Lots of treats at my house on Saturday. At the same time as I was running my giveaway Marie was having her own event and I was lucky enough to win. This time the giveaway did arrive and the postie presented me with a package that contained a pretty card and lots of beautifully wrapped parcels.
Secondly my virtual niece Phoebe, now 4 and 3/4 years old arrived with her family for lunch as they headed north to Mull for a holiday. I had saved the parcels so that Phoebe could help me open them and very useful she was too offering lots of suggestions as to what they might be. We discovered lovely chocolate eggsa chocolate and a fruit flavoured face mask handmade soap, a lip balm and some hand creama gorgeous selection of seeds, including two packets of sweet peas which I love and some paeony flowered poppies a pretty tape measure that Phoebe found really useful for measuring every one's feet and a card of beautiful handmade buttons that give employment to women in South AfricaFinally and best of all Marie had crocheted me this lovely purpley scarf, I can't tell you how much I appreciate this, the colours are so me, thank you very much Marie for this and all my gifts.
We had such a lovely day and Phoebe went off with a few giveaways too, a pencil case with some stamp pads, chocolate eggs and of course a pair of socks that she modelled perfectly. She showed such an interest in knitting that I gave her a pair of large wooden needles and some chunky yarn. I cast on 6 stitches for her, helped her knit a few rows and she said she might make a scarf with the assistance of her Yorkshire granny.