A bit of back-story: Although I live in Glasgow now, I’m originally from Cheshire, where the rest of my family still live. Because my Mum is lovely she sends me care packages now and then with bits and bobs like sweet treats, pretty earrings, cool recipes I might like to try out, and little useful things.
The magic part is that nine times out of ten, the parcels will contain something I need. For example, I notice my deodorant getting a bit low and make a mental note to buy some more next time I go shopping, then a Mum parcel arrives all stocked with deodorant.
When my flatmate moved to London she left behind a massive bottle of fabric softener. The weekend after that finally ran out, guess what Mum said she’d bought me?
So basically my Mum is magic and/or psychic. But this week she really outdid herself.
I follow a lot of yarn crafters on Instagram, and since Monday/Tuesday-ish they started talking about Caron Cakes. They look gorgeous, and when I found out they were 200g of beautiful coloured yarn each, they went straight to the top of my I WANT IT list. However, I’m in the middle of a pact I made with myself not to buy any more yarn until I have a least 20 items in my etsy shop.
It’s fine. I can wait…
Then a parcel arrived from my Mum
How gorgeous are they?? I’m going to make a star blanket with the one at the back, but no plans for the other two yet.
Of course the parcel also included tapestry needles, which I was waiting to buy on pay day, and some cute crochet patterns.
I really don’t know how she does it. My Mum is just magic!