After a week of recuperating, I am feeling better. Thank you for all your kind words too. While I was entrenched on the couch, nice things did come my way!
At the turn of the year I've made a new friend online, Paula from Kelmscott Designs. It turned out that Paula used to live in Victoria so we had a great time chatting about places we knew. She sent me some goodies in the mail. I was so bowled over by the lovely things I found - red handled scissors, an "M" needle minder, mother of pearl thread keep and short ruler (very handy!). I love everything she sent - thank you Paula!
Next, I was surprised by this lovely painting of Julius that came in the mail! A couple of weeks ago I had passed on an old but still beautiful evening dress to a friend of my son's. She in turn decided to thank me by creating this lovely painting. That was so sweet of her and I love it!
Not all good things came to me by mail. I ventured out on Saturday and stopped off at my favourite charity shop. I found these small needlepoint cushions. They are beautifully finished, if a little worn, but I think they are adorable. They just need a little cleaning. Although the photos make the background of the cushion look blue, they are in fact a rich green. The dog is my favourite of the two!
You may wonder why I am posting on a Sunday night. That is because I am recording the latest episodes of Downton Abbey, and the Season 3, first episode of Sherlock (finally, he's back!) and will be watching them tomorrow morning most likely! While I was sick I vegged out in front of the TV and got all caught up on both shows.
BTW, for Downton fans did last week's episode (#2) make you feel sick afterwards? It did for me but I had a heads-up about the episode so at least it wasn't so much of a nasty shock. Still it made me mad. What about you? (ahem, THIS is why I don't like to watch soap operas but here I am tangled in Downton's elegant web!)
I have no stitching to show. I did not stitch while sick so I have lots more catching up to do. Now, it's bedtime! Thanks for stopping by. Have a great week!