Still no parcels today - so tomorrow I will be hounding the local sorting office until they tell me where they are!
Happier news is that I had a fantastic day at Clare's house looking at all her crafty creations, fabrics, books, etc and being shown how to crochet "amigurumi style" - fortunately Clare was/is incredibly patient and I eventually worked out how to do it right after giving up part way through and sewing the binding on Lina's mini-quilt instead!
Hopefully by tomorrow morning I will have finished a little owly for Dorothy to take to school with her for her Year 6 SATs.
I really didn't want to leave Clare's house but hopefully we can do it again soon - we both agreed that we have so much more to talk about - but the crocheting was much easier on the metro train back home when I wasn't talking at all!
Clare gave me some goodies for the children
their very own ladybird mascots - which they loved! (I've never explained before why our club is called the Ladybirds - it's because Fred loves them so much!)
Clare also lent me a book on learning to knit for children and gave Fred and Daisy a pair of knitting needles each and Dorothy a selection of patterns for new projects.
Dorothy has started making a chick egg cosy and I have been valiantly trying to teach Daisy and Fred to knit (both at the same time = very, very tricky - need some nice red wine to recover!)
So I will leave you now and hopefully be back tomorrow with loads of parcel goodies to show you!
P.S. We had cakes at Clare's house too! You'll have to hope she puts a photo of them on her blog because I had already started eating mine before I thought to photograph them! Sorry!