Monday, 26 July 2010

Candy winnings and some great news!

I have been doing the happy dance again! I won some candy on Crafty Dragons Blog! Even though I did not win the main candy, I got all the extra bits that was added during the run of the candy. And am I one happy lady! It arrived safely in my post box today all the way from the UK - in only 10 days!! I received a beautiful pyramid note card, some lovely lady stamps, some much needed black and white eyelets, a wire word with split pin fasteners, some flower sequins in the most beautiful colors, a lovely leaflet of peel off stickers and a stack of stamped images. There's some lovely Tilda's in between them too. Sorry there's no photo of it - our camera was left behind at our 'other home'. I will definitely be taking the images with me to sit and color when I have a couple of spare minutes.

Thanks so much again Dragonlady! It is much appreciated.

Okay, now for the great news! As many of my blog friends will know, our smallholding has been on the market for just over two years now. I started giving up hope of it ever been sold. But, the Lord works in great ways and He knows when to let things happen and when not to. In His time, not in ours! For just over a month now we have had somebody whose been seriously interested in buying the place. Things at first did not go the way any of us wanted and then just all of a sudden, things started happening and going right. The sale is finally on track and we will be moving at the end of August! It is a move to a much smaller town (Heilbron in the Freestate) than where we are now, but we will be much closer to our children and grandchildren and also to the rest of my family. So, in two weeks time, a packing frenzy will rear its ugly head in this house. At least we will be closer to Johannesburg and the surrounding bigger towns like Sasolburg and Vereeniging where there is many more craft shops available. There is a smallish craft shop and the town people are all extremely friendly. I will miss my friends I have made over the years here in Vryheid, but new friends have already been made in Heilbron. And we are going to make the best of the situation and enjoy our stay there.

So, today has been a day full of good things for us and we are extremely thankful for it.

Thanks for popping in and that I am able to share our good news with you all. For the next week to 10 days I am back to hardly any internet again, but I will survive :-)

Have a great week!!


  1. Seems like a happy dance is in order today you lucky girl. Winning and selling in one day! Must be a good one. Congrats.

  2. Congrats Amanda. Great news that you will be nearer your family. I always love hearing of people winning candy.

  3. Oh! I'm so pleased for you Amanda. It will be all worthwhile when you get there but a lot of work to organise. I wish I could help!
    Good luck for the future, I'm sure it will all be well.
    Jo x

  4. bly om te hoor julle dinge het tot hier gevorder, sjoe nou is dit pak vir n vale, sterkte daar en hoop alles werk goed uit op Heilbron.sal in kontak bly

  5. Nice to know that you will be close to your family and craft shops as well.

    I hope all is going well with the move...




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