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?