Friday, 4 February 2011

Wonderful Bloggy Gifts and a bit of a whine...

Can I start off with apologies for being a bad blogger this past couple of weeks. Things have been insane busy at work, I am contracted to work 9-5 Mon - Fri, but recently have been doing 7am-10pm and working weekends too as things are just so very busy at the minute.

There are difficult times in my industry at the moment (Construction) and we are all having to pull together to keep things going, I don't mind too much; it's my liveliehood I'm working for. I know one day there will be an end to it and this coming week will see a little bit of respite.
My washing is piling up and in danger of crushing someone, I didn't have time to do any food shopping or even order it online, so I have been feeding the kids on crap and to top it all off I don't have time to knit or sew or crochet to spend hours reading and commenting on all your lovely blogs, and I have missed you all.
So this weekend I will spend time catching up on everything and get back to normality soon I hope.

On a brighter note, I took part in the spread the bloggy love swap over on lovely Jackie's Blog and my parcel arrived on Thursday night. I have since opened it and was just delighted with the treasures that I found inside.

I was paired up with the lovely Jille from Love to Craft who has such similar tastes to mine, everthing I opened was a delight and such a welcome end to a very busy exhausting week ~ thanks so much Jille!

Feast your eyes on these delights:

I just love the tag on these hearts...



Wasn't I a lucky girl?

I did prepare for my swap a while ago and have been knitting and sewing and painting bits to send off but I have been waiting for delivery of one last thing before sending it all off, and it's now all packaged up and ready to go.

Big thanks have to go to Jille for the wonderful goodies and to Jackie and little miss for organising it all!

~ ♥ Back Soon (honest) ♥ ~


26 comments:

Jille said...

It really was a pleasure to collect things for you and I am so glad that you like them. Have a lovely weekend
Jille x

Country Girl said...

What lovely swap goodies. Have a good break from work this weekend.

Pene said...

Gosh what alot of lovely goodies, lucky you just what you need to brighten your day.
Have a lovely weekend
hugs Pene x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Wow! What a lot of gorgeous gifts! On the work front - you must be absolutely knackered! Poor You! xxxxx

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Hope work eases off. How dare it get in the way of your crafting and blogging!

Amanda said...

Oh sweetiepie, what a time of it! Thank goodness for bloggy love eh? I really hope that you can get a bit of relaxing time this weekend. I still keep looking at my lovely card and smiling...it's so me! Loads of love chick! xxxx

LaaLaa said...

Wow! Didn't you do well! Lovely things from Jille there. I've posted my Bloggy Love swap box off today. HAve a lovely restful weekend, honey! xx

Bethany said...

What a fun thing to open at the end of a busy busy week! Ugh...those hours!! How DO you do it, with kids, and a house, etc.?

Lucy said...

Lovely gifts. Sounds a nightmare at work though, hope you have the weekend off to relax! xx

giddynici said...

All such fabulous gifts. The flower pot is so sweet and the brooch is something I can imagine you would have made yourself.

Hope work calms down for you soon and you get some me time. x

clare said...

Gorgeous goodies..well done you x

Here's to a relaxing weekend!!
Hugs Clare xx

Alex said...

Ah what lovely things. Crikey, I thought I was having a bad time at work but it's nothing compared to what you've been doing. I hope you thoroughly enjoy a chilled out weekend.

Jean said...

Oh, such a lucky girl. Lovely things.

Josie-Mary said...

What a lucky girl :)
You sound like you're working far too hard if you don't have time to knit!!! Hope you get some rest soon x

hart44 said...

What a wonderful package to get just when you need it :)
I know how you feel, why does work get in the way of crafting lol.
Take care of yourself :)
Sue xx

VintageVicki said...

What lovely pressies :)

Dr Vicki prescribes a complete break from work this weekend, another takeaway, a maid and plenty of bloggy/crafty/family time :)

Vintage Vixen said...

What a divine package. You need to spend the weekend doing nothing other than lovely things. xxx

PootleFlump said...

What lovely gifts Kandi. I can understand where you are coming from with the work thing. I work in the construction industry too and it aint very nice at the mo. x

♥ emma bear forever ♥ said...

Thats a lovely package of gifts Kandi, you did well. Work sounds like a complete nightmare, I do hope it gets better for you soon xxxxx

Scented Sweetpeas said...

:-( I hope things slow down for you soon. x

Florrie said...

All work and no play may make Kandi an unhappy girlie..........hope you get a well deserved break soon.

florrie x

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

wow your swap goodies are fab. Hope things get back to normal for you soon xx

daisychain said...

that dinky clock is adorable! sending you much love x

Helga! said...

Well those goodies HAD to have cheered your lovely self up!
It is mad all round at the moment,everyone seems to be frantic,including myself!Crazy!
x

Clara said...

You were definitely a lucky girl!

dinoprincesschar said...

wht a lovely parcel, i really will look out for a similar swap in the future ;)

hope things get better with your work, i'm in the construction industry as well and recently has been pretty stressful ;(