Some rather lovely parcels all the way from Australia. The first was my little prize I won in Mezz's lovely giveaway. They are two super cute magnets that she made herself and they look great on our fridge, so thank you Mezz! The second parcel really warmed my heart and was from the very lovely Leisa at Vintage Bird Girl, whom I have grown rather fond off over the last couple of months. She is such a darling and sent me this lovely thank you card and this very gorgeous hankie. It couldn't have come to a better home as I love hankies and use them every day.
A pic of little Es on her last day at preschool, and the only one where she isn't picking her nose (:-)). A shame I can't show the one of J as he has too many other kids around him.
Now on to some crochet. I saw this rather lovely looking mandala pattern in this month's Simply Crochet magazine and I just had to make it. It was a fun little project to work whilst getting hooked on the BBC's series Silent Witness. They have just finished showing the 16th series, yes I know we are centuries behind the rest of the world, but that's pretty normal for us. This now means that we have some serious catching up to do with 15 series' to get through, so I can see a request for a couple of these box sets going on a Christmas list this year. Are any of you watching this and have you been following it all the way? What do you make of the earlier series'? What other series are you in to? It's always good to get some suggestions on what to watch.
For this project I used Paris Drops Cotton and once I got in the swing of things it was pretty straight forward and it looks rather lovely on our island in the kitchen. The first picture is before blocking it and the second after. It makes such a difference. Something I am still to do for this potholder below.
peachy-plant-pocket-handy-hangers', which is such a spiffy take on it.
Hope you are all keeping well wherever you are. This week feels like it's on fast forward. I have a few more posts coming your way, so will be back soon.