Thursday, 23 August 2007
I just wanted to say thank you to those of you who have been leaving lovely comments for me but have no-reply addresses. I would really love to send you messages but have no way because of the set up you have. That is OK if you want to leave it that way, but it is nice to be able to reply.
Sharon from Highfields, I would really like to send a little message to you in reply, so if you read this again could you go to my profile and email me so I can reply to you.
Still overcast and some little showers going through, it's been really windy, so hopefully that will go and maybe some more rain. The weeds are starting to pop up everywhere, just a small price to pay for the lovely rain though!!!
Tuesday, 21 August 2007
I am, I think supposed to pass this onto someone now. I know a lot of people have had it and I am not completely sure who has. So, I would just like to pass it on to two people. Firstly Jennifer at Buttercup and Roses . Jennifer is a young woman who has her own business - a very lovely little shop in an English village. She should be very proud of herself for at such a young age having a go in her own and business and doing it so well.
Outi at White Country is the other person I would like to pass this award onto. Outi is a lovely lady. She is a busy Mummy with a lovely home and garden. I especially love her playhouse in the garden!! Outi has a lovely blog always with lovlies from her home and garden.
I have had a lovely day today. Still raining on and off and all the house and office uptodate, I was in my sewing room all afternoon!!! For those waiting patiently - I made my PIF gifts. Now, I hope you didn't fall off your chair. I don't think I did too badly - it certainly wasn't 365 days!!
I won't show any pics yet, I will get them away in the mail to the USA and the Netherlands and then show you what I made. I hope the recipients enjoy them.
Any way off now, I might even get something else stitched!!!
Monday, 20 August 2007
They had a wonderful time out in the wet racing little boats down the gutters. Alexandra had made her little pirate ship from foam and Mitchell had a plastic one. They had a great time and hot baths and hot chocolate finished up their wet afternoon fun.
I think this is the most rain we have had at one time for the most of this year. Beautiful water to help to fill the tanks.
Blessing from above - and I am just so thankful.
Friday, 17 August 2007
Looking forward to Spring and the warmer weather, to more gardening and more school holidays. But, in the meantime enjoying August and the family times it brings and the promise of a new season.
Tuesday, 7 August 2007
Closer inspection made my day even better - Leanne from The Stitching Room had sent my PIF gift!!!
Look what was inside!
Two lovely gifts!! How spoilt am I? The stitching and handwork is absolutely beautiful. I was overcome with emotion when I opened the parcel and saw this beautiful gift. What a lovely group of people I have come across in this land of blogging. I am so glad I started my blog and read so many lovely blogs from all over the world.
I think this little bird looks so cute in amongst the pansies and daisies.
Thank you again Leanne - How many days was that now that I have to get my gifts away?
Sunday, 5 August 2007
The one little girl left is the daughter of one of my friends, so she stayed for the afternoon and brought her son as well. I rang my brother and his wife to help save the day but Karen was sick too, so my dear brother came and so wonderfully played pass the parcel and helped with the treasure hunt.
Pink Sweets and Cupcakes of course!
With much love for a very Happy Birthday my little Poppet!
Friday, 3 August 2007
I am a little amused by the method of their packing, but mostly the books arrive in good condition despite the lack of packing in the box. I think I have only received one book slightly damaged (only a little tear on the jacket). These thankfully are fine. I feel a little guilty though (just a bit!) having not supported local book stores, but these come at around half the price through Amazon compared to paying local prices! Of course, some of these we don't see readily in the book shops anyway.
I have just leafed through these pages of lovliness and I am not disappointed. It's always a little bit of a gamble to buy a book this way. Mostly though I have read about these in other publications and of course on others blogs.
Now to find a moment to enjoy the inspiration and beauty contained in these lovely books.
My "baby" is turning ten early next week and we have afternoon tea planned with a few little friends on Saturday. So best get organised now for her special day. Hopefully I will have some pics to show of her afternoon.