I didn't do my usual Wednesday post because Hugo wasn't well yesterday, and I had to tend to him before he died. Actually, he really was in a lot of pain with blocked sinuses, not his usual cheerful self at all.
So I thought I'd pop in to say a quick hello, and also show you a lovely brooch I won in Alice's giveaway. Alice has a blog called "Crochet with Raymond" (Raymond is the most beautiful Siamese cat, who has huge amounts of charisma, you have to pop over and see his magnificence), you can find Alice's blog here. I'm actually a little bit, if not quite a lot, in love with Raymond (not to be revealed to small dog Douglas, he'd be insanely jealous).
Alice wrote that the map book is treasured by her because the book originally belonged to a couple, who marked their journey's route on the map. How magical. And how generous of Alice to wrap my gift in it. This is one piece of wrapping paper that will never be thrown away, it will be stored away carefully, and treasured.
Much as I'd love to stay a while and chat, and show you the photos of my almost-finished fair isle dress, I have to get back to work. Although I don't smoke, I feel a little like I'm taking a naughty cigarette break, so I'd better slink off before I'm caught.
Lots of love to you all, Vanessa xxx