23 December 2010

5"

Despite the ongoing 5" of snow and little traffic making it down our road, the threads that Sally and I ordered from Zig-Zag Corner arrived yesterday with 'Mr Misery' driving the Parcel Force van.  What can I say about them?  Well they are the Lizbeth threads and the new variagated colours too.  They are stupendous.  

I was given some thread called Autumn Spice and I found I kept on going back to the Ezbob which it was on to use it.  I was convinced it was one of the HDT range that I'd been sent so was totally gobsmacked when I looked it up to buy more and found it was Lizbeth.  The new colours seem to be much better to me as they  sort of 'bleed' into each other without any sudden changes.  At my age sudden changes aren't good for you or your health and temper!!!!
Also via a regular 'on the hoof' postie came my magnets and the beads I won on Ebay (see below).  The beads are Impex embroidery beads and are drop dead gorgeous.  Thank you, Sally, for pointing out this seller on Ebay.  

So here in a snowy UK there sits an OG with a BIG smile on her face.  There'll be no more talk of Royal Fail (I actually gave the postman a BIG hug - poor man looked terrified) until they let me down again!!!  Probably next week as the system doesn't appear to be working yet.

One final question though - how and why DO they manage to deliver bills like the huge one from the Inland Revenue and the house insurance company?  Is there a wicked plot going on?   If so then can somebody out there put a stop to it, please?

9 comments:

  1. Now Jane do you think we will ever need any more beads and thread again after these great parcels?! Really pleased you like the beads, well worth the wait - I think! But hugging postmen, well we don't do that - its not very British!

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  2. Sally, we've corrupted her!!! Southerners are huggers!!!

    Jane, the bills will ALWAYS manage to be delivered - even if the things for which you're paying aren't!

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  3. What a lovely lot of beads! I stumbled on some beads stashed in a drawer yesterday. Maybe I should consider using them. Do you think they become brittle with age? I hope not!

    Still (im)patiently waiting for my parcel that was mailed a week ago Monday... and the one that was mailed last Thursday... the ones I'm longing to receive are the ones that are taking so long to arrive!

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  4. What lovely beads, that should last you a few months, My silly postman has still not delivered my husband christmas present, only one day left I dont hold much hope for it now. I wish you a happy christmas and a very happy new year and thank you for all the lovely comments you have left on my blog
    Margaret

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  5. Ooooh...thread and beads! Can't ask for anything more when you're snowed in and everything comes to a standstill. Well..as long as you have a working shuttle, of course.

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  6. I feel in love with Autumn Spice too!

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  7. Ohhh... those beads look amazing! Wonder where they will end up....
    Fox : )

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  8. Neither rain, nor snow, nor gloom of night keep the 'bills' from their appointed rounds-your post box!lol
    Love the beads and I too like Autumn Spice. Lizebeth has some neat colors!

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  9. Karen in OR9:21 pm

    Yea for beads and thread and magnets! Toys for Christmas! Now I'm wishing you loads and loads of time to enjoy them. Karen in OR

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