Firstly, thanks for all the lovely comments I've had so far on my giveaway post - there's still time to enter so keep 'em coming!
This is a bit of a random post but I've got several things I wanted to blog about and if I leave it any longer I will probably forget about some of them and they'll never get blogged about - that would never do so I'm going to get it all out of the way in one big hit!
Brit Quilt is a new Flickr group that has been set up by Lynne of Lily's Quilts for any quilters living in the UK. Last time I looked there were already 79 members! It's basically a place for UK quilters to meet, make new friends and arrange swaps, bees or meet ups - anything you like really. I've already discovered a few new blogs and have even found someone who lives very close to me, so there is a potential meet up in the offing! *waves* Hello Helen! If you haven't joined already do pop over and take a look - you don't have to be British to join, the only requirement is that you live in the UK. Let's see if we can break the 100 members mark!
Do you recall last week I mentioned I was doing a swap with Mrs Cuckoo? Well, we both posted off our parcels and I received mine on Saturday.
Some beautiful designer, home furnishing fabric samples (they'll make some great cushions!) a pretty crochet covered hanger (far too pretty to hide away in my wardrobe!), the cutest little felt strawberry pincushion, some little peg magnets, strawberry flavoured chocolate buttons and a big bar of Galaxy (mmm, my favourite, you can bet that didn't last very long!) This was Cuckoo's very first swap and I think she did brilliantly, don't you? Thank you Cuckoo!!!
Here's what I made for her:-
And finally, the deja vu. If you've been reading this blog for a while you might remember that, a couple of years ago, William fell out of a tree, landing on his back and we spent about 6 hours at casualty? Well, on Friday we were spending a very enjoyable afternoon at the park with my best friend and her two kids, and we were just thinking about making a move home when Joe fell off a climbing frame - and landed on his back. Well, my heart just about stopped but, luckily, he didn't fall from as high as William and he landed on that rubbery surface that you often find in playgrounds (as opposed to the concrete path that Will had landed on!) As you can imagine, he was very, very distressed, so it took a little while to calm him down and check that he could move his fingers and toes, then I moved him to a bench and waited while my friend went back to our house to get her car. Joe was extremely shaken up, and seemed to be getting a bit sleepy so I called Peter who, luckily, was already on his way home. Hazel dropped us back home and as soon as Peter arrived off we went to casualty. Thankfully we didn't have to wait too long - we saw the triage nurse after about half an hour and, by this time, Joe had started to perk up and was walking about ok so I didn't think there was any serious damage, but we waited to see the doctor, just to be on the safe side. We had to wait about another hour, but everything checked out ok and Joe was actually very impressed with his first trip to hospital! (He's been wanting to go for ages - he wants to know what it feels like to have an operation! There's no explaining to him - it's just the way his little Aspie mind works!)
So, rather a dramatic end to last week, and we're taking it easy again this week - hopefully off the the pool later though, so that Joe can demonstrate his underwater somersault skills to his big bro!
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