Sunday, July 26, 2009

Fourteen Bits of Goodness

There’s obviously some planetary alignment on the go. The house is as tidy as it’s ever likely to be, the laundry door now contains the washing mountain, the smell of freshly baked coconut cake containing inordinate amounts of sour cream is wafting, the sun is shining through with some crispy wintry warmth and I’m off to chase kidlets in and out of frigid sea water for the afternoon. I’m feeling good.

Here’s some other bits of good coming my way lately...

Bit of Goodness Number One
Funky, hand-felted necklace giveaway win, courtesy of Marie at Craftyrie, arrived via the traumatised postie. (I knew it was coming, he knew he was watched). Marie even included a bonus crocheted hairclip – just cos I’m talented enough to live local.



Bit of Goodness Number Two
No rest for the persecuted postie. I had half a notion that Leonie at Raglan Guld was sending a copy of one of her gorgeous pics – but behold! A beautiful brown paper package tied up with string, containing a few additional favourite things.



Bit of Goodness Number Three
A birthday pressie purchased from Claire at Gugaw in the UK and destined for a Someone in, er, the UK. Despite the well travelled-ness of the bracelet, I am wearing a goodness halo right now. Months ahead of time, I am. Just to truly freak out the MIL, I’m planning the surface mail option to prove all redemption and uber organisation.



Bit of Goodness Number Four, Five, Six, Seven, Blah, Blah, Thirteen
I cashed in my birthday Crafty Shopping Spree Voucher over at Sunspun yesterday. I might just manage a beautiful Brooklyn Tweed, Porom beret out of this stash, but for the most part, it seems I’m in it for the making, not the wearing. Apparently I have an unforeseen mission to bedeck loved ones in knitted accents of varying shades of grey and four kinds of duck egg blue.



Bit of Goodness Number Fourteen
One small compromise on duck egg blue.



Hope a bit of goodness shines through your Sunday.

17 comments:

icandy... said...

Thank you for the Sunday goodness, Tania! What a lovely post!

Hugs,
Christina

caramela said...

What an inspiring, sweet post! Thank you for sharing it! And I adore that precious red wedding dress of yours! What a story, what a mom!
annamaria

CurlyPops said...

Wowee what lovely goodies! That yarn is to die for.

katiecrackernuts said...

That's an awful lot of gorgeous goodness.

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Your nobility shines through this post . All the present making , not to mention being willing to hand that bracelet on to another . But you were almost the model of restraint when faced with what must be an awesome selection of yarn , with an unlimited voucher in your hand . I'm glad some of the parcels were for you !

M* (Melanie) said...

So much goodness. All wonderful stuff.

Rie said...

Tania,
I agree, the planets must be aligning or something - I also won something from YellowGoat, had an awesome morning at the Botannical Gardens, saw a great art expo, found 3 books that I've been looking for, had the exact same dream as my partner (weird) and to top it off, I actually managed to bake a cake!
Let the good times roll!
Rie

Mel said...

Love the wool, love the jewellery and far out LOVE how Leonie keeps lighting up everybody's lives with her parcels of fabric! It's like Christmas in July!

Hey if you want some swingin' knitting patterns for you and the Mr check out my latest post ;)

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a week! It all looks gorgeous.

Sandrine said...

How beautiful goodness and home domestic goodness!!;)I like your explanation of it all!I am also in benefits of some planets alignement...obviously you are not aquarius ...maybe it is just Cosmic Karma goodness ;)))) Enjoy the good times, however you sound like you will ba busy soon with all this gorgeous wool! ;)

Maree said...

Lovely posts..thanks for sharing...Nice Necklace & Love the wool...Great Colours together...
cheers

GUGAW said...

yey glad the bracelet arrived safe! it will certainly be a well travelled bracelet by the time it arrives back in the uk :D

One Flew Over said...

That is a WHOLE lot of goodness - I adore that braclet!!

beck said...

What gorgeous photo's of much lovliness! As for the clean house etc well done! Sounds so idyllic...can you send me some of your magic via your frazzled postie? xo

Gina said...

Your yarn porn ALMOST makes me want to knit something properly. Incidentally, I went to the Craft & Quilt Fair on Saturday and saw the most amazing yarns from Dairing in Richmond, made me think of you and your spidery grey wool. Swoon.

Madeline said...

That's quite a bit of wonderful goodness for a Sunday.

Cath from chunkychooky said...

You r postie has been busy!