It’s lovely to have you pop in to catch up with us tonight on this unusual friday night…. We’re having some funny weather in NZ at the moment, actually, funny everything. First there was the big Canterbury earthquake I posted about last week… can you believe they’re STILL having aftershocks down there? The Earth is doing some changing underneath the surface in that area. Then we had an earthquake here in Wellington, and now we have extreme weather warnings for the entire country for the whole weekend. Auckland- at the top of the North Island is bearing the brunt of this storm right now as I type… lots of suburbs have no power, trees are being blown down, windows blowing in, it’s rather intense!
KB and I have just arrived home at the very late hour of 8.20pm, you might think we were out socialising, but we’re not the most social people especially as neither of us drink alcohol, there’s not much sober fun happening in town (!) No, we both work on Friday nights and are both extremely pleased to knock off and walk through the front door of our lovely cozy home! Raymond is usually pleased too, as he spends Friday night doing fur patrol outside, come rain or shine.
Raymond and I had a fun morning hanging out together… He spent some of it sleeping in the sun on my chair…
Then he had a roll around on the floor for a change of scenery…
I spent the morning pleasantly blog-surfing, hooking my latest project and writing an essay… I’ve been working on this essay all week and it is becoming a monster… there is no stated word limit and I’ve already hit 6000 words and have only finished 3/4 of it….
I’m beginning to feel sorry for my tutor who has to mark it…
Then off to work for a 2pm start and here I am, hours later, and apart from sore feet and a mild grumpy mood, it’s like I never left!!!
I had a lovely surprise two days ago when I cleared my letterbox… there was a letter from Birmingham addressed to Alice and Raymond!
Birmingham…. Birmingham…. who knows Raymond in Birmingham I’m thinking… so I rip it open and YAY!!!!!!
It’s from MRS TWIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINS!!!!!
Thank you lovely! What a great surprise! I have stuck it on the fridge in amongst all my favourite photos and special things and I just love looking at it in the morning.
It got me motivated to send the other squares I have had sitting by my computer for a while now…. remember the popcorn flower granny squares? That lovely pattern from the delightful Julia Crossland…
Plus a couple of others, the one on the left I made from my lovely crochet motif book… those patterns are stunning… mildly difficult and a bit frustrating at times! But just gorgeous!
Then….. I read on Mrs Twins’ blog about the new themed blanket and I was in! Firecrackers!!!!! Fab! I made a couple which look a bit funny on their own, but I’m imagining them as part of a big poppy blanket and I can’t wait to see the result!
So they’re on their way to Mrs Twins as we speak… Mrs Twins, they’re going to take a while… I do believe they’re coming by sea… I thought that might make their journey even more special… the lady at the Post Office kept telling me “it’s the same price to get there up to three weeks faster” but I wouldn’t have it! Sometimes we don’t need instant gratification and these squares have a fun journey to go on, all the way to Birmingham.
Just don’t make the firecrackers blanket before they get there Sue!!!!!!
Have a look at all the lovely blankets here!
Now… I remembered that I have been kindly and sweetly given the versatile blogger award by more than a few different people in the last few weeks and I’m sorry and a bit embarrassed that it has just popped out of my mind on each of these occasions… you see, I am not the most computer literate person ever and I’m not sure how to move pictures and add them to my blog and then I get distracted and I truly hope that I have caused no offense to the lovely ladies who have so kindly thought of Raymond and I and thought us worthy of an award!
Big love and appreciation to you from Raymond and I XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX
There he is….. wanting to give you lovelies a big cuddle… one that will leave lots of white fur all over your clothes… purring and dribbling on you, he’s a lover he is!!!!!
Lots of love and blessings to all of our friends! From Alice and Raymond XXXXX