It’s all over

Absolutely – fini – geendet – finito – Well, I just made those up really, but you get the point.  The dreaded day is here, so no more gifts.  Here is a rare image, showing utter disappointment and devastation, along with some of the missing gifts.  Please pass the first one quickly – I had just woken up, and, well, I have reached an advanced age:

 Other gifts I couldn’t publish images of – precious photographs, or items that are of a special significance that may provoke a reaction of ‘What?’ by others.

So, tomorrow, it will all be over.  Deep breaths……. and then early to bed, I think.

 

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More Gifts

Two more, in fact.  This was yesterday’s offering, which was so enthralling when I opened it, that I forgot I had toast under the grill, which then burned to a frazzle, setting off the smoke alarm, and waking up my son, who was, actually quite generous about it, considering the rude awakening he had just had.  Here’s the gift.

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It’s a little sewing box!

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Just like tho one from the Great British Sewing Bee.  I love the little stitch markers inside too, will definitely use those for my knitting at some point……..

And the second girt?  The one I opened today?  Well, it was this, a perfect present for a bit of a book worm like me.

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A very pretty little book mark.

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I am a very lucky girl indeed.

More gifts

Just in case you were wondering, there are more gifts to come.  I haven’t had a lot of time to post, but I will now update you on progress, as I am sure that you are dying to know (!)

There were sweets and candles –  including these pretty  little things:

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made from old baby food jars, with t-lights inside them.  I love recycled things, so these were definitely winners.  Thinking of recycling, along came this:DSCN2443

a little recycling bin for my stationery.  BUT, it could also be used for rubbish, or to make a short animated film about rubbish bin arson:

A few possibilities there, I reckon.

Then, along came this extremely special item:

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It is an item of sentimental value – one of my father’s scale rulers (he was a surveyor and a draughtsman); it seems apt that I am posting this on Father’s Day.  The ruler comes complete with this… 

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his initials!  They must have been an untrustworthy lot he used to work with.  Must get some of the carpentry boys at college to show me how to use it….

I think that is it.  I think we’re up to date – oh, except for this, which came out of the bag this morning;

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Hmm – I’m starting to feel depressed again…..

 

Gift 15

Yes, that’s right, 15!  and there are plenty more to come.  Here’s today’s offering;

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Well, I’ve always thought that I’m special, and I’m now glad that others think so too. 

I was also given this by my swim buddy this week.  She had pressed some flowers for me from her holiday, and made this card. 

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Yes, I really do feel special.

Gifts 11 onwards….

I’ve kept you in suspense long enough, haven’t I?  It wasn’t done purposefully, I assure you; I’m not mean, I just haven’t had a lot of time to put this together. 

So, gift number 11, as I’m sure you are all dying to know, was this:

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Another notebook!  Remember when I said that you could never have enough notebooks?  Well, it’s absolutely true.  I knew it was a notebook when I took it out of the bag, but it didn’t seem right to put it back, just because I had got one the day before, not fair to notebooks really.  I’m now wondering if there is another one in there.  Hmm – there may well be.

Gift number 12, was this lovely handmade item:Image

Knitted bunting!  Genius.  I love it.

And so on to the next one.  Another very nice item – made from scraps of material.  Can an item made from scraps really be nice?  I hear you say.  Well actually, yes, it can:

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Where on earth do they get these ideas from?  I love this item too, and as a girl who also loves fairy lights, of course, I’ve done this;

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Now there’s one more to go, and we’re up to date.  This morning, I opened this:Image

Is it a skirt?  A pair of shorts? No, it’s a pinny, hinny.

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Made from a skirt.

Hope you’re enjoying these as much as I am…..

 

 

 

June

What is going on?  It’s freezing for June.  I read somewhere that we’ve just had the third warmest Spring on record, but I find that rather hard to believe.  It’s been wet and decidedly cool, and since June started, it hasn’t improved.

Here’s the calendar picture for June:

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Last night, I went to a knitting evening in the pub, run by College Students and Staff It was great fun; knitting and chatting, and listening to live music in the pub.  We are making an installation for the end of year exhibition and there were knitters of all abilities there.

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It’s only happening for three weeks, which is a great shame, as it was such a fantastic evening, and it really didn’t matter how good you were at knitting; everyone’s efforts were appreciated.  It would be lovely to carry on…

If you’re wondering what the gift was today, well, I’ll keep you in suspense a little while longer.  I’ll post two gifts tomorrow.

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They keep coming, so keep tuned.  Today’s offering – a lovely little notebook:

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You simply can’t have enough notebooks, in my opinion:

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And all of these are in use, having a different function each.  Notes for my novels (?), finances 😦 , projects, gardening, recipes, holiday diaries – and the list goes on.

Now, what can I use the new one for?

Thank you, gift giver.