Saturday, January 12, 2013

Keeping secrets...

Have you ever bought a gift for someone and gone almost stir crazy trying to NOT tell them about it?!
That's how I feel at the moment.
My nana taught me this little rhyme when I was a young one, to help me keep special secrets...

"I have a secret
I can't tell
I can keep it
very well."

I am so glad she drummed that in to me because I am sitting on a secret that I am bursting to tell, but least not yet. 

But here's a few hints...

soon....very soon...


Yesterday I finally framed my new Shabby Roses Stitchery...


....and Blossom took some lovely new photos for the pattern cover with her extra marvellous camera!

When she moves to the UK in April she'll be taking that wonderful photo snapper with her, so Mr E will have to buy me one of my own. ;-)

Thanks for all the support and prayers during our move. We're all settled in now, and starting to do some normal things again. 
Early this morning Mr E and I went for a ride down to The Strand and had breakfast by the ocean, alone. 

As much as I love my kids, I love having one on one time with the love of my life, too. The last month has been very stressful, and knowing that we can start doing fun things again - the kind of things that allow you to let go of the concerns of the day - is very spirit and soul reviving.
Being on the back of the motorbike behind Mr E is the most refreshing activity in the world for me.
What are the things that refresh you when you are worn out??
I'd love to hear about them.

Have an extra restful weekend, my friends.


  1. you have a good weekend also jenny.xx

  2. . . . well. . . it sure is a pretty secret!!!
    xo, Bren ;o)

  3. Oh Jenny, it is such a beautiful pattern...I can't wait! I also delighted to hear you had some quiet time with your dear hubby because your right, it is so very important to spend quality time together. Big Hugs and as always, lifting you all up in prayer...

  4. hurry up and share the secret!! we want to know what it is too.
    Pondering on what refreshes me when worn out, not so sure but I can lose myself in my embroidery books and magazines full of wonderful ideas and of course visiting people`s blogs is so uplifting and inspiring as you can no doubt gather I am rather sedentary, allthough could enjoy a ride on the back of a motor bike weather permitting, not been on one for years and years.

  5. Looks like it might be printed on the fabric which would be wonderful as I hate tracing out designs. I hope 2013 brings you peace, tranquility and stability too.

  6. Must teach that poem to my grandchildren, looks exciting. Walking my dog always lifts me up especially along the beach the sea air is wonderful

  7. Looks like a lovely place to relax!

  8. Interesting! Have to wait! Have a good weekend, hugs

  9. It is so important to spend time with the one we love. We love our kids, but we really do need that one on one time like you mention. Thank you so much for all of the inspiration you give!! Hugs!!


  10. Looks like someone has published a pattern booklet.....what a wonderful place to live....and you're right: I always said, one needs to nurture ones marriage because the kiddies will grow up, leave home and have lives of their own....having special time with ones honey can't be beat...
    Mama Bear

  11. I can't wait to buy this pattern

  12. Hi Jenny, your stitchery looks so beautiful in the frame. I cannot wait until this pattern is for sale. Have a great day.

  13. Oh, I like those hints. How fun to see your original quilt done in embroidery. I love the quilt I made with that pattern.
    Oh, my goodness! what a view of a very pretty place.

  14. Hi, Jenny!

    Can't wait to find out just what the secret is...

    You have a secret
    I can tell
    It's hard to keep it very well.

    My favorite stress reliever is also behind my sweetie on the Harley Davidson bike. Unfortunately, it's New Hampshire and winter so it will have to keep until summer comes again.

    Love, love, love this website!!

    Patsy in NH

  15. Looking forward to you spilling your secret. Lovely photos of your stitchery. I like to spend time with my hubby too. Nothing nicer than an outing together in our hot rod. Hugs...

  16. oh lovely lady-such a lovely post and lovely pictures..Oh I so hear you on the hubby was great to get away for the 5 days we had in Melbourne-Bloss sure does take some gorgeous photos,cheers Vickie

  17. Looks like some loveliness in the making. Must be nice to be all moved in and able to take some time out and do something relaxing.

  18. hI Jenny, we are coming to Townsville in May for my daughters 21st It would be nice to meet you now that you are a little closer. Enjoy your time with your hubby!

  19. The shabby roses stitchery looks fabulous in the frame Jenny. A dear friend of ours who is no longer with us used to tell our girls when they were younger "loose lips sink ships", I use that saying quite a bit :-) and every time I do I think of our dear friend James...

  20. Oh my gosh Jenny....I would be so inspired every day to see a view like that. Peace and calmness are there. I think it's going to be son wonderful for all of you.


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