Thursday, 16 October 2008

What the postman brought

This lovely ATC was made by Sylvia who does not have a blog as far as I know. She has been doing the online embellishing course and we arranged to swap with each other. Sonce then, there has been a much larger swap arranged so I will have more pictures to show soon.

The day before Dale left for London I emailed for an order. I needed another reel of red Madeira FS Jewel, one of my favourite embroidery threads. I couldn't possibly ask for just one small reel of thread to be sent from Perth to Mackay could I? Sooooooooo...

These tine sequins don't show up very well here, but they are gorgeous, and

this big bundle of yarns has some really yummy colours and textures in it.

I can't wait to use these gorgeous mohair yarns on the embellisher, they will work beautifully.

And then I needed some different coloured yarns, so this bundle came as well.

And last but not least these two bottles of shimmering mists. I will have lots to inspire me over the next few weeks!
I had a visit to the optometrist yesterday, with good and bad news. My vision has improved a line in my left eye since I was last tested 6 months ago, and the leakage seems to have stopped, which means the injections have worked in that eye, yippee. Unfortunately he thinks I now have the start of a hemorrage (can't spell it) in my right eye so shall probably need injections in that eye next.......aaargh! I go back to the eye specialist next Tuesday for a scan of my eyes, no doubt will then need more testing before possibly another three injections - a never ending merry-go-round. I guess I am lucky they can do something for macular degeneration these days so I shouldn't complain. Can't bear the thought of going blind.
On a much more cheerful note, we are loving having the grand kids nearby. Nikki was going out to so some shopping yesterday, when Hamish (not quite three) said Granny and Grandpa. No, said Nikki, we are going shopping. NO, said Hamish, Granny and Grandpa - so, of course we had a visit!! He was happy to go shopping after that.
Time for bed, more soon.


  1. Ooooh nice stuff from Dale especially those little sequins.

  2. Lovely ATC from Sylvia Robin and the goodies from Dale are great. Of course you are being very responsible as having one reel of thread sent would not have been at all environmentally sound. On a more serious not, hope that the second set of injections work as well as the first.

  3. Oooooooo what a lovely parcel from the postman, you lucky thing you! Can't wait to see what exciting things you create with all those wonderful bits. Love the mixed colour yarn. Happy making! xx


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