Ooh, is that a Canadian postmark?
Look – French writing and everything. Today has been a day of pleasant surprises. This morning I arrived at the office to find a package waiting for me. It had travelled all the way from Canada. Not of its own volition, but because I couldn’t resist temptation any longer:
I’d liked the Pendrell blouse from the start, but had tried to hold out. You have drawers full of patterns, I kept telling myself. You don’t need a new one. Then the photos of finished makes started arriving, via Google Reader. Yeah, they look really nice, I said to my computer screen. (If you’re sat in front of your computer, it doesn’t count as talking to yourself.) You don’t have to join the club.
Eventually, I stood in front of my wardrobe one morning, trying to decide what to wear. ‘I really need some Spring blouses,’ I muttered. Something to go with jeans, either casual or to dress them up. What could it be, what could it be… I switched my computer on. There was Big Sister, showing me more Pendrell makes. I’d like to say a lightbulb came on in my brain, but it was more like my slow maths finally putting 2+2 together. It was time to order a new pattern from an independent company on the other side of the Atlantic. Watch this space for a make!
Second surprise of the day: my boyfriend paid for dinner! Here I am wearing the Lady In Red dress that I finished back in November. I’m waiting to tuck into French steak and chips:
The restaurant was nextdoor to Threadneedle Lane!
How yellow is that light?! The best to be done with an iPhone.
Finally, my best surprise of all: as I stepped off the train back home a woman came up to me.
‘I suppose you get this all the time, but I just want to let you know: I read your blog!’
We had a good chat about crocheting as we walked down the stairs and it was soooo lovely to meet a reader. I’m sorry I didn’t catch your name, lovely lady, but what I forgot to say was: DO make sure you join our next Walthamstow outing. As Something in the Way She Sews commented in her recent blog post, the online sewing (or knitting or crocheting) community is one of the friendliest and most supportive you can hope to find.
All anyone needs to say is ‘hello’!