Thursday, 10 May 2007

Sweet Treats

OK I know that the last week has been a bit of a crap week posting wise, sorry guys, it has been a funny old time and I hope that mentioning personal stuff like funerals etc has not upset anyone. I did get some very special emails and I thank you from my heart for them. So I guess its time to stop feeling sorry for myself and get the stiff upper lip going (us Britt's are so good at it don't you know). What better way to start your day that with a little sugary goodness... I spy a beautiful hand made card as well, nothing nicer than treats in the post. This is from my Stamping Internet pal, you should see some of the stuff she makes me, we swap each month a little paper related homemade treat, its great fun.
In keeping with making me smile, I pulled out my leaving gift. My friend Caroline moved away in January, she was my knitting partner and general creative friend, I am missing her a lot at the moment. Last year we both got sewing machines together and we got so excited, its so great to share stuff like that with someone who understands and not thinks you need to get out more! Included in her sewing machine package was an amazing thread kit, in it a great thread rack. In the UK its really hard to get these here, I searched ebay for months, she knew I secretly had a passion for it and on her leaving she presented me with the box, and inside the box...
Yippee, it is so cool, it is going up on my sewing room wall, whilst I planned to decorate it (a lot of sewing room decorating going on, check out Treefall and SouleMama) well its not getting done, so I pulled the box out yesterday and got all giddy. I am going to keep my embroidery threads on it, a local sewing shop has some on offer at the moment and depending on budget I might look at treating myself as I have a couple of commission related cheques to go into my account.
So the weather has taken a cool turn, its a little draughty and sometimes quite wet, but when its just that breeze I pull something warm and comforting around my shoulders and this weeks choice is my wrap. Please excuse the arty photo, but the green shows the colours off well. I once read a blog that really had a go at people who photographed their knitting and sewing in this manner, personally I rather like it, but it stuck with me that people might think it pretentious. Its knitted in Kidsilk, its so soft and a little fluffy, I have to keep taking it off my little one as he runs of with it wrapped around him trailing on the floor, cute maybe, but I do not fancy washing this too often!!!

Oh Smallfox tagged me and I have not followed it through yet, tomorrow.....

7 comments:

sarah said...

That wrap is so insanely gorgeous! A pretty lady should always wrap herself up in beauty!

julia said...

What a beautiful wrap, and no the photo is not pretentious at all, it just shows it in all it's glory.

Julia

Caroline said...

What a surprise to see the thread holder on the internet!! Look foward to seeing it full of beautiful coloured threads. I had to laugh at the wrap in the tree, but that's just my lack of artistic-ness I guess!

Jo said...

The thread holder is great, looking forward to seeing it in all it's glory!

Alison said...

Hi Suzie,
Thanks for visiting my blog. I have added you to my sidebar if that's OK.
Daniel was Soooo funny on red nose day...a good sport:-)
Take care,
Alison x.

Shropshire Girl said...

Just saying hello! - found your blog via Foxgloves and its great. I see you have green crocs - mine are blue! aren't they brill? I will be back to read more.
Sandra

andsewtosleep said...

Hi
I have just found your lovely blog via Vintage Heaven. Love the thread rack. Look forward to popping by again. Mary