Friday, March 9, 2012

A Good Kinda Busy

These brown jars have been piling up for quite some time, so today they got a good washing.
Seven of them are now all dressed up, ready to be filled with candy or chocolates and given as gifts.  There was a time when I didn't give a second thought to throwing things away.  Even jars.  Now I can't imagine tossing them.  
I also tried out a new flower pattern.  And when friends called to say they wanted to stop by for coffee, I quickly whipped up a sheet pound cake to serve with sweetened yogurt and fresh strawberries.  
I love weekends.
 Hope yours is a relaxing one!

26 comments:

LDH said...

Look at those beautiful patterns on your jars! Very nice!

I am currently sitting with my daughter in a hospital room as she was just readmitted for toxemia with very high blood pressure. I had the very same situation with my last child and it scared me lots. She seems to be okay even with six little ones at home. Her newborn will be able to come and stay.

Happy to have internet access and to pop in to visit with you.

Fruitful Fusion said...

That's my kind of busy! I love those crochet covered jars! I definitely wouldn't throw those jars out either! And friends stopping by for a snack and a chat! Lovely!

LDH, well wishes to your daughter. I hope everything is ok now :(

Linda said...

I like how you repurpose things. :) I like to repurpose some stuff, but not all - we simply have no room for much here, so I do still throw things away.

The sun is shining, it's clear, and we're heading out tonight to gaze at the heavens through ancient refractors at the historic University of Illinois Observatory (on the register of historic places). Even though I work just down the street from it, I've never been to one of their Friday night open houses and I'm looking forward to it.

Have a nice weekend, I'll probably check back on Monday.
Linda

Serena Lewis said...

I love weekends too, Tammy. Your dressed jars look fantastic!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend,
Serena xo

Faye said...

Tammy, what beautiful jars! I have never seen brown jars. I'm like you. I love to find new uses for used things. Your crocheted covers make them all the more special. I hope you have a lovely, lovely weekend.

BEACH BUNGALOW said...

Those look amazing, Tammy. The picrure of the kitty makes me want to nap in the sune!

Have a happy, happy weekend.

S
xo

Astri said...

I've been getting rid of jars and now I won't. These are fantastic!

bunny said...

Those are just gorgeous Tammy...love the color...they would fit in my living room perfectly...hint hint...lol

I'm getting int jars too lately. How do you stay thin and bake sheet cake....? I love your kitty...he's so cute...
Have a wonderful weekend,
bun

Mereknits said...

Those jars are so perfect, Love the flower. I just bought a couple new crochet flower books and I am in love.
Hope you have a wonderful weekend,
Meredith

Cheryl said...

If someone called to come for a visit, I'd have to ask them to stop off at Safeway if they wanted a cake. You're amazing!

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

How clever and how fun...have a great weekend, your guest will enjoy

Rebecca said...

Great idea with the jars - I cant throw things like that away anymore either! I love your snuggly cat...those felines sure know how to relax! Becks x

Cozy Little House said...

Oh, I wish I had your energy! But you're a youngster.
Brenda

kimmie said...

I know what you mean about the jars ... I especially like the large wide mouth jars (like for pickles) because they're so great for food storage (once you get the pickle smell out!)

have a relaxing weekend!

Susan said...

Nice job on the jars, Tammy. I have no idea how to crochet but I admire your prowess. The cake with yogurt and strawberries sounded yum yum, too. And I'd like to do what Jingles is doing all weekend, but alas, have a busy one ahead. Going to a maple syrup house tomorrow. Susan

Diane said...

Those brown jars are very interesting Tammy. What did they hold? Have a good weekend. Blessings, Diane

Kit said...

Looks wonderful! Love your use of the jars. You are so thrifty and crafty! Have a great weekend! Kit

Kristen said...

Awesome crafty idea! That's gift I'd like to get. :) And I'm more than a little jealous of your cat.

Rostrose said...

Your dressed jars are sooo sweet, dearest Tammy! (And Jingles is sweet, too :o))
Warm Hugs from Austria, Traude
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Connie Eyberg Originals said...

Funny how we live weekend to weekend isn't it. Great idea for your jars and I love your little red flowers. I want to be sitting in that chair with your cat, what a perfect life (or as we used to say - the life of Riley). Enjoy your weekend!

Suzie Sews At DOTTY RED said...

fabulous jars... a handy present to have to hand for sure...

Betty Sneeringer said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog and taking the time to comment. I am now following you. I like the brown jars.

Betty

A Cottage Muse said...

How fun it would be to stop in for a visit with you!!
Happy Weekend Tammy!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Love these patterns!

That pic of sweet Jingles is just darling!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

glor said...

Hello sweet girl ... been missing visiting, hope to be back in full swing shortly. Love, love, love the brown jars and how pretty you have made them look. A wonderful gift to receive! Hmmmm, I would love to come visit, enjoy a nice chat and pound cake. Ohhh how lovely. You are such a hostess.

Leah said...

I adore all your jars - they are gorgeous!! I'm a total sucker for collecting jars and can't throw them away. It's amazing what a little cover can do isn't it. Have a fabulous week hon.
Leah
x

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