The doorbell rang on the Friday evening of our NEC weekend and our lovely neighbour from across the road handed us a parcel. "What's this?" said Mark "I don't think I've ordered anything from Australia." "Ooooh," said I in a very squeaky voice "THAT'S MINE!!"
...And it was full of fabrics. A lovely gift from across the blogosphere from Susan at Granny Smith's Quilting (Click on her name to hop across to her blog. I am in AWE of her quilts.. they are beautiful)
Behind the floral fat quarters, Susan tucked these musical designs as a special surprise.
They are fabulous together. I want to make something for my music teaching spaces, but I can't quite decide what/how yet...
Thank you again Susan - such a lovely and unexpected gift!
On the subject of Music - I've just got to the end of my second 'financial year' of private instrumental tuition. I'm pleased to report that my business is growing more or less as I hoped.
It's all very 'low key' and laid back.. but I'm just about making enough to cover all the household and food bills, plus a very small amount for pocket money for myself.
I think the most important thing is that I'm happy, so my pupils get the best of my enthusiasm too. I now have four harp pupils, six piano pupils, one violin pupil and some A level coaching.
The best things of all???? No crazy management team and NO OFSTED!
And finally... we've found a car to replace the one that was written off in the accident.
(All our cars have names, generally based on their registration plates, so 'Silver Su the Disco 2' is coming to live with us on Friday. I'm very excited!!)
In addition, we took the Silver Marcos out for a 'post-winter maintenance shake down drive' yesterday afternoon. She behaved perfectly - which cheered Mark up no end!