I have a virtual friend that has been mentioned several times on this blog: Kathy. She blogs at Running with Rocket and she sells at Running with Handmade. She has been my main inspiration for these spiral cotton baskets and bowls. Do click on her ETSY shop and have a look - they are fabulous!
She works for the post office in America and sends great care packages - being very mindful to take full advantage of the permitted weight paid for.
A few weeks go I got an email to say a package was on its way from her, and I could track it - it was great fun: the whole family tuned in to daily updates as to where the package was! (why it needed to sit at Heathrow, just five miles away, for nearly a week is anybody's guess!)
In the past she has added hand made envelopes to use the weight allowance, while this year I got an envelope without a card as the card would have tipped the package into the next postage cost!
So the package arrived and I opened it with great excitement - the family looked confused, but I nearly wet myself laughing - Kathy I love you! After all the problems sewing with the wrong sort of cotton rope I was delighted to receive . . . .
Yep, I can!
Today I shall mostly be planning my rope bowl!!!!!!