Aren't these flowers gorgeous? This is a tiny snapshot of a massive bouquet given to me as I finished work yesterday,I am moving to a store in my own town so much more convenient for the family. I love when people give me something that is so 'right'; bright and exuberant. So after managing to get my flowers home there was another lovely package waiting for me. I love the work of Dogdaisy and Simon bought his sisters Christmas present from her. I saw she was making hearts on her blog and really wanted to get one for Simon for valentines day so I did......Dog daisy was so helpful with colours and putting a loop rather than a brooch back on (we are hanging it in a picture frame). I was totally thrilled with the heart and even pleased-er (yes that's a word!) when I found an extra treat in the envelope. I am currently wearing that gorgeous brooch as orange and green is one of my favourite colour combos.
I allowed myself a little retail therapy before work as Ramsgate has the most amazing haberdashery shop. Literally floor to ceiling buttons, ribbons etc etc etc. This little pile of felt is for a brooch making evening I am hosting here on the 20th, the edging for some cuffs for Tamarisk and the thread well, that was bought because it was only 25p a skein- I'm going back soon for more. The DMC tapestry cotton is brilliant stuff I bought some on holiday in Bruges over 6 years ago and have just been able to bring myself to use it so I was particularly glad to see that in the clearance shop.
Sorry this post is such a mish-mash but finally I wanted to tell you about my big plan for the summer. I have booked the Sandwich Guildhall for A Makey 'do', I have set up a blog for this event which I am organising not for profit but for the opportunity for a crafty type get together and community event. Tables are available for traders if you are near East Kent and fancy a day out on July 11th. Meanwhile if you have any advice or ideas on how I can make this event a success I would be very very grateful.