sharing the two parts of "Hugged by an Angel" - the mug hug, and the mug rug.
This set would be a lovely swap gift, or perhaps a gift for someone who spends a lot of time in hospital, or who is bedridden? Pretty things that are useful are a blessing for loved ones in those circumstances.
You can download the pattern HERE.
Any problems with the download please leave a comment with your email address and I'll get it off to you.
Today Mr E and I went for a ride with two Ulyssian friends to Ayr for morning tea. Ayr is about 100 kilometres from our place, and along the way we stopped at a bird hide. Now, up until today my only experience with bird-hides has been through episodes of Midsomer Murders, and Jonathon Creek.
It was quite exciting to sit in one for real!
The Hide looks out over a lagoon, but as we've had way too much rain recently, the birds are not as plentiful as they will be in another month or two.
We did watch some pelicans, though...
By lunchtime we were home again, and two parcels were waiting at my door!
The first was from Vicki at The Pickledish Patch. I was almost out of two of the main Cottage Garden thread colours I use in my "Promises & Borders" BOM, and lucky for me sweet Vicki had them! I also bought some Parlan for Blossom who loves using it to back her stitcheries.
The other parcel held my swap gifts from an online Easter Swap I had with a small group of lovely ladies.
Carol was my secret swap partner, and WOW, did she spoil me!!
Carol made me a very cute stitchery, a funky chook pin cushion, and a beautiful Tilda bunny doll!
Because I live in the tropics, Carol was very clever and individually wrapped the Lindt chocolate carrots in cling wrap in case they melted. I'm so glad she did because it was 33C today (92F).
Thank you SO much dear Carol!
ELEFANTZ SAMPLE SALE!
In the coming days I am going to be listing some of my original handmade samples for sale, so keep an eye out for a newsletter with details.
After reading THIS book, I have decided to work my way through my sewing room and sell off all my surplus fabrics, and some of my original samples. The room is small and I know I need space around me to create...so it's time to look with new eyes and keep only what I want or know I will use.
I actually enjoy decluttering, do you?