Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Wednesday Wishes

One of my favorite quotations is "Encouragement is oxygen to the soul."

The lovely Shane at Roses, Lace and Brocante recently passed along an award to me.

Next month will mark 2 years since I started blogging. I have certainly found it to be a very inspiring and encouraging journey and have "met" so many wonderful friends along the way.

I now approach the world with "eyes wide open".

My camera is with me wherever I go.

I appreciate the simple things in life more than ever.

I have tried new patterns, crafts, recipes -- so much I never thought about before.

This blog world is truly an amazing experience. I'm still in awe of the fact that we can connect within seconds from all the way around the world.

Speaking of around the world, our bags are packed and we are leaving today for a 10-day family vacation.

I stocked up on yarn to keep me busy while waiting and flying and riding.

I cannot believe that July is just around the corner. Summer is flying by.

I wish you all a great rest of the week and a happy July! Will check in with you in a couple of weeks. Friendship blessings, Tammy

30 comments:

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,
It brought joy to my heart tonight to click on your blog and see Wednesday wishes, since we're still sitting here on Tuesday in this part of the world :)

It's the marvel of blogging with friends across the world. How neat and wonderful is that, you're right.

I pray you have a safe, beautiful journey with your family and I look forward to your updates when you return.
Blessings always,
Linda

Diane said...

I appreciate your friendship and I, too, am amazed that we can chat from one side of the world to the other in a few seconds. Have a safe and great holiday, Tammy.

Colleen - the AmAzINg Mrs. B said...

Congratulations on your two years! And, I am so glad to have found you..
Have a wonderful, safe and FUN FUN FUN vacation!

Beverly said...

Congratulations, Tammy on your award. You are very deserving. Every thing you said about blogging is so true. I never would have thought, I would be blogging with someone from as far away as you are. I know more about your part of the world than I ever would have before blogging.
Have a wonderful vacation. Hope you get to go somewhere where it is a little cooler.

Ann said...

Congratulations on the award and for having the time to blog for two years. Oh yes, blogging is so rewarding.

lovestitch said...

Congrats on your award, you absolutely deserve it! Love this post as always. Hope you have a wonderful family vacation, with lots of fun!!!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Tammy
You bring so much joy to all of us who follow your fascinating blog.

Wishing you and your family a wonderful, carefree summer holiday!
I'll look forward to catching up with all your news when you get back.
God bless
much love
Shane x

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I am very much impressed with the work of your patterns of craft. It is very much useful for me to stitching a new patterns for tv cloth.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE the colors of yarn you are packing for your trip, Tammy!! Look forward to seeing what you create on your adventure!

Blogging does change your perspective, doesn't it? ENJOY your travels!! See you when you get back. blessings ~ tanna

GWENNY said...

I knew you would love blogging! Congratulations on the award. Love and hugs!

Susan said...

Oh Tammy...Have a FABULOUS vacation! We'll miss you.....a LOT. But we'll have a new part of the world to explore, through your eyes.

I agree with you. I think blogging is absolutely fabulous. Each day, I LOVE reading others' blogs and, of course, Writing Straight from the Heart is my deepest joy. Susan

Teresa said...

Tammy, it really is amazing how close we are in spite of the distance that separate us. Closer in so many ways than we could ever imagine!
It is great to read your posts and see things through your eyes--and learn new things! We have a lot of those doves around here, we call them "rolas de Marrocos" which means Moroccan doves, probably because they come from there :) and guess what, I didn't know their name in English!
Have a wonderful vacation!
xxx

Helen Philipps said...

Congratulations on two years of blogging. I've only just found your lovely blog - but I'll be back! (I like the music you are playing today too.) Have a great week.
Helen x

Yarni Gras! said...

I love your posts, I always know that will make me smile! Enjoy your holiday!

Yarni Gras! said...

totally off topic but I ADORE Natalie Merchant...her voice is so recognizable. I kept getting distracted, listening to the song instead of reading your posts!!!! Thanks!!!!!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Have a fantastic vacation, Tammy! Thanks for stopping by. I also really try to focus on the little things in life, the simple pleasures, as you say :)

Rizzi said...

CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR AWARD.....AND HAPPY TO YOU GOING ON VACATION MY FRIEND. HAVE A GREAT TIME. LOVE THE COLORS OF YOUR YARN. SAFE TRIP TO YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. RIZZI

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

Congrats on your award. Enjoy your time away.

Lots of love,

Mariette

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Congratulations on your Award and for two years of blogging and all the inspiration and joy you share.
Happy holidays
Hugs
Carolyn

Libbie said...

We are in the car 3 hours into our 24 hour car ride home from vacation! Hope you enjoy it as much as we did! You are so right about blogging! Te sharing of ideas and the peeks into womans lives and hearts is a gift! Travel safely Tammy! Can't wait to hear about your travels! Have fun!

Ana Degenaar said...

What a lovely blog. I'll be lurking around here for a while. If you'd like you can enter this precious giveaway. It's the last day to enter.
Warmly

koralee said...

Blogging is wonderful...enjoy your holiday...take lots of photos...we all want to see. xoxoxoo

classic • casual • home said...

Happy fourth of July to you and your family!!!

Barbara Jean said...

hey girl
i take my camera with me to. never want to miss some wonderful pic.

blessings
barbara jean

PS God Bless America. Happy 4th to you.

Sussie said...

I wish you a wonderful vacation Tammy! :)

Looking forward to see photos and hear stories from your trip.

Yes,Isn´t it amazing that a message we write now will reach the other part in just a second ewven if the person is on the other side of the world...

And finally congratulations to being a Blogger for 2 years! :)

Best wishes and hugs!
Susan in Sweden

Anonymous said...

It does not seem possible that it has been 2 years since you started your blogging adventure. Time is flying by... I am happy that you made the decision to blog, as visiting you each day is a wonderful escape from the every day activities for me.
I smiled to see your yarn packed to go with you on your trip. Did you buy it at Ikea? It has a very Scandinavian look to the wrapper.
Have a wonderful trip. We are in San Antonio, and have had busy, wonderful first few days here. I have started cleaning, but have SO much more to do... I look forward to hearing about Napal!!

Happy trails, dear!!

Love,
Renee

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Have a wonderful trip!

DeeDee said...

Happy Blogerrvesary.... lol... enjoy your trip and safe travels..... :D

Pam said...

Hope you enjoy your time away. I love to read your blog. Your do such a wonderful job of photos and stories. Have a wonderful July.

val said...

I know I commented before but felt the need to do so again. I think it is so neat how starting a blog "opens" your eyes to many things....much like an artist, you are always looking, looking, looking. We use words like "blog worthy" in our household now! ha!!!!

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