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.



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.



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.



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!



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.



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)



Tuesday, June 1, 2010


Hello! Hope each of you enjoyed a beautiful Memorial Day weekend. The weather was absolutely lovely with picnics all around.:o) Don't you just love picnics! Food, fun, family and friends. Speaking of picnics...I discovered a wonderful photo editing tool on line called Picnik and I am quite excited about its discovery. Picnik is perfect for someone like me who needs an editing package that is straight forward and easy to use, I love it! Also the cost is very easy on the budget. If you want to have fun with your photos, you must try it! I get absolutely nothing for telling you how wonderful it is, I just love it!!

Honey and I enjoyed a lovely break. I even took a few extra days.:o) I promise to get pics up soon of a few of the crafty things I worked on. I also knitted a lovely shawlette in a beautiful foliage green I must share with you. I am currently working on a second in a soft taupe. The yarn is a light weight microfiber and wool blend so soft, perfect for spring and summer.

My promised giveaway is just around the corner. I have a few things in mind but think I have now narrowed it down to just what it will be. I truly want it to be special.:o) Take care my friends and enjoy a lovely week.