because it was a pink parcel day yesterday and today. Yesterday's parcel was a surprise: a Christmas card and pressie from Jayne. I've put the pressie away in my wardrobe in an attempt to stop me peeking - I have very little will power when it comes to things like that, so I'm hoping out of sight, out of mind. Many thanks Jayne. :0)
Yesterday also saw the scroll frame that Karen sent, so I'd have two spare frames and be able to start both Tanglewood and Rosemarkie, finally arrive. Karen posted it to me a week ago last Saturday and we both thought it had gone a.w.o.l. but it looks like it just fancied an adventure and took the scenic route instead. Many thanks for your generosity Karen (((((hugs))))). I did make a new start but it wasn't either of the ones you sent the frame for >rolleyes< (more of that later). Today's pink parcel contained my Monthly Club goodies: another beautiful rainbow of Carrie's threads and another gorgeous opalescent fabric, a 32ct Lugana called Shimmering Ocean. Doesn't that fabric just shout mermaids at you? :0) I'm going to have to invest in more of the plastic bacon boxes I store the CC's in as the ones I have are now filled to overflowing - unless someone can suggest a much better storage system that isn't too bulky (storage space is limited).
Well, despite having read the reminder on the S'n'S forum from Julie and Mr Stick re: UFO night yesterday............ and despite saying I'd be stitching............ guess who actually forgot all about it and made that new start instead? Now you know why the motto beneath my name on the forum is: Of all the things I've ever lost, I miss my mind the most. Those senior moments are happening more often and I'm only 46 - goodness knows what I'm gonna be like a few more years down the line! LOL. Actually, I'm putting it down to lack of sleep because, as usual when DH is away, I'm not sleeping too well - the bags under my eyes are now big enough to pack a holidays worth of clothes in and the dark circles make me look like a panda. ;0) Never mind - I shall sleep for England after he gets back.
Here's the new start:
Can you tell what it is yet?
I shall put the new start to one side and will make up for UFO night tonight and will post an update pic when I've done.
Thankfully there haven't been any more mouse corpses, rigid or otherwise, in the trap since Monday's nasty surprise and no signs of any calling cards anywhere else in the house. Yay! Pleased about that, as I really didn't fancy having to have another manic cleaning and disinfecting spree this close to the festive season.
As DH is away on this course (he wasn't able to drop out of it or come home a day early) and DS can't get the day off work I won't be able to attend Norma's funeral tomorrow. I rang my Uncle last week to explain and apologise and he was very understanding but I still feel awful about it, as I wanted to be there to pay my respects and give them some moral support, especially my Aunty who is taking it very hard.
It won't be the same as going to the funeral but I will have a quiet day tomorrow and at the time of the service will light candles and incense and have a small ceremony for her here.
Take care all. :0)