Monday, 3 December 2007

Rest and Recovery

This weekend we went to visit my folks. Well, my mother at least, my father is away atm. We also happened to visit the huge second hand market with everything from car bits to jumpers. I did my usual raid. I found a jumper stall and had a rummage. I emerged with 4, but trained myself down to 2, and that was only 5 mins of looking. Anyway, one of my finds was this...

A mens XXL stipey, 100% shetland wool jumper. I absolutely love it, the colours are perfect for me , the length was good and the neck is nice. So, with a bit of this....

And some of this...

I got this...

a long wooly, striped (I love stripes) jumper for a curvey lady, so pleased.

And now for something completely different.

I have 2 sisters and a brother. One sister is 'grown up' as is my brother, and my littlest sister (I am the eldest) was adopted recently, once we had all 'grown up'

My grown-up sister 1 was playing with a bead set that belonged to littlest sister 2 and produced this....

It made me smile (giggle a little too) but it's true, we get on well and we can have a good laugh together.

Sister 2 also gave me a gift this weekend...

Items : Hello Kitty purse with handy clip for belt attachment
Hair bands for my long hair
Melty love heart hand made herself (with a little help at the ironing stage)
Letter with a picture.

If you look at the letter you will see two people, the little one is her and the big one is me. Personally I think it's a keen likeness ....especially the hair. The letter says :

'I love you lots and please come to visit us more often so I can see you I love you lots'

She's such a little monkey but we do love her so much.

So, as you can see, I have had a great weekend. Hope you all did as well.

Dont forget 'pay it forward' for friday. I think that the point of pay it forward is not to force people to do such, merely for you to do your bit, and hope that others will do theirs. Feel free to leave your comments without worrying about the other end (paying it forward yourself), these are supposed to be 'random acts of kindness' so everyone has the same rights to them in my opinion and I would love to send any 3 of you a handmade gift from me.


Tracy said...

LOVE what you've done with that great sweater! And such sweet treats from your sis--very cute Hello Kitty purse! Glad you had a great weekend! ((HUGS))

Rani said...

Tee hee hee! Thanks for the help! I'm going to look up Satin Stitch cuz I have no idea what that is! Mr. Poop is sleeping and I'm going to pounce on him the second he wakes up and 'put him out'! Keep fingers crossed that he does his service OUTSIDE! (Snow storm today, so I'm thinking he won't be too happy about that).

LOVE what you did with the sweater! Makes me laugh to think of all the knitters who would first try to unravel and knit and fix and fidget when there is a SEWING MACHINE at hand! HA HA HA!!

sew_vain said...

fabulous DIY with the sweater! i would have done the exact same thing!