Oh Hi there! You're looking lovely today!
I hope your week is travelling along nicely.
I'm off work today, plagued with the dreaded flu. I do have lots of things however that are making me happy, and mitigating the awfulness of my achy bones and runny nose.
The first thing making me happy is one you may have already noticed. My brand spanking new blog layout.
As it's coming up to my one year blogiversary, I thought the old girl could do with a bit of a makeover. (Makeover shows are always my favourites)
I had been thinking about giving my blog a bit of a tidy up, but had a deathly fear that I would break it doing so. And I was worried that I would miss my old backdrop too much.
So when I saw that the lovely Alyx , from Every day is a new adventure had offered a 25% off design deal until March 10, I decided to jump in with both feet.
I contacted Alyx, and I have to say that she was brilliant. She was endlessly patient, and I really mean that!! I didn't realise until she started asking me questions, how little I had thought in through, in terms of what I wanted. But Alyx was amazingly great, and seemed to be able to know what I wanted, even when I wasn't sure, she offered suggestions, but wasn't pushy. All in all, it was a brilliant experience, and I would totally recommend checking out both her amazing blog, and her design talents. Also, she is ridiculously cheap- like stupidly cheap. I really think she should charge more for what she does, and how well she does it!
So if you've been thinking about changing your blog in any way, I would absolutely recommend going here, and checking her out.
So, on to the linky goodness. Today I am linking up with Ginny and with Tami.
I am reading the new Faye Kellerman book, and loving it to pieces. I love her work, and have read all her books. Her main series, which this is the latest of, has a red headed Jewish detective called Peter Decker as the main character. I love these books so much!!
Her husband Jonathon Kellerman is also one of my favourite authors, as is her son, Jesse Kellerman. Now that's an impressive writing dynasty!!
I have been making this yellow shawl now for quite some time. it started as squares i was going to make bunting out of, then I went off that idea, and basically they kept growing without me really having much idea what i was going to make with
them, until I saw Delia Hornbrooks, incredibly amazingly beautiful crazy crochet blanket . It totally inspired me to make a higgledy piggledy shawl out of the squares.
So today I have been sitting our on the verandah in the sun, making my shawl grow. Occasionally drinking cups of tea from my new mug which coincidentally arrived today, and feeling as happy as is possible to when you're sick. Which strangely enough is surprisingly happy!!
In other news, I'm having a Pay it Forward Giveaway which you can enter here. You can also use one of the lovely G4C buttons that are now on my sidebar to advertise it if you are so inclined.
And lastly, but certainly not leastly, my lovely Mum has started a blog. If you're interested in looking at beautiful quilts she has made, or checking out her teapot collection, then go here, and say Hi.
Well, that's it for me, I'm off to finish reading my book. Take care, and enjoy the rest of your week