Isn't this a pretty shawl on the cover of this crochet magazine? It was designed and made by Sue at Mr. Micawber's Recipe for Happiness one of my sweet blogging friends. (She had three other designs in the same magazine, she is wonderfully talented!) I left a comment on her post and told her how much I liked it. GUESS WHAT?! Sue sent me an email and asked if I would like to have this shawl. What? Would I? Sue is just great, she promptly packaged it up and I received it this week. And it looks better on me than it does on this cute young blonde chick! HA!
It is just a trick of the camera, it really does look better on me! It is so soft, and the color is exquisite...it looks pale green, but it is more of a robin's egg blue, it's gorgeous!
Augustus Egg. Now, I know a true Anglophile like Sue will love that name, and I should think that all of you might like it too whether or not you are crazy about all things English like me (and Sue!)
|The Travelling Companions by Augustus Egg - 1862|
Charles Dickens described Egg as a "dear gentle little fellow," "always sweet-tempered, humorous, conscientious, thoroughly good, and thoroughly beloved"/ In other words, a good egg!
Now Sue, YOU are also a good egg, but remember the famous story about the egg that we all know about...HUMPTY DUMPTY, so be careful on that bike now, you hear! (Of course, I know you certainly CANNOT help that someone driving a car came up behind you and hit you, it is just that I thought of Humpty Dumpty and couldn't resist the egg connection...hope you understand my thinking, dear Sue!)
Oh! Just one more thing about EGGS if you can stand it...my Dad has chickens but they have not been laying lately. Just before he left on a trip recently, he discovered that one of his hens had laid some eggs that he had not seen, and he now has eleven baby chicks!