The sun was shining bright today. Just having that sunshine, knowing it's out there, smiling in through the windows is bliss, even though I haven't stepped outside all day, it still cheers me. Sunshine is a precious commodity around here, as precious as gold. Almost!
So! Have you had a bit of the old sunshine in your life today? Feeling chipper from having some rays? I hope so. Thank you so much for your lovely messages you left for me on Monday's post, you all bring a different kind of sunshine in to my life.
Yesterday (Tuesday), a great big box of sunshine arrived, a really GR-EA-T BIG box. It arrived from Hen, from fab blog HenHouse, as part of our on-going swap. (We've reduced the number of swaps to twice a year each, just to give the swap thingy longevity, it used to be six times a year each, which was quite hard to keep up with).
I'm already the happy owner of one of Hen's patchwork cushions, (on the right in the above photo), which my Mum and Dad gave me for my Birthday earlier on this year. The patchwork cushion is exquisite, made up of about a hundred individually cut squares and painstakingly sewn together, I'm in awe of the work involved in it. And there's a lot of precious vintage fabrics that have been used in it too, so it's a valuable piece of work.
The Dachshund cushion immediately positioned itself on our bed, next to Hen's patchwork cushion. You could say I'm officially a collector of Hen's cushions, now I have two of them. Or do you have to have at least three to be a collector?!
I've just realised that I should have taken some close-up shots of both of the cushions shouldn't I? I shall have to see I do that for another post.
And now to knitting, just before I go off to my Wednesday night knitting group.
This is going to be a dress eventually. I'm starting by knitting the top section of the pattern. Once I've done the front and back top section, I can join them together, and then just knit downwards for as long as I want, till I get the length of dress I want. I'll be trying it on as I go along.
This pattern is for a sweater, but I thought I'd extend it to a dress, seeing as it's very loose. I hope this dress works, unlike my previous efforts.My confidence with doing my own thing to a pattern got knocked slightly with my last effort, which is on hold, but I will return to it once I'm feeling more confident.
And as for the colour/s in my dress, there is going to be more than one colour, it's going to be an exotic fruit bowl of colours I'm going to be using, I can't help feeling excited just thinking about them. I thought I might share my colour selection with you on Friday.
Just before I go, I said on Monday I'd give you the answer to Millie's favourite joke, the one her headmaster told in assembly, to a huge crowd of children and teachers.
Question: "What kind of bees can you milk?"
Every time Millie told me this joke, and it was at least once a day, she would cackle with laughter and delight. I imagine the joke was made even more hilarious for her, because it was told by a grown-up, the headmaster no less, at an assembly, in front of all the teachers, who were a bit shocked by all accounts. It certainly adds to the delight of it for me too.
Well, I must love you and leave you, because I don't want to miss my beloved knitting group meet-up. I shall see you on Friday, for colour colour colour! Love Vanessa xxx