"The ordinary acts we practice every day at home are of more importance to the soul than their simplicity might suggest."

Thomas Moore

Monday, July 29, 2013

The night out, and gifts for me and you!

You girls are so lovely!
Thanks for the encouraging comments the other day about my outfit for the awards night.
Here is a photo that Blossom took on our way out...
Mr E is looking very serious, which isn't really him at all. He was intent on holding me steady while I balanced on those heels!
This is more like him, having fun with Blossom...
It was a great night. The food was awful, but the company was lovely! And when it all comes down to it, you want to enjoy spending time with the people at your table. I knew none of them when we arrived, but by the end of the evening I was smitten with a gorgeous young couple who were simply delightful - in fact Blossom and I are meeting the young lady of the couple for coffee later this week. She is not much older than Bloss, and new to town, so making friends is a great idea.
The postman has taken to leaving sweet gifties at my door when I'm not home. One traveled from Humpty Doo in the Northern Territory, and was filled with pretty pears from my buddy Vickie who knew she'd make me smile with this peary special duo!
...and another parcel arrived from Capi in the USA filled with delights made by her own hands using some of my stitcheries. Such a sweet and generous thing to do, Capi! {{thank you}}
 

Gifts are such a blessing for the receiver, but if you're like me you also feel wonderful when you are the giver! It doesn't have to be a big gift that you give, just heart-felt and genuine.
 With the joy from my own blessings of gifts still warm in my heart today I've decided to add my "Sweet Somethings" pillows as a freebie in my Craftsy Shop for you...


Each little pillow is just 5.5 inches square. They stitch up quickly and have a sweet lavender scent because a spoonful of dried lavender flowers have been scattered inside. Add a vintage style button and you have the cutest present to share with someone special.
Or perhaps you'll make them for yourself and keep them on display in a pretty bowl to remind you of what's important in your life?
The pattern is HERE to download free today.
Be blessed!

hugs
Jenny
xx


39 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful couple, Jenny! You look great in that dress. Mr. E must be really tall, considering those heels you're wearing. Glad you made it through the evening with the heels, LOL! Nice to see father and daughter having fun. Thanks for the pattern.

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  2. You both look very swish and stylish..beautiful. Glad the company out did the food. Hugs xx

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  3. You've both scrubbed up pretty good! LOL! No seriously. You both look lovely. Glad you had a nice night out.

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  4. you looked absolutely stunning all dolled up in your outfit... lovely couple ....
    Hugz

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  5. oh.. and thanks for lovely little pattern... so sweet...
    Hugz

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  6. You both look fabulous and that men can look serious does not mean that they are! My DP always makes faces like that if I want to make a photo!
    Lovely gifts, hugs
    Lida

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  7. you both looked gorgeous..hmm Mark gorgeous ok handsome for him....but yes it does look a might serious hehehe..glad overall the night was enjoyed...glad your surprise mail found you ....lovely little pillow patterns, cheers Vickie

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  8. I knew that purple would look great on you and it DOES!! Very glam! Shame about the food but neat the company was fun.

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  9. Oh Jenny
    You and Mr E look fabulous.

    Your gifts are lovely. (Both the ones you received and are giving.)

    Thank you.

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  10. WOW!!! - very swish couple - glad you enjoyed your evening - lovely gifts - so nice to receive beautiful presents from friends!!

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  11. You certainly make a lovely couple Jenny. Love your outfit and I admire you being able to wear such high heels, I only seem to be able to manage low ones these days. Glad you had a wonderful night. Hugs.....

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  12. You looked fantastic. I love the dress. You certainly don't look out of practice for dressing up.

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  13. Such a great looking couple, super shoes. perfect heel. Glad it was a wonderful evening.

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  14. My gosh Jenny...You and hubby both look fantastic! Your outfit is truly lovely and you look beautiful, head to toe! Glad you enjoyed the evening, and met new friends. Big Hugs..

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  15. Wow! Look at you two....very nice...I love the dress, I like the sleeves especially as I like to cover my flabby upper arms...hard to find dresses such as this as most have tiny straps or sleeveless....And the shoes really show off your legs...
    Mama Bear

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  16. Thank you to a lovely lady and a generous soul! I love the beautiful affirmation pillows.

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  17. I so love your gifts.. and I so love your sharing.. I needed a little something for my lil granddaughter bed.. this will be perfect.. thank you thank you.... Hugs..

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  18. WOW! What a stunning couple you make! Both of you look gorgeous. I am happy you had a wonderful time.

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  19. Vocês ficaram muito , muito elegantes mesmo!
    Um abraço!
    Egléa

    You were very, very stylish indeed!
    Hugs!
    Egléa

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  20. Gorgeous dress..you look so sweet, and those shoes rock!

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  21. You are a very handsome couple!! Love your outfit and glad you had a good time out and about!!

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  22. Oooh! I love your dress. You look fab in those heels. Me, Im past heels that high, but I can remember........

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  23. That is a great photo of the two of you. I hope you had a good time.

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  24. Such a lovely photo of Mr E and you.. Like the one of Bloss and her Dad too... Sew nice to make ne friends..

    Lovely little cushions and the buttons do bring back memories of Mum's button tin...

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  25. You both look fabulous. Such lovely gifts you received. Thank you for the pillows. I think I will try and get a couple made for Christmas gifts.

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  26. You and your husband look gorgeous together. Don't you just love it when a social event that you are anxious about turns out to be something that you end up having a great time at.

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  27. Thank you Jenny for de free patterns ,
    Elly Pantke Nederland

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  28. Se os ve muuuuuy guapos!!! Bsts

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  29. You look fab, and those heels are gorgeous! Just the right height xx

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  30. YOu look gorgeous in that lovely purple dress. A very handsome couple. Glad you had fun even though the food was not great.
    Such sweet gifts you received.

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  31. What a lovely couole yall make. I just knew that purple would look great on you and I was right. Thank you for the lovely gift of the pillows pattern.

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  32. What a gorgeous couple you are !!! So glad that Blossom has such a fun father and talented mother. You are all truly blessed.

    Thank you for the new pattern for the collection. I'm having a very difficult time keeping up with you. I still haven't printed of Wensdaisy :)

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  33. Blossom and hubby are too funny - I love that pic of you two, you really should frame that! Can't believe you could walk in those heels. Lovely, lovely gifts you've received, how nice is that!! And a lovely gift you've given your readers, too, thank you!!

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  34. such a rich colour the dress, you look great in it, how you managed to even stand in those shoes is beyond me! Will pop over to craftsy now for your sweet somethings, they are lovely

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  35. Love the dress. Those heels are to die for. Nice sexy look.

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  36. Hi Jenny, You look fabulous in your pretty purple dress and you and Mr. E. make a very handsome couple.

    Thanks for sharing your pix with us.

    Glad you had a good time.

    Best Wishes & Happy Stitching
    GrannyB.

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  37. So great that you posted a pic for us! You two look FAB!

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  38. I forgot to thank you! Love the sweet little pillow pattern! Thank you Jenny.

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