Domesticali's idea to organise a "7 days of specialness swap" for the miserable month of February was truly inspired.
I was very lucky to be partnered with Kristy over at Vintage Pleasure and have been having a wonderful time opening my gorgeous parcels (while worrying at the same time that the goodies I sent to her weren't half as nice as the ones I have received)
My first present was this beautiful pin cushion and vintage button collection........
next I opened these wonderfully fragrant candles - wild rose and pink champagne.........
and today I opened this stunning collection of notebooks!
I can't wait to see what is in the next four parcels - but I am being very good. Although I have to confess that I did open day 1 and 2 on the first day as I knew the postie was a day later delivering my parcel than he should have been - naughty postie! (or should that be naughty me?)
Meanwhile I have been busily knitting away - some squares for Trashy's secret birthday present, a new Baktus in gorgeous purple Rowan silk and merino that I bought half price in John Lewis' sale,
and this new and very beautiful Lacy Baktus using the gorgeous Cherry Tree Hill sock-weight merino that I won in Michaela's diet-raffle (originally donated by Quinn).
I'm loving how it looks - and even though it is a REALLY simple pattern, those holes make me feel ever so clever - especially as they are in the right place!
More snow is forecast for next week - but sadly not enough to let us stay at home :o( But there's just one more week to go before I'm off for half-term with the little Lockets! Hooray!!!
P.S. I forgot to mention one important thing about February. It is the month when I have pledged not to spend any money on crafty items. Please keep an eye on me. I am as likely to succeed in this as Michaela is in her plan to finish all those projects this month! ;o)