I had a wonderful surprise this morning, which was a Christmas gift from Claire. Her parcel was actually showing as being delivered on 21st December according to the Royal Mail website but it hadn’t actually arrived with me. Numerous frustrating phone calls to the Royal Mail customer service line followed and even though I spent a total of 1 hour 20 minutes on the phone over the last week or so I have never managed to speak to a human even once. This morning I drove to the main sorting office and eventually they managed to locate the package. According to their records they tried to deliver it on the 21st December and they left one of their cards to tell me to collect it from the PO. Of course, they didn’t actually leave a card at all! Another example of bad service by the Royal Mail.
BUT, everything turned out well in the end and I am now the very proud owner of Les Coeurs d’Isa a fabulous book of 70 heart shaped charts from Isa Vautier, one of my favourite French designers.
I am delighted with this lovely gift as I have had this book on my wishlist since it was released last year, and I am even more delighted that it includes a chart called L’automne which is absolutely beautiful and which I had seen stitched up on Brigitte’s blog . I am going to kit this up and take it to work to stitch during my lunch hour.
Lots of places in the UK had a white Christmas this year, not in our area unfortunately, but at least we had a white New Year! Here’s Mia enjoying her first snowfall, silly cat actually liked it out there and we had a heck of a job trying to get her back in 🙂
I have made a start on my Carol Singers Sampler, but I will have to save the details for another post as the battery on my camera has died so I couldn’t take any pictures.