A Perfect Day!

Last night and this morning were both very cold…which I guess we have to get used to as we head into the last two weeks of Autumn. However, I think I could bear the cold if every day was like today…brilliant blue sky, not a cloud to be seen…

Back Yard Autumn

…I decided to ake the most of the day by sitting outside after lunch and knitting my rav_link4 Ms Greenjeans

Ms GreenJeans 2

…it’s proving to be a quick knit, which is good, because I think I’m going to need it soon ;)

All Things Strawberry.

Thank you to Blue Heron Quilts for including my Strawberry Patch stitch markers in her delicious treasury…

strawberry-treasuryfeatured-april-16-09

Be sure to visit the other shops featured…

7 Polka Dots ¤ Slumptown Glass ¤ Sweet And Light ¤ Mini Toes

Love Laurie ¤ Welcome To Wimzee ¤  Cory Bethy

The Fancy Footworks Pottery Studio

Days Of Jewels And Roses ¤ Art In The Family ¤ The Fakery Bakery 2

Food For Thought

I was given a copy of this verse many years ago. It has been on my wall ever since…and helps me keep things in perspective when life may not be going quite the way I would like :)

Something To Think About.

If you have food in the refrigerator, clothes on your back, a roof over head and a place to sleep…you are richer than 75% of the world.

If you have money in the bank, in your wallet and spare change in a dish someplace…you are among the top 8% of the worlds wealthy.

If you woke this morning with more health than illness…you are more blessed than the million who will not survive this week.

If you have never experienced the danger of battle, the loneliness of imprisonment, the agony of torture, or the pangs of starvation…you are ahead of 500 million people in the world.

If you can attend a church meeting without fear of harassment, arrest. torture or death…you are more blessed than three billion people in the wolrd.

If you hold up your head with a smile on your face and are truly thankful, you are blessed because the majority can, but most do not.

If you can hold someone’s hand, hug them or even touch them on the shoulder, you are blessed because you can offer healing touch.

If you can read this message, you just received a double blssing in that someone was thinking of you, and furthermore, you are more blessed than over two billion people in the world that cannot read at all.

Have a great day, count your blessings and pass this along to remind everyone else how blessed we all are.

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The Joys Of Autumn

Today it is overcast and threatening rain. In fact, rain and temperatures in the low 20’s (C) are predicted for all of this week. Autumn is well and truly moving in! The nights have been getting cooler to the point where it is an absolute neccessity to have the covers pulled up to the chin. I’m not complaining though, we’ve just endured a very hot, sultry summer, so any change for the better is very welcome. The lawn has sprung back to life, after being dry and crunchy underfoot…and even some of  the flowers have decided to add a splash of colour :)

red

geranium

Oz Bushfire Etsy Shop Update

As news of Australia’s bushfires have spread, support from the Etsy community has been overwhelming…and appreciated. The shop set up by feliciafairy has now sold 47 items and raised around AUD$800, which is fantastic. I have donated items to the shop, and one of them has been listed…‘Serene…necklace’.

Aussies

I searched Etsy today for ‘Australia’ and found 394 pages of talented Aussies. Here are just a few :)

Click on the picture for a larger version.

Be sure to visit their shops…

Polyclarific
elysiumbeads
DesignsbyDanna
siiri
crochetroo
Iszle
onefatslug
leahkl
matouenpeluche
MindCargo
begurple
feliciafairy
innerearthsoaps
kazzalblue
rejenerate
thelittleorchard

Bushfires

In future posts, this blog will be about my handmade jewellery, knitting, quilting, sewing and anything else crafty that crosses my path. Today however, the only thing I can think about is the fires which have devastated Victoria.

The death toll yesterday afternoon was 35, tonight it stands at 131, but is expected to rise more, as destroyed homes are searched for people who are unaccounted for.

Help is coming from all directions. To donate directly to the Australian Red Cross…
Victorian Bush Fire Appeal 2009

An Australian Etsy seller, FeliciaFairy, has set up an Etsy shop Oz Bush Fire Appeal All items for sale have been donated by Etsy sellers with proceeds being donated to the appeal mentioned above.