Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Beansie Put The Kettle On!

Oh my gosh, it's Tuesday, and I'm about to miss another Tea Time Tuesday, hosted by Sandi, at Rose Chintz Cottage & Inspirations!

Hurry, hurry... Beansie put the kettle on!  Start brewing the tea, and setting things up!  

I'm so glad you could stop by, just in time!  Won't you sit down and have a cup with me?  Everything's just about ready now, and it's a beautiful, bright and sunny morning, isn't it?

"Light is sweet, and it is pleasant for the eyes to behold the sun."
(Ecclesiastes 11:7)

Like the majority of our days this summer, it sounds like it's going to get a lot warmer later on, though, so let's just enjoy a nice cup of hot tea while the morning temps are still cool enough!..

The kids and I were out and about shopping one day, and having dropped by a local thrift shop, I came across this little teapot!  I loved the purple, the polka dots..  Oh, and that sweet little bird, sitting atop of this little table set for tea!

Well, you know the story from there!  I just loved it, and in an instant I seized it from the store shelf, and knew I had to bring my new found treasure home with me!!

Oh, now here we go!  Now we're talkin'!  How does some fresh baked zucchini bread sound to you?...

Good?  Let me just slice and warm some up then!

I picked up this little piece some time ago, and simply have NOT found the time to show it to you yet, but here it is!  I was told it could be used as either a sugar bowl or a butter dish.  

For either purpose, I just loved the design and colors of the piece.  I think I will more often use it as a sugar bowl, but it might be nice to serve butter in as I set the table for something like Mother's Day or Easter morning, don't you think so?

I found a wonderful surprise in my mailbox, just yesterday!  I participated in the Potholder Swap at Aunt Pitty Pat's, and this is what my swap partner, Cynthia, from Home Matters 1st, had sent me!  

I absolutely LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this quilted, Halloween potholder, done in a log cabin pattern!!

Oh, I do hate to rush my favorite season, Summer, but I can't wait to display this when it comes time to decorate for Halloween!  Thank you Cynthia!  (Actually, I just sent Cynthia's package out, and she should be getting that soon..  I can't wait till she gets it, and hope she likes it!)  

Well, as usual, I've been busy with all kinds of things lately.  There is always housework, of course, and then errands to run, for one thing and another...  But in my free time, aside from reading, or watching a little t.v., and even getting a couple of letters handwritten and sent out, here are some of my latest crafty endeavors...

I made myself a Quick Kitchen Helper set, from a Crochet Soiree pattern, found HERE!

Actually, I'm very excited about winning second place in their recent Christmas In July Challenge!  I'm told my prize, a Mimi Crafters Handbag, will be coming soon, so I am VERY excited about that!

I've had one small project sitting,
just waiting for one last touch...  

My "Pearls of Wisdom" Jar,  is inspired by the Pearls Jars, and Ps 139 Jars, over at Treasures From The Heart!  My jar does not have quite the beautiful antiqued look that Barbara Jean's jars have, but I'm very happy with it!  I love that I could add the big pearly button from my grandmother's button collection to the front of it, the way I did.  I think she would have liked it!...  I've had the jar done for a while now, but all I needed to add were the scriptures!  Every chance I get, kind of like adding your pennies to a piggy bank, I jot down a favorite scripture, roll it up into a scroll, and place it into the jar.  I have 21 scriptures in it so far.  I keep it on my bedside table, within easy reach, to look upon whenever I like, or may find need to.  You can find Barbara Jean's tutorials HERE, and HERE.

Next, I found the cutest little kitchen towel, right at my local CVS store!  This misplaced city girl loves roosters and cows in her little country kitchen (dream, dream, dream), so I brought this right home, got out some red yarn and my crochet hook, and then made this!...

I just love the red polka dot bow on this little cow's head!
(she squeals with delight!!)  ...How the simplest things
can bring such joy!

"O give thanks to the Lord, for He is good;
for His steadfast love endures for ever!"
(Psalms 106:1)

I also made a new hat, recently, but haven't got pictures yet, so I'll get to that eventually...  in my next post, hopefully!  As I've gotten those projects done now, I hope to now bounce back to my Blessings project, and work on my next square(s) for that.

Oh boy...  As I check the clock, I know there's much to be done today.  It's hard to believe it's August, and I can't help but wonder why Winter can't fly by so quickly as Summer always does!  Still, no matter the weather, I know I must remember God's love and promise to us, and to thank God, that I am so blessed for every day I wake up to!   

"While the earth remains, seedtime and harvest, 
cold and heat, summer and winter, 
day and night, shall not cease."
(Genesis 8:22)

I know there are many blessings to be found in every season!  It just feels like I have to squint a little harder, to find the beauty of Winter!  I know it's there...   if I just look close enough!

Thank you so much for stopping by!  
I hope you enjoyed your visit here today!