First week of exams over for Bella, and now three days off to prepare for next lot, so we are little bit more laid back here this morning - breakfast in bed (strawberries, cereal and a naughty jam doughnut!) for the "worker" and a snuggle with her dog before getting on with more revision.
photo by Bella
Whilst I've been "away" for a little while, a few good bloggy things have been happening!
Firstly, I have not had a chance to thank Sarah in a post for the lovely Easter giveaway goodies that I won a couple of weeks ago from her at Homemade Gorgeous
This beautiful parcel arrived, wrapped in the loveliest pink and white spotted tissue paper.
All sorts of Easter goodies here - a really sweet little handmade bunny and a pretty handmade decorated felt easter egg; a fab magazine full of home ideas; some fun drink stirrers for all those lovely summer drinks; pretty lilac buttons for projects; lovely pink nail varnish which is scented; some pretty flower seeds, already sewn, and last but very quickly comsumed was a yummy cream egg!
Thankyou so much Sarah, they are wonderful goodies!
Do go and visit Sarah at homemade gorgeous as she has a lovely blog full of all sorts of sewing and gardening things!
Another "thankyou" goes to Becky at The Fluff Pot, who won my first giveaway a little while ago.
A surprise package came through the letterbox which had me puzzled as I was sure I wasn't expecting anything from either Messrs eBay or Amazon.
On opening, it was a wonderful surprise to receive these lovely "thankyou" gifts from Becky
who had made this fantastic felted and decorated brooch
and these wonderful little felted acorns and leaves
and there was also this exquisite vintage lace
as well as a lovely packet of sweet pea seeds
This was such an unexpected and thoughtful selection of gifts, as through my posts Becky has picked up on my love of vintage lace and linen, and of gardening, and I am so thrilled to be the recipient of some of her beautiful handmade felted makes - the acorns are amazing, sitting in real little acorn cups!
Thank you so much Becky!
For those of you interested in felt making, head over to Becky's lovely blog as she has recently posted about a felted bag she is making, together with photos.
I have also been very lucky to have been awarded not one but two Blog Awards from the lovely Jane at Hook and Yarn!!
The Versatile Blogger Award
and the Liebster Blog Award!
Thank you Jane, I am so glad you are enjoying my blog!
Do go and visit Jane as she is making some lovely crochet cushions at the moment, with instructions!
I shall leave you with a few pictures from the garden, mostly taken by Bella
Not sure what these bright bluey purple flowers are - will look them up for next time
large orange poppy
yellow and white iris (i think!)
reddy orange geum
beautiful yellow rose
I shall be back soon with a list of the Blogs to whom I shall pass on the awards, so watch this space - it could be you!!!