Today, Scotland has been lovely! There really is nowhere nicer to be than Scotland in the sunshine. It was so nice that I took my makey materials outside:
And I made a whole heap of stuff! I made a neck cushion, to send away for injured troops:
You can find more information on this here. I also made this flower, all by myself!
All right, FINE, my sister had to give me a step-by-step-by-back-a-step-by-back-again read through on how to do it. My sister is truly a magnificent person, although she's a bit annoying. Here is a list of things she does that are annoying:
- she grows her eyelashes really long.
- she has lovely long, thick blonde hair and she is a very slim beautiful person, the polar opposite of me (I'm a curly brunette, who could at best be described as dumpy)
- she is good at jewellery making. Her blog can be found here, go and say hello
- she's doing FORENSIC BIOLOGY at uni, and she's very clever.
- she's an exceptionally patient person. As proved by this conversation we had recently:
Me: Teach me how to make that flower.
Her: OK. *hands me wool and a hook*. Right, first you make a slip loop...
Me: WHAT'S A SLIP LOOP?!
Her: I'll show you. *she shows me*
Me: I CAN'T DO IT! I'LL NEVER BE ABLE TO DO IT! I'M RUBBISH AT EVERYTHING!!!!
Her: No! You can do it! Come on!!
Me: *suddenly motivated because she's so good at motivating folk* Ok-doke, maybe I CAN do it!
Her: Right. Right, you're doing really well . It's just...you're not really making a loop....but it still looks nice, what you're doing!
Me: *throwing the whole lot across the room* This is RUBBISH! I HATE THIS!
Her: No, it's fine, I'll start it for you...
Me: I DON'T EVEN WANT TO LEARN IT ANYMORE! DON'T SPEAK TO ME!
(I should point out that she recently turned twenty, and I'm six and a half years older than her but I'll leave the maths to you. In my defense, I'm only thirteen in my head.)
Anyway, after a lot of gentle guidance (her) and stomping about (me), I finally learned! Or rather, she finally taught me! She's wonderful, even if she does smell.
Right, parcels! Oh, so many lovely parcels! First, fabric for myfriendsnephewsquilt, which I love very much. It's a combination of cloud9 and Michael Miller, which is the best combination in the world if you ask me:
although after a lot of deliberation, I decided not to use the starry one. Instead I ordered more red and I am happy with the way it's all coming together. I got a very, very exciting other package too:
tied up with string and everything! And inside it was:
** run upstairs to check the joint account, to see how much I'd paid
*** yell 'you paid TEN SCOTTISH YEN FOR THIS?!'
**** shake his head in disbelief
***** 'bringing even more junk in here' sez he, which I found a tad unkind. Luckily, I was too busy pretending to be Betty the Second to pay attention to him properly.
And that's this week! Whatever will arrive in the post next week...?