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One Month On -22nd January 2018

January 22, 2018

One Month On – 22 January 2018 Today it is one month since we first opened the doors of our shop. What a huge learning curve it has been! There have been so many new systems to learn, and new ways of doing things. Our first customer challenged us with having to do multiple sales […]

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Counting Down the Days

December 7, 2017

As the TV Series ‘800 words’ finished their third series last week, I realized that George, one of the main characters in the programme, keeps his blogs to 800 words. My challenge today and in future blogs is to try and keep it short. I think I might soon get too busy to spend lots […]

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A Deconstruction Parable

November 27, 2017

I’m not one who usually finds stress to be an issue. I would consider myself to be quite laid back in how I approach life in general – usually when the going gets a bit tough I tend to ‘go to ground’ and stay off the radar for a few days, and then I put […]

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The Countdown Begins

November 12, 2017

Things have been so full on the past two weeks; I have found myself saying every day ‘I need to write a blog’ but there simply hasn’t been an opportune time to gather my thoughts enough to sit and write anything! It feels like we are in the fast lane and everything around us seems […]

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A Shop Called ‘The Eye Of A Needle’

October 25, 2017

Well what a month October has turned out to be! We thought we would move to Taupo and just take a few weeks for the boy to recover from heart surgery, do a bit of exploring and ease our way in to our new life in Taupo. Someone bigger than us has had very different ideas. […]

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A New Season

October 12, 2017

What a week it has been! You know that feeling when you get through a major time in your life and at the end of it you can pat yourself on the back and say ‘We did it’! Well that’s me today. I am amazed at how, when we ask for help, it will always […]

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Kingdom Business

Girls can do Anything!

October 1, 2017

I have 4 days until moving day. I have had to face a couple of curve balls in the past week which have been rather challenging. I am encouraged greatly by how, when we really set our hearts and minds to overcome no matter what the obstacles, God will get us through. He didn’t say […]

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Moving Has Begun

September 25, 2017

I love this time of the year. Spring has sprung! The mornings are getting lighter, and daylight saving has started. When I jumped out of bed this morning and pulled back the curtains I looked at the most glorious view down the valley and I was reminded that it’s exactly a year ago today since […]

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The Doors Have Opened!

September 13, 2017

One thing I know for sure is that when God opens the door, the possibilities are endless. For several years now I have been sitting on the dream and an opportunity to open my own shop. I have dreamed about stocking fabrics and sewing accessories and about teaching women to sew, and encouraging them to […]

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Garden

The Portable Garden

September 4, 2017

Even though I can’t tell you where we will be moving to just yet, I can tell you that we are starting to get a little bit prepared to move. It feels as though things are speeding up and so we are needing to be quite strategic about the things we do on any particular […]

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Furniture Makeovers

More Props for the Shop

August 26, 2017

I have a love and fascination for old furniture, especially old furniture that has the potential to look like new furniture once it has had a touch of Tender Loving Care. A couple of years ago I had a real stint on painting some of the wooden pieces of furniture I owned simply to give […]

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Travel

I get knocked down…but I get up again

August 18, 2017

Life has been a little unsettled since we got home from China. I guess we thought we would come home and everything would be clear regarding our future direction. We found some amazing products that we would like to import into New Zealand, and we had the trip of a life time. It’s a funny […]

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