Friday, 31 May 2013

The Opposite of Yesterday

It is amazing what a good night sleep can do for you. As much as yesterday was a total washout, today was fab. The sun shone, I got things done, spent time with a good friend, sewed some, and got an entirely unexpected gift.

I slept in. In this house 8:30am is a huge sleep in. Though I did go to bed late due to having my date last night. Reginald D Hunter was hilarious, as was his opening act - though if you are adverse to 'strong language' then it might not be for you. I belly laughed for two hours. Laughing is an excellent way to spend your time.

I hopped out of bed this morning and hit the floor running. I made chocolate cupcakes, chilli for dinner, and a key lime pie (which I shall report on tomorrow once it has been sampled). Ange came over with her daughter. We put my two girls in charge of her little one and it worked out beautifully. A picnic was quickly knocked together and we went off to a great playground and let the girls do the playing bit while we took care of the gossiping side of things.


The cupcakes were topped with popping candy which we found no end of amusement in.

On our return to the house I got some secret sewing done while Ange cut hexie papers. And the post arrived. I was very surprised to receive an unexpected gift. Anneliese, who blogs over at Mail From The Cheeky Monkeys, had sent me a sewing pouch she made. She hadn't been very happy with it during the construction and I thought it looked fab. So she sent it to me. A huge thank you to Anneliese!


Seriously, fabulous fabric choices, lovely embroidery and hand quilting, useful pockets and such abound. Who wouldn't love this?!

So I am about to fill it with an embroidery hoop and thread, and other accoutrements, and take Emily to her riding lesson. She can ride and I can stitch in the sunshine.  Perfect end to a pretty perfect day.

Susan

23 comments:

  1. Sounds like a perfect day, gossip, cake, sewing and a lovely pressie! Sounds like you deserve it after the 'stay-awake-all-night-over'!

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  2. lovely lovely day! Hooray!!

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  3. It was fab thank you so much for entertaining and feeding us, especially the girls, C was asleep by the time we hit Chaventry, hooray!

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  4. Sounds lovely, yummy and pouch perfect.

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  5. For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction! Thank goodness! Glad you had a brill day! Jxo

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  6. Looks like a good day with a quilty friend. You scored with that nice embroidery case. Di x

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  7. Nice to be able to counteract yesterday with today. What a wonderful surprise in the mail!

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  8. Sounds like a perfect day! Hope tomorrow is just as good :)

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  9. Oooh perfect day. AND sunshine, don't use it all up before mid July please.

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  10. I am glad your day turned out so well.

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  11. Still me :D :D :D
    I am so generous sharing the sun with you today! The cupcakes look delicious

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  12. yum yum all round then - can you save some Key lime pie for me?

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  13. A little slice of heaven for sure :)

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  14. Not surprised you are surrounded by totally lovely friends who make surprises and seek your company, as you seem equally as smiley. That pouch is a winner.

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  15. You clearly needed your batteries charging!

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  16. Great day, and gawd bless Anneliese, you can stop nagging me for mine now!

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  17. Looks like the perfect day with Ange and the girls. The pouch from Annaliese is gorgeous and I shall take 100% credit for suggesting she send it to you because I did! Huzzah!!

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  18. Every day should be such a gem!

    Love your unexpected goodies too.

    Popping candy in cupcakes= Genius.

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  19. Looks like a fab day to me, despite the dubious company ;o) Loving the wee fish embroidered on the pouch!

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