The visit was both for business and pleasure. The business was dropping off some stock to fill up the Foxs Lane area. I took a heap of screen printed tops as well as lots of skirts, dresses, shorts and pants.
Having my own area to fill excites me beyond belief. I love the idea that I can make a couple of something rather than one in every size. I guess this means I can still be creative.
The pleasure part was meeting and catching up with Miss Dear Prudence herself Kelly, Mr Thaw Ro and the lovely Steph who served us.
The pleasure part was also finally finding the case I've been searching for. I figure that a handbag with structure is better for me now I always have a yarny project to drag around with me. My theory is that it is less likely to unravel or get tangled because things have their place rather than rattling around in the bottom of a bag. We'll see.
I also bought a Holly Hobbie thermos for cool drinks on the go and a little bug for Miss Pepper who was mostly very patient with me.
In the middle of the night last night I woke up with a fright when it occurred to me that whilst crocheting my softie I have been doing the wrong dc's. That is the problem with the different countries using the different meanings for the same terms. I have been wondering why it isn't as tight as I thought it should be and when I checked the instructions at the start of the book I realised that is what I have done wrong.
I am not going to pull it apart as I thought I would in the night but I might have to make it again at a later date properly.
A quick stop to the irrigation supplier where I embarrassed myself by asking for something with a vlva. In his text Bren had misspelt valve, but I went on to ask if it sounded like a part of the female anatomy. Oops, red faced irrigation suppliers.
When I finally got to the mail box I was completely overwhelmed to find this birthday present from the oh so amazing and talented Melanie M*. I think I squealed out loud. On the left is a fantastic pot holder to add to my collection and on the right is the wrapping paper which is a photo of one of Melanie's gorgeous jug covers. Thanks you, thank you, thank you Melanie, I LOVE the whole package, it is definitely going on the pot holder wall!!
I hope you are having a lovely day too.