Brown/Blue Spotty

10 February 2012

Friday Finish

Unfortunately it's not a stitching one - today was my last day at my temporary assignment where I have been working for the last 11 months.  So back here, yes August, I had leaving cards & presents as the post holder returned from her maternity leave then.  However, I was asked to do some additional work on a project that the MD wanted to have completed, then things escalated into several projects, and sorting out areas that weren't working etc.  So it was a good run, it's had ups & downs but on the whole I've enjoyed my time there and made some lovely friends.

Last week it was The Lovely C's birthday and this is her present.  It's fair to say that she's a bit of a button-o-holic so when I first saw this I thought it would make the perfect gift.  It's a little storage box and I added some goodies ~ threads, ribbons & trim, a quilters quarter, stitch ripper etc together with the ribbon bow on the lid.  I might need one myself!  See that quilt in the background?  I have a couple of stories to tell you about it ~ you'll have to wait though.
We have a busy weekend ahead of us ~ a friend's 60th birthday party, a family golden wedding party, I have a valentine themed workshop tomorrow at Just Quilting ~ all things heart ~ right up my street.  Then it's the meeting of the Diary Dames for a painting session at The Crafts House on Sunday morning. 
The GB's are finished school for a week for half term ~ has it registered with them that I'm going to be home with them next week, doubt it.  Sorting out and bedroom tidying could be high on my to do list ~ probably hasn't even crossed their minds, can you hear the cries of delight?  Yes, I know I'm wicked ~ it's a parental sport to keep them on their toes.
I'm hoping to have a finish to share with you next time ~ possibly more than one.
Have a great weekend.



cucki said...

so sweet..
have a lovely weekend xx

Mouse said...

ohhhh sorry to hear it has ended but wish I could see the faces on the boys when you are there and say room tidied ... priceless
love that button box too :) love mouse xxxxx

Lesleyanne said...

Lovely box. I have the same things planned for my two boys. Have a great weekend.

The Crafts House said...

i love the button box!!looking forward to Sunday..heaters will be on full blast as will the kettle

luciethehappyquilter said...

Lovely gift for the lovely C. I've seen the quilt up close and in person. It's beautiful you lucky girl. I look forward to D.D. meeting on sunday.

Meari said...

The button gift is so adorable!!!

Nicola said...

The button box is gorgeous, wishing you a good weekend.

Sally said...

I love that button box!

Have a great half term. It's next week for us.

Julie said...

Threaten them with the black bin liner, always gets my son tidying his room when he thinks i'll be doing it if he doesn't.

Super button boxm i bet your friend loved it.

It's always sad when you have to leave somewhere, i hope you are able to still keep in touch with the friends you have made.