I just made an offer to Bine in Germany, if I pay for the courier cost, would she be willing to send me some snow? And I’m not joking … apparently the hottest January in Melbourne’s history, quite frankly I can’t wait until this heatwave is over!! Last night I got about 3 hours sleep compliments of the humidity and heat, and the heavy storms – it’s very draining on the energy levels, that’s for sure! Mind you, it gave me an excuse to sit for almost 7 hours on the computer yesterday, in front of the electric fan, catching up on all my blog feeds … always a silver lining somewhere 😉 Mum got a chicken breast out of the freezer and chucked it on the back of my neck on the way past … it was sheer heaven! I suggested turfing all the frozen food out on the floor so we could roll around on it to cool down, but she didn’t think it was a good idea LOLOL.
No stitching progress, as it’s been too hot, but I accidentally found out today that the girls at work are having a ‘whip-round’ (ie collection) between them for my birthday, seeing it’s a ‘big one’. Ali asked where you buy “that stuff that you do” (she’s miming a sewing motion with her hands as she’s asking haha) – I reply, it depends what you’re looking for. She repeated the same question – to which I once again reply, if you want just basic cheap stuff you can go to Spotlight, or if you want more specialised stuff you can go to a LNS … she then wanted to know which one I went to blah blah blah. Anyway, she finally blurted out why she was asking – then said if I prefer she can give me the money collected, rather than getting a gift voucher, so I can get what I want. I thought that was a wonderful idea, as I could do a splurge online at Stitching Bits & Bobs – I’m in heaven already, just thinking about it (especially when I assume there will be a 25% sale around Valentine’s Day or some time soon). And Mum wanted to give me my birthday money the other day too, when I was trying to find my pearl cotton for “Marine Elegance” (yes, Isabelle, you have started a trend, and blue/apricot elegance has now been officially renamed LOL). So I’ll be able to combine the two amounts and hopefully get some of my prized Gingher’s scissors again 🙂
As for my birthday ‘bash’, Dracula’s has been cancelled due to grape grazing being on the next day – and I’m not sure whether I’ll wait until closer to the other guy’s birthday date, and still have a dinner combined, or whether I’ll just organise a dinner closer to my date … I suppose I’d better hurry up and decide seeing as there are only a couple of weeks left – yikes!! LOL.
Well, off to contemplate picking a needle up, although it’s still stinking hot, so I doubt that’s going to happen. Over the last couple of days we kitted up some small projects from my stash, reading for taking to Embroiderers Guild meetings – that’s my only resolution for 2006, getting along to the meetings for stitching company and camaraderie 🙂 I can say, though, I managed to stay on top of all my blogs today and cleared all posts as soon as I walked in … woohoo!! 😉