"I started photographing my domestic world and writing not just about what I had made,
but why I made it, examining the thoughts that accompany creativity and the act of making."
Jane Brocket from The Gentle Art of Domesticity p. 189 UK edition

Thursday, April 11, 2013


Isn't it awesome when you have moments when you realize that life is a fantastic gift to celebrate?
This week is having lots of such moments for me, and I am so grateful!

Tuesday, my friend Fran and I had a great time celebrating her birthday over lunch; then Wednesday, Teresa, Betsy, Taci and I had so much fun visiting at our lunch at the Olive Garden restaurant :)  We shared some of our projects, ideas about blogging,  and gifts for each other and the hours flew by.  Teresa brought us beautiful eggs from her flock of hens.  Betsy brought us beautiful doilies she crocheted.  Taci brought us beautiful magnets she had made.  And I brought them cup cozies or a knitted dishcloth.

Miss Maggie Maria Kasner and Miss Maggie Rabbit-Saylor met, immediately bonded and received much attention from us and those around us :)

Then when I got home I received an order in the mail from my talented friend, Sarah.  Along with the woven scarf I ordered as a gift for my oldest daughter, she included beautiful gifts of another soft sunshiny scarf, a card from an artist we both admire, three ribbons and a lovely felted purse that I will use to hold my iPhone. I treasure our friendship, her beautiful handwork, and all the generous gifts she sent.  Thank you soooo much, Sarah!

This morning when I went to church to meet with friends there, I snapped a photo of the gorgeous trees in pink and white blossoms nearby before going in the church to explore what it means to have an intimate relationship with God.

When I got home, I looked around me and snapped a photo of some of the gifts I am surrounded by...gifts that some of you gave to me...humbling but very much appreciated.  

Blessings to you and yours and hugs from,
Gracie :)


  1. How blessed you are! Have a lovely weekend, Gracie

  2. How lovely to able to share such wonderful gifts of friendship, have a fantastic weekend.

  3. Wonderful reasons to be so blessed. That is one gorgeous tree, never seen one in full bloom. I am so glad you ladies had a wonderful lunch....I can tell you all are just the sweetest of blogging friends, and now....true friends!
    Hugs, Shari

  4. Such a fun week you're having! And it's not over yet. Knitting tonight! I had so much fun on Wednesday. And then to return home to yet more gifts. Gracie, you are a very special lady and I feel so blessed to call you my friend. See you insight.

  5. What a nice, happy post Gracie! I love hearing about your lunches with the ladies. I feel like I get to be there too, in a way.
    Have a lovely day and fun weekend!!
    xo Kris

  6. Awe sounds like you have had a wonderful week, hope the happy times continue.

  7. Gracie, gifts of friendship are the very best in any form they come in. So glad you had a special week.
    Hugs to you my friend,

  8. Your blogger's lunch sounds wonderful. What a fun little group you are, exchanging gifties and bringing your rabbits to meet. I'm glad you ladies found eachother.

  9. Gracie, you always seem to appreciate gifts of every kind - the blossom as much as the rabbits and eggs. I'm so glad you're feeling God's love and just how brilliant it is to be alive!

  10. What a lovely prayerful post . tis a gift to be simple tis a gift to be free

  11. I know those times, when all that is good is suddenly super clear ... they're a blessing x

  12. A wonderful post full of friendship, joy, love, generosity and happiness! See you at Taci's.. soon!!
    ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  13. Hi Grace, this is such a nice post. I had seen some of these pictures on Teresa's blog; it's funny how blogging is such a small world. I had seen your comments on other people's posts never realizing that you were Teresa's friend. Your blog is really nice and I'm following you now, looking forward to reading more. :)

  14. You and Teresa always look like you have a fabulous time Gracie!!
    Lovely to catch up with friends and love the rabbits ☺
    thankyou for again visiting mine, other side of the world lol ♥

  15. It's wonderful that you girls have such fun together. It truly is a gift and you are wise to cherish it! :-)

  16. A lovely post Gracie which such beautiful photographs especially of 'you ladies that lunch'. My gifts last week were priceless- spending time away in beautiful scenery and with my son,D.I.L. and granddaughters. Love and Hugs Anne x

    I am catching up with all my friends in Blog Land at the moment.


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