Some times I think bloggers keep the postal service going...... and this week it's postie action again - yippee.
Firstly, I had a wonderful winning envelope arrive through my door (during a hideous, awful, hopefully never to be repeated day - but I won't go into that, it would definately be TMI), and so it brought some sunshine with it and cheered me up.
This is the pouch that I won on Susan's giveaway. She has a fab blog - so check it out here.
Her pouch is so neat, beautiful zip ends and did you see those cute chickens? I am torn about what to use it for..... maybe all my bobbins, but I want to use it where other people will see and admire it, so maybe bits and bobs at work. Plus..... check out the amazing scraps she put inside..... all those birds and owls and apples and ooooo I so have to do a little birdie project now! Thank you so much Susan.
Yesterday we chilled out at home in the afternoon (unusual for us because we always seem to be dashing around here there and everywhere), and I spotted this pippi longstocking tutorial for the next blessed bee quilt. Well I loved reading pippi longstocking when I was a kid...... I loved her red hair, long plaits and I seem to recall she slept the wrong way round in bed, with her feet on the pillow and head under the covers (or have I just made that up in my imagination?). This sent me on a trip down memory lane about children's stories, anyone remember Mrs Pepperpot who would sneeze and shrink to the size of a pepperpot and then get into alsorts of bother? No? Just me then!
Anyway I digress.....
Here she is my pippi longstocking block....... now I know it's not perfect, but squint slightly and the body does line up with the head and legs! Anyway she is going off to join the next bee blessed quilt. Their flickr group is here. If you fancy having a go, it was fun and Judith would be pleased to have some more I am sure.
Off we go
OK as many of you will be fully aware today is the day to post your mouthy stitches pouch swap... mine has been wrapped up in it's brown paper for over a week now as I had to stop looking at it because it made me panic whenever I did! It's going, and I have no idea what my partner will think. I might even have to make Mark take it to the post office in case I chicken out of sending it. So my first swap..... off we go.