It’s all gone a bit Pete Tong. Just in case you were hoping to see a lovely patchwork bag or something as the title suggest, sorry, but there are some highlights so do keep reading (and I’ll apologise now for the dodgy photos but the light is very bad here today).
It all started last night, I received a late night order, from a Gentleman no less! (not many of those order from my website) and he chose very well….unless it’s a girl using her other half’s PayPal address which has happened in the past…either way, I said good bye to my last SALE cat, which was ordered along with an Orange Winter Berry Cushion, they look good together don’t you think? I added a little Egg Cosy as an extra.
Now, I am going to have to divert here for a little introduction to
Smelly, my cat. Her real name is Smilla after ‘Miss Smilla’s Feeling for Snow‘, one of my favourite books but she has always been called Smelly. I will give you a full cat history another time, the thing is, Smelly has only had part house access since we moved here 3 years ago as she daily brings dead animals in. I am OK, with this, she is a cat after all, but when Charlie was younger and mostly crawling it wasn’t very nice so at night she has been restricted to the utility room in a cosy bed by the boiler and she isn’t allowed in bedrooms. As we have no door in our new (old) extension she has been lounging about on the beds at night and last night she PEED on my bed! She has a history of doing this and it’s partly how she became known as Smelly. I was not best pleased but luckily the cat wee hadn’t gone all the way through to the mattress, only the duvet and sheets.
The Really Bad
This morning, after getting some of the bedding into the wash, I packed up my order and was about to pop off to the post office when F’s school rang. My should-know-better 4 1/2 yr old had shoved a bead up his nose, buried Pirate treasure apparently, so I had to pick him up and take him to A&E, along with Charlie on the doctor’s orders. After a 2 hr wait (with me trying to get F to blow his nose really hard and yes, I did try tweezers) he had the lovely pink bead removed. He wont be doing that again in a hurry.
Getting Better Again
I came home to find I had another order, this time for a Betsy Wool Bunny
if you are wondering what the little bird attached to a card is all about, I have a big packaging post on it’s way that will explain all.
The Best Bit
Whilst out, the postman came by with a number of parcels. This could have been bad, except we have great postmen who often sign for my packages leave them in a safe place. So I came home with hungry, tired children and chips to cheer them up, to
find my 2010 Calenders as ordered from Snapfish. This has become a staple Christmas present for my immediate family, all my Father’s photos are on slides, which I am slowly scanning so each year I put together a Calender with a mix of old and new photos, I always wait for the half price sale and then get them ordered.
The Very Best Bit
Having saved the best bit until last (I waited over an hour to open this parcel as I knew what was inside and wanted to be relaxed with a coffee to hand, so as to really enjoy the experience) here is an order I placed with Nicky, of NickyNackyNoo.
Nicky makes lovely things, plenty of which are for boys, an area I fail dismally to cover. I have bought some of her great traffic jam bunting in the past and thought it would be nice for the boys to have hot water bottles so I ordered these covers. Nicky added some fab tweed, for which I have a perfect project in mind and a bonus bag of flower fridge magnets, made using photos taken in her garden – how great is that!
So it’ all looking up, best go and get the next load of laundry in and maybe fix our bedroom door so I can close it in future.