But the important thing is he got down. It was a very long day for him as he'd been up at work before 6am. We went straight to bed and sat there unwrapping belated Christmas presents and trying not to fall asleep. He liked the brew kit I made him and the cushion. We were both wrecked on Sunday so after a lie in we got up and went to an outdoor shop so he could get a coat with his Christmas money and we fitted lunch in on our way home at a grill place. Then it was time for him to go. Not sure when I'll see him again. Hopefully it won't be as long as last time.
As you can see I did well on the birthday present front (with promises of more to come!) ...
Yes, I even got fabric! in the form of some charm squares. Which is a doubly nice surprise as I'm on a fabric diet. So am not buying any fabric. So far I've done ok. But there is so much out there that catches my eye. However, I've sort of made a deal with myself that even after the fabric diet I can't go fabric shopping unless I've used a fair proportion of my stash making stuff. At the moment I can't get the lid on my fabric box and there are piles of other fabric that won't fit in it piled up elsewhere. This does not constitute not having enough fabric to play with. I need to get sewing or even when the diet deadline is up I can't buy more.
Can you spy that book "Inchies" in the photo? It's how to create inch sized works of art to use in little projects and try out different techniques. I have a big box of fibres, felt and specialist materials like Angelina fibers that I need to use...or lose. So I am looking forward to experimenting with the ideas in this book.
Now I'm off for 40 winks. When I'm more awake I'll tell you about a little giveaway I've put together.