Tuesday, January 19, 2010

A Little Blogging Break....

Raindrops are falling making for a perfect day for hot tea, a warm blanket and a good book.:o) There are times when I welcome the rain and today is one of those days. Who says a rainy day is not a beautiful day, for today it most certainly is.

Thank you so much for your sweet Anniversary wishes, you are so kind. Honey and I simply relaxed on yesterday and that was quite nice.:o) For the next few days I will be taking a little blogging break. I will use the remainder of January to do some reading, writing and get some knitting in, simply relax.:o) It is as though I have this little inner time clock and tend to take a break in the month of January each year.:o) Hmmm I better go now, I think I hear my yarn calling my name!:o)

Chat with you in a few days!:o)



Monday, January 18, 2010

It's Our Anniversary!

Today Honey and I happily celebrate thirty-six years of marriage. As we drove along the coast last evening we talked of our beginning years together as a very young couple till now. We laughed, smiled with the same giggles we did as kids. The warmth of his touch and gentleness of his smile is something I so treasure. It seems as though our love grows deeper with each passing day. Happy Anniversary Honey. I love you so very much.

Two Hearts

Two hands to hold onto forever,
Two arms to be embraced by eternally,
Two eyes to gaze into for always.

Two souls fused by commitment,
Two names written in the stars above,
Two lives intertwined by God,
Two hearts joined by
the purest of love.

author unknown



Thursday, January 14, 2010

Something Beautiful!

Hello! I know I am running a little late, but here I am.:o) I hope each of you are enjoying a beautiful week. I wanted to take a few moments to share with you something quite wonderful from some very special friends.

By now I know you have noticed the beautiful tea set above.:o) This lovely set with its pretty blue roses is a gift from the lovely Paulina at Swept and Garnished. Paulina has a lovely blog and shares with us her love for all things beautiful especially tea!:o) I so look forward to my visits to Swept and Garnished for I know something wonderful will be waiting. Her treasures of beautiful china and sweet rose filled tea sets will simply take your breath away.

I received an email from Paulina that simply read I have a gift for you. Of course I was quite excited as any girl would be. :o) Soon my packaged arrived in the mail. I could not believe Paulina had gifted me with something so beautiful, so amazingly lovely. I will cherish this gift for the rest of my life. I know tea will be the sweetest from it!:o) The blue roses are detailed and stunning, the edging of the saucer and plate, beautiful!! Oh by the way, did I tell you it is Royal Albert.:o) Thank you so much Paulina a beautiful gift indeed.

Helene the author of the lovely blog Art Glehen is a beautiful artist a true inspiration. If you have not visited her beautiful blog oh my you must. It is the kind of place where one wants to linger awhile. A wonderful way to start a morning or to end a day. I received the most beautiful Christmas card from Helene. A lovely handmade card with a print of one of her beautiful roses. I am at complete awe to think one can take something as simple as paints and brushes and create something so beautiful, amazing. Thank you so much Helene.

I am indeed an Etsy girl and get so excited when I find out that one of my blogging buddies is opening a new shop!:o) Idalia of the Chronicles of Yaya Orchid has a brand new Etsy shop filled with wonderful things created by her. In her shop you will find hand knit scarves, handmade greeting cards, lavender filled sachets, sweetly embroidered baby blankets and more!:o) Well you all know I love to make, give and receive beautiful handmade cards and had to have these made by Idalia! Give this sweet little shop a visit. You will be so glad you did!

Before I leave my friends. Dear sweet Mary over at Daisy Bouquet daughter recently suffered a tragic fire that left her and children with absolutely nothing. I tell you the outpouring of love fellow bloggers have shown has been absolutely amazing. You must stop by to hear her most recent praise report. I tell you our God is so good and so faithful. He has promised to take care of us and care for us He does. So please drop by Daisy Bouquet and share in the joy with Mary and her family.



Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Let Us Pray....

Hello Friends. Let us all keep the beautiful people of Haiti in our prayers, such devastation this earthquake has caused. My heart is completely broken for this already very poor country.

As promised, I will be back later today with my little "show and tell". Take care each of you.



Sunday, January 10, 2010

A Beautiful One.....

Hello my friends! It has been quite busy around our house.:o) Wanted to take a moment to wish you a most beautiful week! I will be right back on Wednesday with a lovely "show and tell" for you. So make sure you drop in.:o) Chat with you soon!

A friend is one of the nicest things
you can have
and one of the best things
you can be.

Douglas Pagels



Sunday, January 3, 2010

Settling In....

Hello to each of you! Hope the first few days of the new year were beautiful ones for you. I've been busily trying to create some order in my little studio. Christmas was quite busy and I am afraid things became a little unorganized.:o) Paper here, beads over there, yarn piled on the table with ribbon tossed to and fro. By Wednesday it should be all better.:o)

Thanks to each and everyone of you who purchased from Cri Designs during Christmas. I tell you I never expected such a wonderful response, a beautiful surprise indeed. I think I will spend the next few days organizing and sketching new designs for both Cri and Tea Time. I am looking forward to a wonderfully creative year with emphases on pushing myself out of my comfort zone, simply spreading my creative wings just a little more.:o) Any special plans?