Monday, May 18, 2009

Laces And Tea!

Hello! I hope each of you had a most beautiful weekend! Mine was wonderful, but oh so busy. Not a long post today, but do hope to post again before week's end.:o) I spent a little of my weekend on Etsy, both in my shop and browsing other shops too! They have some amazing artist and crafters on Etsy. As to my shop, I went in to do a little shop cleaning and arranging to prepare for summer and did decide to relist a few pieces I have in stock. I will not be adding a link on my blog to the shop till summer. But in the mean time for those who would like to visit the shop it is

I will be doing a little tea dying today! This will be my first attempt and keeping my fingers crossed that all goes well.:o) I have some lovely cotton laces and doilies and will attempt to give them an aged look. I also have tons of shipping tags that I will be turning into primitive looking tags! This is done with a coffee solution and baking. I cannot wait to see how it all comes out. Once the laces and doilies are all dyed and dried I plan to wrap them with ribbon and place them in the shop this summer! :o) By the way the photo above is taken from one of my favorite lace books. The book is filled with beautiful laces and how to care for them. If you have any tips on tea dying or primitive tags pass it along!:o) Well my friends, wishing you a beautiful week filled with peace and joy and of course lots of smiles....

God loves you.
He looks at you with your list of things that disqualify you,
tears up your list, and places a kiss on both cheeks.
Turn your eyes upon Jesus. Receive the love He freely offers.
See yourself as God's beloved.

Sheila Walsh




Becky K. said...

What a wonderful post!

I love Sheila Walsh. It is so neat to read this quote of hers.

LisaShaw said...

I just visited your Etsy and I was incredibly impressed by all the beautiful detail in each note card and tags. I definitely will be back to see what more goodies you will add in the summer.

I was also viewing your side bar and the image of the lady with the black hair or is that a hat? is absolutely beautiful!

Bless you dear one.

Shell said...

I can't wait to see your primitive tags. I love doing collages with my tags, so love to learn a new way to do my tags.

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous is all that you share.
I love your verses and photographs.
Love you

Doug and Terrye said...

I relish your posts with much joy. You bring a sweet little spot of beauty into my day!

Terrye in FL

YayaOrchid said...

Beauty. That is the word I think of when I think of you and your blog. I am always inspired by the beauty in your blog. I can hardly wait to see your upcoming projects, and of special interest to me would be the lace and doilies! Have a great week!!

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Margaret Cloud said...

You do have some very pretty items, I don't know what tea dying is. I also like things made with lace or trimed in lace. Thank you for coming by and leaving such a nice comment, have a nice week.

♥Mimi♥ said...

Thank you so much for visiting my "dog blog". I've got one for food, one for me, one for the dogs and even one for my cats! You'd think I had nothing else to do with my life...but I really do!☺

I absolutely adore the peace and tranquility of your blog. Each time I visit I take away with me something to thing about that makes my day special.

Tea said...

I can't wait to see how your doilies and ribbon look after the tea bath!
I dyed some pink curtains with tea in my washing machine (so lazy of me) a long, long time ago, and they turned out pretty well. The good thing about using tea as a dye is that it comes with it's own mordant..nature is the best, as usual. :)
Hope your holiday weekend is wonderful!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I cannot wait to see the finish products...Hugs...m..

Judy Hartman said...

Hi Beverly,
Looking forward to seeing the results of your tea dying!
So very nice to see you posting again! Now that I have spoken to you on the phone, I hear your voice in every post of yours I read!
I'll be going over to see your Etsy shop later. I know that everything I see will be lovely!

Terry said...

This is my first visit .
Not to be my last.
Am I blessed to have wondered over here !
Sheila Walsh fan from way back.
You have a fantastic blog, an amazing talent.Your gift for creating is truly wonderful.
Love your Etsy .
God bless you and thank you for sharing .
Have a Happy Memorial Weekend.

Deanna said...

Hi my sweet Beverly!
I can't wait to see you lace and doilies when you get them finished.

Hope you are doing well!

Deanna :D

JD said...

What a beautiful blog, I have enjoyed looking at your beautiful things. I have bookmarked your site to come back again. My very favorite thing to do is make greeting cards...Yours are just beautiful. I have brass stencils but I have not used them much...You have inspired me to get them out of the drawer. Have a lovely day.

frommylefthand said...

Your blog is so lovely. I visited your Etsy shop. The note cards are breathtaking!

I'm sorry to say, in response to your comment on my blog: (which I've still not updated but hope to soon) one of the ducks must've gotten killed. The black and white male is missing. It breaks my heart because the female is simply lost without him. She just wonders around, squaking once in a while. I'm trying to find her another mate now. I've read ducks shouldn't be "single" ... they're very social.

Thank you for your lovely comments.

May God bless you beyond your dreams.

Lesley Ann

Wild Rose said...

Hi Beverly,

Your Etsy shop looks wonderful and your cards are beautiful.

Have a beautiful weekend.

Marie x

Carolyn said...

DEAR Beverly! It's so great to see that you are improving daily, and that you are looking through your rear-view mirror at your surgery and a the most difficult part of your recovery process. I scrolled through your posts, all the way back to the beginning of the year, and am so glad to have gotten a bit "caught up" on your life, wonderful perspectives in midst of major challenges, and beautiful blog.

I have sooooooooooo appreciated your visits to my blog, while it has been in "limbosis"! Am still here, and you are the first fellow blogger I am revisiting in agggges. So glad I came, as usual! Loved the Sheila Walsh quote, too.

Mega Hugs, and have a wonderful day! Carolyn :-)

Renna said...

I had my first venture into tea dying as a young woman fixing up my home. My mom and I found a lace outlet in Arkansas that had gorgeous lace for a fraction of the cost of local fabric stores. It was a bit of a drive from where we live in northeast Texas, but the discount prices and beautiful drive made it worth it.

My mom brewed up a big pitcher of tea and poured it into the bathtub. Next, we dropped the lace into the tub and swished it around until it was the creamy color I was desiring. It was a lot of fun, and I've done tons more tea dying since that time, but on a much smaller scale. From that lovely tea dyed lace, my mom sewed full length curtains from my bedroom and living room windows. They were gorgeous, and my mom and I had a lot of fun together.

Duchess of Tea said...

Gorgeous simply gorgeous, I am off to visit your store
Duchess xx