So, no sewing to report.
We did go for a walk together, to a magical little place that is just a couple of miles from where we live. It is a peaceful little string of three ponds between some fields and accessed by a public footpath. I think of it as magical because at this time of year there are always so many dragonflies there. I cannot express the feeling of standing motionless and having one land on your arm. It makes something light up inside me.
Geo Cache. If you have kids and have never done it before, it is an amazing way to get them to go for a walk. It's like a treasure hunt on a larger scale. They have to look very hard for many of these cache, and they are everywhere in the world. Anyone can do it. It doesn't cost anything. It gets you outdoors. What more could you ask for?
Inside many GoeCache boxes you will often find small toys, or key chains and the like. The idea is you take it and leave something new in exchange. Helen had planned ahead and brought a selection of small things with her though we hadn't realised. It meant she got to put in some of her treasures and walk out of the woods with this -
|A Wee Grufalo|
Despite having no sewing to report I do have a little bit of fabric to show you. First off, more of my bee blocks have arrived.
|By Lolly (aka Laura Jane)|
|By Ceri (aka Ceri)|
Finally, I got a hugely wonderful surprise in the post yesterday. One of my very first bloggy friends, and certainly one of my best bloggy friends, is Annabella of Life's Rich Pattern. I offered to do a favour for her and in return she sent me these incredibly FQs. I was gobsmacked - to use a great expression from my northern roots. I am also incredibly thankful because I love these fabrics.
|Delighted by Riley Blake|
If you are looking for the giveaway it can be found here. If you want to sign up for the Modern Christmas Tablerunner Swap then today is the last day you can do it. Please go to the Flickr site and sign up and send me the details or it will be too late. And it is the most brilliant group of people.