Latest update! I have just recieved this lovely award from Michela at Little Secrets from my garden! Thank you so much Michela, how kind you are! Go and look at her blog, it is lovely as she is too!
The Splash Award is given to "alluring, amusing, inspiring, bewitching, and impressive blogs"
The rules are:
1. Post the award on your blog
2. Nominate up to 9 blogs
3. Let your nominees know they've won!
4. Link back to the person who gave it to you!
I'd like to pass the award on to the following fab blogs:
The Linen Shelf
Florence and Mary
Created by Kylie
Tracey's- crafty scraps
Miz mollye - shezadoozy
Ok thats eleven! Really want everyone to have one, so come on everyone, pick it up and take it!
Talking about thanks. A huge thank you to Lissy Lou ( and the two little boys). I recently won her giveaway, and it arrived this week! So, so exciting to get a parcel through the post. As I gazed at the parcel in my hands I thought of Lissy carefully packing and wrapping. Lissy going and posting it. I imagine her local post office. I imagine her day, her life, how the world is for her. This parcel that already , before I have even opened it, has connected me to this lovely thoughtful lady in another part of the country whom I have never met in person. May I tell you it cheered my heart! Do you know what? On the brown paper parcel, Lissy had written...Brown paper packages tied up with string! Isn't that lovely? I thought to myself, isn't this just so special. Wonderful! Go and visit her, she is lovely!
Inside I found these lovely little framed prints ( And yes I do agree Lissy Lou, they would look lovely painted white!).....
And this charming pot bear candle snuffler, which unbeknown to Lissy is just so right, as I had a similar one that belonged to my Dad, which got broken, so It reminds me of him!.......
These lovely incense sticks, complete with tiny holder, which are gorgeous.......
A very lovely and very handy (for me!) needlecase in red (love red! still haven't got over looking down at my new red shoes when I was a child! Bumping into lamp posts!! Red still makes me happy!), thank you Lissy Lou for placing two lovely pins in it too!!!......
A bookmark. Now Lissy, how did you know that I had just started reading a very thick book. Just the ticket!.....
Some Emma Bridgewater tissues! How timely! I have had a stinking cold all week, I don't know what I have, but it is not nice. This is the second week! I have been poorly, and so there is only two tissues left to photograph! I held these back, so I could show both sides! What a martyr!!!
So Lissy Lou, thank you so much, I loved your parcel and goodies. You have warmed my heart with your kindness!
I don't know about all of you, but I do enjoy receiving gifts, I do! But, I so, so, so love giving even more! Especially hand made gifts! Obviously, I hope that my home made goodies don't look like something made in Blue Peter! One thing for sure though is that each stitch I make is filled with love, care and thoughts for the person who will receive it. I am saddened by the commercialism and materialisticness of Christmas these days and more and more I am of the mind that handmade gifts should make a serious comeback!
We seem to live in a world where it is how much money something costs rather than the thought that has gone into it. Down with materialism, thats what I say! Now where did I put my sandwich board and soap box!!!
One of the many many films which I enjoy to watch is Little women.
I love all the versions of it including the latest one with Susan Sarandon. I had the book when I was a child, and a couple of years ago I was taken by my husband George to see it at the Grand Theatre. Our poor son Tom came along too, and pulled faces all the way through, but secretly I think he liked it!!!
What a heart warming tale full of selfless giving and simple living. It reflects a time when people were happy to receive a hand embroidered hankerchief and appreciated the love and care which went into the making of it too. A world where people gave their time and care to each other, and there wasn't a price tag on everything! Oh, I do realise that it is a rose coloured spectacled view of the good old days, but if only it were just a little bit more like?! Perhaps I have been watching too many old movies. But I love them!
Years ago, there was a program on the telly called Crackerjack. I watched it when we were in this country. One of the prizes, perhaps the main prize even, was a Crackerjack pencil and the booby prize was a cabbage!
Can you see the boy on the left holding a cabbage!!! I jest you not!
Can you imagine children's reactions these days to getting such a prize!! (What the....!) I used to dream about winning a Crackerjack pencil!!! I can but dream!
Well with Christmas sneaking up on us, I find myself yet again dreaming of not only a white Christmas, but one with some good old fashioned values. One where we can all get excited about the small things as if we had never seen them before! A jolly cosy Christmas by the fire admiring our hand sewn hankerchiefs, tea cosys, tray cloths and goodies. Personally if I got hand embroidered goodies at Crimbo I would be in heaven!
Handmade....it really does touch my heart!
I am very excited about next weeks post! It will be on thursday the 22nd, and its the Cath Kidston party! Come and join the fun, click the picture below for more details at Lissy Lou's blog! As Lissy says It can be CK inspired and you don't need to have the real Mccoy!
As I sit here looking out of the window my Owl tree is rapidly snowing leaves! I will go to the front door and take a snap!
Before I go! I have posted on a thursday this week, because I want to say happy birthday to a friend, who I know will read this, but is having difficulty posting a comment at the moment!
So......HAPPY BIRTHDAY RO!!!! Hope you have a wonderful day!
Until next time all of you, I wish you all many blessings and love!
Suzie. xxx :0) With a poorly red sore nose!