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Monday, March 28, 2011

"Makes Me Happy Monday"

Happy Monday to you.

I have lots to "Make Me Happy this Monday". Last week we had David home for a few days break from University. I also had sewing on Friday and Garden Club on Saturday.

Last week we got our first eggs from the oldest Hen.Ian found two lovely white eggs in the nest. We must have missed the first one the day before. We have had several more since then and can't wait for the other two younger hens to start laying.

Now you have heard from me before that we love looking at Garage Sales. We can go months without getting anything. It depends on what we are looking for. Guess what I picked up for very little money on Saturday??? This cross stitch. I couldn't believe that someone was selling it. I asked who made it and they introduced me to a young woman. She had taken years to do it and she told me she had said the day before she was sad to sell it. I asked her to sign the back of it and told her it was going to a good home. When I got home and took it out of the car I looked at her signature and the name rang a bell. A few months back late one evening we had someone looking for the people with the same name. We actually live in the same street but there is a paddock that runs through the street so it is difficult to explain to people who don't know where the end of the street is. We didn't know the name of the people at the time though we did tell the caller that there was a new home being built down the end and yes it was them. Unfortunately we couldn't help the man at the time because we didn't know there name. Now I have her cross stitch. It really is a small world.

On a Mission.

I am happy to be on a mission of sorts. I don't like people who use in-correct words when speaking to you in person or on the phone. Last Thursday I had a woman from the Education Department ring me to see what Lucy was doing since she left school etc. She was friendly enough but when she asked "are yous/ewes still up in .......? I felt like telling her of, but left it as the phone rang as David and I were on the way out and had to be somewhere 5 minutes ago. Then on Saturday while being served at the deli at the local supermarket one of the young boys asked us " Are yous/ewes OK" I said "Thank you and yes we were already being served but we weren't yous/ewes." He smiled and said sorry. My talking to him worked because we watched him walk to the next customer and ask "If they were OK" Not the best thing to ask but at least he didn't say yous/ewes. I am happy to say that my little mission to bring back  correct grammar is working!!!!

I have decided to do some hand quilting on several quilts so I won't have much to show you sewing wise. Hopefully I can manage to get a block quilted each night. Fingers crossed I can keep it up. It is not the best weather to be doing hand quilting, we are still have temperatures in the mid 30's each day. I can't remember when it was in the 20's probably about 6 months ago. Summer just doesn't want to go away. We are nearly through one month of Autumn now,it makes me wonder if we will have any cooler days before Winter gets here.

Happy Monday to you.
Bev C

17 comments:

Michelle Ridgway said...

The cross stitch is beautiful. I don't Think I could have parted with it after all that work.

BubzRugz said...

The cross stitch is a lovely find.... haha.. i always notice the how are yoouus aswell!
Hugz

Val said...

What a shame she felt she had to sell her cross stitch. It looks lovely. My pet hate is 'somethink'

Mylene said...

What a beautiful design!

Noticed it here too with the grammar, most used it as text messages but sometimes they'll use it when talking to someone.

Have a happy week.

Cybele's patch said...

Happy Monday Bev! The eggs look perfect. Cute cross stitch. Don't understand why she sold it. But you are the lucky one.

feiane (fe-yan) said...

When I was a kid my granny had hen in the farm and I am the one who is excited getting those eggs....
The cross stitch is so lovely.... i know it needs a lot of patience to finish a design.

Terriaw said...

It's so interesting to hear you longing for the warm days of summer to pass and cooler Autumn temps to get there, while we are so sick of cold winter days and longing for warming spring temps! It is a small world!

I love all the wonderful things you found to be happy about today! You always have such a great perspective, from the eggs, to the cross stitch treasure, to people's lame vocabulary. I too hate it when people say "yous/ewes"!

Maria said...

Nice eggs. I love fresh ones.

You were very lucky to but that lovely cross stitch. Would look great in the laundry.

MichelleW said...

Gorgeous cross-stitch - you were very lucky and I know you will look after it very well. I'm so happy that you are getting eggs now! I must confess I am one of those naughty people who say 'yous' - as in a plural for you... eeeks - what should I be saying instead... I often say, yous will have to come over - or what yous doing... but everyone does where I'm from. I'm pretty picky on grammar too so shame on me lol.

Cath Ü said...

Eggs... how I love fresh eggs... lucky you.... Cross stitch is lovely.... I hate when people email me and get all the words wrong... there and their, too and to...... I could go on... LOL

Cath Ü

Bobbie Lynn said...

Hi Bev,
Congratulations on the eggs. What a treat to have your own fresh eggs. What a great find on that cross stitch too. Wow! that is a beauty.
Yes, we have that here in the States. Our children and even some adults just find it amusing to mess up good grammar.
Have a wonderful week.

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

Nothing better than fresh eggs...beautiful cross stitch....& I wonder what happended to "may I help you"?
Have a great week Bev!
Cheers...Jane.

Simone de Klerk said...

What a lovely find and a nice story to it (o:
The eggs look so perfect!
I don't understand your 'yous/ewes' expression. It is probably because I am Dutch. Could you please explain (o:

Karen said...

Hi Bev.
You cross stitch is a great find. But I really love the idea of getting fresh eggs daily. Nothing beats it. Hope you enjoy!

CJ Stitching and Blooms said...

Hello Bev. How lovely your Old Hen layed you a couple of eggs. They look great. The cross stitch is beautiful. Nice you son came home for a visit. Have a great week Hugs Judy

claudia said...

very nice blog,have a good weekend from Tenerife and pass to visit my blog for draw in my giveaway....

Queen Of The Armchair aka Dzintra Stitcheries said...

hello bev...i love fresh eggs, lucky you...oh the cross stitch...makes me sad she had to sell it but at least it' going to a good home...now it's monday tomorrow so i will wish you a happy monday even though it's sunday...dzintra