Friday, December 26, 2008

Christmas In Our Hearts....


Another Christmas Day has come and gone, but the joy the day brings may it last in your hearts all year long. It is my hope that you and your family enjoyed the brightest most beautiful Christmas Day ever! Enjoy the rest of your week!

More than a day
or a season
Christmas is an experience
of the heart.

Smiles...

Beverly

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas to you and your families!

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Christmas Is Near!

Behold the child! Christmas is oh so near! What a wonderful time of year for so many, a time set a side to celebrate the birth of my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. He is Wonderful Saviour, Redeemer of all man kind! Oh my friends I tell you, I simply do not know just what in this life I would do without Him! I am so glad He came from Heaven to earth, from earth to the cross, from the cross to the grave, arose and now He is seated on the right hand side of the Father! I like so many that love Him are anticipating His eminent return! If you do not know Jesus, get to know Him. I promise you your life will never be the same my friend.:o)

I want to thank the wonderful ladies who have passed along the most wonderful awards to Tea Time. Know that each and everyone is special to me!:o) Recently sweet Deanna from Timeless Things awarded Tea Time with the "Comfy Pillow Award". This is the sweetest and most colorful award, thank you so much Deanna! Carrie from Oak Rise Cottage honored me with the "Lemonade Award", an award given for attitude and or gratitude. This one will surely make you smile. My friend Tracy over at Pink Purl awarded Tea Time with a wonderful and I must say a beautiful award...I love the pink little butterfly! An award for friendship, cheer, and sharing. Thanks to each of you! Now I must admit, I am not very good about following award rules...please forgive me. But I have the most horrible time trying to choose among all my wonderful friends, like trying to choose a perfect rose among perfect roses! I hope you understand. You all are simply wonderful, each and everyone of you!! To see the awards, simply visit my right hand column and scroll down!:o)

My little niece Shalena should be delivering our candy apples this weekend. I can hardly wait to get them! Now I ordered a dozen and a half for gifts of course, but I don't know how many will make it out of the house!:o) Honey and I have been talking about these apples all week, not a good sign!!:o) I still have a little knitting to complete, but I will make the deadline. You know this time of year is quite busy, but I just love it!!:o) Continue to enjoy your time with family and friends, and I will chat with you in a few days! Merry Christmas!!

Smiles....

Beverly

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

The Spirit of Christmas......

Hello to each and everyone of you! Oh my have things been busy around here! It simply does not seem like there are enough hours in a day! But one thing for sure, if you have been reading my blog for sometime now, you know just how much I love Christmas!:o) It is the Spirit of Christmas, a time when we celebrate the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and a time when we share with others. I so look forward each year to making potpourri, dried apples, handmade cards, ornaments and goodie bags for my nieces and nephews. I have already received calls asking about those bags, it makes me happy that each year my family looks forward to them.:o) My sweet son-in-law loves old fashion ribbon candy and wanted to make sure I did not forget about placing some in his bag!:o) Yes, the big folks get a bag too, and he sure makes it his business to make sure I do not forget about him!:o) That is the spirit of Christmas! I know I have told this story before, but please bear with me.:o) As a little girl, oh how we looked forward to getting our little goodie bags each Christmas. Inside would be an apple, orange, some nuts, candy, and a little loose change. We were so happy, so delighted! I have held the tradition of the goodie bags for many years, but I must say my bags are somewhat fancier than the brown paper ones as children.:o)

As I often tell my family, it is wonderful that many of us are now fortunate enough to own beautiful cars, houses, and all the rest. Though some may be able to purchase whatever their hearts desire, and that is all well and good. But let us not forget... the Spirit of Christmas are found in gifts of the heart wrapped in lots of love...in something as simple as a goodie bag.


More than a day or season,
Christmas is an experience of the heart.
One that prompts us to give
the very best of ourselves
to those around us.

The Spirit of Christmas



Smiles....

Beverly

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Something New!

Hello all! I hope your Thanksgiving was a beautiful one! I must say our family had a wonderful day, but I tell you like the little commercial I saw the other day....I've been in a turkey coma!:o) My Mom loved Easter eggs and would often say "eggs just seem to taste their best at Easter!:o) Is it the dye, the decorations or is it simply because we know it is Easter! Well I must say the same for turkey! One may make turkey throughout the year, but turkey at Thanksgiving is the most delicious! I enjoyed it so much...really a little too much!:o) Thank you for all of the wonderful Thanksgiving wishes, and beautiful emails and e-cards too!

I have been tinkering around with my photos the last few days. As many of you know, my sweet hubby is the photo taker of the house!:o) I just cannot seem to get this photo thing down, but Honey I must say is quite good at it. Well sitting at the computer and looking for new photos not yet shown, I was curious about how to enhance a photo! I have had this photo package for over three years and never had any interest in it, or even knew what it could do! So I started playing around with it! You know I think I have found something I am gonna love!!:o) Now I am even thinking of buying a more advanced package and really have some fun! I want to make post cards, photo cards and whatever else I can think of! I think I have found a new craft toy!! These two photos are my embossed note cards found in my Etsy Shop. The first photo, red and pink roses, now in sepia tones with a little text. The next photo I enhanced just a touch! So if anyone is looking for me, I will be in the Photo Shop LOL!! By the way, I will be putting my Christmas tree up this weekend and photos will follow soon! What an exciting time of the year! A time of celebrating the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, a beautiful time of year indeed. Each of you have a most beautiful week!

Never let anyone steal your smile.
Not only does it make for
a pleasant face.
A simple smile can brighten
the heart of so many.

Smiles....

Beverly

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Happy Thanksgiving

Double checking the menu, making phone calls, running out to the store for those last minute little things you need in the kitchen, to making sure the table cloth is perfect. Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone of you! It's beginning to look a lot like like Thanksgiving around our home! Oh how I just love this time of year, and truly we have so much to be thankful for. You know, no matter what you or I have had to face this year we are still truly blessed. That is indeed the message to my family for this Thanksgiving. Family, friends, sitting down to a beautifully prepared meal, having life, our homes, our health and strength are all a true blessing. Each of you enjoy your day on tomorrow. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours.

That I many proclaim
with the voice of Thanksgiving,
And tell of all Your
wondrous works.

Psalm 26:7 (NKJV)


Smiles....

Beverly

Saturday, November 22, 2008

Have a beautiful one!

Wanted to take a moment to wish each of you a most beautiful weekend!

Smiles...

Beverly

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Who Dwells There!

Hello my friends! I sure hope each and everyone of you are enjoying the start of a beautiful week. Sitting at the table a few days ago busily finishing a wash cloth I was knitting, I began to smile. Oh how I enjoy the beauty of candle light. With a giggle I realized just how much a person can learn about another just by visiting their home. Our homes tell a story about the people who dwell there. My sweet Mother was a lover of angels, and indeed when visiting her you knew it as soon as you walked through her doors! For beautiful angels were everywhere!:o) For Mother, a room was not complete unless an angel dwell there. So I thought I would share a little of me, little bits and pieces you would find about my home that tell a story about the folks who live there! Enjoy!

A teddy bear loving crafting woman dwells there! :o) This was really fun, and I have plenty more teddies and bear stones to share with you! Grandma Beatrice, my beloved mohair bear, was so happy to get her picture taken, but Mrs. Qwiggapple, Jodie Bear, Grandma Beatrice's granddaughter Melanie and the gang were all in an up roar! :o) I promised to take pictures of them soon!:o) You all have a beautiful week!

You have not been hugged
unless you've had a
teddy bear hug!

Smiles....

Beverly

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Anticipating!

Hello all! I hope your week is starting out just beautiful! Mine is going just great, I love it when we fall back and gain an hour! The long evenings are wonderful, and it seems as though the city settles down a lot sooner....that makes it rather nice. Wow the holidays are fastly approaching, my sisters and I are talking over our Thanksgiving menu! This will be our first holiday season without our dear sweet mother, oh how Mother loved Thanksgiving and Christmas. We always assigned the stuffing to her, she made a stuffing that would make you jump up from the table and shout! :o) Born in Oklahoma and from a great line of fabulous cooks Momma could put a smile on your face with her cookin! Mom did not cook by specifics, it was a little of this and a dash of that mixed with a whole lot of love that resulted in oh my goodness! So us girls really do not have any written recipes of Mom's, but we will put our best foot forward and I have to admit, we are some pretty good cooks ourselves! :o) But as we all know, there is nothing like Momma's cooking! :o)

Like many of you I love to read, and this time of year is so perfect for cuddling up with a book. I am not normally a thick novel reader although I have read many, my favorite reading is poetry, short stories, and I also enjoy an empowering memoir! :o) I enjoy a read that causes me pause think and consider my own life, for me that is a powerful read no matter how short. I also enjoy sharing beautiful readings with you all, so I will leave you with this one. Enjoy, and have a lovely week!

Designer Original

Fashioning you, molding you,
designing you, refining you, and perfecting you.
Since the moment before the foundation of the earth,
when He first thought of you!
He gave you your own personality,
your own abilities,
your own set of spiritual gifts,
and your own identity in Christ Jesus
so that you and you alone might
praise the way you praise,
give what you give,
minister like you minister,
and love like you love!

Oh yes! When God thought of you, He had a good idea!

from the "Thou Art Loosed" devotional



Smiles....

Beverly

Monday, November 3, 2008

Celebrating the Little Moments....

Hello to each of you! I sure hope you and your family had a wonderful and fun filled holiday! Just wonder how the teachers are handling all those little ones filled to the brim with sweet treats! :o) Give the kiddies a few days and they will be back to normal....I think! :o) I remember as kids, after our pillowcases were filled to our satisfaction, and yes we used pillowcases or huge grocery bags for our treats! :o) We would rush home, run to our room and dump our goodies on the bed and the trading was on! I think that is one of the wonderful things about children, the ability to so enjoy the simple things. I still remember how a simple pair of tennis shoes would bring a smile to my face, new ribbons for my hair, a wonderful moment! Mom loved red ribbons, and so many times she would make me two ponytails with big red ribbons! I would find myself looking at my reflection with every passing window! Even now, I love to see a little girl's hair adored with big pretty ribbons, especially red ones! Oh to keep that child like spirit is a wonderful thing!

As I was looking through my photos for this post I thought of just how much I enjoyed stitching this little lavender filled bag above and making the little beaded pincushion . It was my beginning stages of stitching and I was so proud of this little bag! I still remember the joy I felt while making it, the fragrance of the lavender while filling it! I am reminded of Martha Stewart who seems to savor each step of whatever she may be doing, I believe that is one of this reasons I like watching her. And she often reminds us to take our time and enjoy what we are doing no matter how small.

If it be a small cup of tea from your favorite tea set, enjoying a beautiful bar of soap, crafting with pretty ribbons, getting lost in the fragrance a rose, a beautiful song, sunset, sunrise, a lovely meadow, a pretty card, candle light, a drive by the beach, a snow capped mountain, a bird's melody, a walk in your garden.....whatever it may be, savor the moment, enjoy it fully and completely. Not hastily but attentively and see what joy wells in your heart!

There is so much beauty around us,
if we will only take the time to
notice.

from the book "Joy for the Journey"

Smiles....

Beverly

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Pumpkin Day!

Artist Josephine Wall's Harvest Celebration

Have a safe and fun filled holiday, and an all around wonderful weekend! I will be giving out treats to all the little neighborhood children who drop in, and eating lots of marshmallow pumpkins....gosh how I love those things!

Smiles...

Beverly

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Catching Up On It All.....

Hello to each of you! I hope you have had and are having a wonderful week! Wow I tell you, I looked up and a whole week had past since my last post! :o) Sometimes you have to stop and ask yourself just where has time gone! I am still trying to play catch up! You take a few weeks off from your normal routine and oh my gosh! :o) But all in all I am doing just great!

Many of you may remember the photo above from last Autumn. I find it hard to believe a full year has past and we are celebrating a brand new Autumn season. I remember clearly last Autumn Honey taking a stroll around to our local nursery, one of his favorite places for photos, and took this beautiful photo! What beautiful pumpkins! I think I am one of those people who spend far too much time in the pumpkin patch looking for that pretty blemish free pumpkin, and these fit the bill just perfectly! :o)

By the way this is my 100th post!! :o) I finally reached that number, and I am so at awe when I read that some of you are celebrating hundreds of post! It is indeed a time for celebration! I feel absolutely wonderful about this, and I am looking ahead to many many more! :o) I wished to have something special ready for this post, but though a little belated there will be something delightful for the occasion!

While on my recent blog break, I received a sweet email from a lovely lady name Laura at Our Scented Cottage. A new blogger and a very nice person. Do get by to meet her, and be prepared to linger a while and share a cup of tea! Laura's place is beautiful and offers some of the most yummiest recipes, her lasted being "Hot Spiced Tea"! So when time permits drop by and say hello! I also received the beautiful Kreativ Blogger award from sweet Carrie at Oakrise Cottage! Thank you so much Carrie! Not only is the award a lovely one, it means a whole bunch to me. To see this award, just visit my sidebar to the right. There are so many talented and gifted ladies out there who are designing such beautiful awards.....thanks to all of you! Well I guess I better get this day started, plenty for me to do! You all have a beautiful day!

And God saw every
thing that He had
made, and, behold
it was very
good.

Genesis 1:31 (KJV)

Smiles....

Beverly

Thanks to so many of you who have visited Betty Jo in her time of great loss. Let us all continue to remember her in our prayers. Thanks so much my friends.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Good Report!

Hello! Oh my how happy I am to be doing this post! I have missed you all a whole bunch! :o) I have so much to say, but I promise not to wear you out with details! :o) First of all, thank all of you so much for your lovely comments, e-cards, emails, cards, and letters. You sure know how to make a girl feel special! :o) From the bottom of my heart I thank each and everyone of you so much!

Well the surgery is behind me, and I must say I am feeling a whole lot better! My cheek is a little swollen and there is quite a bit of soreness, but better for sure! :o) My path report came back just great! Those recent little cyst are benign but are pesky little things that are causing my mandible quite a bit of trouble. During this last surgery my doctor was not pleased with the growth of this bone and the conclusion is it must be removed, something we were all hoping would never come to be. Let me say, I thank God for this team of doctors they are the greatest! I actually look forward to seeing them! :o) The removal of the mandible will be scheduled after the holidays, this gives me the opportunity to enjoy Thanksgiving and Christmas! Bone will be taken from my tibia to help rebuild the mandible, the surgery will take eight to nine hours. I have been assured that cosmetically I will be fine, the jaw will retain its natural shape and look quite natural. I will keep you posted, but in the mean time I will be crafting, enjoying the holidays and having a wonderful time with all of you!! :o)

During my break I did do a little crafting! What do you think of these lovely birds! Taken from a vintage Victorian scrapbook, I had them sent out and reproduced on premium smooth acid free archival card stock. I brought them home and made these images into beautiful tags! I am simply amazed at how vibrant the colors are...just beautiful! The Victorians loved beautiful birds and lovely flowers, and it surely shows here. The tags are large and make beautiful bookmarks! I even made a set for my self! One for my bible, and the other in a very good book I am reading. The tags come in a set of four and are tied with lovely seam binding. I guess you can tell I am really excited about these. Birds themes are truly beautiful during the holidays. Make sure you drop by my Etsy Shop and take a look!

I am excited about setting time aside these next few days and visiting all of you! It will take a few days for I am a little behind, but rest assured I will be by to see you! :o) My next post I will be sharing a very sweet lady who is new to blogland, I also have a 100th post to celebrate! I will be thinking just what I can do to make that a special post. :o) As you know, we are facing some crisis in our country right now, but please do remember God has got it all in control....He really does. There is absolutely nothing that goes unnoticed by Him. I remember my Mom use to say to us kids "God sits high and He looks low, even when a tiny sparrow falls He is well aware of it". He knows our needs, and what is so wonderful God has promised to supply all those needs....how grand is that! Enjoy your week!

Don't Fret Tomorrow

I don't know about tomorrow,
I just live from day to day...
I don't borrow from its sunshine
For its clouds may turn to gray...

I don't worry about the future,
For I know what Jesus said...
And today He walks beside me,
And He knows what lies ahead.

Many things about tomorrow
I don't seem to understand...
But I know who HOLDS tomorrow,
And I know He holds my hand...

Trust and obey...

This poem was found in the pages of my Mother's bible.

Smiles....

Beverly

Thursday, October 2, 2008

I Am Home!

Hello there! Well I am home! The surgery went well but I did spend a little more time at the hospital than planned, but I am home and resting. I am feeling a little worn from anesthesia and a host of meds, but in a few days that feeling should wear off. Thank you my friends for all your prayers and support, you all are absolutely wonderful! I will touch bases with you in the coming days. For now I will be a good patient and rest for a while. God bless you my friends.

Smiles....

Beverly

Monday, September 29, 2008

Thank you so much!


Hello my friends! Oh my how I so missed chatting with you a whole bunch these past few weeks! :o) I must say I had a wonderful break, but it was so hard not to jump on the computer and say hi! :o) But I do have a confession to make....I did do some peeking at your beautiful blogs, you know you just can't help yourself! :o)

I cannot begin to tell you what your support means to me, thank you so much! I have received some of the most beautiful emails reminding me that you are thinking of me and I am in your prayers. Oh my the confidence one feels in knowing that so many are going before the Father on their behalf is an awesome thing! And to know that our Heavenly Father hears us when we pray, that our Lord is indeed concerned about every aspect of our lives. He loves us with a love that is clearly unexplainable. To this day, as long as I have known Him I still do not understand fully just why he loves me so much, I just know that He does! Thanks for everything my friends, thank you so much!

I need to be at the hospital quite early tomorrow morning, I past all my pre op test with flying colors, but my blood pressure was up a bit. Could have been a little anxiety from test and long waiting hours. My last appointment I was at the hospital from 9 a.m. till 4 p.m.! They gave me a real work over! Boy am I glad that is over! :o) I feel good, and am ready to get this all behind me. My surgery will last about 2 hours, and if all goes well I can come home the following morning. Wednesday I will post a rose with "I am home" to let you all know it went wonderful! Again, thanks to all of you! Give me a couple of weeks to rest and I will be back to my old self again! :o) I cannot wait to visit each of you, in the mean time when I can I sure will do some peeking! God bless each and everyone of you! By the way I made the Autumn leaves above using card stock and inks. I hope to make more this season.

I am the Lord, who heals you.

Exodus 15:26 NIV


Smiles....

Beverly

Monday, September 8, 2008

A Little Break.......

Hello Hello! I tell you, it seems like weeks since my last post! :o) I hope everyone is doing well, had a fabulous weekend and ready for a brand new week! My weekend was good, a bit busy! Honey and I did manage on yesterday to visit El Prado Rose Garden. Walking through this lush rose garden is like visiting a rose garden wonderland! The fragrance is absolutely beautiful and the roses magnificent! Such a beautiful garden with wonderful little benches for you to sit and linger a while. The children just love it! Couples adore it, and photographers flock to it. I must admit it is quite romantic being among all those lovely roses! The above rose so remind me of the lovely shades of Autumn, so I am calling it 'Autumn Rose'. For you rose experts out there, is there an Autumn rose? I just fell in love with this beautiful little rose!

I have a little something I want to share with you. About three years ago I under went a surgery for a Benign Aneurysmal Bone Cyst in my left Mandible. This is a very rare tumor, and I mean rare. :o) According to medical research, there are only nine known cases in the United States to have this type of tumor and I just happen to be one of them. The tumor is usually found is younger people and I am the oldest in age thus far! Hmmmm, now how did that happen! :o)

My most recent CAT Scan showed a small tumor arising in that bone once again. Now that is not what I wanted to hear at all. I am scheduled for surgery September 30th with several pre op appointments set for the next coming days. I think this will be a good time to take a little break and get prepared, and maybe eat a few of my favorite foods, because after surgery it is jello and broth for me for a while. :o) Keep me in your prayers, and I promise in a few weeks to check in and let you all know just how I am doing. My Etsy Shop will be open! I have given Honey a crash course in Etsy and he will be taking over for me for a little while. I will be putting a few new pieces in the shop over the next week or so, so make sure you drop by and take a look! :o)

You know, life it so unpredictable but knowing my Lord and Saviour the way I do and just how much He loves me so helps me prepare for what this life has to bring. I love Him so much and it is only He that has granted me the favor to keep on moving forward. Thank you so much my blogging friends, and I will touch bases with you in a couple weeks! :o) Have a beautiful week, and I will chat with you soon!

"For where two or three are gathered
together in My name, I am there
in the midst of them."

Matthew 18:20 (NKJV)


Smiles...

Beverly

Tuesday, September 2, 2008

The Winners Are!!

Hello all! I sure hope each of you had a fabulous holiday weekend! Labor day was the last official day of summer for the kids here in southern California! They are all back in school and Autumn is peeking her little head! :o) Leaving for a drive last night, I saw a few fallen leaves all dressed in Autumn colors! Seasons are a wonderful and true blessing! Can you imagine living as they did in Narnia! When I see all of this beautiful change happening around me, it is something magical about it and not to mention just plain down beautiful! Now for the winners!

Drum roll please! The winners of my little giveaway are Amy of Home Acre and the second place winner is Nan of Letters From a Hill Farm! I Thank each and every one of you for participating, and I am already thinking ahead for my 100th post which is not too far in the future! :o) All of your names were written down, tightly folded and placed in a big bowl. Honey had the honors of pulling both the first and second place winners! Congratulations to both Amy and Nan!

I also have been rewarded with a few brand new awards and will share them with you next post! Have a beautiful rest of the week!

Skipping is just jumping
for joy,
step after step!

Jessi Lane Adams

Smiles...

Beverly

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

It's A Giveaway!

Hello my friends! Hope your week is going just as you planned! My week thus far I must say has been a good one, very productive. :o) Well in celebrating the reopening of my little Etsy Shop I thought I would have a giveaway! But first let me tell you a little of just how this little shop has gone! I originally opened the shop September 2007 and soon after my dear sweet mother became ill and it became so hard to keep up with shop details. Well in July I officially reopened! I sure hope when time permits you all take a look and tell me what you think!

A few weeks ago I received a very sweet email from Jackie Fleckenstein, many of you know her as the very sweet firefly of the beautiful blog 'I Live On A Farm'. She is a wonderful writer, artist, crafter. Her beautiful art work can be found in galleries throughout the country. Upon visiting my Etsy Shop she ask if she could do a segment in her 'A few of my favorite things' section in her newsletter about the shop as well as on her blog! Do drop by and read her kind words on Tea Time and Roses. I tell you my friends, I was completely lost for words. I found that to be a beautiful complement coming from an accomplished artist such as herself. If you have not visited firefly and her lovely blog please do, and I must tell you, you are in for a real treat! :o) I am so honored and delighted that she enjoyed my little Etsy Shop.....thank you so much firefly.

As you all know I just love Autumn, I call it the quiet season and so beautiful with all its colorways. I thought this Autumn maple leaf note card and tag set would be a perfect little giveaway! It is a set of eight blank note cards, each card is simply stamped with a sweet little maple leaf with a hint of Autumn color and along with it comes six little bird tags and six sweet vine tags! I so enjoyed making these! By the way, I will be sending extra cotton twine and some pretty buttons too! The cards measure 4.25 x 5.5 and will come with eight soft ivory colored envelopes!

As I was at work stamping these, I thought how I so wish I could give a set to each and everyone of you. So I decided to have a second place winner! That lovely person will receive a set of six maple leaf note cards! All you have to do is comment on this post! First time visitors are also welcome! I will announce the winners Tuesday September 2, the day after labor day! Thanks so much!

Blessing are like hugs from God to let you know how much He loves you.
Counting blessings is like hugging God back.

Debbie Boone

Smiles...

Beverly

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

An Apple A Day!

Hello to you! I must say I feel refreshed and ready to go! It is amazing what just a few days of relaxing can do for a girl's spirit! :o) No, I am in no way rushing the last weeks of summer, but I found these lovely pieces of fruit that so remind me of Autumn! I just could not resist these lovelies! The green apple above is actually a candle! See its little wick on top! It is a set of four, a granny smith apple, a beautiful orange, a lovely pear, and a red delicious! I think what I loved so much about these were the fact they look so real. I do not think I will be lighting these, they are just for show! While browsing around in one of my favorite craft stores I ran across a little box of Autumn fruit, oh my how pretty they were and the price just right! Our favorite stores waste no time in getting us ready for the soon coming next season! :o)

You have to admit, even in the mist of Summer these beautiful Autumn colors are simply irresistible and oh so beautiful! The pretty solid pear in the upper right hand corner is actually a candle! I guess you can tell I am pretty excited about my little finds!! :o)

A few post ago I mentioned a little Etsy news I wanted to share with all of you! Well look forward to my next post for it, and a sweet little giveaway! I love giveaways, and I have a little something special in mind I think all of you will enjoy! You know as you have heard me say so many times before....happiness is not always in those big things, but many times it is the small things that bring us so much joy! I can truly say I found great joy in the beauty of these little pieces of fruit....I surely did! What small little treasure did you find recently that made you smile? Wishing each of you a fabulous week!

You shall go out with joy
and be led out with peace;
the mountains and the hills
shall break forth into singing before you,
and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.

Isaiah 55:12


Smiles...

Beverly

Friday, August 15, 2008

Living in the Light of Lovely....

Artist Josephine Wall


The artwork of Josephine Wall is simply amazing! I am so at awe with the talent of this beautiful artist. If you are not familiar with her work, please visit her web site here and plan to stay awhile! :o)

Well another weekend is upon us, and I plan to take a few days off! Well actually I started on yesterday! It is break time for Honey and me! A few days away to relax! We have our camera packed and ready to go! The next three days will be fun ones! I have so wanted to take some nature photos before summer's end, so that will indeed be one of my goals during this time. So I hope to share some wonderful new photos with you in the coming weeks! Maybe I will even be lucky enough to have a sweet little butterfly land in my hair. :o) Here is another poem taken from the book Lightpost for Living by artist Thomas Kinkade, I hope you enjoy it.

Living in light of the lovely

Happily may I walk.
May it be beautiful before me.
May it be beautiful behind me.
May it beautiful below me.
May it beautiful above me.
May it be beautiful all around me.
In beauty it is finished.

Lightposts for living
author Thomas Kinkade

Wishing each of you a most fabulous weekend......

Smiles....

Beverly

Monday, August 11, 2008

Hello......

Hello to each you, hoping your weekend was a wonderful one! Isn't summer wonderful! Such a special and fun filled time of year! I hope yours has been delightful, and you have plans for enjoying it till summer finally closes its doors!

I am so happy so many of you enjoyed the corners of my little studio! I spend lots of time in this little room, and I must say most of it is happy times! :o) I have been working pretty hard to fill the shop and it seems to be coming along quite nicely. I have a little surprise to share with you all regarding the Etsy Shop, so hold tight and in a couple weeks I will share it with you! At that time, I will also be having a sweet little giveaway so stay tuned! :o)

I was awarded the "Wylde Women Award" by Karen from eye-dyllic! This award is given for women who brighten your day, teach you new things, live their lives fully with generosity and joy! And what a beautiful award it is indeed! Tammy Vitale is the designer and talented artist responsible for this lovely piece! She designed it as a whimsical celebration of sisterhood and expression! I can pass this one on from one to one hundred! Well that is wonderful, because truly the "Wylde Women" in my blogging life are to numerous to count! Each of you have indeed taught, encouraged, shown generosity, brighten my day and brought me much joy! I am indeed honored to pass this award along to each of you. It would do my heart much good to see this lovely award on your blog when I visit, you all are so deserving. So congratulations to all you "Wylde Women!" And thank you so much Karen your thoughtfulness means so very much to me.

Artist Tammy Vitale

Plenty to do this week, and I will also be doing lots of visiting and that is always wonderful! I enjoy seeing what you all are up to! Well better get to work, and remember what I said about the upcoming little surprise and giveaway in a few weeks! Oh yes, do not forget to post your award to your blog, and give a little shout out for its wonderful artist Tammy Vitale by linking back to her lovely blog. Tammy would love to see just where this lovely award has landed! Have a beautiful week each and everyone of you!

Happy are the people
whose God is LORD!

Psalm 144:5

Smiles....

Beverly

Monday, August 4, 2008

A Little Studio Peek!

I must say, I just don't know where the weekend went! I remember Friday, the rest was a blur! But happy brand new week to all of you! I did have a full weekend, and wanted so much to take a little relaxing drive up the coast but it never happen! My studio and chores kept me inside all weekend! I did manage a run to our neighborhood Michaels for some ribbon I needed! But all in all it was a nice weekend, and I must admit I did get quite a lot accomplished! :o)

It has been a long while since I have shown my crafty studio room, so I thought I would share a few corner photos Honey took not many weeks back. I so enjoy seeing where all the crafty fun happens for all of you, and many of you have inspired me to try new supplies and more! So here are a few pics of where I have loads of crafty fun! By the way the above basket is where I keep all my knitting needles and the round boxes with bows are filled with thread and other little notions!

A few of my knitting books! Oh my, I love knitting books and these were stacked here as I was looking for a particular pattern! :o)

I know mailing supplies are not at all exciting, but here are mines and I just would be lost without them! My least favorite tool, but I think one of the most important! :o) So that is a few corners, when I take more I will be sure and share them with you. Well I guess I will get to work! I wish each and everyone of you a most fabulous week!

Smiles...

Beverly