Thursday, 21 May 2009

ooohhhh lovely goodies in the post and the sun is shining...!

Good afternoon fellow blog land friends.... I have had a little bit of a stress filled week this week...
its been a bit of a roller coaster with my 11 year olds hormones causing her to crest and dip from one mood swing to another and Danny not taking no for an answer and the American VH71 helicopter project being cancelled on the American news but Mr P not being told anything by the companies he's working for and wondering whether he's coming home early or not...
Trying to organise the School Summer Fayre and today attend the Village hall opening, after its fabulous renovations (looks lovely) and finally receiving news that Mr P will be home on my doorstep Saturday morning..... yay!

Mr Postman has been dropping off parcels too....
2 came yesterday and one came today
but I haven't had a chance to take pictures till today

Rose Swap
Hosted by A Country Dream

Firstly many thanks to Leanne at Somerset Seasons who has "scent" me some beautiful items...

Inside this lovely gift bag with an Allium roseum, and a pretty little card
was


Beautifully wrapped parcels with little flower stickers to decorate them...
inside the pastel pink packages were ..


A wonderful selection of rose related items...
a beautiful pressed spray of miniature roses, a china rose mug, 2 Yankee candles, a fabulous lump of rose quartz, A little rose notebook that has roses printed on the pages inside and 4 scented roses with scented glass chips these are now in 2 teacups that my mum gave me and they smell lovely...
Thank you so much Leanne... I will be posting yours tomorrow morning as I still have one more thing to complete this evening... sorry for the delay...


Gingerbread Giveaway
hosted by Julie at Gingerbread

One of the Parcels that arrived yesterday was this fab package from Julie at Gingerbread,
I recently won her giveaway and it arrived beautifully wrapped with some lovely ribbon


Inside I found the 2 cross stitch patterns and the little ladybird needle case and a pack of needles... Thank you sooo much I love it, I have put all the needles into the case and it is sitting in my bag ready for use!


Wool donations
sent by Rachel at Contented

Last but not least a parcel arrived from at Contented I mentioned to her in a comment that I was busy crocheting cupcakes and flowers and that I lacked nice wool and she popped some fabulous wool in the post to me... how sweet is that !


I am going to crochet a little something for her and I will pop it back to her as a thank you..

Rachel is also hosting a seaside swap that closes (I think) tomorrow so why not pop over and join in the summer fun...


Well that's me for the moment....
Mr P is due back Saturday and I have turfed everything out of my bedroom as I plan to have it made over before he returns... currently there is sooo much junk on the bed I had to sleep on the settee last night... ( I am such a plonker)
Jamie is battling with the fact that if she makes her bedroom into a mess she has to be responsible for tidying it up.... this is a long slow climb up a very steep hill... and I think there will be a few more tears along the way yet!

A friend of my mums needs her lawns cut as her gardener has let her down again, so I will be off to do that on Sunday.... after I have been down to a local farm to give my artistic opinion on where some stars should go on the Carnival float generator....

It looks like a busy weekend again
but hey ho, if I had nothing to do I would only sit and crochet...

take care
Alex
x

14 comments:

Melanie said...

Fab swap goodies! xxx

Gingerbread said...

Oooh, You have some lovely goodies there and so glad you like the needle case. Thanks for asking how bonnie is, she taking allot of tablets and the scan showed she has a blockage around her heart. So its a matter of waiting to see if this treatment works. She is only 3 1/2yrs but she is getting lots of love & care. Julie.C

Leanne said...

I am glad it arrived safely Alex, and that you were pleased with the contents! :-) Leanne x

Kirsty J New aka: That Crafty Fish! said...

hello, you've been busy!!

Jenn said...

Wonderful swap goodies!!!
Take a deep breath...it will all work out soon. Especially with the Mr coming home :)

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

Gosh Alex you are always soo soo busy, don't know how you do it.

You got some beautiful lovelies from your swaps, absolutely gorgeous rose stuff.

I feel for ya having an eleven year old with new hormone issues, got a 12 almost 13 year old with the same issues. lol!! We'll survive though huh?

Have a great weekend and try and relax a little. (I finished my skirt btw, just haven't posted pics yet) Hugs, ♥ Teresa

Mandy said...

Oh what a lovely post. All those goodies to enjoy x

Joanne said...

Hi, some gorgeous goodies and that wool is fabulous lucky you hey, but I guess the sun always shines on the rightous ha ha no really you deserve it all you so good to every one.

Have a good weekend, bet you can't wait for Les to come home.

Joanne x

Joanne said...

Sorry forgot to say thank you for following my new blog.

Just need to add it to your blog list PLEASE,


Joanne x

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

lovely lovely things there - ive been working on our swap today !!! just need to get my things for S and im nearly done once ive made my N (poor you getting stuff ive made LOL)
how fab hubby is coming home !! have a fab weekend :-)
Lxxxxxxxxxxxx

Leanne said...

thank you for my rosier parcel :-) the bracelet is lovely, did you make that? its fab!! and the crocheted flower brooch- you clever thing! Leanne x

Jenn said...

Thank you for your wonderful words, Alex! I ended up spending 3 hours in the drs office instead of going in to work (couldn't take a remotely deep breath). Feeling a tad better (can breathe better), but very tired and shaky since I evidently barely slept last night(M said I sounded awful, but he was so exhausted and addled he passed out himself).
I am sad to hear about Lockheed Martin. Though I remember them going through something similar years ago. I do hope it doesn't effect Mr P's work too much.
An extra day off I am hoping will help a bit...we shall see. And there is nothing wrong with being an ostrich at times...heck I wish I could be right now with work...life would be easier...until it bit me in the behind :)
Hugs,
Jenn

bekimarie said...

What lovely goodies, well deserved!
I really enjoyed the rose swap, one of my favourites so far!
Have a great weekend
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Rachel said...

Lovely parcels! Glad you liked the wool.
R x