Thursday, July 21, 2011

Simple Pleasures

A quiet morning ...

Clouds (we don't often see them in the summertime) ...

Satisfying a sweet tooth ... thumbprint cookies ...

soft cocoa cookies (more cake-like than cookie).

Lazy days of summer ...

Crochet to pass the time ... a project completed ...

I'm joining Dayle at A Collection of This and That!
Project Simple Pleasures2


Happiness consists more in the small conveniences of pleasures that occur every day, than in great pieces of good fortune that happen but seldom to a man in the course of his life.” (Benjamin Franklin)

Have a great day! Friendship blessings, Tammy

42 comments:

Crochet dude said...

your photos look like my day cookies and cuppa with crochet in my lap and my 2 cat next to me a on the couch fast asleep.

Pieces of Sunshine said...

The soft cocoa cookies look nice and so does the crochet.

Seaweed and Raine said...

I love the photo of clouds in a blue sky... it has been raining here for about a week now. I am ready for a spot of sunshine. :) Your cookies look wonderfully delicious... and the song you have playing - mmmm. Takes me back and makes me take a deep breath. Thank you. :)
Glad you stopped by my little piece of cyber space.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
S&R

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

LOVE that pillow, especially layered over more crochet! The flower is perfect. You might need to do a little tutorial on this one. ;) I'm just sayin'! Photos of the cookies makes me drool... I'm trying to stay away from sweets... oh, it is tough. The cup of tea, cookies and yarn make me smile. A great way to spend a little time. blessings ~ tanna

Heather - The Good Life said...

A few of my favorite things are listed her as well. Blessing to you for a wonderful day. :-)

Becky~ said...

Im liking the soft cookies and the little kitty.Always sweet words and photos Tammy,God Bless and have a wonderful rest of the week.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

Thumbprint cookies are a favorite of mine. For some reason I always make them in the fall but why not now :) Kitty looks so sweet and LOVE that cute pillow you made!

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Tammy, your little crochet pillow is adorable! Twyla

LuLu Kellogg said...

The sweet baby curled up is just too precious!

I hope you have a wonderful day dear Tammy!

Love,
LuLu*xoxo

Marilyn said...

Everything looks wonderful but I am in agreement with Jingles.....snore.....
Marilyn
p.s. You asked about the crayons with the embroidery. Yep, I just use good ole' Crayolas or any brand you want. Color on a hard surface & give the depth of color you want. Then you iron it to set without a steam setting. It will fade some with washings but I hesitate to wash this type of embroidery a lot! Good Luck & let me know if you have anymore questions.....

Nellie's Cozy place said...

Morning T,
Nice to hear from you and to visit with you.
Loved your list of simple pleasures, they are all so true. I was mowing the lawn on the tractor last night and just looking up at the clouds and enjoying them so much. The Lord does some amazing handiwork doesn't he??
That is neat you are resting....I believe resting is a very good thing, sometimes we just get too darn busy to hear from God, and
that is just not a good thing.
Our summers have always been laid back and restful as well, loved having my kiddos home,
course, they are all grown up now......soon to
be 27 and 34!! How the time does fly!
Enjoyed my visit,
Blessings for a great day,
Nellie

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

I thought those cookies looked familiar! Yum!!

Linda R. said...

What a beautiful post.. Those cookies look so yummy but I am loving that crochet pillow. It's beautiful..

Linda said...

Trying to get caught up after being away for a couple of days. I'd love some of those baked goodies this morning, thank you. :)

Looks like you're having a good week,
Linda

kimmie said...

I just want to go tickle that sweet chin of your kitty :)
Thumbprints cookies .... Always a good thing :)

Susan said...

Sounds like a nice day, Tammy. Jingles looks content. Susan

nanny said...

Yum....thumbprint cookies!
I love your crochet pillow...love it! It is so pretty.

sarah said...

everything here is total creature comforts...especially the cookies...

Kathleen From Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just dropped by to say hello. The cookies look wonderful! Such a sweet cat! Have a great weekend ahead!

The English Romantic said...

Love the crochet, the colours are so nice. Yummy cookies and a contented cat, what more could you ask.
Smiles, Angela.

Dayle said...

What a perfect post for the party. I think I'll have a cookie now. :)

Love that Benjamin Franklin quote. So true.

sonya said...

Hi Tammy,
I love thumbprint cookies! Haven't had them in so long! Your crochet work looks beautiful. Always enjoy photos of our kitties.:)
Hugs,
Sonya

Pixie said...

Hi there and thank you so much for dropping by at my little 'crafte nook', i love to hear from new people...love your blog by the way, i shall have to set some time by to have a good ol' look later....
Have a good day Pixie :)

Mariette's Back to Basics said...

Dearest Tammy,

What a feast and it's great to see that you keep yourself busy with fun projects.
Benjamin Franklin was SO right!
We are burning up with RealFeel of 44°C or 107°F... Poor plants. No wonder that we have no vases with roses this year!

Lots of love,

Mariette

Kathleen said...

Great simple pleasures post, Tammy. Your cookies look good and love that last little crocheted cushion, it's lovely.

Laura@OutnumberedMom said...

Beautiful pictures.

Those cocoa cookies look marvelous! (Love that Henry Clay quote, too.)

Beverly @ My Sew Sweet Studio said...

Your cookies look delicious and I love the cute little crocheted pillow. Nothing quite so pretty as white clouds in a blue sky. All add up to a day dedicated to Simple Pleasures.

Diane said...

Your home is so serene and peaceful. Enjoy the days. Diane

Gayle said...

Love the quote and the cookies look so good!

Teek said...

your crochet is lovely. Don't blue skies just lift your spirit?
Give the puffy stitch a try VERY easy..
Thanks for taking the time to stop by

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Your cookies look so good and I adore the sweet little crocheted creation with the flower.
The kitty looks relaxed and what a happy life a cat must have, sleeping. So happy to hear that you are going to visit Paris, you will love it.

Happy weekend
Hugs
Carolyn

Barb said...

Hi Tammy,
Love this post!! everything I like is here.....blue sky ..white clouds....a sleepy cat and yummy cookies/biscuits...
Here in Sydney we are into another week of grey sky and rain clouds...

God Bless
Barb from Australia

Brandy Marie said...

Well that just helped me to raid the cookie jar for a mid-night snack :) Lovely peaceful photos. They almost have an old time flare about them that makes me love them a little more. Hope you have a wonderful weekend :) _B

Serena said...

What a sweet crochet project! Those jam drop biscuits (as we call them DownUnder) are a popular home-made favourite here. What a cute pic of your cat sleeping.

A lovely simple pleasures post, Tammy ~ :)

Sheila R said...

Sounds like a wonderful day. Love your crocheted pillow. Beautiful!

Have a great day.

Tammi said...

Simple pleasures indeed :) and lots to smile about...love your crochet cushion.
xx

Karen said...

Cookies, Kitty, clouds, and crocheting-what a pleasurable visit I've had with you, Tammy! Thanks so much for visiting me, too. blessings on your day, k

Jen Kershner said...

Love your pillow! I just recently took a crochet lesson. I'm not sure it's going to take but I sure do admire others crochet projects.

no spring chicken said...

Love the cakelike cookies with chocolate sauce and walnuts on the side. I'm inspired to try something new today!

Blessings, Debbie

Shanda said...

Loved your story...one kever knows where their lives will take them. I ended up marrying a Zimbabwean. But we lived in Central America for 14 years and then Africa before coming back to the US> As I grew up also in Africa, it is hard getting used to living in the US.
No, never been to India before. I'll have to look for your post on it.
Now you know why your blog fascinates me....I love culture, travel, market places.........

A Cottage Muse said...

Tammy that flower pillow is just adorable!

Anonymous said...

Mmmmmmm....I want to lick the screen...your pillow is adorable.

Happy gorging,
Melissa

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