As you all know, I recently had a special girls weekend away with my daughter. We went to Hamilton, (about 7 hours drive north of where I live, for those not in NZ). I got to go to the Craft and Quilt Fair and then we drove to Auckland where we got to have cuddles with the new grandbaby, and see all of the kids and attend the Vintage Textile Fair where I Shane and I met up briefly. I got to visit with my grandfather who had no idea who I was, and stay a night with my parents. We had a lovely time.
However, what I didn't tell you, was that on the way home my car broke down. And if that wasn't bad enough, it broke down a second time for the very same reason. So it spent time in a garage twice during our trip resulting in us missing our stay in Taupo at the hot springs, and costing me a whopping $1,000.
And what's more the car was booked into the garage at home on the Friday after my return to have a new cambelt and water pump put in which cost another $1,000. I had a very depressing week last week as you can imagine!
But then in the mail on Saturday I discovered a package sent from America full of vintage laces, buttons and cotton! WOW! The laces were tatty and some were torn, just the way I like them, and some were stained, and I like them like that too.
My lovely lace merchant knows what make me happy.
I am so thankful for my friends, they listen to my troubles, they tell me about theirs, together we halve the load. They have the ability with very little effort to brighten an otherwise depressing day and they are capable of inspiring and motivating me.