My cold is still slowly going. I think it may have been gone sooner if I'd been getting a good quota of sleep. Saying that I had a 30 minute nap on the sofa just before I took Mary-Jane to bed today! Mary-Jane had a good night last night. A lot of the nights are rolling into the same night. I have had another active day today. This morning was the usual Friday shopping trip to tesco. This afternoon I went to Woodlands Cafe at Santon Bridge and met with 'The Girls' to be spoiled with Tea and Cake (again!). This time I had a Banoffee Pie. All the pies and cakes are home made. Scrummy.
I was also given Birthday Gifts and cards - a beautiful hand stitched covered notebook and pencil from LA and a wonderful hand-made bag from S. The pattern on the bag is pictures of sheep knitting. M had already given me a vintage cream and sugar bowl set with a crocheted and beaded pineapple shaped doily for the cream jug. I feel very honoured and lucky to have such beatuiful gifts. The weather was with us today, we sat outside in glorious sunshine. A little too warm for me, which was noted and I was moved further into the shade by thoughtful friends!
I have done some knitting this evening as well!!!! I have worked on the ASJ. I am now 3 and a half ridges off creating the length of the jacket. The it will be My Personal Best for The Amount Of Stitches Picked Up On Any One Piece Of Knitting. I am not looking forward to the rows, they will take some doing. I am very curious to know how many stitches there will be!
I have finished my preliminary look through my new books. I have found a few Must Do Now Cupcake recipes. I must do my trial runs for Gosforth. I will probably end up spending all my time between now and then baking cakes and creating toppers, and more than likely get really stressed with it all.
I am looking forward to playing with all my new sugarcraft stuff and baking new cupcakes. It may happen in the next couple of days - I need to get back in the baking saddle and get my pinny on again!