And how are you today? For those of us living in England, Monday is a Bank Holiday, so that means a three day weekend, and extra woo-hooos, yee-ha's and yipeeees.
Plus, in half an hour I'm heading off to the opening of a new wool/sewing shop in our town, which is very exciting. I had a peek inside on Wednesday, and it's selling Rowan yarn, Amy Butler fabrics, those sort of high-end goods, which is enough to get me jumping from foot to foot with excitement.
I've been trying on the dress with its lining to check it fits, and every time I pull it on, I feel like I'm climbing into cosy bedsheets. Which makes sense, as the lining is made from a brushed cotton bedsheet. I tell you, putting on this dress is going to be like climbing into bed, there's something marvellous about that don't you think? As long as I don't nod off.
I've been changing the ends of my sleeves, I wasn't happy with the way they just 'cut off' in a straight line, so I'm tapering them by decreasing the stitches. I've got some elastic to draw them in nicely too. That's the plan anyway. The hem of the skirt will have similar shaping. That too is the plan!
Just before I run off, I must show you the beautiful Sweet Peas my Father-in-Law, Alan, gave me, and the pretty pink roses I picked from the garden. It was very nice to open the front door to Alan presenting these Sweet Peas. Apparently it's not been a good summer for Sweet Peas, they've only just started to flourish, which was a bit disappointing, as I look forward to the gifts of Sweet Peas I usually get from Alan and Susan each summer.
It was Alan and Susan's 40th wedding anniversary recently. Forty years! That's a long time isn't it. Only immediate family was invited to the celebrations, which were great fun. Alan and Susan had booked a long table in a very plush restaurant, and we had a delicious meal. But before the meal, gifts were opened. Hugo's sister Tamsin, has a great raucous sense of humor, and got some t-shirts printed for the happy couple.............................. Wanna see?
They are a bit risque, so prepare yourselves.........................
And on a more tasteful note, here's something that I feel privileged to have in my garden.................
Though it's sad that the egg was abandoned. I don't know which bird laid this egg. The nest was built in one of our woodpiles, near to the area we sit and enjoy the garden, and the mother must have decided to evacuate when we started to use the garden.
There's another nest in the middle of the box tree which I discovered when I was trimming it a few weeks ago. It's beautifully made, so smooth inside. I haven't moved it, just incase the bird returns to use it again. Sometimes we find ourselves creeping around the garden, or should I say, the birds' garden, worried that we're disturbing something or other.
Ooh! Is that the time! I must dash. I'll have to love you and leave you, have a good weekend, and hope you get lovely weather to go with your weekend. Cheerio. Love Vanessa xxx