Recently I was lucky enough to be selected as the winner of a giveaway hosted by the lovely Viola of Colour Crochet Love. Viola was giving away the book 'Haekelblumen' (Crochet Flowers) by Nicky Epstein, and I was delighted to be selected. (I highly recommend you all head straight to Viola's blog, which is a wonderful read).
When the book arrived however Viola had extremely generously included some delightful goodies which quite simply made my day.
These two gorgeous flowers, one a brooch, a lovely card, and a selection of adorable buttons as well as brooch pins! I've been hankering after some pins for ages - Viola must be psychic ;) I'm going to turn the pink flower into a brooch as well I think, the flowers are my colours and will go very well with my wardrobe :) I'm very much looking forward to using the buttons in some projects as well - aren't they cute?!
The book itself is wonderful with some stunning projects. It's available in English as well I believe. While I speak German I've never ventured into crochet terminology so I'm really excited about getting going and a whole new range of publications being opened up to me. There are charts as well, but they tend to confuse me. Here are just a few of the lovely flowers:
I am particularly excited about the top picture! Finally I can try crocheting bluebells :D
So THANK YOU Viola, for all the lovely things, your kindness has cheered me up a lot this week.
The other act of kindness that has meant a lot to me this week has been my Dad proof-reading my thesis. Not only has he made the 1.5 hour journey to my house twice these week to collect and deliver the thesis he has also supplied me with homemade jam and brought me his laptop to use when mine decided now would be an excellent time to stop working. Three weeks before submission. Don't you just love technology?! So my Dad has in short been a lifesaver. It means so much to me that he has read the monster for me: it's reassuring to know that there aren't any blaring spelling/grammar errors. THANK YOU Dad.