Saturday, 1 September 2012

It’s Spring, Squishy Mail and a Finish

Yes, winter is finally over.  Spring has sprung……

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Doesn’t it just look so warm.

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OK!  Who am I kidding?  It was minus 6.5 degrees C and the biggest frost.  The second coldest morning this year and the frost was accentuated by the fact that we had a shower of rain yesterday evening.

However, it is now a glorious blue day and should get up to about 14 degrees.

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Yesterday when I arrived home from doing the groceries after work (don’t I have just the most riveting social life on a Friday night), there was a squishy parcel waiting for me.

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I was strong and waited till after all the groceries were away and we’d had tea before opening it.

Inside were these lovelies.

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You see, Lea and her hubby have just returned from participating in ***AND WINNING*** the bash for the Starlight Foundation.  Before she went she had a little guessing competition to see how many sewing notions were in a jar.  There were 152 and I guessed 153.  This is the prize.  Just lovely.  The zippy pouch will be very useful for small projects and the colours are divine. Thanks Lea.

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Also, yesterday it dawned on me that it was the end of the month and once again I had no finish to share.  Can’t have that, so whipped up another bib for the gift stash.

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I feel a bit of a fraud for OPAM by just doing a little something, but I’m determined to have no months without a finish of some description.

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I’m off to my little stitching group this afternoon, so will get some more done on the “Stitching” block of SKOW.  On the down hill run now.

7 comments:

Ali Honey said...

Oh golly...that sort of frost would kill everything here. What altitude are you?
Cute bib. I have forgotten what OPAM stands for...I know is something about finishing things on time.
Glad you got blue sky; so did we.

Maria said...

BRRRRRRRRRRR!!! Hmmm a lovely start to Spring. Pleased you have blue skys now.

I love your OPAM cute bib.

Nice pouch for a little hand sewing on your trips away.

Susan said...

I feel your pain - it was -3 here today. Spring will come........I hope. That's a lovely prize from Lea. Hope you had a good afternoon sewing.

loulee said...

Shiverrrrrrrrr! I know I grumble that we don't get very warm up here, but I sure am glad we don't get that cold!!

Deb R said...

Brrr was that cold here too....I had a few guesses on Leas blog as well, congrats...lovely pressies!!

Chookyblue...... said...

yes it was awfully cold........
can you show me how to do the bibs on the weekend........

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Brrrr I hope it's warming up now for you :)) lovely prize from Lea too :))