Monday, June 23, 2014


When I was one, I had just begun,
When I was two, I was nearly new.
When I was three, I was hardly me.
When I was four, I was not much more.....
A.A. Milne

 As some of my followers are aware, my morning starts with breakfast at the computer, as I eat my cereal I am catching up on everyone's news, you all make my day start on a good note. Yes I have adapted to waking up to face the day with just the cat to say good morning too,

 and so to sit and read all the new postings is like starting the day in the  company of friends.
 This week I thought I would like to send the mystery parcel to some one whose blog postings I enjoy every morning. Oh how I wish I could send something to  you all but that's not possible so one it is,
Most of the blogs I follow belong to embroiderers, our stitching is an interest we share, I love seeing photos of your gardens, flowers having always been part of my life and as is my interest in birds.

 So its most appropriate that the blog I have chosen is Garden Grumbles,  Cross stitch Fumbles and Birding Bumbles. Have you visited Beth's blog she posts everyday the most wonderful  photos of birds and other visitor's to her garden along with flowers she sees on her walks and yes she has her stitching as well  here is a link if you have not found her blog yet. I am off now to visit her blog and tell her a small mystery gift will be on its way to her.
Happy stitching everyone.

Tuesday, June 17, 2014


First my thanks to everyone for their messages and good wishes, my health is much improved and the sun is shining at present so I must venture forth soon and stock the pantry once again. Also off to the post office to post week two's mystery gift to Jo. Stitching took a little longer as I did not get anything done for a while  I was battling the cold. I have no photos to share at present as no stitching has been done for the past couple of weeks, but my mind is going round with ideas so I look forward to getting back to my needle and thread.
Well the first weeks mystery gift went off to Bea who had put the first ever comment on my blog, the second going off now to my newest blog follower and THE THIRD GOES TO...................................
I put all the names of my regular followers in a basket and the name I drew out was Vickie of A Stitcher's story.. Congratulations Vickie please sent me your mailing address and I will go and finish stitching my mystery parcel.
 Check back again next week to see where the next mystery parcel will go too

Monday, June 9, 2014


The past week did not turn out to be  very good I am battling a heavy chest cold and would like to think I am winning as there is so much I want to get done. However to the important matters in hand. It is the 2nd Monday of the month and time to announce to who the small mystery gift will go to this week
I have decided to make it my newest follower, so congratulations Jo who can't think of a clever nickname.
Jo if you would send to me  your full name and address I will have the parcel away to you as soon as I am out and about.

 For now I am  giving in and going back to bed

Monday, June 2, 2014


True friendship is a knot tied by Angels.

Here we are with May gone and now its June. June will bring my fifth bloganniversary...  I have just been looking back over my all past postings, lots of memories there mostly good ones but a few sad ones when I come to something Paul and I did together. I am ever grateful for the friendship and support of my many blogging friends. You continue to leave messages for me even when I don't get to reply to them all, your blogs are my morning reading first up each day as .I eat my bowl of cereal sitting at the computer catching up with everyone's news. 
 To celebrate ...five years are certainly worth celebrating, No I am not having a give away I have decided instead to send out five mystery parcels each will be a small embroidered item  there are five Mondays in June so watch my blog each Monday I will announce  to whom I am sent a mystery parcel to. And to make it only five is very hard so I am coming up with some different reasons for each gift. Looking at my list of those who share with me  20 would be a better number, however to be practical I must keep it to five

Week one and today is Monday..( drum roll please) the first mystery parcel is to be  sent to the person who left the first comment ever on my blog, way back 5 years ago and that was  Beaj in Canada.  Your little parcel will be on its way to you when the post office opens tomorrow, it is a holiday Monday here in NZ and. I hope your little parcel does not take too long to travel across the seas to you.
I have no stitching to share at the moment I have had a busy few weeks as we prepared to celebrate our Church's 150 Years Anniversary, we had a wonderful day yesterday bright and sunny which added to the welcome, the service started with the bagpipes together the pipe organ in the tune Amazing Grace, and following the service we sat down to  share together a meal and time to recall the past. I now look forward to a quiet week with lots of stitching.
Back in a weeks time, to share my stitching and to tell of the next mystery parcel.