Friday, September 3, 2010

It's The Little Things. . . .

Happy Friday Evening to you all. I hope you have lovely plans for your weekend and little bits of crafting time as well. I would like to say thank you for your recent lovely comments on my previous post on stash. *giggle* I got such a laugh from the comments, you have all made my day despite feeling *ugg* still. I am so glad we are all in agreement here. One can never really have enough for sure, of any stash really.

Re the elastic recipe, if this doesn't make sense, I will try and explain it better, just send me a message and I will give it a go. I would love to see what you make if you use it too. I love new ideas.

The following photo is what arrived in my letterbox today. Oh lucky me, it's pretty things for a change and two lots of them. It's been a lovely day after all and it's the little things that really do make my day.

On the left I have a beautiful card from Mrs Twins with a letter and on the right I have yarn sample cards from Bendigo Woollen Mills at no cost. Yes, that is correct, I emailed them and they posted these lovely sample cards to me, free of charge. (stash, stash, and more stash here we come!)

Now if you don't know about Mrs Twins, go and visit her website 'SIBOL' she is making the most amazing blankets to donate to those that need them most. She will be delivering them in November, but will accept squares anytime of year. I think from memory there are currently 25 blankets completed. The squares are being made up from anyone and everyone from any address around the world, we post them to Mrs Twins, who lovingly puts them together to showcase all the beautiful squares. There are heaps of photos and slideshows of blankets and squares coming in all the time.

If you cannot crochet or knit, but know someone that does, please let them know. Even donations of yarn is much needed to complete the blankets. Mrs Twins does the most beautiful borders for these creations.

Thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope you have a lovely weekend at your place.
Do you have any special plans for the weekend, or are you just going to snuggle down and be cosy? I do like cosy, cosy is good for the soul.



Crochet with Raymond said...

Oh dear!
those wool cards look like they will be expensive!!!!!
Have a lovely weekend Joyce!
Hope you feel much better soon XXX

Mrs Twins said...

Hi Joyce,
I didn't expect this fantastic write up. Thanks so much. You are most welcome. A few of us have put a piece of the notepaper under our headers. SIBOL is certainly uniting us all in Friendship as well as helping the Elderly!
Not many places now do these cards showing the colours of yarn. We have to rely on looking on the net for 'shade cards', which I find quite unacceptable, do you? How can you really see the colour of the yarn and the quality by a photo on the net? I might just check Bendigo out I have heard of them.
As for the weekend, I hopefully will be having a quiet one, with plenty of hooking. Thanks for the wonderful comments on SIBOL Joyce and here too. OOh by the way 27!
Good weekend to you,
hugs Suex

Maria said...

Just a warning - Bendigo yarn is highly addictive. I just have to keep ordering a bit at a time to try them all - Free postage for orders over $30 too, for me that's only 3 x 200gr balls - YAHOO!!!!!!

'Joyce' said...

Hi All, oh yes, Bendigo Woollen Mills and the price is quite reasonable as well. Maria, I was very surprised by the free postage, another bonus. Mrs Twins, I am not sure in international postage, but it's worth checking out. The yarns are lovely. If you look at their online colour charts, they do differ quite alot to the real life samples, it's a huge off putting for sure, I totally agree. Thanks Alice, feeling a little better, pulled out the crochet today and tonight - woo hoo - it's good to be back. I even played with a circle in a square pattern that I think I like. I am still sleeping on the lounge all propped up and not getting a full night sleep, but keeping my days low key and quiet afternoons seems to be working these last few days. My hubbie still has it as well, although yesterday and today have been good to him, so hopefully I only have another 2/3 days and will come out the other side.
Thanks so much for your well wishes.