Friday, September 14, 2007

Flutter by little butterfly!

I've obviously been so quiet this week that Clare has even emailed me to check I'm still on the planet

To be fair I've been busy settling back into work, getting the kids back into the term time evening activities, successfully sorting out an issue at the senior school with a particularly obnoxious little toe-rag who has been making Nick's life a misery and of course watching a fair amount of World Cup Rugby
Enough said about the English efforts so far - I can't see us keeping our title by any means. However the highlight so far has been the Ireland v Georgia match this evening where Georgia came within more than one hairs breadth of achieving the greatest upset of the tournament so far. The men from a country with only eight rugby clubs and 300 signed up players whose team members are paid the princely sum of £40 per week almost showed the Irish the door - entertaining rugby at its best! More where that came from please!!!

As for stitching, the chicken wall hanging for my 300th post giveaway is complete and I finally got my baby to draw the winner

Meeri from Finland will find it dropping through her door in the very near future. I wish I could have made 39 of them but I did decide to pick another two runners-up who will also get a little something. These are Leah and Juliann - in between yelling at the rugby on the tv (a pointless exercise as the referee can't actually hear me) I've been working on the stitchery for these two items

Over the past few days there's been a few little treats dropping through my door too

Butterflies abound as Karol-Ann sent me the leftovers from her gorgeous pineaple blossom quilt.

Paula exchanged a lovely selection of fabrics including more butterflies for a pattern and some bits and bobs

Beth sent me a lovely wall hanging as my 'stitchery swap' piece and with it were a lovely piece of butterfly fabric and a little butterfly magnet

Finally Siobhan sent some lovely lengths from her surplus pile as she tries to declutter - the smoky light blues are right up my street

So thank you to one and all for your kindnesses - now can somebody please inject a little life into the English Rugby Squad - or is that just too big an ask?

10 comments:

Lily said...

Oooh I love butterflies :) You lucky thing! It's such a bugger how work and life keeps getting in the way of getting crafty isn't it?

Finn said...

Hi Anne, I see butterflies abounding at your house..*VBS* Nice to see them too, as they have abandoned us here in northern WI. gone til next yesr, they are.
The stitchery will much appreciated I'm positive of that, about the Rugby team..I'm not so sure...LOL
Enjoy and hope for the best! Hugs, Finn

meggie said...

I am almost to scared to tell you- I am a Kiwi who doesn't care for Rugby!! haha.
Love your gifts, what fun, & love those butterfly fabrics.

Karol-Ann said...

Wow, you really do love butterflies :O)
I'm not sure what to say about the rugby. It's a shame there are so many injuries and not enough 'desire' (to win that is LOL).

joyce said...

Your butterfly fabrics are lovely. Lucky you. I know less than nothing about Rugby so no help there. Lol.

Suzie Sews said...

Beautiful stuff here, you have been a lucky girl, that post man has sure been bringing a smile to your face:-)
Suzie Sews

Sweet P said...

Wow! You have received many butterfiles for your collection. The final quilt will be gorgeous, I'm sure.

I don't anything about Rugby, but if it helps I'll root for the England team.

Leah S said...

*squeal!* I won! :D Too exciting, thanks Anne! :)

Chookyblue said...

Hey you sure have got some butterfly fabrics this week......lucky you.....
.....and don't fret about the world cup as the Wallabies will be bringing it home.......the Aust- Wales games was on at 11pm the other night so I am not sure how much I will be watching...My eye lids will not be functioning at that time.....
....great stitchery from Beth - please show more (closer)....

katelnorth said...

Afraid it's a lost cause, Anne. We are bemoaning the hopelessness of it here, too. In fact, DH is so dejected that not only did he not watch the SA/England match Friday night, but we actually did something football orientated instead (we are a more or less totally non-footie household) - admittedly, what we did was watch Bend it Like Beckham, which we'd videoed a night or two before...