Wednesday, June 22, 2011

A little kindness

Country living
A day is more beautiful when kindness and laughter touches it.

I can't remember where I got this from, ... it may have been Mary Ruffle

Have you ever been planning to do something and find your plans change?
I started some sewing, I was making a black and white tweed winter suit, when my bobbin winder broke on my sewing machine. This was very frustrating as I now have to wait until it comes back from the repair shop.

Hope that you are having a wonderful week


  1. Hi Carolyn, sorry about your sewing project coming to a standstill. I know how frustrating that can be. I have 2 sewing machines here in my cupboard.
    Wish we lived closer, then you could borrow one of mine and have some kindness in your day!

    Hope much kindness and laughter comes your way this week. You deserve it for all those lovely posts you write for us.

  2. Ciao cara! non dire quasi sempre!

    I "piani" nascono per poter essere..."ribaltati e cambiati"!! ;o)

    Baci di cuore mia dolcissiam fata! ;o)

    HUGS a loT!...your friend...NI

  3. Lovely post :)

    ciao ciao from Rome

  4. Love this saying. Not good news about the bobbin breaking.

    Amicalement from a rainy SW France :-)

    Leeann x

  5. Such nice picture's!
    Groetjes, Renny

  6. Oh dearest friend, I felt that way yesterday.I set out to WRITE. I sat there all day long to no avail. Like you, I had to put MYSELF in the shop and just READ and fill up. It will come, but for now, I am forcing to much...maybe like those days when I sewed and tried to force the needle into the fabric and just broke the needle! We all need time to recharge.....sending you wishes for a successful day, Anita

  7. Ah, yes, laughter is the best medicine!!

    Oh, YES, this happens quite a bit with me. So frustrating when you have a project that you want to work on and something derails it. I hope it doesn't take too long to get repaired!

    It's been in the 100s this week, difficult time concentrating on work :)


  8. Hi Carolyn, sorry to hear that your plans went awry. Hope they don't take too long to get it back in working order. Hope you have a great rest of the week. Tammy

  9. Carolyn, oh yes I have experiensed that often :) so irritating, and frustrating...hope it will soon be fixed fro you, dear.
    I love the colors of your pansyes-have them here, too ..

  10. Dear Carolyn,

    Luckily things like this don't happen too often! I hope your sewing machine will be repaired soon.

    Lieve groet,

    Madelief x

  11. Adoro la prima frase, tutti dovrebbero avere risate e dolcezza nelle loro giornate, così anche se i piani cambiano si riuscirebbe a coglierne la parte migliore più facilmente!^^
    Un bacio!

  12. Hello Carolyn.
    Life throws me curve balls all the time and I don't always handle it very well. Human and all.

    I will try to email you again to get your bacon wrapped meatloaf recipe. I was on my husband's computer and it is tricky sending emails out. Will try again. I'd like your recipe. Please.

    May your beautiful winter suit come to completion soon. I know it will be lovely when completed!

  13. Sorry to hear, Carolyn! I know how frustrating that can be especially once you've set your mind to do something.

    Hope your week has turned around! xoxo

  14. Wishing you all a great weekend!

    XOXO Lola & Nora:)

  15. Oh kind friend, how wonderful to see your comment as I am on a little break in between MOVIES tonight! I THOUGHT OF YOU as I was watching FINDING NEVERLAND with Johnny Depp; in one of the scenes, one of the characters was holding the most darling vintage teddy bear and I thought of your work...I will need to shop soon on your site and consider a bear. Thank you for your kind words....I am constantly spinning ideas in my head, but oh, WHERE DO I BEGIN?

    Much love to you on this rainy night in off to see another inspiring movie! Anita

  16. Dearest Carolyn,

    Oh, I have that all the time... Depending on what you run into during the day you start mending something or eather cleaning up something and 'gone' is your time and day. But that is life and in a way it keeps it interesting for not knowing exactly how each day winds down...

    Lots of love,


  17. Hello Carolyn
    Thank you for your kind comment.
    Hope you will have a wonderful week !
    Zonnige donderdag .

  18. Oh Carolyn, that does upset the apple cart.. Hope your sewing machine is reparied soon
    Thank you for you visit. I have always wondered how you spin wool.. I will use this beautiful wool for needle felting and fur for my little mice.

  19. What a shame! I can imagine that you have been frustrated, dear Carolyn. Hopefully you'll get your sewing machine back very soon, so that you can go on with your project.
    Hugs to you,

  20. What a wonderful spell.
    The violets in the yard are so beautiful.
    Pity you sewing machine is broken, hopefully it will be made ​​quickly so you can continue.
    Have a wonderful day dear Carolyn.
    Warm wishes, Mea

  21. Lovely quote, darling!
    Sorry about your sewing machine :(


  22. Awww, i hate it when patience is being tested this way. But then, i'm open to plans changing most of the time. Being angry costs too much energy. I bet you'll find another project in the meantime ;) Have a sweet day!

  23. I'm sorry it broke and hope it get fixed soon! But how wonderful these images are and I love your blog layout :) :)

    Kristin xo's

  24. That definitely happens to me a lot - in fact, it happened today! I just got on the bus heading to work, and they called me saying I didn't need to go in today; but I am glad for the day off :)

  25. Hi Carolyn, this is a lovely post to start my evening to. Lately I find myself planning things but ending my days having nothing fixed from the things I planned... I hope it will be just a period. I so crave Summer break, no more looking at the clock for a couple of weeks and doing the things we love to do!
    Have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend, sweet friend o xx o xx o

  26. Sorry your sewing machine did not show you a little kindness. But those flowers look like they could. I hope you show us your suit when finished.

  27. My dear friend,

    I know, it can be very frustrating.
    But above photo is really beautiful and your text!!:)

    My friend, thank you for visit on my new blog and being my reader there too;)
    And thank you for your allways so kind words to me♥

    I wish you very relaxing weekend and hope that you can soon continue your sewing project!:)

    With love, Marge

  28. Sending you some love for the weekend my sweet friend. Make it a good one....Oh and I love Mary Ruffle! xoxoxo

  29. Sorry to hear about the sewing machine., I know how frustrating that can be, Hoping your weekend is a nice one. Thinking of you and sending ♥

  30. So sorry about the sewing machine. That is frustrating!
    Hope kindness and joy find you as you have imparted so much to others.

  31. Lovely pictures...
    Greetings from France,


  32. Carolyn, I sympathize with you on the sewing project. For me, I need to sew when I am in the mood. It is so very frustrating when something goes awry with the machine. Hopefully, the shop will fix it very soon and you can get back to sewing.

    Sending you lots of love, kindness and laughter.


  33. Hi Carolyn,
    I would lend you my machine to finish your suit. It sounds like it will be gorgeous. I know how frustrating it is when doing a project and you have to stop due to a breakdown etc. I received a bobbin winder from my hubby for Christmas a few years back and just love it. I can fill a bobbin separate from the machine and it saves so much time.
    Anyway, I hope you get it back from the repair shop quickly and can get back to your designing.

    Thank you always for stopping by and your kind comments. I am always happy to see you.
    have a great week.
    XOXO Celestina Marie

  34. Hi Carolyn~ I enjoyed catching up on your lovely posts. I hope you are doing well. I truly loved the baby elephant video! So sweet. Thanks for all the kindness you have shown me. Love to you and your family. ~Mandy

  35. I hope your machine get's fixed soon. I can't wait to see your suit! I wish I could sew clothes.
    xx, shell


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