First of all there was this birdie plaque, yes she made this and its scrummy and is now on my desk so I can admire it.
The first package I opened contained a flake mmmmmmmmmmmmm, which I'm savouring and eating a bit at a time. Under normal circumstances it would have been gone in about 10 seconds, but today is weigh in day and I lost 1lb, so I'm feeling virtuous!! It also contained a notebook with a gorgeous touchie feelie cover that has been stroked loads!
The next parcel was this yummy basket that has inspired me to have a bash at applique. Well I've added it to the 'things I want to try, but I've got to get ............... done first' list, which is second only to my 'to do with a deadline' list, which would actually get smaller if people stopped having birthdays and I didn't have an afternoon snooze! I have already put this to use by putting my threads in it to help tidy up my fabricky stash.
The last parcel had a little something extra to the PIF as Lesley said she'd meant to send it when I was laptopless, which really touched me that I too have imaginary/real friends in blogland who want to do nice things to make you feel better. It's a lovely purse that had a spool of ribbon in it. And we all know how much I like ribbon! There is a link to a tutorial on Lesley's blog on how to make one of these purses and, yes, it's on my 'to do' list already so now I have something to compare mine too!!
The ribbon was put with my other bits, and look, the pink spotty ribbon used to wrap one of the parcels is a shade that I don't have!!! Ok so it's not that clear, but the sun had gone into hiding by the time I stopped stroking the goodies.
So, as its a PIF, I now have to make something for three other people. If you are one of the first three people to leave a comment on this post, you are one of the lucky ones!! I haven't a clue what to make, but I'll have a think about it.
Here's a couple of things I've been doing this week. I made this bag with the idea that I'd either put it in the coffee morning or give it as a present, but I'm keeping it myself! I got the material on ebay a while back.
There's a couple of 70th birthdays this month, one of which is Sheila (see below) whose wedding anniversary we celebrated on the weekend. She doesn't look her age does she? Well I think not anyway.
That's it now, lengthy post finished at last, so if you're still awake, get posting to be in the 3 that get a PIF.