04 February 2012

i'm grateful for . . . 'feeling the love'

Greetings all,
With Valentine's Day coming up, i thought i'd do a pretty picture post.  I'm often told my blog oozes love, well right back at you, from your comments - i feel it & kind of need it.  Coming up on 5 months since i last saw/ held/ hugged/ kissed my husband . . . needless to say we don't bother celebrating anniversaries, ANY day we spend together is special.
 This week's Kidspot Grateful is about smiling at strangers, well i smile, chat & laugh with strangers ALL the time, i was raised with the old "if you don't have a smile, you can have one of mine" smiles-are-free-attitude.  With my teenager, sometimes that smile comes with a poke, tickle or joke (& a crowbar) why they frown so much, i have no idea.   
 So you know what puts a smile on my face??  Coming home from holidays to 2 Mollie Makes magazines & i'll share them with smiley friends & we'll suggest Mollie to strangers in craft shops who'll smile too!!
 Oh sweet embroidery, i can't wait to regain my skills!!
 Crochet love heart bunting, say no more!!
 My sweet boy received a Valentine from his adorable preschool girlfriend & is returning the favour (5 years & counting).
 Made for a great school holiday activity.  All the children made up cards & letters for their Daddy too.  I love the image of soldiers receiving heart stamped, pink & scented mail in war zones.
So my friends, this is our last weekend before school resumes on Tuesday & first weekend home since Christmas, so it's a blur of pressing uniforms & piecing sports uniform emsembles together, mowing lawns & weeding.  Needless to say my hands & elbows (ouch) are on ice each afternoon.  Forgive me if i'm a bit quiet for a few days, remembering how to be a school mum.  Love Posie
PS the Laura Ashley scarf in the top image was an i-love-me gift, under $20 on sale, such a beautiful shade of watermelon red!!

20 comments:

The Moerks said...

cute scarf. I love the idea of big strong soldiers going all gooey at the sight of all those love letters.

Trash said...

Your boy has one of those girlfriends too? When they were two my 10yo was informed by his that she would require a 'ruby and diamond marrying ring'.

Love that they are still happy friends.

Jan-Maree said...

I think I need to get me some Mollie Made Magazines. Where can you get them? Love the young romeo making a card! So precious! and I agree about smiling at strangers. You never know who needs a smile just as you give them one! Have a happy day!

melissa said...

That scarf is very cute!

I hope you manage to get some rest for your poor hands and arms next week when the kids are back at school. xx

Mum on the Run said...

That is a very sweet thought - all that love mail heading to our soldiers.
I hope next week goes smoothly for you - rest those wrists.
:-) x

Bron said...

Happy returns to school this week. x

TexWisGirl said...

good luck getting the kiddos back into school routines! :)

polkadotpeticoat said...

Love the scarf and I love the oozing of love....when they go back will you be able to handle the quiet again....

Amanda said...

Happy return to school. Ours was a bit bumpy hopefully week 2 will be a fresh start. Love Molly Makes I need to sit down with the latest 2 copies and really read them minus kids on school holidays. Big Hugs

Kat @ I Saw You Dancing said...

Hello dear Posie,
It was a gorgeous treat to meet you, thank you so much for the sweet note you left on my blog.
You are one extraordinary human bean, with all the creative goodness you manage to squeeze into and out of a day!
Thank you for sharing just some of your deliciousness with us.
Kat xx

One pair of Hands said...

The smile you give someone might be the only one they receive all day.

Margie said...

Back to routines Posie! You are amazing holding down the fort like you do with narry a complaint. You look at the big picture. You have to. It keeps you sane. Xx

Jen R said...

So sweet...enjoy the back to school time :)

Sally said...

Bargain scarf! Love it. Such a classic. You'll have it for ages. YAY!
Rest those hands (& elbows?) when you can. Take care.

1000 Homes of Happiness said...

So much to smile about in this post posie!

Love the little crochet hearts! Gorgeous.

5 months without your soldier boy... oh my Posie. xoxox

The Provincial Homemaker said...

I am sure your soldier will be enjoying those cards and knowing how much he is missed.

m.e (Cathie) said...

wishing you all the best for school returns!
look at that handsome boy making cards...awww ♥

supermac said...

Awww, this made me smile <3

Felicity said...

Big hearts of happiness and love to you Gorgeous and nice pick up with the scarf - methinks you are 'super-shopper' of the century with you nifty & ever-so-stylish bargains.

To your wonderful husband who I know reads these messages - great choice of Valentine, I hope you get to spend more time with her soon but in the meantime, thank you for all that you do to keep all of us and our Valentine's safe.

Posie Patchwork said...

Loving the idea of Valentine's Day craft, love Posie