first you wait for ages and nothing arrives... and then we receive two large orders in one day! I have to explain this - our cottage is situated bang in the middle of a very narrow road, more like a gravel path. interlink, dhl etc. have large vans and don't fancy squeezing them down to us - so usually they give us a ring that they are on their way, could we come up to the main road to collect. looks a bit funny, with larger parcels one of us comes running with the wheelbarrow:) well, anyway, in the morning the guy from interlink rang that he'll be coming later, no problem. I kept the phone line free as much as possible, but of course, nothing ever works as planned and my mother rang exactly when it's the usual time for the dhl guy to announce he'll be there in 5 minutes. (viking always delivers the following day, so I knew he'd be coming today). I put the receiver down, when it rang again - he was already waiting on the main road and could I come up. I snatched the wheelbarrow and off I went - arriving panting, tongue on the ground, of course:)) as soon as I had the 4 large boxes inside the house - the interlink guy arrived from the other side, but I was lucky and he brought the 20 kg box up to the entrance:)) living in rural ireland does have it's quirks:))
to cut a long story short - not only am I well provided now with paper, printer ink etc. - to start on the design exercises. I also received my "woolly" order from germany. several kilos of NZ lamb tops, 3 kg of white, grey and black alpaca tops, one space dyed for DS, one kg mulberry silk (for the "colibris in silk" challenge), one kg of tussah/wool mixture in case my design doesn't work so well with pure silk, 50 silk hankies and - as seen here - one kg of differently coloured wool tops, great for felting bits and pieces etc.... the ball is the space in bright colours, DS chose it, we'll see if he still likes it when spun.
I am in a woolly dream - would love nothing more than just to grab everything and start spinning it all at the same time:)) never mind using the new sock needles (bamboo), the peg loom and all the other bits. but I have to get to work on the embroidery things first - the etamine de laine scarf feels lovely as do the silk chiffon scarves......
nothing like a bit of retail therapy - even if it's done by mail order!