Nearly a year ago I posted this post about my lovely friend Nat.
Well last night I got the sad sad news that she had died. I'm truly gutted as it is a life wasted but I hope that she will now be at peace, 36 is no age to die is it? She leaves behind two beautiful children who I hope will now be able to remember the person their mum was, not the person whom she had become. Alcoholism is evil, this terrible journey we have all been on has scarred us all - I just hope they can come to terms with everything over time.
So feeling melancholy today I've not achieved much, I've mainly been thinking and crying to be honest. When the postman arrived however I was cheered up no end! He had an armful of parcels, clearly some I was expecting but one however I was not?!
Inside my surprise parcel was this::
Look at him - how cute is he??
He was sent by my lovely friend Beth at The Linen Cat. She showed these monster purses on her blog before Christmas when she made them for her boys. I commented saying if she ever made them to sell I'd like one for 'Master M'. So here he is. A total and utter surprise, she didn't tell me that they were available, she may have even just made a special one I don't know. What I do know is that I am delighted by Beth's thoughtfulness and kindness for sending one as a surprise!
I actually cried (I'm emotional just now!) when I saw this::
Isn't it just the little details that count??
I've also had an abundance of fabric delivered. Yay!! First up I got some de-stash bargains from another blog friend, Amanda.
These yummy prints are just to stash but I'm feeling a cushion coming from the middle one!! I also got this fab Alexander Henry print from Amanda too::
I missed out on this print last year when it was readily available so am delighted to have got my hands on this!! (I'd love it in the pink colourway if anyone knows where I can get some)
I've also had a little flurry at my fave UK fabric store Seamstar too!!
Though I'm not meant to be buying fabric (huhum) I COULD NOT resist this linen!! Can you see the ickle rabbits?? I adore it and so having learnt my lesson when I missed out on the thunderflower, I simply had to get some!! Now when I buy fabric I always check out the sale section, do you? You never know what is lurking to stash build with::
This is a Tina Givens print that I snapped up the last 0.5m at a bargainous price!! I also have the blue colourway and I think they'll make great cushion backs.
Finally I decided to get this lovely quilt kit from Saints & Pinners as my friend is due a baby girl soon and will be heading off on Mat leave in the next couple of weeks::
I'd seen it a while ago and kind of made a mental note to get it and its a good job I checked back as the blue colourway is already sold out!