Monday, December 27, 2010

Gifts from the Sea

My oldest son collected these shells for me while spending two days at the beach with a friend and his family.

The sea does not reward those who are too anxious, too greedy, or too impatient. To dig for treasures shows not only impatience and greed, but lack of faith. Patience, patience, patience, is what the sea teaches. Patience and faith. One should lie empty, open, choiceless as a beach -- waiting for a gift from the sea. (Anne Morrow Lindbergh)

A simple little cross-stitching entitled Serenity.

As we head into the New Year, I hope this last week of December for all of you is filled with cheer and sweet serenity. Friendship blessings, Tammy
Cheerfulness keeps up a kind of daylight in the mind, filling it with a steady and perpetual serenity. Joseph Addison


Susan said...

Hi Tammy...Hope your Monday is great. We are getting a HUGE blizzard as I type. Wowsers. Very different from Kuwait, that's for sure. Take care. Susan

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Tammy,
I hope you had a beautiful Christmas!!! And so awesome that the weather is's sunny here, but cooled down for the last few days...Jen is still here, so I'm excited!!!

I love your needle's so beautiful...what a treasure!!!!
Big ((((hugs)))) from me,

lizzy said...

What a lovely, serene post. The quotes are beautiful as is your needlework.

Holiday blessing to you and yours!


....gone to the beach

The English Romantic said...

Hi Tammy,
You are so right to wait patiently for those treasures, I find each day throws up its own.
I'm off to the beach later.
Have a great day, Angela.

Elaine said...

How nice of Yusef to get the shells for you.. No snow here...I know that NC is getting more than your Aunt Eileen would like... In fact it is much colder there than here. Hugs Aunt Elaine

Julies Knit & Sew Corner said...

Your sewing is lovely Tammy. Thank you so much for your welcome wishes. Julie.C

A Cottage Muse said...

Oh to trade all this white fluffy snow for some white fluffy sand!

Have a wonderful week Tammy!!

Beth Leintz said...

The shells combined with your cross stitch is just beautiful- so serene.

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi Tammy,
your sewing is beautiful.Thanks for stopping by and for your lovely comment.
Best wishes for 2011.

vicki said...

Tammy - the shells are absolutely beautiful! I love your quote from Anne~~ (love her book.) I always do that when we walk the beach - we never dig for shells among the wrack - I consider that is bad karma - we only take what is waiting openly for us. I love that you chose that quote for this beautiful post.

(so funny your comment about my sister because I have thought that about a hundred times!) OK - now I will have to tell her!


ps - LOVE your new blog header!

Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Hi Tammy Sweetie...
I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are looking forward to a beautiful New Year. Can you believe it is already going to be 2011? Where has the time gone?

We are going to be celebrating our 35th wedding anniversary in a couple of weeks, so we are taking a day train ride tomorrow. Going through the desert to see a little of nature. I will make sure and post about it in the next couple of days after we take it. I am really excited.

Your stitching is beautiful with the cloud and the sea gull, you have such a talent sweet friend.

Many hugs and much love, Sherry

(Queenmothermamaw) Peggy said...

The shells are beautiful Tammy. I am enjoying visiting and reading all the posts I missed during that last week of preparing for a blessed Christmas. Loved your photos of you and your friends. Happy New Year to you and your family.

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Don't know how you found me, but am glad you did. I had to check your profile to see where you are from to have such great weather. You are really a long way away. Hubby almost went to Kuwait for a construction company many years ago and we backed out at the last minute.
I enjoyed all your holiday posts too and am looking forward to visiting again. Happy New Year to you and your family, Tammy.

stefanie said...

what beautiful shells!!! and the ocean is gorgeous!!!! hope you had a wonderful Christmas!!!

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Beautiful pictures, Tammy.
Enjoy this last week of 2010! xxxx

glor said...

What lovely seashells .. there's something about them, they behold such a beauty. Hard to believe that we are about to start a new year, may it be one of peace, graces and blessings for your and your family.

Phyllis said...

I really like your new header pictures :)

Debra@Common Ground said...

Hi Tammy, hope you had a wonderful Christmas! So good to hear from you! Love your cross stitch, so pretty.

crochet lady said...

Those are beautiful shells....Happy New Year.

Like your new blog look. It's very peaceful.

dee dee said...

your son did such a wonderful job collecting these beautiful shells for you! I can not get over just how blue the sky is there... stunning!
Dee Dee


Collecting shells... Yusef must be a romantic at heart!:)

Anonymous said...

How very thoughtful of Yusef to think of you while out with his friends. I love the quote taht you put about the sea. The cross stitch is perfect to go with your shells. So simple, and yet with such a wonderful look!! VERY NICE!

Hope you are having lots of time to cross stich and be crafty!!


DeeDee said...

Hi Tammy

I hope you had a wonderful Christmas...I love them sea shells.... my little grand daughter and I glittered some while she was here....she had so much fun...she likes all things glittery...hugs

Serena said...

I love shells and the ocean...great quote. The Serenity cross-stitch compliments the shells perfectly.

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