Life is short.... Occasionally bend the rules.... Forgive quickly.... Kiss slowly.... Love truly.... Laugh uncontrollably.... And, never regret anything that made you smile....

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Dear Simone...


Dear Simone,
From the moment these beautifully wrapped presents arrived I was so thankful that you were my Secret Santa..
I was able to unwrap my first little parcel and found a gorgeous little stitchery ornament to hang on our tree..


I could hardly wait for Christmas Day to arrive to open all the other goodies that were sitting under my tree.. Lucky that there was so much else to do... I was so busy it helped pass the time!!

But, on Christmas Day, when everyone else was asleep..... I found out what my Secret Santa had hidden in those beautifully wrapped parcels...








You had made me the most beautifully stitched wall hanging with the words... May all your wishes come true this Christmas....... and they have.....

An adorable stitched mug rug which will be perfect to go with another present I received from family...

A gorgeous Vintage Ornament pattern to stitch, accompanied by two lovely Christmas fat quarters... which I can anticipate making into something special...

And a collection of Dutch beads/buttons....

Thank you so very much...You are the perfect Secret Santa.... I appreciate all the love and effort you have put in to my present..

Love Rosie..xxx



I was a Secret Santa to  Annelise. These are some of the treasures I sent overseas to France to her..
Thankfully Annelise has received her parcel safely, and is enjoying what was sent..


Many thanks to  Chookyblue for the many hours she has spent organising this swap for us all.... we so appreciate it...


Sunday, December 18, 2011

Thankfulness and Joy.

thankfulness noun being thankful.
   happy,contented, appreciative......

Being thankful for..

  
Grandchildren who make your heart sing  until you forget everything else that is going on in the world...




Families who love and protect you.... Families who you can laugh with, and be silly, and no-one cares...




Friends who are like family who call with an armful of flowers and hearts full of memories...



New friends who I have never met.... but have become an important part of my life...They come with them the same worries for their families... the same interest in their activities.... and the wonder that maybe someday we may meet....


To Simone and Anne Lise, it's been lovely to 'meet' you thanks to Chookyblue's SSCS.. Looking forward to learning more from these new friends...



Lastly, I am so very thankful that my leaving paid employment to come home on the farm is working.. I have left behind the stress and the worry.. If I see a beautiful scene like this, I can race in and grab the camera...
I am no longer worried about rosters and night duty... and I am so grateful that I don't have to worry about the politics of employment outside the home...




JOY  noun    a feeling of happiness

........Because next year, there will be another little person at our Christmas table... to love and cherish.... to spoil with every fibre of our being........

LIFE IS SO GOOD....

HAPPY  CHRISTMAS  EVERYONE... MAY IT BE A HAPPY ONE FOR YOU...