Tuesday, April 19, 2011

All Good Things Must Come To An End.........

Sadly all good things must come to an end.  Life becomes soo busy and hectic at times that we find ourselves with less and less free time. 

I work full time and am trying to grow my little home business slowly so sometimes something just has to give. 

For me that was my ongoing commitment to Among The Gumtrees.  It was a wonderful ride that we all took together and was an absolute blast .  We achieved so much in 20 months and best of all I made some wonderful friends in Jenny, Joy, Vicki, Dawn, Vikki & Cheryl. 

I know that you all understand and our "giving" will continue but just from our personal blogs in the future.  So HERE is my second block in "Things We Love" it is "Home Sweet Home". 

As most of you would know I love my home - It is not just a house to me but rooms full of love and memories.  A haven for my family and friends and a place I just love to be.

My home is filled with precious treasures both thrifted and given and includes this wonderful  gift I received in the mail today from my lovely friend Mary.  Isn't it just the sweetest little bag?


And look what was inside.......  A sweet little cat brooch.  I love it Mary - You are such a kind sweet lady that I luckily have had the pleasure to meet.

And yesterday I was blessed with this gorgeous cushion made for me by my darling buddy Maree.  She has the sweetest heart and I just adore her.  I wish you could smell this cushion - It smells of the sweetest roses.  I have it sitting on my stitching chair so I can enjoy it's scent at night whilst I stitch.

This lovely handmade set of rosary beads was sent to me by Jen who also blessed me with some other gorgeous goodies that I will show you another day including the cutest little cup and saucer - But you'll have to wait until I take some pics - LOL.

I am a sentimental gal and love to keep all of my notes and cards so here are the 3 cards that my gorgeous daughters gave me for my birthday.

This one made me giggle and is from Miss Amy (12)


And a beautiful card from Sam with a lovely verse


And this one from Miss Kaitlin (17) I found under my pillow on the eve of my birthday.


She signed it Cakey as that's what the grand babies call her and it has just stuck.  These lovely cards I will treasure forever.  I am so blessed - Gorgeous Husband, Wonderful Kids, Fantastic Friends and a Happy Home - What more could I ever want?

Love and Hugs
Fee XX

PS.  I will be back tomorrow with the promised FREE Flowers of Love Part 10


Anonymous said...

What a beautiful post and what lovely gifts you received

Penny said...

Thanks for the 'Things we love' BOM. Will be watching out for your Flowers of Love Part 10 . I've finished eight of them :)

Vicki ♥ said...

Gorgeous gifts Fee and your blocks of the Things We Love look so good :) Your cards are very special too :)
Hugs Vicki xx

Barb said...

What wonderful gifties....

Sometimes we just have to let go so we can move forward...good luck!

Maria said...

What a great post to read just before bed. The cards brought a tear to my eye and made me feel good inside.
You are truely blessed.

Jeanette said...

Thanks Fee for your lovely block. Lovely gifts & cards. Look forward to Flowers of Love tomorrow. Hugs,

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous gifties... how pretty is that cushion with the soft georgette roses!
Fee, I have a wall plaque that reads - 'write it on your heart that ones you love are life's most precious gifts'. Reading your lovely words about what your family means to you makes me think of this verse... It's a great mantra :)
love Cheryl x

Joy said...

What gawjus gifties and cards Fee ... and you deserve them cos you're gawjus too!!!
Love n hugs,
Joy :o)xxx

kathyros said...

What a wonderful little bounty for your birthday , lucky you. I enjoyed your post, so positive with a true grateful heart. We often forget how lucky we are, don't we. Kathy

Jo in TAS said...

Oh your girls are so precious! I miss that in my life, my boys don't do things like that!

Scottish Nanna said...

Hi Fee glad you liked your gift Have A happy Easter .
Hugs Mary.

Allie said...

Working full-time is enough - I don't know how you do all you do, Fee! I understand completely that something would have to give. I wish all you gum-nutters continued success, it's been wonderful getting to know you all better and I'm afraid you're stuck with me - I'll be following you for the duration!

Your gifties are so lovely, and so well-deserved - you are loved! There is really nothing more we need than family and friends...and you are well blessed, hon.

Allie said...

Sorry, forgot to say I LOVE your TWL design, thank you so much sweetie!

Mrs Shepo said...

So sorry that the Gumnutters have had to say goodbye, but I know where to still find you at your own home. Beautiful cards and gifts. So pleased that I made the effort to go to the Gumnutters morning tea at Brisbane to meet you all. Cheer Pat.

Isabel said...

Hi, I love your blog, thanks for share your work with all of us.
Good luck.

Anonymous said...

LOL...I love your birthday card! LOL