With a little help from my friends.
Remember that Beatles song? Well today it really struck a chord with me.
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One of the things that I know best about myself is that patience is NOT one of my most redeeming qualities. I was feeling kind of frustrated and overwhelmed this morning and became a little teary-eyed as a result. I’m finding it so hard to deal with the unknown and the waiting is starting to play on my nerves. Forgive me for venting but I’m so anxious to move forward.
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Then just when it felt like I was really going to lose it, guess what happened? The mail lady stopped at our road side mail box, opened the lid and flipped the red flag up, indicating that there was mail inside. I was debating as to whether to go out and see what bills she left or to put it off until later. Well, I’m happy that I decided to get it over with right away because I didn’t find any bills but two large envelopes addressed to me instead! I couldn’t wait to get back inside.
Paulette graciously allowed her friend Claire to host a giveaway on her blog because Claire doesn’t have a blog of her own. To make a long story short, the giveaway had to do with W-O-O-L and by now you probably all know about my love affair with wool.
Well, I didn’t win the giveaway but Claire decided to thank me for my First Friday Freebies and Raggedy & Friends BOM by gifting me with three fat quarters of wool.
Aren’t they awesome? They will be put to use very soon! Thank you so much Claire and Paulette.
I’m definitely getting by with a little help from my friends.
The second package came as a complete surprise.
Cathi and I have been blogging friends for about two years now. When I opened the envelope and found this inside…
I became all choked up and the tears really began to flow freely.
Isn’t it gorgeous? And I knew exactly where it was going as soon as I laid eyes upon it.
It was as though it was made for and always belonged on the pine bedside table in our guest bedroom. Thank you sooooooo much, Cathi. I absolutely love it!
I really am getting by with a little help from my friends.
Yesterday, I went blueberry picking at my friend Diane’s house. She and her husband moved here from Oregon five years ago and inherited 160 varieties of blueberry bushes on their property. They have been giving them a lot of TLC since then and the ‘sea of blue’ was amazing.
The soil in the Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia is ideal for blueberries.
In thirty minutes, I had picked 4.5 pounds of mouth-watering blueberries.
I’ve already made a blueberry pie and plan to freeze the rest because next week, Mr. Painted Quilt and I are going back to pick a whole lot more.
All we need now is a bigger freezer…and it’s being delivered next week!