Wednesday, 5 May 2010

Arrrrrrgggghhhhhhhhhhh - nothings ever simple!

Afternoon :)

I'd great plans for today - MrVV is out driving a lorry so I could happily spend my time doing exactly what I want without him tutting and generally getting under my feet.  I'd planned to make my apron for the Apron Swap - it started so well - pattern made, fabrics cut, pinned & hems ironed. Off upstairs to sew - again - going great guns, neck strap, waist ties & pocket hemmed and then *thud* - I ran out of thread! Now I've a rainbow of colours but the one colour I needed I was completely out of :(  Normally it would just be a case of heading into town to the haberdashery shop but today is Wednesday & here in deepest darkest Suffolk some shops still close & this shop in one of them :(

Instead I wisely used the time to wrap up 2 parcels for 2 other swaps I'm doing (one for Mel that's 'Good Enough to Eat' & another for Karen that's a 'fabric swap). Now obviously I can't show you want I'm sending them but I can tease them with a pile of wrapped goodies;


Once that was done (girls they'll be in the post tomorrow), I headed into town. I'd seen a mention on a couple of blogs about this months Easy Living Magazine & its wonderful free gift. The first shop I tried hadn't any but the 2nd one came up trumps - I was even able to choose which design I wanted;

Oh yes a free Cath Kidston bag - big enough for days on the beach, Stitch & Bitch or just some light shopping ;) Plus there's a voucher for 15% off - I am tempted by a few things so I might even treat myself to something small ;)

Now best I go and do something domestic before the boys get home from school.

Hurrah its Wednesday - Stitch & Bitch tonight :)

xxxx Vicki xxxx

18 comments:

Catherine said...

isn't that typical?!! LOL! Hope you get sorted tomorrow! I'm off now to look for Easy Living mag...didn't know it had such nice surprises in it!! Cx

Vintage from the Village said...

Cant wait to see what is in the parcels !
I would have probably been very unloyal to the haberdashary shop and gone to Tesco he he naughty but easy
Sue x

Andrea said...

Blessings and prayers,
andrea

Serenata said...

At least you have a haberdashery shop! All my weekend plans went caput, and I'm still suffering with this dreaded lurgy. First day up today, been for a walk, but now have a thumping head!

bellaboo said...

Those little parcels look exciting...love the wrapping paper! I'm off to get that mag and the freebee...if they're any left.

Bellaboo :0)

CraftySmiles said...

Ha,ha been there too. Get on with great project and than BOOM-run out of thread and i don't have any shops where i live apart from post office,so when i am stuck ,I am stuck!!
Yeah i bought the mag too,but i needed to buy twice because first bag was absolutely coming apart,but at least my daughter will enjoy making funny pictures out of magazine pages.

Shirl said...

Your parcels look good. I, too, may have to dash off and buy the magazine! ... :0)

Shirl x

Sarah said...

I have to ask, how much was that magazine? I just might have to get someone to buy one for me as it looks too good to pass up. Please I'm not hinting or anything like that, just the price please. Oh and that thread thing, I ended up using a contrast thread last night, it's actually more fun that a matching thread sometimes.

Toby Tea Cozy said...

If you get a tick to reply, I'd love to know where you buy such lovely tissue paper wrap, it's so unusual! x

Claire@AreWeNearlyThereYet said...

Ohhhhhh exciting!!! Glad the swaps are under way! Good girls. xxx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

What a bummer, hope you finish your project soon. Shops around us still shut on Wednesday afternoon too - what is all that about? Loving that Easy Living bag, must track one down for moi :-)

LaaLaa said...

Hi, I love your blog! It sounds like we did the same things today. Aprons, fabric, good enough to eat and CK bag filled magazine finding. Great fun! Lynda xx

bad penny said...

our shops seem to close early on a Monday !
I've nearly got all my matchboxes in for the swap & want to show them all - but must post them first so as not to spoil the swappers suprise !
I've got our unoffical weightwatchers club SCALPS tonight - I've thought of getting a group together to stick & bicker !

Diane said...

Thanks for the tip off - i'll pop to get my copy later!! xxxxx

TheMadHouse said...

Hope you got your thread, I am just off out for some more cream thread!!

andamento said...

Oooh! I'm going to look out for Easy Living herabouts now, thanks for the tip!

Your parcels look great, can't wait to see what's in them!

Pixiedust said...

Those wrapped parcels look great. Can't wait to see what everyone got. Picked up the EL mag yesterday too and also opted for the spray flowers bag. Need a trip to ck now to use that 15%. xxx

Toby Tea Cozy said...

Hi Vicki, thanks for following and letting me know about the wrapping paper, a trip to Next is on the cards this weekend! x