Saturday, 14 February 2009

This week...

I've been finishing off some knitting... socks for Stewart who had requested something a bit brighter than usual. Bright enough? (I would like to point out he is modelling his own socks and they are not my hairy legs.)

A pair of wrist warmers for me... started before Christmas but abandoned when I lost the pattern. I found it again this week so finished them off. Knitted in a lovely Rowan Tweed.

I've also received some rather super goodies this week. From Michaela this lovely book on tassel making - just because she thought I would find it useful! I'm sure I will as I feel an overwhelming desire to make some very big and beautiful tassels! Thank you Michaela!


From Julia some fabulous pages from old bibles. I've plans to stitch on them so watch this space. Thank you Julia!


And from Silverpebble a prize in her giveaway. A gorgeous vintage tin filled with wonderful beads and jewellery making supplies. I'll show more when I've done something with the contents! Thank you Emma!



In with the beads were these brilliant wooden scrabble letters with magnets, which are now adorning my fridge. You wouldn't score much in a game of scrabble with my name would you?

I also got another magnet, this time from Jodie. This was very exciting because it now means I'm a member of Team Selvedge which sounds very important!


So that's this week... next week I'm having a little blogging break for half term. Not going anywhere but just need to finish off a lot of things and feel I need a concentrated effort without blogging distractions. Have a happy week... and Happy Valentine's Day!

28 comments:

  1. What fab goodies! Have a great "holiday" - hope you get loads done!

    Lucy xxx

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  2. Who's a lucky girls then? I want to see more...

    Enjoy your week off, see you on your return.

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  3. Love the socks and those gorgeous tassels. (You thought I was going to say hairy legs didn't you?!). Can't wait to see what you do with the bible pages - very interesting. The tin of beads sounds good too. Enjoy your week 'off' and come back to us refreshed and with a load of tasks completed and ticked off your job list.

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  4. You have been busy a nice busy though better than cooking. What lovely goodies you have recieved. The tassel book looks interesting. Did you get the rose for valentines day? It's gorgeous.

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  5. Gosh, lucky girl!
    Have a super half term, look forward to hearing all about it when you start blogging again.

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  6. Hi Gina, Thank you very much for your lovely comments and purchases! Those socks are great (I have a thing about colourful and patterned socks!) The wristwarmers are wonderful too - one of the most useful things you can have in a winter wardrobe! The tin looks very pretty, lucky you!
    Have a great weekend!
    Clare x

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  7. Ooh, lots of lovely things! Some lovely legs modelling those socks! Wristwarmers are quite the thing aren't they? So so lovely to see you yesterday - excited to see your beady crafts soon!Have a refreshing break , Emma x

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  8. Happy Valentines day! Hope you have a nice half term break. Glad you like the paper Gina. x

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  9. Lovely parcels of goodness! Stewart's socks are fab - is he pleased with them?

    Have a wonderful week. x

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  10. Your parents obviously gave no thought to the significance of scrabble scores when they named you!

    Lots of lovely craft keeping you busy.

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  11. have a lovely week, enjoy the break. I know that's what I am going to do. x

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  12. what lovely pressies - hope you have a good week - have just had a break from blogging but not intentional - computer onthe blink!

    xxx

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  13. Happy Blog-Free week! See you on the other side.

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  14. I'm in Team Selvedge too! Glad to be in such good company.

    Have a lovely week - it was brilliant to see you on Friday!

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  15. Ooh what a lot of lovely goodies! I love the wool you've used for the socks - what was it?...not that I'll be buying any, with this stoopid 'diet' I'm on!

    I hope you have a lovely week. Looking forward to seeing what you do with the beads, tassels and Bible pages!!

    xxx

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  16. I love the socks! I started a pair ages and ages ago, but you won't be surprised to learn that they are not finished yet. Have made other things in the meantime though. Perhaps I should take then to the next Snake and Knit.

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  17. Love the socks! Enjoy the half term break and I hope that you get lots of stitching done. I am hoping too, though my day has gone as planned.

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  18. What wonderful things! How lovely to have so many goodies arrive on your doorstep. Love the knitted socks, the colours are wonderful. Have agreat half term.
    Kimx

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  19. Delightful pictures of your new things! What gorgeous socks you have made!
    Happy blogging break!

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  20. I really like your striped socks!

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  21. Oh Gina, I could have done with your help tonight - just finished my first ever sock and struggled dreadfully with the toe grafting and have a ladder in the side!!!! Argh!. hy ho, hopefully the other one will be better. Happy half term to you xx

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  22. First time over visiting your lovely blog!
    You are very TALENTED indeed!
    Debbie Moss

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  23. Love those beautiful socks Gina! And look at the bright side -- your name scores 1 point more than my name in Scrabble LOL! (Oh, and what's Team Selvedge?)

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  24. I am so glad the book arrived safely, but I cant believe how quickly it got there. I only posted it last night-so much for snail mail!

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  25. Fabulous socks and hand warmers Gina. Jane x

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  26. oooooh! Good job with the socks. Even better job finding a man with obvious good taste in socks!

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  27. Must say I do love those bright socks you knitted for Srewart! (modelled beautiful by him too I must say).

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