Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Visit With a Friend

In addition to the cranberry scones, 
yesterday's baking also yielded banana muffins and jam thumbprint cookies.
My girlfriend, Melissa, came by for a visit this morning.
Three hours went by in the blink of an eye.
We did more visiting than we did eating.
 She recently traveled to Dubai
and brought back magazines that are now hard to find here.
She also gave me a package of Olives Au Chocolat
from La Cure Gourmande.
(Chocolate covered almonds made to look like olives).
It's the friends we meet along life's road
who help us appreciate the journey ...

 A little cross-stitch finished this afternoon.
(oops ... just noticed I left some stitches uncrossed)

I hope your day is filled with the blessings of friendship.

36 comments:

Elna said...

Nice when friends are visiting. Maybe I'll go to visit you *smile*. The cookies look delicious. Have a nice evening.

Hugs
Elna

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I hope your Aunt is starting to recover, and like you I bake when I need to put the world to rights... something about baking, friends and magazines always makes the world a better place doesn't it... the chocolate coated almond/ olives look amazing... xx

Terra said...

That must have been a fun three hours visiting with your friend; and the magazines and treats she brought for you are very thoughtful, since they are hard to get where you are.
From another "T", Terra.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

It took me forever to find those missed stitches, but I finally did. As I was reading about the chocolates, I thought "who would want a chocolate olive?" I;'m glad you translated. And I thought English was difficult (grin).

Since you didn't eat all these goodies, I'd be glad to take a jam thumbprint off your hands. I love those!

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Hi Tammy,
What a lovely visit you had. Your home is so warm and welcoming. Your cross stitch turned out great, Are you going to frame it or make a pillow out of it?.
Have a sweet day, Elizabeth

Cozy Little House said...

Oh yes, my day was filled with the blessing of friendships indeed!
Brenda

Mistea said...

Sounds like a perfect morning.

Yummy treats from your friend and that you made.

Interesting how the camera serves to focus the attention on that which is not quite right.

Enjoy Wednesday.

Marilyn said...

life has many unfinished stitches...they take a whole lifetime to finish...

I would so love to browse through your many treasures...they each have a memory or story attached and I'd want to hear them all!!!! :) :) :)
have a great day...

Createology said...

Friends are all important as they share so much with us. Blessings dear...

Susan said...

So glad you had a lovely visit with your friend, Tammy. Guess what? I baked yesterday and two of the things I made were banana nut mini muffins and raspberry thumbprint cookies. See? Great minds think alike. Susan

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Melissa came at a perfect time, helping you feel a little bit better. Friends certainly are important to our lives! And never mind you didn't cross 6 stitches; that can be corrected!
Love and hugs to you and enjoy your warm NEST!
Mariette

Diane said...

I treasure my friends also. Glad you had a great day. Blessings, Diane

glor said...

Hi Tammy, having some difficulty leaving comments ... your previous post, so sorry to hear or you aunt's accident and all that is going on. Certainly will keep you and all in prayer. Your baking creatios look wonderful, very good of you two to do more visiting then eating ... not sure I could do that! Take good care. Blessings to you and all your family and friends.

Lori ann said...

ah your friend sounds like an angel, and with perfect timing. i'm glad you enjoyed and had a lovely day, even recieving new magazines and chocolate. it's really a blessing to have friends, i am so grateful i have them too.
(love seeing your giraffe!) :)

Mrs. Micawber said...

How nice to have a visit from a friend - especially one bearing chocolate!

Cranberry scones sound wonderful - have you ever tried tossing in some orange peel and chocolate chips for extra deliciousness?

Have a good week.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

I love your sweet 'friends' cross stitch and how lovely that you had a visit from your friend.
The cookies look delicious and you are in for a treat with the magazines.

Have a good week
Hugs
Carolyn

Dagmar said...

Such a sweet friend..great magazine to enjoy..cookies look so yummy as well❤

val said...

your living room always looks so inviting! What a great way to spend a few hours, enjoy!

koralee said...

What a very sweet friend you have. I am glad you were able to enjoy each others company! Hugs.

Tammy's in Love said...

I'd love to have a tea party with you! I make White Chocolate Cranberry Scones with Deavonshire Cream!

Tammy

vintage grey said...

What yummy treats!! So glad you had a wonderful visit with your friend! Love your cross stitch! ;) I have been working on a few cross stitch project, too!! xo Heather

my4lilgirls said...

Yum!!!!
By the wat did I tell you, I love your sitting room, a treasure
Karen x

Dianne said...

Loved the photo of your living room, it's beautiful! The cross-stitch, your crochet, yummy baking...it's a treat to visit you!

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,
That's a nice visit with a friend. :)

My day included friendship with our cat, Mr. Butters. He is increasingly becoming my good buddy around the house.

Hope you have a nice remainder of the week.

Still wonderfully-quiet here as Sarah doesn't return from Tennessee until the weekend. :)

Linda

lovestitch said...

So glad you had a great time with your friend! You both are sweet! I love your sitting room, it looks fab! And your Friends cross stitching is so lovely, I didn't realize some missing stitches until your "oops"! :)
You have a great day!
LS, x

Kate said...

Tammy
Love your special friendship post! all of us girls need each other. You always make my tummy rumble with your baking!

xoxo
Kate

Helen Philipps said...

I'm so glad you had a happy time with your friend, and delicious baking to share too. It's true, friends bring so much to our lives even without knowing it sometimes :) your cross stitch is lovely, so neat... and I didn't notice any uncrossed stitches!
Hope your week goes well, and your aunt is beginning to recover...I was so sorry to read of her accident in your previous post.
Sending warm wishes
Helen x

Becca said...

Oo, everything looks yummy and comforting! I baked some cookies the other day just to "warm up" it felt so chilly...in July! It's nice, warm and sunny this week though.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Friends are treasures indeed... =)

Mary said...

I promise to bring stacks of great magazines if you bake again like that!!! It looks comfy and welcoming - wish we were close by!

Hugs - Mary

Poppy said...

Hi Tammy,

Your cross-stitch is so pretty. I can so relate to your excitement re: your friend's visit. I, too, live far away from my family and friends and whenever they visit it's always extra special - (the decorating magazines were always a bonus for me too)!

Thanks for stopping by my place and for the lovely comments.

Poppy

Maayeka said...

Hi Tammy.thanks dear for visiting me:)loved your wonderful blog and learned so many new art and craft ideas.now I will also start doing crochet which I stoped long ago:)

Sam I Am...... said...

Isn't that something...you needed a friend and then the next day one appears to sit with you for 3 hours. Coincidence...I don't think so. The universe, if we're in tune to it, will always provide exactly what we need when we need it. Obviously....you're "in tune" with it. I'm so glad you got some lovely magazines, chocolates and a great friend to share some time with.

Catherine said...

Mmmmm....all that baking looks super yummy! Sweet post!
xo Catherine

Anonymous said...

I MISS YOU....
your cuz' from the states

Melissa said...

The baking was delicious, unfortunately, I didn't eat as much. Your banana muffins were a great late night snack with a dab of peanut butter. Very filling.

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