Hellooooooooooooo!!! Thanks for stopping by, it's good to have your company as always.
So here we are on Monday and a new week unfolds before us. I know that I for one am glad to wave goodbye to last week, it was just waaaay too Full-on for me last week, I was so relieved when Friday evening rolled around. Thank heavens for a touch of alcohol and a deep hot bath, not to mention the rather super weekend that followed.
Saturday saw us pottering about at home in the morning with my customary baking-in-pyjamas, and a picnic lunch and afternoon spent by the river. How soothing it was to sit by the riverside in the late afternoon sunshine with yarn and hook, the memory of that makes me want to kind of go ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.
Sunday was a dawdling morning at home followed by a fantastic pub lunch and a pootle round town in the afternoon. More crochet, a little light reading...all in all quite simply blissful. And here I am now, bright as a button and feeling totally refreshed and raring to go. Woohoo!!
I was sorting through some bits and pieces at the weekend and I found my little box of Moo cards hiding underneath a big pile of books and papers. Do you like them? I confess that I'm rather pleased with them actually, well put it this way :: I was leaping off the furniture with excitement when they arrived in the post, but shhhh don't tell anyone how ridiculously excited I get over things like this, don't want folk to think I am crackers.
Yes, I had these printed before Christmas when I was optimistically attempting to open up my Attic24 Etsy shop, do you remember? Well what can I say about that then? The banner was made. Moo cards were printed. Supplies were purchased. And my Little Shop was created. It sits waiting patiently with empty shelves, waiting for some Stitchy Goodness to arrive. I do want to make it happen, honestly I do. Just need to Fit It In. And I don't seem to be too hot on fitting things in. But I shall try....shall I? Do you think I should? Do you think my little stitchy things would be able to find loving homes? I like to think so.
This was me on Friday (the day that was shaped like a pear), in amongst the chaos of that particular day when things just did not go to plan, finding a moment to finish crocheting the posie-brooches for the BBG (Big Blogiversary Giveaway, in case the letters confused you).
I did say I would try and make as many posie brooches as I could manage for the giveaway, and that number amounted to four. I wish it could be more, but even to make four humble brooches means making twenty four separate components remember, not to mention buttons and felt circles which still need to happen. So four it is.
And there is the textile picture too, all ready and waiting to go off to a new home. I have to be honest with you here, this little picture is still hung up in my hallway and I have fallen in love with seeing it there. Its a very happy, cheery little number and I confess I shall be sad to take it down. But hopefully whichever name comes out of the hat to win this picture will be the name of someone who will love it just as I do. Someone who will find a little spot for it in their home where they can walk past and smile when they see it, just as I have been doing.
So.......this BBG of mine. Shall I say a few words about it? Shall I tell you how utterly awesome it was to receive so many wonderful comments on Attic24's birthday? Well it truly knocked my socks off. I was shocked. Stunned. Excited. Bowled over. Thrilled. Overwhelmed. All of those things and more.
I took a look at that post this morning and the final number of comments was 394. Uh-huh, threehundredandninetyfour. Such a crazy-big number!! Please know that each and every comment that you leave on my blog gets sent to me by Typepad as an email. Please also know that I read every single word you write, no comment gets "lost" amongst the others because I systematically go through my emails one by one. And if you leave me a www with your comment, I also visit with your blog too. It was very time consuming, but oh, so enjoyable! You are such a super, generous, creative, talented, funny, special bunch of people and I consider myself so lucky to have you all as friends, checking in on me, giving me a wave, a nod, a hug, a pat on the back, a giggle.
OK...on with the show.
Five numbers to pick out from the threehundredandninetyfour.
I cannot possibly write out 394 bits of paper, so the Random Number Generator has to be employed.
If your name is one of those above, CONGRATULATIONS! I'll be sending you an email and will need your postal details....I
only wish I could give you all a little something, I truly do.
Thank you so much for making this a very special experience for me.
Right, off now to enjoy a quick cuppa in the sunshine before I jaunt along the canalside to go get my Little People back from school...have a fabulous rest-of-day, see you tomorrow