The threads of life..
Isn't it fascinating to watch them come together in the weaving of our stories.
Warp & weft, under & over, dark & light, thick & thin..
I am so grateful to my American friends as they continue to share their own Thanksgiving stories & celebrations with us all.
I have now picked up that particular thread too & I am stitching it into my life....I love the colour of Thanksgiving!
It's an easy thing to do, this catching up the thread, as my darling & I met at just this time, 34 years ago.
How lovely for us to find "Wedding Day" voluptuously sprawled along the front porch of Aroha Mountain Lodge last week.
Mary (left) is my mother who had got lost but is now found, Shirley is my step-mother's sister & a strong thread of steadiest kindness & goodness.
We all gathered for lunch on Wednesday...an excellent plan, as it happens.
In passing, I caught a glimpse of colour..
Zinnias. I found a wonderful card to share with you.
The day after Hamilton we went to Paeroa, about half an hour away & fun to visit as there are plenty of vintage shops to fossick in.
You'd almost think that we'd been away for weeks when really it was only 5 days!
We were so comfy & relaxed we decided to stay just one more night & on the Friday made a little road trip to visit..Isabella
As it turned out, poor Julie didn't get much notice of our imminent arrival & was busy mowing lawns before the weather closed in. So sweet of her to make us a cup of tea & let us have a lovely browse in her wonderful Threadbear Cottage. We even discovered that our sons had been born a week apart in the same maternity hospital in Hawera. We certainly did run out of time Julie but it was SO lovely to meet you...in person!
Rob fell in love with this hottie & it's cover!
Julie's mum did the knitting & Julie added the embellishments. There is a lovely crocheted butterfly on the other side.
When we returned to the lodge Greg had left us a bottle of bubbly..isn't that the most sparkingly kind of hospitality!!
and the threads that you have woven in friendship through my life.