Tuesday, July 10, 2012

From Across The Pond - Thanks, Charlette!

Yes, indeed! A BIG thank you to Charlette, whose name I saw on the package that showed up in my mailbox yesterday.  I was so busy getting things set up at Mum’s retirement home that I could not open it till very late last night.  When I finally pulled it from my bag at the end of the day, it added much pleasure to another very difficult day. Your gesture touched my heart, Charlette!  

You can see that a certain someone is also most appreciative of the kind gesture...  : )

Another nice thing happened to me yesterday.  I WON the draw over at Pamela’s blog, here at Needle Tatting and Other Nonsense. I jumped at the chance to win one of this designer’s fabulous tatted pieces.

Pamela’s blog was one of the first tatting blogs I found back when I didn’t know the difference between a shuttle and a needle, let alone anything about something called a split ring or an HDT! I fell in love with her designs as I found them simple enchanting.  Go have a look if you do not know what I mean. She is the best!

Then, get this!  I hardly ever buy a lottery ticket, but a stranger advised me to buy one for the largest draw in Canadian Lottery history last week worth a staggering $50,000,000. I thought the words might just be a sign...

Well. I suppose they were, for when I went to check the numbers at the kiosk (I had already looked online and knew I had missed the big one, where I had a one in twenty million chance of walking away with the biggie) and the machine told me I had won something.  I was so excited!  Oh yah.  I won a free ticket.

Hmmm.  $50,000,000  ------------------- a free ticket.       Hmmmmmm.

The Universe sure works in strange and often wryly ironic ways! 

I’ll gratefully take what I get and give many, many thanks!  : ))


  1. :-) ah well, a win is a win! Perhaps your free ticket might win the big prize?

  2. Hi Fox

    You had a good day, winning a fre ticket at least gives you another chance of winning something.......... another free ticket

    What a lovely surprise and sir seems to like it as well, I am sure you will make something beautifull with it.
    You seem to be on a roll at the moment hope it keeps going. Sorting out mothers into retirement/ nursing homes is one of the most stressful things I found that early this year. Hope she likes her new place


  3. Congrats on both your wins, Fox, and that lovely package in the mail. You deserve a little pick-me-up after the last little while.
    A nice little giveaway, too!

  4. congrats on your lucky day.
    you needed a good thing or 2 after being so busy.