Friday, March 11, 2011

Making me smile...

Bias

...a new haircut, a pile of old table cloths and a bag of bias binding scraps from the church fete, sunshine, love, giving somebody exactly what they have been looking for for ages...

...the most wonderful cushion as a surprise in the mail, (thank you so much Jenni, you have no idea how in love with her I am!) time to sew, the thought of how happy Indi will be when I tell her I've remembered to book her a haircut for this afternoon...

...three skeins of wool that Bren's parents bought me from a market just because, the sale of one of our Maremma puppies to a twelve year old boy setting up his own egg business, bargaining Indi down from seven girls to sleep over to three girls to sleep over...

...my Farmer Boy cutting a bucket full of my favourite food from just outside the front door, rocket and feta salad for lunch, a new crochet pattern to test...

...a new dress for my shop, finding out that every other child is allowed does not actually mean every other child is allowed, bumping into and chatting with lots of lovely girlies on a Friday morning, an email about a surprise pregnancy...

...other people knowing me so well and cutting the lace off their Mum's doona before chucking it out (thanks Rifka), long weekends, listening to the farmer boys chatting over their lunch in the other room, Miss Pepper promising me that she will never grow up and become a pre-teen...

...buzzy bees in the ballerina trees, our town being filled with rainbows for this weekend's ChillOut festival, lovely emails, Jazzy's new friend coming for a sleep over...

I hope your weekend brings with it so many things to smile about.

Love Kate XX

31 comments:

  1. Whole lotta happy goin' on over here! Hooray.

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  2. oh Kate you sound so happy, thanks for adding some sunshine and happiness to my day and my weekend - enjoy!! TK xx

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  3. Oh I'm smiling, Kate, I'm smiling! x

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  4. You have some beautiful treasures in there...both things and people...a smile - Yes.

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  5. what a lovely world you live in Kate!!

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  6. They made me smile too. And I love my (overdue) haircut that I had yesterday too. It is the little things that can lift the spirits. PS Are you allowed to quote back to the "pre-teen" comment when the time comes? Get it on video- now!

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  7. gorgeous Kate, all the things you are smiling for, and how you appreciate them, and also make so many other people smile.
    there's nothing like great friends who get you and you can share stuff with is there?
    hope you have the best weekend ever xo

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  8. Thanks for sharing. Have a lovely weekend.

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  9. Aw, nice! All your happy things certainly uplifted me.

    I'm happy that it's Friday afternoon, that it's a long weekend AND I am wearing (and loving) some blue mascara!!

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  10. Thank you for sharing the smiles around, Kate! Hope you have a lovely weekend xo

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  11. Your posts always cheer me up and make me see the wonderful around me. Happy Weekend!

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  12. Ah, that made me smile too :)
    Have a wonderful weekend.
    xx

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  13. So many wonderful things Kate! Your little garden looks so nice, makes me wish we had planted some this year too. I like the idea of not being a pre-teen - I wonder if that can work backwards for Isabelle! *The wool you received looks gorgeous, what plans do you have for it!

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  14. just so lovely. ive got three days off now and thats set me up just perfectly. digging my allotment, finishing some knitting and spending the weekend with my family. happy weekend to you and yours. melanie x

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  15. thanks for making me smile, I have had a terrible day, I woke up to find my face & one eye all puffy & sore & itchy, seems some critter found me quite tasty last night, so feeling a little under the weather today, but you have made me smile :) And now my husband has made me smile as he has just given me a DLSR for our 12th anniversary!
    Enjoy the festival.

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  16. "but everyone in my class does their own hair mum!" well, no they don't...and even if they do I'm sure they use a hairbrush!!

    Love that dress too (and surprise pregnancies are such exciting news!!)
    have a great weekend Kate
    xxxCate

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  17. You made me smile too Kate. Thank you. xxx Fi

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  18. So much gorgeous happiness here. You've made me smile too :) Kx

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  19. what a gorgeous happy post Kate, I'm smiling too!

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  20. wow so much to smile about - it's made me smile too.

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  21. Thanks for sharing. Now I'm smiling too!

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  22. Now I'm all set for a smily day, Thank you Kate.
    Loving your bias binding score. I managed to get a sewing basket at the op-shop a few weeks ago. It was stuffed with bits of vintage goodness. It was a little bittersweet though cos I was sad that someone had thrown out their Mum's sewing stuff! I hope that using it on projects for my littles will do it all justice. :)
    Have a lovely weekend yourself!
    xo Jen

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  23. Oh yes it all sounds beautiful, esp the bit about not growing up to be a pre-teen ;-) Have a great weekend Kate, sound like girl heaven! xx

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  24. So lovely to see you yesterday, amongst the piles of linen. I had such a wonderful day and chatting with you was a great way to start. Hope you weekend is a fun one, good luck with the sleepover! Hope there is some sleep! xo

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  25. what a great day!
    mine was great because I found the most gorgeous dress with embroidery bits on it which was a bit pricey but I thought BUGGER it I am buying it. Chef is away and he doesn't read your blog ( as far as i know- maybe he does that would be weird) so i feel absolved of my retails sins as have now publicly confessed to buying a dress i didn't need but it si quite lovely.

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  26. I so love your jug with the knitting needles in, what a great idea, I use my jugs for roses and they look so sweet inside

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  27. so many wonderful things. thanks for sharing the smiles x

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  28. That wool looks lovely!

    And I've only just caught up on all your posts - you've been a busy blogger over the last few days. I love the pics of latte sipping on the window-sill and wish you all the best for obtaining a time machine to keep life just as it is now!

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Kate XX

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