A while ago I was lucky enough to win a giveaway at Pretty Gingham.

Naturally, I’ve been watching the post eagerly for days and yesterday a little parcel from Helsinki came for me!

It’s a really beautifully made ‘Welcome’ banner and it couldn’t be more me if I’d chosen all the materials myself, could it?

Thankyou so much Tanja. I love it.

There was more too, but I need help taking a photo of it and amazingly I’ve got the house to myself this weekend, for the first time in 6 years.

Tony, Joe, Henry, our friend Rob and his children are on their annual ‘lads’ camping trip this weekend. No Mummys’ allowed. Yippee!

It is strictly for ages 4 and over apparently, so this is the first year Henry and Mabel have been deemed old enough to go. 

Henry was beside himself with excitement.

And I got to stay home by myself. I have sewn for 8 hours, read my book in the garden and watched a film in blissful uninterrupted peace and quiet.

All of which was delightful.

I’m still looking forward to seeing their grubby little faces tomorrow though… but, hopefully not until I’ve been to the car boot sale!


5 Responses to “Winning”

  1. Ali Says:
    July 27th, 2008 at 7:30 am

    Home alone… bliss.

  2. ginny Says:
    July 27th, 2008 at 10:12 am

    wow, how lucky you are… you are obviously going to enjoy these next few days!


  3. Rachael Rabbit Says:
    July 30th, 2008 at 5:57 pm

    Such beautiful bunting!

  4. Mary Says:
    July 31st, 2008 at 10:21 am

    I love that bunting.

    I love that you have some time to yourself!

  5. monica Says:
    July 31st, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    Hi Janet, just catching up on the last two weeks… love the banner, you lucky thing.

    and that cute doggy pattern. You’re so talented, I wish you all the best at the quilt show!

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