goodness (n. & int.) n. 1. virtue; excellence, esp. moral. 2. kindness, generosity (had the goodness to wait). 3. what is good or beneficial in a thing (vegetables with all the goodness boiled out). int. (as a substitution for ‘God’) expressing surprise, anger, etc. (goodness me!; goodness knows; for goodness’ sake!). [OE godnes (as GOOD, -NESS)] (excerpted from the Oxford English Dictionary)
Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens; Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens; Brown paper packages tied up with strings; These are a few of my favorite things. – Oscar Hammerstein II & Richard Rodgers, My Favorite Things from The Sound of Music
the stitch crossing rows (6 & 12) of indian cross stitch can be a bit sticky. we’re showing you in pictures in case our written instructions don’t make any sense!