or rather I love what my mailman leaves in my postbox or on my front doorstep!
Last week I received my much coveted 'fetchings' mitts made for me by the knit extrordinaire that is Brownpants (sometimes known as Kristie!). I had seen them on Knitty and had put them on my to do list , when I came across a pair made by Kristie on her blog. Not being the shy type , I asked very sweetly if she would consider making me a pair in return for a crochet scarf she had commented on. Lucky me, Kristie agreed and now I will have lovely warm and very stylish hands this winter.
There were also other goodies as well - a handy zip pouch and a perfect- for -my -denim-jacket flower pin! The girls were spoiled with some girly hair bands and clips - I was too slow with the camera to get a photo of those! Thank you , thank you Kristie...your parcel is on its way now that I finally decided which colour to send!
Bring on winter- I'm ready.....
Next day another parcel arrived- this one from Ute in Switzerland. We share many interests in common and when Ute offered generously offered to send me a copy of Marie Claire Idees ,I most happily said yes.
Not only did the magazine show up but there was a copy of her favourite childhood book, a Swiss book called "The Snowstorm" written by Selina Chonz and illustrated by Alois Carigiet. It is such a lovely picture book about a brother and sister , a snowstorm and a 'weather tree'! Rose and I are going to read it tonight - I know that she will enjoy it as she is fascinated by the idea of living in a place where it snows.
Ute, thank you from myself and the girls- hugs and kisses to you in Switzerland from all of us over here!
I continue to be happily amazed by the generosity of the art/craftblog community - it's a great global community to be part of.
I'm off to make a cup of tea and enjoy my magazine...