Friday, June 3, 2011

Favourite things

What I want to share as my favourite today is all my creative friends both real and 'imaginary' (those would be the ones I have not yet had the pleasure of meeting).
This week has been a lot about the special people out there who encourage me through their own writings on blogs and in print, and through the comments they leave on my posts here.
I received two special packages this week -
after winning a give away over at RicRac
I got this big box (the box is way out of proportion to the contents and surely if they are going to pay for all this space they could have filled it with something more interesting than bubble wrap) containing

Nikki's new book - see here it is.

Now I have had the pleasure of meeting both these lovely ladies who are very generous in sharing their knowledge and tricks.
After a recent post I had a generous offer from Liri to share with me some threads that she had no use for and these lovelies arrived in my mailbox this week.
Let me just say I have begun with the big red ball and am enjoying using this gorgeous thread, all should be revealed soon I hope.

Thanks ladies for sharing so generously.
Now this here is a picture of something I have been working on - I'll get a clearer one to share later but the creative friendly goodness continues this weekend as I am off to the Daylesford Craft Experience with some real life stitchy friends.
The guest designers for the weekend are Jodie, Melly and Kristen - should be lots there to inspire me to pick up a sewing needle again.

There may be some stitching with needle and thread this weekend, but I guess I'll have to wait and see?

You can see who else is playing favourites today here.

Have a fabulous weekend however you choose to spend it.

15 comments:

marina said...

there is nothing better than getting crafty mail!
Have a wonderful weekend and I will look forward to seeing your crafty productivity!

Logopaedchen/Kirsten said...

Crafty friends are great. Even imaginary friends. Loking forward to seeing your stitchery.
Have a wonderful weekend.

Michelle Ridgway said...

It is great to converse with like minded souls....have a great weekend.

Liriopia said...

Wow, thanks for the mention and link in your post. I was not expecting it! Hope you enjoy the yarns and I can't wait to see what you have planned for the red.

Liri

CurlyPops said...

Isn't it funny how the giveaway books were sent out in such huge boxes! What are you going to make first?

Kirsten's Cooking said...

I should be better at sending packages to friends because it is so great receiving things, isn't it?

Happy FTF!

thea said...

I love packages of any kind and crafty ones would be especially fun!

Seams Inspired said...

How delightful! I love receiving mail. My most favorite package was the one Shay sent me from Australia. :o) Fabulous favourite! Happy FTF!

Marg said...

Have a great time at Daylesford. Friends are definitely a favorite of mine.

Shay said...

I love getting creative type mail. There really is nothing better.

Im a little green that you get to trip off to Daylesford for crafty fun but Im hoping you have a brilliant time all the same.

Cant wait to see what you're working on and all the crafty amazingness you get up to this weekend !

Kate said...

Crafty packages are the best. Hope you find some time to stitch this weekend.

Sarcastic Quilter said...

Bloggy friends & crafty mail. Woo-hoo! :)

Jodie said...

It was great to catch up again - I hope you made it all the way home after the champagne at Lark .....such a long way !
We must organise that crochet lesson !

Chocolate Cat said...

Some lovely parcels!!! I think that book looks great. Hope you had a great weekend in Daylesford, wonder what you worked on?

Erica said...

It is great to converse with like minded souls....have a great week.

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