Friday, August 28, 2009

ignorance is bliss

some of you might be surprised to find that i have a sharp tongue...oh yes sweet little old goldsworthy can speak her mind when she finds cause to. well in this day and age it is more that i type what i think thanks to the creation of face book. it is only out of love and concern (except for that time when i was really angry and hastily wrote something) that i write what i think. i have decided to ignore all updates that get under my skin and basically act as though i had never even read them. the other alternative is to take myself off face book which i have seriously considered and am still considering. well as a result of my reaction to updates on face book i have once again found myself feeling like the nastiest person on earth...but as if the universe knew this, 3 parcels arrived one after the other to cheer me up!
the first to arrive was a wonderful gift from the very talented and kind Trixi of coloured buttons . being a teacher she couldn't help but send me a tutorial on how to attach a phone tag to my babushka dolls. Trixi even sent me a little phone tag to help me better understand her tute! thanks Trixi, i must hunt down a few of those parrot clasps as the ones i bought didn't have any on them.
perfect instructions
you can see the difference in phone tags, mine is the red one....
the second parcel was hand delivered by Lisa of olive grove primitives as we live in adjoining suburbs. i was the lucky winner of her give away and missed her delivery by a few minutes as i was picking up the children. the parcel she gave me was heavenly scented and beyond beautiful! the giveaway was for a magnificent pin cushion boot and some french/vintage gift tags but Lisa added some extra pretties!
the pin cushion is so wonderful, my husband is amazed at how Lisa managed to get the shape of the boot to look so realistic.
and the tags are just lovely and have inspired me to try my hand at making my own.
these special scented treats have made my home smell so pretty. i don't know why i haven't had something like this before...
thank you Lisa so very much for such a wonderful gift, you are very talented and i wish you all the best with the road ahead for you and your young family.
and the final and most meaningful gift has come from my dear friend Darren and his beautiful wife and baby girl. we are each others number one fans, i of his photography blog and he of mine, so when he read sometime ago that i had a favourite book he tracked it down and...
i had no idea what to expect
cheeky chops was more than thrilled with the bubble wrap after she dried my eyes of course.
and here it is!! my very own brand new copy of watership down. this is the most wonderful story of courage, friendship, bravery and triumph you are ever likely to read. it may not be everyone cup of tea but i don't care cause it means even more to me now, it means that somewhere in this world someone cared enough to buy me my one and only wish. thank you Darren! and give those two girls in your life a big hug and kiss from me. one day i will have to put both books beside each other to show you the difference, my old copy (which i stole from my old high school) has been read so many times that it is in pieces!
so thanks to some very kind and special people my spirits have been lifted.
thanks once again Trixi, Lisa and Darren.
do yourself a favour and visit their blogs you wont be disappointed.
have a great weekend
%*_*% goldsworthy


bekimarie said...

What wonderful goodies but the book is truly a very special gift.
You must be very loved!
Big ((hugs))
Beki xxx

lani said...

Sweet and don't let others comments keep you from doing ANYTHING my dear......God Bless...I will take package number two....

Mary Anne Gruen said...

I'm a "Watership Down" fan too! It's easily one of my most favorite books of all time. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Lovely things Rosey!Love the boot and the sweet things.I adored that book, I just may go over the weekend and take it out again, its been years.Ebjoy all the beautiful gifts.Happy weekend!

CkmetroPhotos said...

Rose i am so happy that this made your day - it is amazing what something out of the blue can do. Like I said I hope you ahve many hours of happy reading, love Daz, Sarena and Adelaide.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

Oh My Gosh!!!
My Kids bought the DVD of watership down sfor Daddy for Fathers Day! Amazing!
You ae a sweetie rosey...Dio not lett anyone tell you any different!
You just live too far from me! lol!

Miranda said...

What a lovely Blog.. once again Rosey... you deserve special gifts !! Just having you in my life is my gift.. my lovely friend xx
Mir xx

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Rosey! Isn't it funny how we can read lots of 'good' and enjoyable books, but sometimes one from our early years just sticks in our mind as 'special'. I have a few stuck in my memory (being a voracious bookworm!!!) but one I really remember is a little golden book about a beaver who built a pool, but kept it a secret - he borrowed little bits and pieces from all his friends to built it ... then just when they were all grumbling about being left out ... he invited them to a pool party! :0) Must go searching for it one day and enjoy a trip down Memory Lane - hope yours is enjoyable too! Bear Hugs! KRIS