I slowly walked to collect the mail , feeling a little under the weather, Too much outside work!!! A day off with lots of rest and TLC is in order…
Then I opened the letterbox!!! A Yellow packet, with my name on, and the beautiful wildlife series of Canadian stamps. The 10c Dragonfly, the $1 Burrowing Owls, and the $2.50 Young Wapiti ( or Elk).And… no postmark on the stamps, a collector’s dream come true. They will take pride of place in my old , very old, more than 64 year old… stamp album. If you Google “Canadian Stamps” all the information is right there, and you can see the other wonderful stamps in this series.
I carefully opened the packet, and mauve tissue paper, wrapped so carefully, and then there were the buttons,all the way from http://grandmacocosdesigns.blogspot.co.nz
Little cat faces, flowers, and a square one, green and white. That one will be perfect for son-in-law’s next birthday present ( hand made naturally) on 17th March. The cats will be on a special item all for myself, and as cats are my favourites, this is something I will always treasure, Thank you so much Cheryl.
Cheryl at The Kingdom of Coco hosted her own “Pincushion Contest”, honorary citizenship was arranged through the “immigration department”, and all done online or by email. SO easy. then we made our pin cushions, emailed a photo, and bingo,all done. When the contest was finished, and pin cushions admired, Cheryl announced that each of us was a winner, and would receive some of her very own hand made buttons. You can see them here at her very own little shop, find it right here
Heather from http://www.heatherpearson.com also sponsored a prize, a book from the “Book Depository” and her choice was Balle Rose, by Regina.
Our Rotorua family came for a few days, and the 2 trees that were felled a while ago, are all cut,split, and in a huge heap. Thanks so much, Hugh and I are amazed that it is all done, and not possible without your help, hard work, careful lifting, loading the little trailer, and heaving onto the pile!!!
They left for home this morning, and the home is so quiet now, Some snow on the Central Plateau when they drove down, but warmer today, and no frost here.
Quotation of the day, author unknown
“ Every day is a competition, give it your very best shot, and you’ll always be a winner”
Greetings from Jean