Thursday, 16 February 2012

Delightful Cup of Coffee

It's been a long day at work, and nothing feels better than getting in the house to sit down to a nice warm cuppa! Although my cuppa will be even more enjoyable today as I received my 200 crochet blocks book through the post, and a lovely letter from my pen-friend Vanessa. 
Vanessa and I have been in contact since we were introduced to each other through a pen pal scheme at high school, that was set up to allow you to write to someone else from another country. I remember having three different pen pals, one from Italy, one from France and Vanessa from Spain. 
It's been nearly ten years since we first started writing, and Vanessa is the only one I seemed to click and keep in contact with with out of all my pen pals . There have been little phases where we don't contact each other as we got older, but now that the internet has become more popular we have each other on facebook and twitter. 
It is delightful, as she decided to write a letter to me last week since we don't have time to catch up on the internet and it was just like old times :) Thank you Vanessa!
Onto the next greatest thing, 200 blocks!! I have a very valid reason for ordering this book (other than my love of crochet), it saves me searching the internet every week to find a new square pattern to learn for my Square A Week goal...Handy isn't it?
 I took two photos to give you an idea of the blocks that are in this book, I am in heaven!!!!It makes Square A Week more exciting, now my problem will be to pick a square each many choices!

P.S. If your reading this at all Vanessa, just want to say I love ya x


  1. I have been thinking about what to crochet next. Maybe a square a day is the way to go! Looks like you and hubby had a great night out :-)

  2. I can't even remember my pen pals names from high school :( how lucky you are :) Anyway ohhhhhhh that book looks awesome!

  3. I don't think I've ever had a pen pal. How fun for you to KIT up until now.
    What a great book that looks for squares. It'll be fun to see your work from that.

  4. Nothing beats getting a new book in the mail, except maybe a new vacuum cleaner? LOL Thats what I got this week but nah now the floors clean I would much rather a new book. Think I might go cruise the book depository. ;-) Enjoy your book, it looks AWESOME! Hugs xoxox

  5. Mmmm... coffee. If I thought I'd sleep tonight, I'd go make some. I got fun stuff in the mail, too. =)

  6. Having a penpal is great! I still talk to mine in Australia, who I started writing to about 10 years ago (when I was 10). I've known her about half my like! And that book looks perfect for you square a week plan!

  7. I think all the bloggers are penpals in a way, keeping in touch with people from other country is a thrilling experience! Although a written letter can't be beaten, they are the best.

    I know the book, I once borrowed it from the library. It is awesome!

  8. I had no idea you were still in touch with Vanessa! I remember when you got your first letter from her. How lovely. <3

  9. Thank you for such lovely words, Hazel!
    I feel the same way each time I receive a letter from you!
    Brings a huge smile to my face! :)
    It is lovely to have a pen pal but it's even more lovely to have a pen pal like you.
    Thanks for all these years :)

    Love you very much :)

    Vanessa xxxx


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