When I came home from work on Thursday, it almost felt like Christmas in June: there were three parcels waiting for me on the stairs! One of them contained my yarn I needed for the baby blanket, and it came as no surprise, because the day before I had received an e-mail that it had been shipped. Thankfully it was the right shade of green this time, so I could finally go on with my baby blanket. Here you can see the progress so far:
The final array will look different of course, but I don’t want to give away too much today. The finished blanket will be made of 64 squares and I’ve completed 47 so far, so I only need another 17 – yippee!
Now back to the parcels on my stairs: the second one was a little surprise for me, because it contained the double-ended long hooks I ordered from an UK-Seller on Ebay. I paid on Tuesday and received the hooks on Thursday, now that’s something, isn’t it? I had my first go at Crochenit on Friday night, and I was thrilled! Thrilled because I learned a new crochet technique, thrilled because it was so easy, and thrilled because I see so many new possibilities with that technique! Now all I need is an idea for a project where I can use Crochenit and then I’ll share my experience here.
The third parcel almost swept me off my feet: It was my order from China and I had actually given this one up, because it had been at the German customs office since May 3rd, and nobody could tell me why they kept it so long or if I’d ever receive it at all. The Chinese seller (from Ebay) had already prepared another shipment, because he didn’t count on the first one either. Here’s what I’ve ordered:
I already told you that I love buttons, and these are heart-shaped wooden buttons with painted flowers on it. I’ll use it as embellishments for my stones and pincushions and hopefully many other things.
Here you can see a whole bunch of beads that will be perfect for my bookmarks (or just to put on my leather necklace):
I’ve also ordered more buttons and beads, but the pictures didn’t turn out well, so you’ll have to wait until they show up in one of my next projects :)
Thanks for stopping by, have a wonderful sunny Sunday everyone!