Thank you for your birthday wishes. You people are the business. And just to answer a few queries re the Babylock Evolve, no, it isn't a chemical procreation enhancer but thanks for raising the issue, Kate. Fiona, as much as I would like it to unpack the dishwasher and restump the house, it's not having a bar of it, (although it does a mean job of hanging out the washing and we have entered discussions on re-tiling the bathroom.)
I must confess to being a wee bit intimidated by the machine, so much so that I haven't yet had to use the swear jar in any of my sewing forays with it. Am also thinking of writing a book entitled, "Thoughts on Owning the Rolls Royce of Overlockers When One Sews Like A 1980 Daihatsu Charade." Perhaps I should leave this until after the Stitches and Craft Show where I will be peddling my wares.
You may have noticed a distinct absence of knitting in my creative space, largely due to the fact that Mum is the Grand Poobah of the Knitting Fraternity. Hers is the rug in this post that a lot of people asked about. She single-handedly clothes my children entirely in woollens all winter long, (although they drew the line on knitted undergarments). Having made magnificent rugs for every person in her acquaintance and thus exhausted her supply of recipients she has now turned her attentions to the wider world via the Wrap with Love organisation, below being the latest offering. One of her previous rugs was sent to an orphanage in Outer Mongolia where its new owner, I am sure, sleeps a little warmer at night.
She's ace my mum!
PS She'll be with me at Stitches so come and say hi if you are in the area!
More Creativettes over here with Kirst!