Thursday, January 30, 2014

Day 30

Grateful for this pair....
And chats to this one in NZ.....

Day 29

Grateful for sea breezes, the smell of the ocean and beautiful summer days. 

Day 28

Grateful for beautiful words and inspirational quotes. 

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Day 27

I am grateful to learn new things. To find we have a bunya pine tree and after 30 years it has flowered and dropped its first pine cones. We've yet to eat the bunya nuts but we do have some to try. 

Day 26

I am very grateful to live here in Australia and be an Aussie!!! 

Day 25

I am very grateful for the wonderful friends I have found through blogging and craft online groups. 

Day 24

I am so grateful for my youngest son surprising me with buying dinner at work. My favourite too - mango chicken from Mr. Singh's. What a sweetheart! 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Day 23 - part 2

EToday I'm grateful for photos sent to me from Brock and Kykie at the tennis. As well as all the texts, messages and phone calls between Brock and I throughout the matches. It really felt like we were watching the games together. 

Day 23

So grateful for my wonderful son. Happy birthday today - wish you were here to celebrate but I know you are having an awesome time in NZ. Love you so much. 

Day 22 - part 2

Always grateful for the beauty of flowers. 

Day 22

Grateful to finally cross something off my long To Do list. Getting some things done for my Melbourne trip. 

Day 21

Grateful for a lovely day shopping in the air conditioning. Just killing time, but had a really lovely day with Tori and found some great bargains. 
Two sweet little cardys to go with my dresses, two mason jar glasses and this gorgeous magazine. 
And this wonderful coaster set. Cotton reel coasters that sit in the little sewing machine case. It will make a lovely present for a sewing friend. 

Day 20

I am grateful for wonderful stories, movies and writers. I saw the wonderful "The Bpok Thief" today and just loved it. I am also thoroughly enjoying the book. 

Sunday, January 19, 2014

Day 19

Nothing beats that first cup of coffee my husband makes me every morning. So grateful when I walk out and see a cuppa waiting for me. 

Day 18 - part 2

The message I received from Jack before I joined him at work last night ....
My favourite meal from our local Indian takeaway 
Then at work my wonderful brother (who was at the tennis) kept sending me texts, updating me on how the tennis was and the scores. 
I am so blessed with these beautiful people in my life. 

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Day 18

So grateful for best friends!!! For laughing hysterically and enjoying each other's company. I am very lucky!! 

Day 17 - part 3

Very grateful to hear mum is safe from the fires in Victoria. Still needed to hear her voice though. 

Day 17 - part 2

Wonderful to hear James is safe and loving New Zealand. As usual, he is getting the absolute most out of his trip! 

Friday, January 17, 2014

Day 17

Grateful for time to make some little cards for upcoming birthdays. Crafty days are always great days! 

Day 16

Grateful for a day shopping (dress shopping to be exact!) with Tori today. Lots of fun, a lovely lunch, girly day with the purchase of 3 gorgeous dresses each!!! 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Day 15

So grateful for a wonderful night out with James. To celebrate his birthday and wish him a safe and happy trip to New Zealand. I always miss him but am thrilled he is living his life to the max! 

Day 14

I am grateful for my love of making things. For all things handmade. 

Day 13

I am grateful for the abundance of fresh, delicious fruit we have to choose from. And delicuous, healthy lunches!!! 

Day 12

So grateful for my uncle who loves going to live shows as much as I do. And who is always willing to meet me in the city, dine out and catch a show at QPAC or an exhibition at GOMA. 

Day 11

Truly grateful for this gorgeous couple. I wish them love, laughter and good health   

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Day 10

So grateful he still loves me!!!! 
So grateful it could be fixed....
#worldsworstmother #neverhandmetheclippersagain

Day 9

I love all things hand made and this gorgeous necklace is no exception. Very grateful for creative, inspiring artists who spend their time making beautiful things like this. 
Happy mail today! 

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Day 8

Catching up with a wonderful friend today and spending the morning looking for fabrics for her next quilt. It was so lovely to have this time with her. 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Day 7

Grateful for my sister today who made me laugh - bringing up lots of childhood (teenager) memories!!! She loves to give me a hard time! 

Monday, January 6, 2014

Day 6

After the heat, after he storm - an AMAZING sky and some cool relief at last! 

Sunday, January 5, 2014

Day 5

I have always loved cute yellow rubber duckys, but not having a bath in the house for so many years I have always put them back and not bought them -what's the point?
Jack came home today with a surprise for me - a whole bag full of them. How lovely is that? Straight in the "new" bath they went. I am so grateful for little thoughtful gifts like this! I have the biggest smile on my face! 

Saturday, January 4, 2014

Day 4

I am grateful for beautiful vintage depression glass. To have found lots of pieces to reuse and enjoy over and over again. I think it's beautiful! 
Also today .... I am very grateful to spend some time in the air conditioning doing a bit of stitching while it is soooo hot outside. 

Friday, January 3, 2014

Day 3

After losing our bath 13 years ago to renovations that never happened .... I am grateful (to say the least!) to finally have our claw foot bath back in the house. The room is still unfinished but I don't care. I cannot wait to have a soak in the tub!!!

Thursday, January 2, 2014

Day 2

I am grateful to be sewing again. To be contributing to a quilt for a special friend and for a special reason.