I do so love a happy mail day, and yesterday was one of those. There have been quite a few parcels arriving here recently, but mostly Christmas presents for other people. Yesterday, however, two lovely parcels arrived for me.
The first was these two skeins of yarn from Colinette - it's Cadenza yarn in the Ayshia colourway. I had ordered some in a different colour which arrived last week, but the colour wasn't really anything like it looked on the website and I didn't like it, so sent them back for an exchange. I was pretty impressed with how quickly they came back to me! This is a colour I have used before in the sock yarn so, although the colours do seem to vary quite a bit between their different yarn types, I was pretty sure that this would be a safe bet. And it was - it's absolutely beautiful! I'm intending to knit myself a scarf/cowl type of thing (not entirely sure yet, we'll just see how it develops!) so keep an eye out for that.
The second parcel was an eagerly awaited bundle of FQs from Julie of The Intrepid Thread. Mail from the States is always a little unpredictable - sometimes it takes 5 days, other times up to a month! This one took just over 2 weeks to get here so I was very excited opening it up.
I'd ordered a FQ bundle of Outfoxed by Lizzie House. The colours are slightly outside of my usual comfort zone but I absolutely love them! The bundle all together looks stunning, and just look at the adorable fox and hedgehog!
I have no idea yet what I am going to use these for. The fabrics all look so gorgeous together, I am tempted to just make another quilt, but I shall ponder on that a little longer before making a firm decision.
There was some other happy mail this week, but not for me. Do you remember this little sneak peak I showed you?
Well, it was a gift for Rhonda, as a thank you for being such a fab partner in the quilt along (also, it's her birthday next Monday) Rhonda loves owls, so of course I had to make her a little owly something!
Ooh, and before I forget, lovely Emma sent Joe one of her gingerbread men kits for his birthday, and we finished making it over the weekend. I did have to do most of it, but Joe helped stitch on the buttons, pushed in the brad eyes and drew on lines for the mouth and icing details for me to stitch over. He also really enjoyed the stuffing part too! So here is Joe's finished gingerbread man, which he loves and is hanging in pride of place in his bedroom.
PS. The heathers quilt is about half way quilted, so I should have some more progress shots soon!