Thursday, 7 February 2013

the universe

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I managed to get my blocks done for my lovely bee mate Emily, using this tutorial. I think my 1/4" seam was a little off though because they are not perfect. I'm hoping it's not too obvious and Emily can live with them, if not I will make more!


I was getting a little annoyed trying to make them perfect and I'm trying not to get stressed out right now!

If you didn't know I'm a little bit hippy...

I get daily messages from 'The Universe' and on Monday I got this one:

Did you know, Lucy, that when you were born, so wee and little, we thought we might never, ever get over all the crying?!

Ours, not yours. 

So in love,
    The Universe

It just seemed so appropriate!!

and then yesterday...

No matter how great the desire is to please another, Lucy, let it be no greater than the desire to be yourself.

Otherwise ain't no one happy.

So pleased with you,
    The Universe

They come from www.tut.com - the motto is 'thoughts become things... choose the good ones' - I couldn't agree more! You can sign up to receive positive daily messages for free and you customise them too - it really is a fun way to remind you of all the greatness, inspiration and wonder all around us. I love them (especially when I'm in a bad mood!!). I have received them for many years and still read them all. 


The universe has been sending me huge blessings recently and I can't go into it here because there's not enough time and I'll get too emotional but my fabulous cousin in California just sent me a beautiful and thoughtful package to welcome baby Lois. 



She sent two fabulous Berenstain books, which me and the kids adore! Some gorgeous baby fabrics... I'm thinking a little quilt and a dress? And for the two bigger ones, these gloves - they love them so much I had to wrestle with them not to wear them to bed!! Fred wore his into the classroom this morning so he could show them off to his friends and teachers :)

Yesterday I also got a lovely package from my friend Nicky. She had already tackled the feathers because we are in two bees together and here are the latest four!!! I love them!

Nicky's photo - shamelessly nicked from Flickr!


She also sent a cute card, lovely scraps and some MUCH needed sugar (the kids are not having them when mummy really needs that boost!!). Thank you Nicky :)


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25 comments:

  1. Awww, love the Berenstain Bears! I had the new baby one when my little sister was born, more than 30yrs ago, and come to think of it, I think my mom gave it to me when our second was born, and I don't know where it is! Hmmmmmm.

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  2. Emily is going to have such a beautiful quilt. So agress about the positive attitude although I do sometimes have to remind myself!

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  3. love those quotes - have signed up!!!

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  4. Great timing with you universe quotes, glad they picked you up, and look at those fantastic gifts for Lois, wonderful!

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  5. Lovely blocks made and lovely ones received. yay!

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  6. Your blocks are lovely- and don't sweat the small stuff ( only you will notice a couple of mismatched seams!!!) those gloves are fabulous- I would have wanted to wear them to bed too ! Lol!

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  7. I was signed up with tut.com once. I forgot how neat those daily messages were. Thanks for the reminder.

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  8. Beautiful xpluses, even if you are now officially a bit more bonkers than ever!

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  9. The pictures of the bear books brought back happy memories. Your blocks look lovely, I like the colours used too. Just off to take a peek at tut.com.
    Wendy x

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  10. Oh those fabrics are lovely. A cute dress could come from them!

    and great to have the bear books.

    xx

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  11. Love the idea of messages from the universe :oD Great blocks too :o)

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  12. I love your messages from the universe. I'll check it out. Your blocks and packages are lovely too. You must be getting towards a quilt's worth of feathers by now :)

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  13. Never knew tat messages from the universe existed. It looks fun. Nice post full of news. Di x

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  14. Such gorgeous blocks Lucy! Your feather quilt will be amazing.

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  15. I hadn't heard of tut.com before, but just joined. The right words at the right time can sure make a positive difference. Thanks!

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  16. I need some messages from the universe. How cool. Signing up.

    Here is a message from me: you are fabulous and I think you should come visit your fabulous cousin in California--you know, to thank her for the wonderful mail. I will travel to wherever she lives and we will have a lovely time together.

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  17. Love love what the universe as to say to you!

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  18. Well aren't you SPECIAL with those messages although you are a shameless knicker! Haha!

    Great x+ blocks - must get round to those! And what a great welcome for Lois! I LOVE that the kids wanted to wear their gloves to bed!


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  19. Love the universe quotes. I need them at 4 am!

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  20. I love your bee blocks, that yellow fabric with the bunny on it is particularly cute!!! So are those fun sayings. Your feather quilt is going to be awesome!

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  21. Oh she just has to love those blocks as they are so pretty. Hopefully they are not too far from perfect and she can fudge them in easily. You are doing great on all your blocks.

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  22. I had Berenstain Bears books when I was little! Are the ones you received older editions from the 80s? I enjoy the positive comments especially thoughts become things one.

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  23. I really want to like x and + blocks, but I too have had a rough time putting them together. I feel your pain - I've had to cut mine down because they are so uneven, and on top of that it's hard to get the middle cross-bar of the + to line up right since there's nothing really to line it up with! You aren't alone! :)

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  24. The universe sure is nice to you and you get great mail too.

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