Tuesday, 22 May 2012

April Itsy Bitsy Swap

I recieved my ?April Itsy Bitsy Swap today.  It was from Nancy in PA, USA.  I'm really chuffed with it.  Nancy sent me three balls of Peaches N Creme, a packet of chocolate mousse marshmallow rabbits, and two packs of wonderful cupcake papers.  I shall choose the cupcake recipe very carefully when I use them, which will hopefully be soon!

Nancy made me three cloths.  I love the colours and the shapes.  I will save the small one for Mary-Jane.  Big Thanks for Nancy for everything!

I have been to Carlisle today.  It was very hot, even drivimng with the window down.  My right arm is now distinctively more pinky brown with more freckles than my left.  I was at Carlisle to go to my first WI Home Crafts Sub-Committee Meeting.  All very interesting.  I actively took part in the meeting and contributed.  I got there and back without a snifter of getting lost, which I was quite chuffed about.  I'm usually quite good at finding my way around.  Saying that, I can remember getting lost on Kilburn High Street around 1990.  All I did was cross the road to see a friend onto a bus.  I had had a few though, that was my excuse......

I've managed to get some knitting done tonight, hurray!  I'm starting to get itchy fingers to start a small project or two.  I do need to do a cloth for a swap, I have it in mind to start tomorrow.  I have seen another scarf/shawl pattern in a magazine today, that has got my interest. I must finish the other off first.  I was nearly tempted to start dyeing this evening.  The need to put my feet up and relax won over.

Mary-Jane is having a settled night so far, fingers crossed.  There have been a couple of moments when I thought she was waking.  Last night she woke up and we had her on the bed for about 50 minutes.  She was as cute as anything, with what she was saying and doing.  Today she has been quite tired and it has been too hot to take her outside in the garden.  Yes I did say too hot.  As the local weather presenter sais this morning - it is summer this week!


paula said...

Great package from Nancy . . she always spoils us . . . I think I marked you two as complete, but let me know if I didn't.

Loved MJ as the Queen of Hearts . . . she is just too cute.

Have you found any of the Minnie Mouse hats / hair bows to make for her?

CarpeDyem said...

I had a look for the crochet hats and my confidence started waivering. I'll have another look and also look for knitted ones as well. I'm sure I could do a crochet one if I put my mind to it!