Monday, June 15, 2009


Well, I guess you might have noticed there was no giveaway.
Let me tell you about that.
My hubby whisked the kids and I away for a weekend on the beach.
He rented a little cabin on a lake near the ocean.
It was heaven, yet it was hectic. It was relaxing, but it was chaotic.
I'm glad to be home and I wish we were still there.

The internet connection there was sssssoooooooooooooooo ssssssllllloooowwwwwwwwww.
Seriously. I wrote this great post(I thought) and while loading up it died, lost connection. AARrrgggghhhhh. I'm going to try again this friday.
I need to catch up the watering on my garden, love on my chickens, wash the sand from our clothing, and put my feet up and not think. For two seconds at least.

We pulled into the drive this evening and I was happily and peacefully exhausted.
In the mail I found the most wonderful treasure.
I have made many wonderful friends through my love of sewing.
Claudia is one of the sweetest new friends I have been blessed to get to know. She sent me a lovely necklace made by a very talented etsy seller.
I am so thankful yet shocked. I just sat there and cried.
Perhaps it was the kind message she slipped in, perhaps it was the bittersweet end to a much needed break, perhaps I'm just more sentimental with each passing year(hubby tells me I'm old), or maybe I just didn't realize that someone would think I'm special.
I like to give things that make people happy. Oh it brings me the greatest joy.
I forget sometimes how times are changing and often kindness doesn't matter. It's often more about what you can get.....
I doubt I'm making much sense as I'm barely keeping my eyelids open to write this.
I will have many pics tomorrow and stories from the sea.
Claudia thank you from the bottom of my heart, I am so glad that we found one another.
The necklace is lovely and I will treasure it.

Thank you to all of the wonderful new friends I have made on the swappy poo group and thank you to all of my wonderful sewing mama friends who have been with me for three years and who have always had and ear to lend, advice to help, or kind words to lift my spirits. Thank you. I am truly blessed to be a part of the online community of sewing friends. Good night girls.

Oh and don't even think I went to the ocean without stopping at the quilt and fabric shops on the way ;)

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