Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Tuesday Tidings

I was up early today. Could not stop thinking about the boy who was killed and how his mom must be feeling.

One of my made over candle jars all wrapped up. A gift for my friend Kathy who did my hair this morning. Ironically and sadly, I found out today that her nephew (who has a twin) also died two days before Christmas because of a car accident in Venezuela. He would have been 19 in February. The coincidence with the accident here is just uncanny, unimaginable.

We had a lovely lunch together. I love going to her place. She has a flair for decorating and her home is so beautiful and comfortable.

After lunch, another crochet session. She knits beautiful scarves, but has never learned to crochet. We are working on a trellis shawl. An easy pattern, but unfortuntely, not easy to find the best yarn for the project as choices are so limited in Kuwait. My yarn is on the left and her's is on the right. I think I will try to find a different yarn and start over.

Zack got to do a taste test. Sugar cookies with homemade or store bought frosting. He agreed that homemade frosting is the best.

I hope everyone is having a terrific Tuesday! Sweet dreams! Tammy


Creative Breathing said...

Tammy, Your blog reminds me of my childhood in Turkey. The brass, the colors, the people who are so generous at heart. I first saw the Sound of Music while living in Turkey. The images on screen were not at all like the ones around me; setting permanently into place my rose colored glasses! Have a great week! Elizabeth

crochet lady said...

So sad when lives are ended with so few years lived...

Very nice shawl pattern, love the lacy look. It's wonderful to share something like learning how to crochet with another person.

glor said...

Keeping in prayer those and their families that you have mentioned. I cannot even begin to try to imagine their heartache! God bless all.
The shawl is beautiful, can't wait to see the finished product.
Thank you for stopping by to "see me" too. Always enjoy reading your comments. Blessings to your day!

Julie said...

Too many sad things at this beautiful time of year....never a good time for them, though...

Love that you're crocheting a shawl, and looking forward to seeing it completed! I agree with Zack--NOTHING beats homemade frosting! Hope you're having a beautiful day, Tammy!

The Pink Birdhouse said...

Tammy, what sad news you had to share with us. One can hardly imagine the loss of one's child at any time of year, but worse even this close to the holidays when everything seem to happy and joyous. I will keep those mothers in my thoughts.

I hope you will show us your finished shawl. I have not crocheted in ages! My mother so loved to crochet afghans, and each of the children's beds displays one of her "works of art". ~~ Debby

Faded Charm said...

So sad when people die so young. I'm glad you had a nice day with your friend. Many blessings to you in the New Year.



I am sorry to hear about your friend's loss. I imagine this must be heavily on your mind. We wonder why.... these things happen.

now... I have to ask you... did you make those cookies? No not my Jillian?! She would not be making these yummies while denying her student? Ha! part of me is joking, part not:( At least tell me you did not eat any. Maybe that is why Zack had a headache.
Love ya bunches!!!!

June said...

I'm so sorry for this mother's loss as well. What a heartbreak!
The cookies are making my sweet tooth act up again. I thought I had it under control until I saw your picture. Rats!!!
I hope you are doing wonderfully my friend.

The Garden Bell said...

OMG... You are in Kuwait and they have a CK there... What is wrong with us here in the States... I'm totally lovin' CK from all the UK blog friends I have. Maybe, I have to have a trip to Kuwait instead of the UK.

I just found you via my friend Creative Breathing. She inspires me everyday.

Hope you can stop by my garden some time and have a visit with me and my friends.

Kate - The Garden Bell

Off to look at more postings here. You are doing a great job. Just remember to have fun with it.

Tammy at Tattered & Timeless said...

Being a mother the loss of a child is surely devasting. It is the biggest loss I feel.
I am sorry your friend is dealing with this.

I am jealous of you crocheting. My grandmother did crochet and knitting and believe it or not my mom does neither. I thought it was something that was supposed to be handed down. Dang it. :)
I can't wait to see your shawl done. Hey I am sending my hubby packages weekly to Afghanistan if you have a certain yarn you'd like to try let me know and I can drop a box in the mail to you too.
Thanks for your comments they are so nice to read. I am interested in knowing how you came to live in Kuwait.
Visit again.


Lori said...

thanks, Tammy, for commenting on my blog yesterday. So glad you had a wonderful lunch, but sad to hear of another loss--especially so young. It's even sadder I think to hear of such tragic news so close to Christmas. I love the shawl and can't wait to see what yours looks like when you've finished. Have a great day!

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

What an aweful thing about both of the boys killed. The story really tugs at my heart as I have triplets, 2 of them identical twins. I cannot even imagine the Mothers pain.
On a better note. I agree with the blogger who said 'how is it Kuwait has CK & the US does not'. You are lucky to have her store. Lisa

Linda said...

The candle jar is lovely and a thoughtful gift. Looks like the lunch was delightful as well. The shawl is a lovely project.

Hope the rest of your week goes well and that the start of the New Year brings much joy.


Anne~fiona and twig said...

Hi Tammy,
So much sadness, so many senseless tragedies...

I just wanted to thank you so much for your kind words of support and encouragement on my blog.
It really meant a lot to me, and with God's help, I'm doing better.

God bless you abundantly,

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Tammy,

Sorry to hear of the sadness, of your friends loosing loved ones, and at this time of the year. My thoughts and prayers are with them.
Good luck with the crocheting and your cookies look great.

Happy New Year, dear friend

Judi said...

I'm glad you had a chance to "escape" for a little while with your friend in a place that you feel so comfortable. It sure can lift the Spirit being in good company, although I think your friend is the lucky one having such a friend as you! Judi

Anonymous said...

I feel bad to know that there has been so many innocent lives lost recently. I am very sorry to hear about Kathy's nephew.

It looks like you had a really nice afternoon with Kathy. Lunch looks wonderful. I really wish I could see her place now after all I have heard you talk about how much you like it. I wish I was there to try to learn to crochet with you two. One of these days...

The cookies look fantastic. I have never tried to make homemade frosting, even though I know it is very simple. I hope you had more will power than I did when I made sugar cookies at Christmas time. It was not pretty...

Glad you had a nice day!! It's been quiet but really nice here.


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