Just as I finished writing my last post, 2 parcels dropped through the letter box. One was just some more badge bits Lucy had ordered for me, but the other was a gift out of the blue. Becky creates the most wonderful things and seems to produce so much, she attends a place called Red Lead which sounds so inspiring, I would go if there wasn't such a huge expanse of water between me and it.
We had not organised a swap so I was delighted to receive something unexpected. So kind, and thank you very much.
Some lovely vintage pieces, and tags created by Becky.
It is a shame about that huge expanse of water because if it was quicker and easier to cross I would most definitely be going to this.......
I think if you click on the photo you can read it. If not pop over to Stephs blog for the details, because some of you lucky bloggers will live near enough to go. She is another very talented person. I love her work and would love to have been able to go to this. Thank you for the invite though and I wish you lots of luck ( not that you will need it)
The surprises didn't stop there. I managed to finish all of Lucy's roman blinds and went over to hang them last Friday. First of all I was told off for being too earlier and was not allowed in the back room. There was alot of rustling and snipping coming from that room and then I was presented with this....
Copyright Lucy Buck 2006
I was delighted to be given a prototype. I have to report back any faults or problems and will need to part with it for opening night next Wednesday. I absolutely love it, I really appreciate the time that was spent on this. I can't complain about making those blinds now, can I?
Lucy is beginning to settle into a routine at her studio and held her first creative session for others to join yesterday. We all took our knitting but I know she would like people to bring anything they are working on. We all thoroughly enjoyed ourselves, and it made me crack on with my project that has been ongoing for a few months. I have promised myself not to buy any new yarn until it is completed. I still have beautiful yarns to try out that Rebecca sent for the one skein SP.
Finally we have had some lovely bright autumn days so we can still get into the garden. We have one last big project. We need to build a retaining wall between the side of our house and the neighbours garden. For some strange reason their garden is about 1m higher than ours, so if we clear the soil away to allow us to walk behind our house we may find our neighbours have slid into our garden overnight. This is going to be heavy work moving the soil and positioning old sleepers, but will be worth the effort.