Thursday, 5 January 2012

I love my postie!

Well, truth be told not my postie actually, just all the goodies he brings me. OK so he is not bringing them out of the goodness of his heart, it is his job AND I have paid for them myself :-)

It is like Christmas all over again here. I got this cute parcel from Saint and Pinners yesterday


Cute wrapping huh, just that alone would have had me happy but look what was inside....


Oh yeah, Hope Valley. It maketh me smile big time! I love this and plan on using it for the SEW.HAPPY.QUILT Along. Outstanding service too, this arrived only 2 days after I ordered it (which was on a Bank holiday too!).

Someone else who does fantastic service is M is for Make. More Hope Valley and a fq of Loulouthi Hugs and Kisses, all at great prices in the sale.


Then later in the day a lovely courier man brought me a huge parcel and the poor guy had been driving around for ages looking for the farm! I must get around to making up a sign for the house!

But look at the goodies he brought me!


I wouldn't normally count this in my list of shopping haunts but it all came from Abakhan. I was tempted to go there when The Sewing Directory posted on Facebook to say they had 70% off their daylight lamps and lighting. I scooted on over! I have always wondered if a daylight lamp would make hand embroidery easier, oh boy does it! It is fantastic! I would highly recommend it and at the sale price it was a really great buy (and meant I wasn't worried about wasting a LOT of money on a lamp if I didn't like it)

It is a neat little clip on lamp that has a long flexible neck, great for clamping on the table, on the sewing machine, anywhere you like in fact. Its a godsend in my new house, with its tiny sash windows and lack of natural light. I've taken a photo of it in use and you can see from the darkness around it, it certainly makes a difference! The bonus being there is no glare. And its arrival was very timely as I had just started to get on with my Birdie Stitches block for Rhonda's Finish Along.


So if you have a little money burning a hole in your pocket and a dark dingy house, head to Abakhan.
I also bagged a bag'o'zips for very little money indeed, lets hope they are all useful! A very cheap embroidery hoop and packet of embroidery cotton both for less than £1! Finally, a lovely piece of quilting cotton for only £1.15 a half meter, I wanted more to back my Hope Valley quilt but the website wouldn't let me, perhaps I had the last?

In other news, there are just 7 spaces left in the Rainbow charm swap!!! Get in quick if you want to take part, they are filling up fast.


11 comments:

Nicky said...

Cor what yummy loot Emily! Love all the fabric - do you really need to run a rainbow charm swap? I think you have it already!

Catherine said...

well, you have received some lovely goodies! Love all that fabric

Pat said...

Lovely! After organizing all my fabric, I've put myself on a fabric diet. But it sure is fun looking at yours!

thecosytea said...

My postie is similarly generous in his deliveries at the moment as I've gone on a wee spending spree post-Christmas.

Also Hope Valley makes me smile so much, I've totally fallen for it recently.

memmens said...

oh get you big spender! I want some voile from saints and pinners but might pay them a visit and do some drooling while I'm there. Also thinking of getting some knit fabric from Abakhan but am irritated by the postage!

Flying Blind... said...

Make a sign, make a sign - you do not want anything going astray!!

Katy Cameron said...

Oh man, I wish my postie was as efficient, I swear he's holding out on me! Oh, and I LOVE my daylight lamps, the best thing ever to sew by :o)

Ann said...

Love my postie too - even though he enjoys banging on the door to get me out of bed!! But oh I wish you hadn't told us about the Abakhan sale - I've been wanting/needing a magnifying lamp for an age..... and Abakhan is only 20 miles from my door.... might have to take a trip there tomorrow! Love your little birdie block! So sweet.

Cindy said...

Look at you, lucky girl! Your postie must be tired of going to your house :)
Can't wait to get the swap kicked off!

Sarah said...

Unfortunately that shop charges the earth to deliver up here... Could do with some daylight here too!! Cant wait for the swap kick off, dont want to miss the sales... lol

Sheila said...

Emily, I thought you were going to mention your win from Abakhan - did you know? I got home today to a wee package from them and remembered the advent giveaway - your name also on the list.
http://www.thesewingdirectory.co.uk/advent-giveaway/