Friday, December 31, 2010

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year to you my friends!  In just a few hours time will have brought in a brand new year.   It seems each eve of a new year my heart fills to the brim with gratitude and thanksgiving.  A new year a new opportunity.  A new opportunity to.........

love more, care more, share more, smile more, give more,
laugh more, pray more,
understand more, live more, enjoy more, dream more,

more time with family, more time with friends, more time creating,
more time being a friend,
more time showing the way, more time for gratitude,
more time for thanksgiving, 
more time for one another, more time for change. 

Certainly a brand new year is an awesome opportunity and Blessing for each of us.  Happy New Year to you and your family.  Wishing you nothing but the very best in 2011!

Smiles♥

Beverly

Friday, December 24, 2010

night before christmas......


The night before Christmas...all is calm and all is bright.  Honey and I are finally settling down.  I have been enjoying some wonderful old fashion hard candy, yummy.  Honey is having a ball with his camera.  I think he just went out doors to snap the neighbors lights.:o)  We both are kids at heart when it comes to Christmas!  I am also finishing up an earring and necklace set for my sister.  The only thing left to do is to fill my little goodie bags which I will finish early morning.  Don't you just love Christmas, a beautiful time of the year.  Merry Christmas dear friends!!

Smiles♥

Beverly

Thursday, December 23, 2010

Merry Christmas.......


Merry Christmas to each and everyone of you!  May your Christmas be filled with joy as we share with family and friends in remembering the birth of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the greatest gift.

My heart is filled with gratitude and love for the many blessings our Lord has so bestowed upon my life.   Blessings to you dear friends.  Enjoy a beautiful Christmas Day.

Smiles♥

Beverly

Monday, December 20, 2010

anticipating......


Hello all!  Only six days till Christmas!  I hope each of you enjoyed a lovely weekend and ready for a wonderful week.  Lots of raindrops the weekend and more on today.  Tonight Honey and I plan to go out and enjoy Christmas lights.   Oh my goodness how I love Christmas lights!  Continue to enjoy the season my friends.

Smiles♥

Beverly

Monday, December 13, 2010

the faithful one......


Hello all!  Hope each of you enjoyed a most lovely weekend.  Just a few days till Christmas.:o)   For me, the busy is starting to slow just a bit.  Honey and I took a little break yesterday in the way of a long drive along the coast.  Oh my goodness what a lovely drive it was.  It was a pretty warm day yesterday, but once the sun tucked behind the horizon the evening breezes were amazing.

A few days ago I received the most beautiful Christmas card from a dear cousin, and what a lovely card it is.  The words so captured my heart and wanted to share them with you.   Happy week to you dear friends.

Jesus The Faithful One

The confidence we have...
The trust we hold...
The hope we carry...
Rest in His Faithfulness.

Every promise He has made
He purposes to fulfill.
He has the Authority to 
Accomplish all He has spoken.

His power is limitless...
His character changeless...
His love Endless!

Smiles♥

Beverly

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

really.....


Hello all!  Is it really only days till Christmas.:o)   I've been twisting, wrapping, tying bows, cutting and folding...a busy week in my little studio for sure.   I also made the prettiest handmade gift tags using lovely vintage Christmas images.   They were quite easy to make.  I simply copied the images onto card stock.  Once copied I cut the images out, punched a hole at the top and added ribbon.  Oh my goodness what a difference these tags make to your gifts, the perfect touch.   If you want to be extra fancy you can even add glitter to your tags.   Vintage Holiday Crafts offers some of the most beautiful free clip art for the holidays.  Give them a visit, I just know you will be delighted.  Even if you don't make your own gift tags, adding a little glitter to store bought tags dresses them up just beautifully!:o)

I am keeping my fingers crossed that I can get in a few handmade Christmas cards this year.   For me, it is something wonderful about giving handmade at Christmas.  You don't have to be a crafty queen,  a handmade gift is a heart gift no matter how small.  Wishing each and everyone of you a most beautiful week.

Smiles♥

Beverly

Thursday, December 2, 2010

just a little.....


Beautiful but busy, those are the holidays for sure.:o)   In the mist of the busy,  I thought I would settling down for just a moment with a good book.  Leaves of Gold a lovely choice and gives me a chance to use the sweet little brass bookmarks I have been creating by the dozens.:o)

Mornings have been cool, the evenings even cooler.  A special time of the year for sure.  Think I will make this day a resting day...a warm throw, Leaves of Gold, my knitting needles and maybe even a movie.  The holidays can be so busy, but don't forget to carve out a little respite for you too.:o)  Take care.

Smiles♥

Beverly

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

good to be a girl......


As I sat in my little studio so enjoying the little things I have collected over the years, I could not help but smile.  Most are used to make my crafting a whole lot easier, others simply because I could not resist their sweetness.  A paper punch with the prettiest pink handles you have ever seen.  Tiny colorful brads that mimic the colors of jelly beans.  Roses, pretty hats, lace, ribbons, pearls...what makes us girls drawn to these things...nature or nurture, I am really not sure.  But I will tell you this, it's good to be a girl!  Wishing each and everyone of you a beautiful week.

Smiles♥

Beverly

Monday, November 8, 2010

simple......


November is the month when so many of us stop to give thanks for the abundance of blessings in our lives.  It is also a time when I begin to think of sweet little handmade gifts to share with family and friends.   One of these little gifts are lavender filled cotton muslin bags.  These little bags are so easy to make and share and we all know just how wonderful lavender is!:o)  All you need to do is pour and tie, that's it!  The fragrance of these lavender buds from Provence are amazing and can be purchased here.  My supply is nearly a year old and the fragrance is beautiful as ever.




 I love these little all natural mill cloth muslin bags.  Do any of you remember the "gold nugget" bubble gum that came in these little bags we would enjoy as children.   Well these are the same little bags, yep the same ones.  They even came with the yellow/gold little string.  The bags can be found here.

Simply remove the cords, fill the bags, tie a sweet little bow using some jute or ribbon, add a  little button and you are done.  Simple, sweet and wonderful to share.  I plan to make quite a few of these for the holidays in lavender and with a spiced apple potpourri, just perfect for the holiday season.:o)

It really is the little things that sometime bring the most joy.  Take care and chat with you soon.

Smiles♥

Beverly

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

a lovely visit.......


Autumn is surely paying us a lovely visit.  The leaves are falling so beautiful and golden.  The breezes are crisp and cool.  The mornings are comfortable and quiet.  Autumn is certainly something special, don't you think.  Honey took this photo of our neighbor's steps before she cleared them away. Her yard is grand and beautiful with the loveliest flowers and trees with her weeping willow tree being my favorite. 

House in the leaves.:o)  This is one beautiful home.  Our neighborhood is full of history and beautiful old homes.  Our local nursery is celebrating its 100th birthday!  It seems that the autumn leaves give these old homes a fairy tale feel. 

Salon Bella as well as the other shops are all dressed up for Halloween.  When possible I must take a photo of all the shops in this block, they are amazing!

Love this little bench.  It sits right out front of Salon Bella.  I keep promising myself a lovely bench just like this one.:o)   The little orange lights in the trees are certainly a sweet touch.  Continue to enjoy a lovely autumn my friends. 

Smile♥

Beverly

Saturday, October 16, 2010

roses, roses......


I am in the middle of filling my newest little Etsy shop sweetly called "Syrenity Rose".  I gave it a long hard thought and I am so happy I decided to go forward with it!  I hope to have it filled to the brim with beautiful flower jewelry quite soon.  If you love beautiful roses like I do, I think you will certainly enjoy Syrenity Rose.  Drop by and take a peek and tell me what you think.  By the way, you can click the collage above to make it larger.  Chat with you soon:o)

Smiles♥

Beverly

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

sweet little discoveries.....


Hello all!  Hope each of you are enjoying a lovely week.  For me, it is moving alone quite nicely I must say.  I spent the early part of the morning enjoying a sweet conversation with my daughter.  What a joy she is, so kind, full of wisdom and inspiration.  It seems as though it was just yesterday that I was braiding her hair; finishing just perfectly with those big ribbons I love to see her wear.  Now she is all grown up with a family of her own.  I see a lot of me in her, I also see a lot of her in me.  Love you dear daughter.


Have you ever spent a few hours simply browsing the web looking for something new and wonderful.  I found it to be a nice little break in the middle of the day and made some wonderful discoveries and certainly wanted to share them with you. :o)  I was simply in awe when I found this lovely website.  Elizabeth Patch, a lovely artist, teacher, motivator, author and more.  Her blog is indeed a very special place.  Through art and words she inspire women to love themselves beyond what they simply see on the outside. My visit with Elizabeth was a wonderful one for sure.  Though her art beautifully displays woman of size, it is my belief that no matter what your size you too will come away with a smile after spending a few moments there.

Jared over at Brooklyn Tweed is not new to me but his fabulous new yarn line sure is!:o)  Jared is an amazing knitwear designer and photographer.  Even if you have never picked up the needles, a visit to his site is a real treat!  The new yarn line is called "Shelter" a beautiful woolen-spun in seventeen beautiful colorways.  Oh and while you are there check out Jared's work and patterns, simply amazing!

Now if you love pretty, and what girl doesn't, you will love "nest pretty things"!   A true Etsy treasure!   I fell in love with this lovely shop the moment I laid eyes on it :o)  Tamar's beautiful jewelry will certainly bring a smile to your face.  She also has a sweet line of jewelry for the little ones.  Drop by and take a look, I promise you will be simply delighted.:o)

Beautiful wooden toys, I love them!  Check out these two wonderful artist!  The first is "Just Hatched", where you will find the most beautiful handmade puzzles and beautifully made wooden toys for kids, and grown ups too!:o)  I have my wish list in hand for this lovely shop, it is indeed something special.

Last but certainly not least is "happy squash toys", this beautiful shop certainly brought a smile to my face.  Some of the most beautiful handmade wooden pull toys I have ever seen and all so beautifully made. These beautiful wooden toys certainly brought back  memories of the wooden toys we played with as children.   Etsy never ceases to amaze me with the talented artist and crafts people that share there.  Well friends, I hope you enjoyed my sweet little discoveries.  Take care and enjoy a lovely rest of the week.

Smiles♥

Beverly

Saturday, October 9, 2010

ahhhh.....


What a lovely Saturday afternoon we are having!  The weather is just lovely!  Beautiful blue skies, warm autumn breezes and a little toe that feels much much better:o)  I am so looking forward to spending time outdoors today.  I have a few chores that must be attended to, a few things to wrap-up in the studio and off I go.

Lying in bed a few days ago it came to mind...not many months from now it will have been four years of blogging.  Sharing here on my little blog has been and still is a very sweet part of my life.  I decided to share a few thoughts on that experience with you in the next coming few days.  In the meantime dear friends, enjoy a lovely Saturday and Sunday too, no matter what the weather:o)  Chat with you soon.

Smiles♥

Beverly

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

oh my.......

Hello all!  Hope each of you are enjoying a most beautiful week.   I spent the weekend in bed nursing a sore toe:o)  Well it all happened like this....on Thursday morning while sliding out of bed I twisted my toe just a little, I  mean no pain of any sort.  On Friday all seemed well but I did notice a little soreness, but nothing major.  But oh my goodness on Saturday afternoon I was in full blown misery!:o)  I thought I better stop all I was doing and rest it for a while.  Well here I am Tuesday and my little toe is just beginning to feel better.  Wow what happened!  Oh my goodness is it age or what!:o)  I am going to take the rest of the week easy and make sure I am careful with it.  Hmmm something tells me the golden ages will not be all golden:o)  Take care dear ones; chat with you soon.

Smiles♥

Beverly

Friday, October 1, 2010

week's end.....


Did you enjoy a lovely week and simply ready for a relaxing weekend.   Honey arose this morning with a big smile on his face "aah its Friday, the end of another work week".:o)  Do you have any special plans for this weekend, or do you, like Honey, simply plan to take it easy.  Whatever your plans, I wish you a long and beautiful weekend and a fabulous week to follow.  Take care dear friends.

Smiles♥

Beverly

Monday, September 27, 2010

syrenity rose......

Hello all!  Hope each of you enjoyed a beautiful weekend and wishing you a lovely week ahead.   I certainly enjoyed my little break and manage to use my time pretty wisely I think.:o)  Many of you know just how much I adore the beautiful rose.  I have adoration for many flowers, but oh the beautiful rose is certainly nearest and dearest to my heart.  So lately in the studio, among other things,  I have been making some very pretty rose jewelry like the earrings above.  These earrings were made using vintage mother of pearl buttons from my stash and to that I added some lovely resin roses.  I cannot wait to share with you all the new rosey ideas I have come up with!:o)


I promise to share more pics with you soon!  I also have lots of new knitting projects in the wings.  I purchased new yarn on yesterday for Honey a new hat and scarf for the coming cooler weather.  I have been wanting to try Lion Brand's newest line the LB collection. The yarn is a beautiful pure virgin wool and it feels wonderful!  I cannot wait to see how it knits up.  I've used very few Lion Brand yarns, but this one I thought I must try.:o)  What new projects do you have in the wings.   I would love to hear all about them.  Take care my friends!  I can hardly wait to pay each of you a visit!♥

Smiles♥

Beverly

Monday, September 6, 2010

a little break......


Hello all!  Here in the United States, for many Labor Day is the last major holiday before the start of a brand new school year.  My little grand daughter is raring and ready to go.  She loves school and makes pretty good grades, she is indeed a smart girl:o)  She is texting friends, preparing her backpack....lots of giggles and excitement.  She also has a birthday in just a few days, she will be fifteen years old.   my my how time flies.

There were lots of picnics over the weekend.  Honey and I spent time with the grand kids on yesterday.  I tell you grand kids are a pure joy:o)   Little Jeremiah is already two years old, and the sweetest little thing ever. All you grandmas know we can go on forever talking about the grand kids!:o)

I am going to take a little break, and so looking forward to it:o)  Simply some time to relax and enjoy.  I also have a few projects I am quite excited about I will be working on.  So I will be using the next coming weeks to get things done....hopefully:o)   Wishing each and everyone of you nothing but the very best.  Take care and chat with you in a couple of weeks.

Smiles......

Beverly

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

longing.......


Picnics, sunshine, the laughter of children....the fun days of summer.   But I am now longing for Autumn, the quiet season.  Are you longing for Autumn too.

Smiles.....

Beverly

Saturday, August 28, 2010

the sweetest word......



Don't you just love quiet mornings.  The kind when everything is still, not yet awaken.   Well this certainly a morning such as this, a perfect time for sharing here with you.

On my last post I promised to share something wonderful with you.  Reading the post once again, I had to smile...."It's not gold nor silver", but actually it's something far greater.   God's Word is far greater than silver or gold, rubies, diamonds, pearls or any earthly treasure one may possess.   It's able to change one's heart, one's life in a way that nothing else can. 

When facing what then seemed like some of the darkest days of  my life,  I began to seek God's Word with all my might, all my mind, all my soul.  I needed some answers.  Have you ever been in that place, I am sure most of us can give a resounding loud and clear yes on that one!:o)  Those valley days, months, years can be something else for sure. So many mornings I awaken with tears streaming my cheeks, the  very thought of another day seem more than I could bear.  But it was in the valley that I come to understand the awesomeness and great power of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  I come to learn something about Him that I thought I knew before, He loves me!  Oh I know we have heard those words time and time again and even sang the hymn as children "Yes Jesus loves me for the Bible tells me so".   But friends, He LOVES YOU, I mean really love you.  Not as the world loves you, but with His perfect love He loves you.  Once you have grasp this awesome and wonderful truth, it makes all the difference in how you see yourself and your valleys experiences. 

In those days I would write scripture down on index cards and slip them in my purse.  I think I chose index cards because at that time I was in college, at the young age of forty I must say, and I had plenty of index cards around:o)  I remember spending my lunch hour with my little scripture index cards.  Sitting in the college library,  between studying I would pull out my index cards.  Walking the long corridor to carry a requested medical record, I would reach for my little card with a sweet little reminder of God's Word.  Looking back on those days, I cannot help but smile.  I can now say it was some of the sweetest moments of fellowship with my Saviour, sweet sweet sweet:o) 

In 2007 I took from my journal many of the scriptures I love so much and shared them with family.   It seems many are facing difficult times at present, but remember my friends, it is in these times we must learn to rest in His word.  God promised to never leave us nor forsake us.  He also reminds us that nothing could ever separate us from His love.   Continue to remind yourself daily of God's Word.  Write it down and make it plain, most of all write it on the tablet of your heart.   Take care and enjoy a beautiful weekend and a lovely week to follow.


Smiles.........

Beverly

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Hello.......


Hello all!  I hope your weekend was a most beautiful one.  Mine was quite wonderful but turned out to be much busier than I expected:o)  I've been holding on to something I think is quite special with plans to share it with you on today.  It's not gold or even silver but something indeed wonderful:o)  Unfortunately time only allowed for a quick post but I will be back to share in a few days.  In the mean time, each of you enjoy a beautiful week.

Smiles......

Beverly

Sunday, August 15, 2010

a woman of strength.......


I so enjoy those moments of looking back through all the poems I have collected over the years.  I can spend hours just browsing through them and reading as though it was my first time.  A lovely poem or a beautiful sentiment never grows old or tiring.   "A Woman Of Strength" is certainly one of those I never tire of.  Read it slowly, intentionally and I think you would agree, a woman of strength is certainly a woman to be.


 A Woman Of Strength

A strong woman works out every day to keep her body in shape...
a woman of strength kneels in prayer to keep her soul
in shape...

A strong woman isn't afraid of anything...
a woman of strength shows courage in the midst of her fear...

A strong woman won't let anyone get the best of her...
a woman of strength gives the best of her to everyone...

A strong woman makes mistakes and avoids the same in the 
future...
a woman of strength realizes life's mistakes can also be God's
blessing and capitalizes on them...

A strong woman walks sure footedly
a woman of strength knows God will catch her when she falls...

A strong woman wears the look of confidence on her face...
a woman of strength wears grace...

A strong woman has faith that she is strong enough for the 
journey...
a woman of strength has faith that it is in the journey
she will become strong.

Author Unknown


I plan to share a few more poems with you this week.  I hope you enjoy them.  Take care each and everyone of you and enjoy a most lovely week.

Smiles......

Beverly

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

something old, something new


Hello all!  Hope your weekend was a lovely one and your week thus far is more of the same.  As I sit here in my little studio looking out the window, what a  beautiful summer day.  The clouds big and puffy white, the breezes warm and gentle.  On days like this I often find myself spending way too much time in the window, I am just drawn there:o)  I love watching the little birds going about their day without a care in the world.  Ever notice just how much more grander their songs in summer.  Just a few days ago, a sweet little bushy tailed squirrel was having a wonderful time in the tree right outside my window.  It would scamper up and down the tree and played on the branches for the longest time.  I strive each day to be more like these sweet little critters, to simply enjoy the simple pleasures our Father has so graciously and unselfishly given to each of us.

It will be a busy week in my little studio.  I am working to complete a custom bridal order for a lovely bride to be.  She has been a dream to work with.   When working on bridal orders, one often thinks of the day she said "I Do".  My wedding was small, me in a pretty pink dress with tiny sequins around the collar and Honey in his uniform.  That was over thirty-seven years ago with a love that grows more and more each day.  Marriage is honorable and beautiful in the eyesight of our Lord, it is indeed a good thing.  Enjoy a most lovely week each and everyone of you.

Who can find a virtuous wife?
For her worth is far above rubies.
The heart of her husband safely trust her;
So he will have no lack of gain.
She does him good and not evil
all the days of her life.

Proverbs 31: 10-12 (KNJV)



Smiles.......

Beverly

Monday, August 2, 2010

pink.......

Hello friends.  What is it that we love about pink!  As a little girl,  it was pink bubble gum, pink cotton candy, pink bows and pink ballerina shoes.....it is simply something about pink that we little girls loved.  Now that we are all grown up.....pink roses, pink diamonds, pink pearls, and even pink Cadillacs.:o)  For me, it is certainly pink roses.


From light crimson to beautiful reddish purple,  each colorway with a beauty all its own.  I had to share these lovely pink roses with you, a lovely way to start a morning.


Friends are like flowers
from the garden of your heart.

From the book "Flower Friends"

Enjoy a most beautiful week each and everyone of you.

Smiles......

Beverly

Sunday, July 25, 2010

simple things......

Hello all!  Was your weekend a lovely one, I certainly hope so.  Mine was a wonderful one.  I spent time revisiting many of my favorite books, delightful indeed. I also did a little knitting and a little writing too.  Honey and I did go out on Saturday evening for a few hours heading up the coast to enjoy the ocean breezes.

I wanted to share this little button picture ornament I made sometime ago.  I love old vintage buttons they are one of my favorite simple things and find it hard to part with them or even craft with them.  I keep them all in pretty clear jars occasionally taking them out simply to admire.  What is it about old vintage buttons....I love their smoothness, their texture, their history, and the fact that they are just plain beautiful.  If I ever become brave enough to do a tutorial, this little button ornament I think would be one of my favorites to do.:o)  What is it that frightens me about a tutorial?   Hmmm I do not know.   I think it is wanting to make sure I make it doable and enjoyable.:o)   But I do think it is high time for me to break the ice.:o)

When it comes to simple things.....which ones brings you the most joy, peace and happiness?

Year by year the complexities of this spinning world 
grow more bewildering and so each 
year we need all the more seek peace and
comfort in the joyful simplicities.

Woman's Home Companion, December 1935

Enjoy a lovely week each and everyone of you.

Smiles......

Beverly

Thursday, July 22, 2010

time to relax......

 

Happy weekend to each and everyone of you.....  I will be relaxing, dreaming, reading and relaxing some more.  Enjoy your weekend dear friends.

Smiles......

Beverly

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

And The Winner Is.........


Hello to each of you!  Hope your weekend was fabulous and your week thus far is simply wonderful!!  Well we have a winner!  It's the lovely Christina of Soul Aperture.  Christina was chosen using the help of random generator.org.  A big congratulations to you Christina! 

Thanks to each and everyone of you who took part in the giveaway, it was lots of fun.:o)  Also a big thank you to those of who visited here for the first time, I sure hope you drop in again to say hello.  I love when someone new drops by.:o)  Each of you enjoy a lovely rest of the week.

Smiles.....

Beverly

Monday, July 12, 2010

A Giveaway......

Hello all!  Hope you enjoyed a most beautiful weekend!  Well, finally my promised giveaway has arrived!:o)  I wanted to share something special with all of you because truly each of you are truly something special to me.  Your visits, kind comments, sharing and sweet emails are a constant source of inspiration to me.

My Tea and Roses bracelet and Patsy vintage style earrings are two very pretty pieces I thought you would enjoy.   I wear my Tea and Roses often and love it!  Patsy is a very pretty pair of earrings and can be worn with the bracelet or all by themselves, either way you choose will be just perfect!:o)

The bracelet is made using a 26mm beautiful rose cabochon resting on a very pretty flower filigree, swarovski pearls and lovely Tierra Cast findings, simply lovely.  Patsy is made using beautiful czech beads, swarovski pearls and Tierra Cast  bead caps.  The earrings measure 1 1/2".

The giveaway is open to all, simply leave a comment that's all there is to it!  But remember you can only enter once.  The winner will be announced on Wednesday, July 21, 2010.  

Thank you so much for taking part in my giveaway!  Each of you enjoy a most beautiful week!

Smiles......

Beverly

Wednesday, June 30, 2010

A Little Pear And A Tip.....



Hello all! Hope you are having a lovely week. Mine is moving along just beautifully.:o) Do you love pincushions like I do. This sweet little pear pincushion I made several months back and thought it was time to really use it. The stem is made from a little found twig, I thought it added a sweet little touch:o) I deeply wanted to share the pattern with you but have seem to have misplaced it....but all is not lost.:o) I found another free pattern very similar to this one on a fabulous site called "tipnut", and what a wonderful site it is! "Tipnut" is filled to the brim with you guested it.... tips! Tips on cleaning, crafts, DIY projects, food, gardening, health and beauty and so much more. This is one place you have got to visit!:o)

The format is fun and friendly. I certainly enjoyed my stay and will be visiting quite often. Drop by and take a peek, I think you will approve.:o) There is even a newsletter you can sign up for. I cannot wait to hear what you think. Take care and chat with you soon.

Smiles.....

Beverly

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Knitting Simple......




Totally inspired by all the beautiful knitted cloths over at homespun living, I decided to knit a spa cloth for my self. A small simple knit can be so relaxing, and it also gave me a really good reason to use my new Lantern Moon needles! These needles are handmade of ebony wood and simply wonderful! The stitches just seem to glide along with ease.

For those of you who have used hand knit cloths know just how wonderful they are. Using my own pattern and pure cotton by "sugar'n and cream", knitting bliss.:o)

For you none knitters, if ever you decide to take the plunge into the knitting world I think you will love it!!:o) There are tons of online tutorials that will have you knitting in no time.:o) Take care all and enjoy a lovely week.

Smiles.....

Beverly

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Like A Gentle Breeze......


Sitting here enjoying the peace and quiet of yet another lovely day, gratefulness blew through my heart like a gentle breeze. At this very present moment what are you most grateful for.

Smiles......

Beverly

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

A Gentleman.......


Hello all! Hope your weekend was a beautiful one! Honey and I enjoyed a lovely one I must say. We headed up north to spend a few days and each was a delight. We arose early and retired late.:o) No rush or schedules or places to be, but simply a relaxing three days.

After arriving back home on yesterday evening we decided to have a sandwich from our favorite sandwich shop. As we pulled into the drive way I notice a man standing against the wall, dirty, tattered and torn. My heart sank as I saw the condition of his clothing. His face soiled, his hair mangled his feet bare.

I was hoping he would stay put where he was standing for Honey was ordering him a sandwich along with ours. Service seem to be kind of slow in the shop that day and sure enough he began to walk away from the spot where he had been standing. Excusing myself I politely called out to him and he turn to me. I ask if he would kindly wait just a few moments for my husband was bringing a sandwich out to him. He smiled and said "thank you" and proceeded to lean against the wall patiently waiting. As he looked at me sitting in the car we exchanged smiles. What a gentle spirit this man possessed. I also wondered what in this man's life brought him to this condition. He seemed so pleasant, gentle and kind. Honey handed him the sandwich he politely thanked him and gave us a wave as we begin to pull away.

As a woman I do not approach the homeless alone and do not recommend it to any woman. I am so happy Honey was with me that day and so happy to have met such a gentle soul.

Let us not forget to pray for the homeless in our nations, cities and towns, and when possible don't forget to give a smile. A smile is the biggest little thing each of us can do. Also many of our local churches and food banks do so much in helping our homeless and will gladly except food donations and other basics.

Happy week to each of you my friends. Summer is just beginning, so go out and soak up some sun!

Smiles.....

Beverly

Friday, June 18, 2010

A Lovely One!


Hello all! Hope your week was a fabulous one and you are preparing for a lovely weekend. Enjoy it to the fullest each and everyone of you! Happy weekend to you, and a beautiful week to follow.

Smiles.....

Beverly

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Oh Beautiful June!

Hello all! Hope your week is moving along just beautifully. I enjoyed a lovely weekend and am having a pleasant week. A few of you know June is my birthday month and the lovely pearl is my birthstone. I love pearls and kept "Marvella" and "Monet" in business with all the pretty glass pearls I purchased in the early seventies and eighties.:o) So while on my blogging break a few weeks back I made a lovely pearl necklace and bracelet for myself, a little early birthday gift from me to me.

I am always so busy making jewels for others and thought it was time to make something beautiful for me.:o) Honey often reminds me not to forget about myself while I'm busily making and doing. I guess it is like the old saying "Everyone's hair is done except for woman who owns the salon".:o) Well I took out some of my best findings and went to work using beautiful Swarovski pearls and crystals along with lovely Tierra Cast bead caps, spacers and toggles. I have to admit, I had a wonderful time making these pieces and feel they came out just beautifully.



I've worn the bracelet several times and will be wearing the necklace soon. I couldn't decide if I wanted to string the pearls or link them. I am happy I decided on linking them, the linking allowed for a beautiful drape and also gives the pieces a more contemporary but dressy look and feel. This was a lot of fun and already have a few more pieces in mind just for me.:o) Have you given yourself a little gift lately from you to you? By the way, my birthday is June 23rd and will have been on the planet a whole 56 years.:o)

Smiles......

Beverly