Thursday, 10 May 2012

London

*Warning* For readers in rainy and/or cold climes, this post mentions both sunshine and beaches.


I was so afraid my name tag would arrive after I had left for England but I need not have feared.  It arrived today.  So this Cinderella will be kicking her heels up at the FQ Retreat in just over 3 weeks time! A huge thank you to Elisabeth (lemon s
hark on flickr) who made my name tag. I`m sure she must have been hoping for a Kat or a Mel but instead got an 8 letter name of someone living in N.Africa.  I love the embroidery and the fussy cut bus, flag and taxi!  I love Britain and I really love London.


She also popped in a very cute pouch and a couple of model airplanes for Zaki. What she doesn`t know is that every time we`re waiting in a bank queue, Zaki hands me the leaflets they have lying around so that I can make an paper plane for him.  Thank you Elisabeth - I shall wear my name tag with pride!

There was more happy mail in the shape of bee blocks being made by the Care Circle of do.Good Stitches for the Siblings Together quilt. These beauties came all the way from Kylie (Three Honeybees on flickr) in Australia...


...and these lovelies from Karen at Listen to the Birds Sing in N.Ireland...


 ...who also sent me this adorable pouch made from the HST scraps of the corner units of the x and + blocks. What a fab reminder I shall have of the quilt we`re making for Siblings Together! Thank you Kylie and Karen!


Here`s the obligatory group photo.  I`m still to receive from 5 members of the Care Circle, so we should have enough for a decent sized quilt!


It`s still silly hot here and so hubby suggested this morning that we head to the coast for the weekend, so with all the talk of London buses and holidays (well teensy mini ones), I shall leave you with this.

Take it away Cliff!


It`s Friday tomorrow.  Have a great weekend!

28 comments:

elizabeth said...

Super London badge.
I regret to say I saw "Summer Holiday" in a cinema in either 1963 or 1964 in Cambridge.
It is a catchy tune!

Sarah said...

LOL Love Cliff! Lovely name tag and goodies you got there too :-)

Trudi said...

Lovely lovely post! And today we hit 18 degrees, but don't tell! Have a wonderful time at the beach!

Kelly said...

The tag is fantastic as is the rest if the goodies! I am still ignoring all references to the hot weather ;-)

Patchwork and Play said...

Your name tag is great! You'll be wearing it with pride! Enjoy the sunshine and the beach!

Flying Blind... said...

Oh where is my bloody parcel!!!!?

Flying Blind... said...

PS. Love your nametag and the blocks x

susan said...

Yay for the postman! Love, love, love that name tag.

Jenelle said...

Your name tag and the other goodies are fantastic. She did such a lovely job on the embroidery. Enjoy the sunshine and the beach! I will be doing the same this weekend. :)

Cherie said...

I forgive you for the mention!
What great items to get in the mail! Such an awesome name tag! =D

Cindy said...

Love the tag...and the blocks.

Katy Cameron said...

Oooh, fab happy mail, I have some of that blue fabric for a very special project...

Dolores said...

What a great name tag and generous swap partner! Looks like my bee blocks should arrive in a few days too. I wonder if you could make 2 quilts with white borders?

Diary of a Flutter.Kat said...

Wow what a GORGEOUS set! Lucky lucky you.
I'm not getting mine until I get there - all very mysterious and I'm not known for being very patient so it's hard to see everyone else getting theirs and not me LOL...

And obviously Kat is the best name ever. Thanks for the mention ;)

Cindy said...

That is one fantastic name tag and set of goodies. Absolutely fab.

Lucy @ Charm About You said...

Your name tag is gorgeous and what a thoughtful lots of gifts :)
Your blocks look awesome!
Can't wait to meet you! x

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Have fun and see you next month!!

Run Quilt Knit Write said...

Have fun and see you next month!!

Nicky said...

Lucky you! Will be looking out for it! Great ST quilt in the making - love those blocks!

We even had a bit of sun today! Woohoo!

Inspiredbyfelix said...

Oh heck, I have serious name tag envy!! It's lovely and I shall spot you at a distance and rush towards you in a gushing manner - you will be thinking "Who is this mad woman?". Since I didn't join in this swap I will have no identification and I can be mad annonymously! x

Leanne said...

Lovely name tag! And silly movie too.

Karen said...

Lovely name tag A..... Am SO EXCITED that we will soon be seeing this quilt in real life!!!

diane said...

I think you have received my favorite name tag so far. But it has the wrong name on it, it should say, "di"

diane said...

you + and x blocks quilt will be fabulous. Lucky person who receives it in the siblings together group

Archie the wonder dog said...

I love your name tag!!

Very Berry Handmade said...

Gorgeous goodies - love the badge. Enjoy your time at the beach!

DangAndBlast! said...

Ooh, looking around - love your blog, looks like you have a very interesting life right now!

diegoagogo said...

Well this is weird?? I just received this blog update in my email???
It's from May 2012.
It's now September 2012.
Where has it been Blogger??? Where has it been??? LOL
Hope you are in the right time zone.
Cheers
Lush x