Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Counting our blessings...

My auntie Jan sent me a very thought provoking e-Christmas card about Christmas blessings and that if you have food in your fridge a bed to sleep in and food to eat you are better off than 75% of the world. I remember when Harry, my youngest son was a very small boy he proclaimed one day that we were very rich and the reason for this was that we had four cats! I guess wealth is relative but its important I think to count our blessings perhaps more frequently than we do and I think I am poorer now as I only have two cats. Its still snowing here in N. Yorks and there is talk of a prolonged cold snap and that we are experiencing the coldest winter for thirty years.Heidi and Rosella were coming for lunch and a foray round the saleroom but the snow is too bad .So I now have a very clean house and gallons of leek and potato soup!! So I am going to now seem very shallow and show you my wonderful Christmas presents

This glorious red leather Roberts radio which was a total surprise... more love...
My very clever sister made me not one cushion but two ...aren't they fabulous.One patchwork and one embroidered on linen.The pattern is from the Jan Constantine embroidery book.I was so thrilled and I look at them and I could weep with joy. The amount of time she must have put in Jules if you're reading this you are the best and I am the luckiest!!Thank you, thank you.


1 comment:

Country Cottage Chic said...

I feel like a millionaire with all my animals but I'll never be as they eat a lot!
Love the cushions - how lovely that she made them specially. I received the same radio but in pink a few years ago - so stylish!