Thursday, 24 November 2011

Mail Round Here...

...is like the No.33 bus. You wait days for a parcel and then 4 come along at the same time.

First up was this wonderful package from Ruth over at twohiphippos.  She mentioned the other day that she had won a hamper (yes a hamper) of porridge.  Being a foody and a big mouth, I happened to comment that we were big porridge fans in our house and she sent me this little bundle of loveliness.


Not only did Ruth send me gingerbread (squeel) porridge but 3 of her beautiful handmade linen and felt egg cozies, which have the most gorgeous vintage mother of pearl buttons on.  So that`s one each (the middle one has little buttons on so I know who`ll like that one) and we won`t have to fight over them! Thank you so so much Ruth!

Then there was this little FQ bundle of gorgeousness - Lark in the Glamour colorway, which I ordered from Julie at The Intrepid Thread.


...and all the way from Australia, my first block in the 4x5 Modern Quilt Bee!


It was made by fellow Hive 1 member Wendy in my colours purple, orange and grey  - thanks Wendy!  I just love that little dog.

My mum came to my rescue again and also sent me a package of much needed thread (thank you mum!)and a new winter coat that I had ordered.  This time next week, I`m off to Paris for a couple of days - I have a special package to hand deliver to my friend Deborah.  December in Paris is pretty cold so you`ll have to wait until I`m back and I`ll show you a picture of me shivering in said new coat in front of some touristy site.

Just for a bit of fun,  the first person to correctly guess one of my four brothers` names (you can have 2 guesses each) will receive a small something from Paris. I`ll let you know who wins before I leave next Friday!

Thank you for all your lovely comments yesterday - normal cheery service has resumed!

Lastly, Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends around the world - I hope you have a wonderful day with your loved ones.

36 comments:

Isisjem said...

I almost bought the entire fq bundle of Lark from Intrepid Maker because I am loving that fabric more than any other at the moment. But I've resisted so far because of fear of customs charges etc! But I do love it so! Those egg cosy's are so cute!

nicolette at dutchcomfort said...

Lovely gingerbread egg warmers! Lark is beautiful! I bought some blue fabrics online in my hometown, so no waiting, no shipping costs. That’s worth paying a bit more isn’t it?

I had no idea you have 4 brothers! What a fun idea to ask for their names... Robert and James? Or Brandon and Benjamin...?
Enjoy your stay in Paris!

Laura @ Needles, Pins and Baking Tins said...

Gingerbread porridge???! I need this in my life! Its going on the shopping list right now!

Hmmm... Well, your name is quite interesting and unique, so I'm guessing theirs are too.. Maybe Jeremy? Or something more normal like... Brian? lol

loulou said...

Hi lovely lady,

So good to read your lovely words as usual.
Paris huh! Wishing I could come with you - even though it would be freezing :)

Names hmmm.... I'm guessing Andrew, Robert or left field here Clayton!

Have a wonderful time and next time make it Australia - you're welcome anytime x

Loulou

Leanne said...

The oatmeal sounds wonderful but I love those little egg cozies! I guess that your brothers are Samuel and Anthony. I sure wish I was going to Paris, cold and all!

Cindy said...

Wow! The Lark is just beautiful! Can't wait to see how you use it.
Humm....your brothers. I'd guess something like James (well known, but a little forma...I don't know why) and something out of the blue like Desmond. Am I close?

chasing lightning bugs said...

have a lovely time in paris.
i'm guessing richard and david.

Jill@northstarquilting said...

Those gingerbread men are just adorable. I love the Dorset Cereals Muesli but I haven't tried the porridge, might give it a whirl...

My guess are Thomas and Alexander, fingers crossed x

mblittle5 said...

Hmmmm, I'm guessing Jonathan and Alastair (does spelling count??) It's Thanksgiving day here in the US, so I wish you and your a very happy Thanksgiving.

Prof. S said...

Edward and Alexander?

Sheila said...

Anthony and Benedict.

Love those egg cosies.My absolute fave porridge is made by an Irish company called Flahavans, it's fantastic but only stocked in the UK by Tesco, but I have been unable to get any for ages. I am testing Stoats at the moment which is pretty good too.

sew.darn.quilt said...

Thomas or Bradley?
That beagle is adorable and the fabric, devine.
Have a great day, hon.

Carolyn

diane said...

You have a bunch of lovely parcels there. That Lark is so yummy.
Ok, all along I thought you were an only child. Brothers, older or younger? I'm going to guess Charles or Hugh.

Ruth said...

I love this game! I guess George and Liam

susan said...

As a daily porridge eater - I have to go look for that flavour!! I know you will have a fab time in Paris and I am not jealous at all. Really, I'm not. Really!

I am guessing your brother's names as Simon, and I was going to say James but someone already has that. Okay, I'll go with John.

TexWisGirl said...

what a cool quilt block! love that hound dog! :)

gill said...

I love the Lark line too!
I'm going to guess George and Henry!!

aracne said...

The eggs cosies are to die for, the ginger bread man is so pretty.
Have a nice time in Paris, I wish we could meet there...another time we will travel in the same direction and at the same time!
Let me guess too: Lawrence and Joseph?

Jennyroo said...

Noel and David? Geoff and Alexander?

Jenelle said...

Beautiful block! Those little gingerbread egg cozies are so incredibly cute. :) Have a wonderful time in Paris and stay warm!

two hippos said...

Have a fabulous time in Paris! Names of brothers, well how about James and Justin, Hugh and Duncan?

Brigitte Heitland said...

The fat quarter bundle makes some appetite to jump to my machine ;-). Have a great time in Paris, I'll be for a trip in Berlin.

LatteLisa said...

Lucky you, Dorset Cereal is my favourite cereal! Haven't had that since we lived in Copenhagen but I just heard of a health food store in Antwerp that sells it ;-)

I'll pretend that I did not read about your trip to Paris ... I wanna go to Paris too!

My guess is Paul!

Katy Cameron said...

Aww, man, the embedded comment form doesn't work on IE6 at work, I'm going to be so late with my guess :oP Okay, my guess is David and Robert. Love your post BTW. My parcels seem to come in batches too, but I think that's more to do with my ordering habits lol

Flying Blind... said...

Hubert and Godfrey!
Cyril and Albert?

I am not very good at this!

Great packages though!

Archie the wonder dog said...

Oh, gingerbread porridge! I love porridge and I love gingerbread! The chances of a supermarket round here selling it are slim (only one stocked Dorset Cereals porridge and they've now stopped!) but I'll search every place I go! Love the egg cosies and have a great time in Paris! I'm guessing Thaddeus and Toby/Tobias!!

Ellie said...

Now that's a combination I would never have thought of - ginger and porridge.
You lucky girl getting such lovely packages and a trip to Paris. I'm quite envious. Enjoy yourself!!!

Catherine said...

Mark and Micheal for my two guesses! Very jealous of the paris trip: I went there in a february and boy was it cold!! Have a fabulous time

Dolores said...

Love the egg cosy's, gingerbread men are so cute! My guess will be John or Max.

dxx

Manda said...

Fabulous parcels! Love those gingerbread men!
I guess... Jamie and Christopher

Toni said...

All your packages look fun, but that 4x5 block is super! Hmm, I'm trying to think of some interesting names, but I'm sure they've already been said! How about Harry or Gabriel?

Jennifer @ Ellison Lane Quilts said...

Now you know, I don't even know what porridge is except that goldilocks at the three bear's porridge... is it like oatmeal? And how big is a hamper?

Have a marvelous time in Paris! Paris with Christmas lights must be magical!

My guesses are... Peter and Clive.
Totally random!
xo

Barb said...

Gordon or Campbell?

Susie said...

William!

I love your 'prolificness' - and your use of colour. The fabrics from Intrepid thread are gorgeous - I can't wait to see what you do with them. Packages are so fun!

I'm sorry to read of your recent 'funk' and glad to hear you are over it. "Don't let the turkeys get you down" as the saying goes.

Enjoy Pareee! xo

Sunnybec said...

Hi Annabelle, how I wish I lived nearer to Paris, I would have come to meet you for a coffee and say Hi!! So many of my Bloggy friends have been to France this year but always too far away for me to visit. Never heard of gingerbread porridge before but it sounds yummy. Linda x

Sunni @Love Affair with my Brother said...

Not a clue whatsoever! Charles or Benjamin?