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…..

 

 

 

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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.

Gift 10

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.

Gift 9

Another reminder of my advancing years; this gift should not be used by the under eighteens:

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I hope it comes with its own batteries, I hear you say.

Well, actually it does:

Phew!

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Gift 8

Here’s gift number 8 (and there are still plenty more in the bag)

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A lovely little crocheted cloche hat.  I could have done with this last week, as the weather was awful, but today we have beautiful warm sunny weather for the start of summer.  Doesn’t stop me wearing it, of course :

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Another lovely gift from a very talented person.

Gift 7

I was warned not to get too excited about some of the gifts in the bag, but so far I have NOT been disappointed.  Here is today’s offering, another hand made item; something that I’ve actually wanted for a long time:

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A knitted tea cosy! 

And the view from the top:

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With a crocheted flower on it!  As I would say on Twitter : #verytalented

Gift 6

Just a snippet of gift 6 here:

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Something nicely embroidered, reflecting my love of pretty things.  This is a very pretty item, and roomy too – I expect you’ve guessed what it is. 

I now qualify for Granny Knickers.  And I’ve tried them out.  V. comfortable they are.  Wonder if there’s a Zimmer Frame in the bag?