Well, I got thoroughly spoiled on my last day in the UK - Karen and her lovely husband Pete picked me up and took me back to their house a bit north of where I was staying outside Manchester. Just had time to enjoy a cup of tea and then Mouse arrived from Yorkshire - what a treat to meet two people that I've been chatting to online over the past two years! We had a lovely pub lunch and got our photograph taken under a sign that said "Nutter's Corner"! Another friend inquired as to whether they had put up the sign especially for us! There was another sign that was even more perfect for that day but I completely forgot to take a picture, not exactly sure of the words but something like this " Strangers are friends that you haven't met yet".
We spent the afternoon reviewing the contents of Mouse's bag, she'd brought lots of stitched treats to show us and having a nosy around the walls in Karen's house to see all her gorgeous items.
I was delivered back by car just in time to get my packing done before bed. I'm home again, long boring flight, and a two hour delay in Chicago as they didn't have a pilot available for the little puddle jumper. Thank you girls, here's to the next time!
Two exchanges were waiting for me, one from Joyce in Texas, this was a May Day exchange on Friendly Stitchers and had to have ribbon somewhere on it. Joyce very appropriately stitched lots of flowers with a maypole in the middle! She also spoiled me with some more Valdani threads in lovely fall colours. Thank you, Joyce!
The other exchange was from Marjorie on the monthly biscornu exchange, this is a Floss Box one and I also received some lovely threads and a LK pattern. Thank you, Marjorie!