It was my birthday this week and my friends made sure that I felt special. Julia made me the most amazing lemon drizzle cake which tasted every bit as good as it looked. I was bowled over with all the detail - the balls of yarn, the cotton reel and needle, the buttons and the tape measure. It must have taken her hours to make it - I'm very lucky to have such good friends.
On my actual birthday, Julia treated me to a fused glass taster workshop and we spent a very enjoyable couple of hours each making a coaster. I dabbled in stained glass a long, long time ago, but still have a couple of boxes of bits and pieces of glass tucked away in the garage. So now of course, I'm wondering if it would be possible to fit a small kiln in there too!
The rest of my week has been very lazy, and I've been working on my Attic24 Hydrangea blanket and my Opal Advent calendar Madewell cardigan. I'm pretty much up to date with them and all being well, they should both be finished on Christmas Eve!
Flo has been very pleased that I've been taking things easy, although not that impressed about having to share my lap with a big blanket! She has swiped me several times to show her disapproval!
I've still got some gifts to finish too - sewing, knitting and crochet! Nothing like leaving things to the last minute! I'm enjoying unwrapping my miniballs of yarn from the ThreeBagsFull Advent yarn swap too. I'm wondering about the possibility of knitting a stripy jumper with them, although I guess I will wait and see how the colours progress. I'm loving how they look so far. What would you make with them? xxx