On Wednesday I came back after lunch out (if I eat it out it's lunch, if I eat it at home or at Mum and Dad's it's dinner - is anyone else the same?!) to find a parcel on the door mat containing these beauties
Susan made lots of lovely things for a recent craft stall and she kindly sent me some of the spare ones (and my first Christmas card of the year!) and in return I am going to make her an unspecified something to be sent on an unspecified date...hopefully before the year is out! Thank you, Susan, I'm afraid the photo doesn't do justice to just how beautiful they are!!
And yesterday morning (well, almost this afternoon if truth be told!) I set off for an Archie walk (after leaving my usual note to the postie stuck to the letter box 'Please leave parcel behind the gate - thank you!' in case she arrived whilst I was out) and what did I see but the Royal Mail van parked at the top of the street and the two posties sorting out their trolleys! So, like any sensible blogger waiting for her Pillow Fight parcel I walked up the street to see if they had anything for me and they did! Two parcels! Now, given that Archie was expecting his walk I had to drop the parcels in the back door and turn straight back round and go for a walk! Wasn't I restrained?!
|Spot Archie's giant bottle of medicine in the background!|
When I got home I decided to open the parcel from Fiona first - yes, my lovely cushion cover (made for the Fat Quarterly design challenge in edition seven) had arrived!
|Look what I got! Isn't it fabulous?!!|
Let me tell you that my photo does not do justice to this gorgeous cushion cover - every time I love at it I see another lovely piece of fabric and I'm thrilled that it's mine! I've spent a lot of time admiring it! Now, I'm not good at recognising famous fabrics (I'm the same with famous people) so if you spot any you know just shout! Fiona also sent me a lovely piece of green fabric (sorry, no idea what it is but I love it!) And she also remembered the most important person in this house...
(Giles- it says 'To Archie, My mum told me I was to share my Dentastix with you. I'm not happy about it but hope you like it, love Ava' - I hope that works!)
I've taken some photos of Archie trying to get into the bag and also a short video of him eating the treat (or the remains of it, I was too slow setting the camera to 'motion picture' and working out how to start recording to get all of it!) but I'll save those for another day! I'm going to edit it a little first (if I can work out how to!) so it may be a few days before I post it!
Now, do you want to see what was in the other parcel?!
|As soon as I opened the box and saw this corner peeking out I squealed as it was the cushion I had been longing for!|
|I can't believe it - it's mine! (Actual quote!)|
|I'm sooooo happy!|
And, in a stroke of serendipity...look at the two cushions together (Fiona's looks a little flat as haven't got a cushion pad large enough - I'm shopping at the weekend so I'll get one and it can put on some weight!)
|Don't they look lovely together!|
And just in case luck really was being a lady (spot the musical theatre lover!) I went to the local shop on my morning Archie walk and bought a scratch card...after all the cushion and pin topper excitement abated slightly I scratched off the panel. And won £3! Now, I know it's not a fortune but it's enough to buy me a scone and a pot of tea when I go shopping! (But only if I don't take off my £1 stake!)
Now, although I said I'd save the photos and video of Archie for another day I'll show you one to keep you going (honestly, it really doesn't feel right to not have at least one photo of him in each post!)
|Did someone mention a biscuit?!|
|Almost as snug as a bug in a rug!|
|I wasn't sure you'd believe that there was a dog under there!|
...because there's either food on offer or someone at the door!
|Licking out pots - one of my favourite activities!|
Oh, and just before I go...Sarah over at Pings and Needles (a blog well worth a visit if you haven't been before!) is holding a giveaway for a Go! Baby and three dies. If you're one of the few who haven't yet won one then pop over and enter!
I hope everyone is having as good a week as I am!! Here's to marvellous happenings for us all!