Tuesday, June 28, 2011

a little summer break....

Hello all!  Hope the start of your week is a beautiful one.  Mine is moving along just wonderfully.  Just a few days ago I celebrated yet another birthday!  Yep, June 23rd a little girl was born whom my dear sweet mother gave the name Beverly.:o)  I had a quiet and wonderful day and some presents too!  I count it a Blessing to have celebrated another year of life...by the way, I am 57 years young.:o)  I know many do not like to share their age, but I don't mind at all.:o)

We are having a lovely summer here in southern California.  It seems as though each day is even more beautiful than the day before.  Honey and I will be taking some time to relax and enjoy.  I will also be taking some time to finish up some projects and do some writing.  I am so looking forward to it all.  I'm going to take the full month of July.  I hope to return with lots to share with you.:o)  Happy summer to each of you!  Take care and will chat with you in a few weeks♥

By the way, the photo above was a sweet little discovery made while taking a stroll through the neighborhood.  Wonder just what the owner would have done upon finding me sitting there quietly reading a book.:o) 



Saturday, June 18, 2011

beauty of leaves.....

As I sat and admired this beautiful photo of leaves, just what makes them so beautiful.  Was it the gentle twist of some, the graceful folds of others.  Was it the tiny leaves, the large, or the leaves in between.  Medium, dark, light with other hues of green.....  Indeed it is these differences that make the whole undeniably beautiful!

The world would be a dull and uninteresting place if we all were the same.  Happy weekend and a lovely coming week to you dear friends.  Enjoy a beautiful one!



Tuesday, June 14, 2011

a tiny peek......

Wanted to take a moment and share a tiny bit of just whats been going on in my craft room lately.  Don't you just heart pretty papers!  I turned these into some very pretty and romantic tags.  Thanks to on-line tutorials I have learn to distress ribbon, but must say I added my own little twist to it with even more amazing and beautiful results.  Ribbon with the look of a time past...beautifully crinkled, faded and gorgeous!:o)  You can see them at the bottom of the post.  I love them.:o)

I hope you are enjoying a lovely week.  School is all finished for the children here marking the beginning of  summertime:o)  I'm looking forward to a beautiful summer and have a feeling we are going to have a warm one for sure.  Seasons are one of God's many gifts.:o)  Right now, right at this moment what are you most thankful for.  I am thankful for you, I most certainly am.  Enjoy a lovely one.

A heart filled 
with gratitude is 
a happy heart.



Sunday, June 5, 2011

a new week.......

Hello all!  Wanted to post even earlier but Blogger would not upload photos.  For me a post without photos is like a banana split without the banana.:o)  Anyhow all seems to be much better now.  Visiting around blogland,  it seems quite a few are having trouble with Blogger in one way or another.  It can be a little frustrating and I cannot count the times I have threaten to leave them and never return.  On the plus side, Blogger is easy to use and have made quite a few improvements in the right direction over the years...so I think I will stay.:o)

I hope each of you enjoyed a lovely weekend.  Mine was wonderful and the weather oh so beautiful.  Honey and I did take a little break from household chores and headed for the ocean.  A sit by ocean, breathing in fresh air and admiring its beauty and vastness...simply wonderful.   I could sit for hours listening and enjoying.  Some of the best things in life really are free.:o)

The week will be a busy one for me.  With plans to open my Tea Time shop in the coming weeks, there will be much time spent in my little studio.  The sun shines brightly through my studio window late afternoons and can be uncomfortably warm so I try to get up early and finish before it makes its appearance.:o)  What will you be doing this week.   Gardening, sewing, quilting, painting, knitting, reading, household chores or chasing the little ones, be sure and make it a beautiful one.  Take care and chat with you soon♥