Saturday, 27 July 2013

So Lucky!

The other week, I finally got around to spending the vouchers I received for my birthday in March.

I took my daughter with me to enjoy the afternoon tea for 2 at The Angel Hotel. As well as the 3 tiers of scrumptious goodies above, we had scones with jam and cream and pots of tea.  Other people having afternoon tea around us took some of their cakes home in boxes because they didn't (or couldn't) eat them all. We didn't need a box!!

 It took me 3 visits to The Woolcroft to decide what to spend that voucher on.  I wanted the large knitting needles, to knit my home-made t-shirt yarn, but couldn't decide what else to get. There was too much choice - but I eventually decided on this lovely book; mainly for the stylish photographs. Apparently, you can buy ready-made t-shirt yarn now - someone's got their finger on the pulse!

On the crafting front, I've been trying to finish off some of my larger, ongoing projects, so there isn't much to show. This is my tumbling blocks quilt progress. The finished size was, as usual, governed by me stopping when I'd had enough of it. You can see that I've worked out a shape to fill in the top and bottom, to make it straight - next, I have to do the same for the sides.

Car Update. If you remember, we had to leave our car in France, and it was delivered home a few days later.  Well, I'm pleased to say that it is now fixed and back where it belongs. The repairs weren't cheap but, luckily, the money came back to us in fortuitous circumstances a few days later.  First, when looking for son's passport, hubby found an old building society book. He cashed it in and closed the account resulting in enough money to pay the labour costs for the car. A couple of days later, I received an unexpected letter from the HMRC with a tax refund that covered the price of the parts!!

Bye for now
Teresa x


Marivel said...

Hello,my fiend:your quilt looks great!!I hope to see it finished.It is great that your car is now fixed and that you continue with good luck !
Best wishes

Natalie Jones said...

You certainly had a bit of luck this week! Your tea looks really scrummy, and your quilt is looking great. I spotted the T-Shirt yarn in a craft store the other day and was quite surprised.

wayside wanderer said...

What a yummy tea! Sounds like you have been busy enjoying yourself. That is great news about finding some money. I wish that happened to me. :)

Marivel said...

Hello: We love kids movies like Ponyo and Totoro,and listening japanese songs like Sakura,maru maru mori mori.
Thanks for your wonderful visit.

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You'll forgive me when you see what she can do!