Friday, 6 March 2009

Button it!


I have had a bit of a rubbish week this week, nothing bad has happened, I've just felt a bit out of sorts, not fun to be around, grumpy. :-( I can't really explain this, but some big rays of friendshippy light have shone through the clouds and kept me from getting too low). So a massive thank you firstly to my Daisie, these chumbly buttons came as complete surprise. I had made a casual, 'wanna swap some buttons baby?' pass at her a while back but we hadn't confirmed anything and out of the blue these arrived. I have been knitting up some blue wool and I am going to use some with my new buttons to make something for me to wear. I am now hard at it Daisie, making some buttons to swap back, watch your postbox next week!



I have also received my official Phatsheep button swap parcel from Namolio. It is very, very lovely. I felt almost that there must have been some mistake as these goodies are deeply deeply classy, and stylish and sophisticated.....what were they doing in my house!? But I'm getting used to the idea that maybe I can be the kind of gal who has a linen pin cushion....perhaps linen bias tape and lacy edging is meant to be in my sewing basket...maybe I am supposed to set my bone china cup of earl Grey down upon a linen coaster...just maybe posh buttons and posh chocolate are actually meant for me. I do hope so, because I have to tell you I am itching to make use of all of my lovely things. (Except the chocolate-that's gone, but I did make it last three days rather than three minutes-that's how classy I am!) Thank you Namolio, you are very kind, and very clever.







In other news I haven't had any takers for the book so I'll give the book give-aways a rest for a while. Also I am ashamed to say that I have broken my 'no buying materials during lent' rule. I am not proud of myself, but .....actually there's no excuse. As you know I am not a 'believer' but Will obviously had had some religious instruction at school and asked my Mum and Dad who had bought fish and chips...'why are you eating fatty foods when Jesus was in the desert with no food and drink and you should be remembering him?'-Mother Earth, Wicker Man, Lord, Whoever please preserve me from puritanical five year olds!

9 comments:

Kitty said...

Awwww, sorry to hear you've been having the blues ... same here. Not a good week Chez Wrinkle. Have a (((hug))).

You had some lovely parcels there - aren't bloggy peeps lovely peeps?

x

twiggypeasticks said...

I'm glad you broke your Lent rule as I bought some felt yeterday and now I don't feel bad - haha
However ,it is for Mother Days pressies so doesn't count :)
Twiggy x
PS button loveliness.

Tip Top said...

Wow! What lovely things!!

niftyknits said...

I'm struggling with "thou shalt not covet thy blog-neighbour's choklit during lent2 ;-)

Sandi said...

What a gorgeous pincushion you received! Of course, you deserve linen!! And all those lovely buttons in all types, colors and shapes. How lucky you are! I know what it's like when the smiles don't come. Not fun, is it? I was happy to make ms. marmaladekiss smile big and in doing so, she made me smile. Thanks for the wonderful mug swap. I really enjoyed the giving part the best!

Indigo Blue said...

Sorry to hear that you have been feeling a bit down. Hope you feel more up beat soon.

Poppy Cottage said...

I am so glad I found your site again. I saw the fimo buttons, told a friend but then couldn't find where I had seen the picture. I can't believe you didn't get takers for the book it sounds wonderful. I can paint to save my life but I can so. You blog is great and I love the cuffs you made. I'll be back again soon!!

Have a great weekend.

Colette

Poppy Cottage said...

dunI am so glad I found your site again. I saw the fimo buttons, told a friend but then couldn't find where I had seen the picture. I can't believe you didn't get takers for the book it sounds wonderful. I can paint to save my life but I can so. You blog is great and I love the cuffs you made. I'll be back again soon!!

Have a great weekend.

Colette

Zoe said...

lovely lovely buttons.