- Craft night with my Mum, my niece and my sister on Thursday night - always a tremendous blessing.
- Blue sky days - I love these - pretty please can we have some more.
- A great team at work who seem completely unphased with what I've thrown at them recently!
- Making embellishments from scraps, great fun and no expense - now this I love.
- Mothering Sunday which meant beautiful handmade gifts and cards and pressies and flowers making me feel very special.
- Gym at the weekend
- Rugby 6 nations, even though we didn't win, thoroughly enjoyed watching (and crafting)
- Marks and Spencers mothering Sunday meal - delicious lamb which we've not had for ages (too damned expensive if I'm honest)
- Hubby for understanding me - always
- Having a coffee outside on Thursday evening when we arrived home from work
- English Heritage book coming through so we can start to plan days out this summer
- Borrowing some of my mum's dies for the Big Shot to make embellishments - thanks Mum
- My niece creating a beautiful peace of artwork to remember a friend of hers who passed away recently from leukaemia at less than 13 years of age, it makes you appreciate life even more when you know how difficult some people's lives are.
- Asda delivery van arriving with food on Thursday - bliss - no trudging around the supermarket - now that's my kind of shopping (now Asda can you reduce all the prices because for what we got it really shouldn't have been that expensive should it?)
- My new cookbook turning up through a recommendation from K last week, it's 200 budget meals - I'll let you know how I get on.
- Trip to Hobbycraft last weekend to have a wander around and buy some new papers (because I obviously need new papers LOL)
- Said 11 year old for not only buying me a beautiful potted plant from Homebase with his own money but also buying me a surprise present of a twin heart frame with his own money too, then wrapping everything up so beautifully for me to open on Sunday - fair made my heart flutter he did!
- PC World for understanding that the printer was rubbish and we needed a new one
- The Kodak rep at PC World appreciating that under no circumstances did we want another Kodak printer and for showing us the 'offers' that were on - which included a HP printer which we subsequently bought - let's see if this one lasts longer
- Amazon for great prompt delivery we just want our (ACE dictionary now)
- Steampunk embellishments turning up - really gorgeous if not a little tiny!
- Finding Steampunk clothes patterns on the internet - might even buy one (or two)
- A Brit winning Topshot on TV last week - love it!
- Cheese salad sandwiches for providing a more than adequate tea late on Thursday
- Hubby for helping me write this post - knowing I'm totally wrecked bless him!
Right there you go 25 gratefuls - now that I didn't expect! On reflection my week was pretty damned awesome!
So if you fancy joining in then pop yourself a post together and pop back here to link so we can come and visit, don't worry if you can't manage a list of 25, finding one positive in the week makes your heart lighter - don't believe me - give it a try and you'll see what I mean!
Before I toddle off for the night (it's late Thursday) a bit of crafting for you - more awful red photos that I took a while ago, this time a photo of a field of poppies that hubby drove me too last year so we could see how gorgeous it was! Also wanted to mention comments on the candlesticks in the background, I bought those years ago from a shop in Leeds we'd been after something like them for ages when we'd gone Victorian Gothic with knotwork in the last house, when we moved they ended up in the loft, but when we re-decorated late last year we dragged them out and decided that they fit just lovely on the wall and not only do they cast beautiful light but they also warm the room up (believe it or not).
Up close ripped paper, hand journalling, hand cut butterflies and hand stitching.