Sunday, February 6, 2011

The week that was.........


It's Sunday and the end of the week already and as I said in my earlier post I was hoping to get some time this week to stop and smell the flowers but life threw us a few curved balls and the week went by in a rush. 

Our fellow Australians have been battling different elements of weather from heat, to cyclones and flooding.  Contemplating losing your belongings and in some instances your entire home and even loved ones makes you think about what is important in life.  I know that a number of my friends have been asking themselves the very same questions.  For me I have always known what is more important in my life but sometimes you lose sight of it because "life" just takes over with the things that really at the end of the day don't matter.  It is a timely wake up call.




So this morning instead of doing the vaccuming and making the beds I took some time to sit and reflect on the week that was and thought I might share a few happy moments this week.......


I had a new friend arrive.  Do you remember me telling you that I had a friend on her way?  Can you spot her on my shelf?


Meet the gorgeous Ellie......  Ellie comes to me from the lovely Julie over at Bears and Old lace.  She is hand made from Mohair and recycled fabrics.


Isn't she just gorgeous?  I was lucky enough to be the second highest bidder for her in one of the Queensland Flood Relief Auctions.  The highest bidder did not pay for her so I was next in line and I am very pleased to have her. 


Also this week I found another treasure.  This gorgeous vintage jug which just had to be filled with sweet smelling roses from our garden.


And our 2 furry treasures spent some relaxing sun filled moments near my office desk. I love watching them sun themselves.



So I have finished my cakes and coffee, I have found a few projects to inspire me throughout the week and I have reflected on some of the nice things to happen in our household this week.  Tommorrow brings a new week - I wonder what it will contain?

I hope you made time to stop and smell the flowers?

Love and Hugs

Fee XX



16 comments:

shez said...

What a lovely post Fiona and life does fly by too quick we need to take time out for ourselves to stop and smell the roses.
cheers Shez
http://shez-enjoyinglife.blogspot.com

Jo in TAS said...

It's always lovely to reflect on the good things in our lives. I was eyeing Ellie off in the auctions, you're so lucky to win her! Catch up soon as I've missed our coffee and chat this past couple of weeks
Hugs
Jo

sunny said...

Ellie is so precious! Thanks Fiona for reminding us to stop and smell the roses/count our blessings. We do sometimes forget what is really important. Have a great week!

Isabella said...

Thats just what I NEED a cat or two but with the new folks down the road and his gun + his hate of cats I have to do with out maybe they will move out :(
Lovely post Fiona soooo true

Allie said...

Gorgeous post, sweetheart. What a good reminder. Ellie is beautiful!! And so are your roses, and your beautiful kitties. I think I'll find some time to just relax tonight and reflect on goals for the week to come. Thanks!

Nellie put the kettle on said...

Gorgeous post Fee. Ellie is precious!

Margaret said...

A reflection in a mirror or on the water shows ourself in a different way, but to sit and reflect is something special geting to knoiw ourselves and who we are is a precious time.

Jude said...

You said it all in your post and I must agrre that at times we don1t give our attention and time to the things that really matter. Your little elephant is just gorgeous.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

To reflect.....I might just do the same Fee.....love your Ellie....

Christine said...

You are so right, I need to stop and just ponder and look at all the beauty and not all the sad.
It has been a dreadful start to the year and yet we have been very lucky in a lot of ways, I guess the guilt comes in knowing so many have lost everything.

Enjoy your week, mine is starting with a big 50 for me tomorrow
Take care
Christine

Maree: said...

Lovely Post Fee...Love your New Friend just Gorgeous..& your Little Grandie trying to smell the flowers...
Hope all goes well with the New One arriving soon....
I have managed to get the 5th Off...Woohoo!!
have a good week...
cheers
xx

Maria said...

Your wee model smelling the roses is just so sweet.
Love your new friend Ellie too.
Enjoyed reading your post today and we really do need to count our blessings.Today tradedy has struck here in the West with over 35 homes burnt down in a big fire in the Perth suburbs.Firemen are still fighting the fires.

Kerryanne English said...

Ellie is super cute Fee. I bet she is a welcome addition to your household. Always good to have some reflection time too.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Michelle May said...

What a beautiful way to start the day. Ellie is adorable Fee! Of course your fuzzy kiddo's are quite precious in the sunlight.
Warms me up just looking at them.
xx, shell

Sheila said...

Lovely post - our thoughts are with all of you in Australia. Ellie is so cute. Hope you have a good week.

Quilt Kitty said...

Just a beautiful post Fee xx