Yesterday was my first day back at work after nearly 4 weeks off - I know 4 weeks sounds like such a lovely long time, and it is, but I have to say that the first couple of weeks was spent packing, moving, cleaning and unpacking - then it was Christmas, with travelling and family stuff, then New Year, with more family stuff - so I haven't actually had as much time to myself as I would have liked. But I do have my lovely new house, so am not complaining. Much.
But my day yesterday was brightened considerably by two packages!! The red one was a late birthday and Christmas gift from my friend Miss J - including two hand-embroidered pillowcases with husby's and my initials! So clever! And the fan came in very handy at home today in the heat! The other gift was from Jeanette (Ramblybear on Ravelry) - we've struck up a friendship and she so very kindly sent me a "make the first day of work a lot easier" present! Which included some shawl and hat patterns and some gorgeous Rowan 4ply!! So fabulous!
Some Christmas gifts as well! More "fancywork" from my mum - a piece which we've framed to put on the wall, and a round table centre. Lovely red laceweight from Tinkingbell and a fab teatowel and yummo biscuits from George! And a sock from Kylie (which I forgot to photograph, but which you can see here) - so funny - I was so gushingly admiring of the sock when Kylie was posting about it, little realising she was knitting it for me!! Oh, and a new laptop from husby - totally surprised me with that one. And it's an "Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee" (ok, I may have added some e's there, but how could I not!)
Finally the last two gifts arrived today - Fearless Fibres tight twist merino sock yarn in "Feel the Love" (why, yes I do, thankyou very much!) and a project bag from lovely Nora, and the bestest most special gift from Bells (I know how special it is because she told me so!) - a red shoe print, done by her friend Polly - it's so wonderful and I must find a special place in my house to hang it. And I mustn't forget a fun tea cosy book - I've almost bought this book a couple of times so clearly it was meant to be!
I wish all of you my dear friends and family some very good karma indeed! Now, if only I can work how to post the mosaic thingy so that you can see the descriptions. No doubt Bells will tell me tomorrow...