Thursday, November 8, 2012

Thankful Thursday

Each new day is a blank page in the diary of your life.
The secret of success is in turning that diary into the best story you possibly can.
Douglas Pagels
Last year when our elementary principal left to take a new position in South Korea, I told him to send me a postcard.  And yesterday I received not just a postcard, but a puzzle that depicts Beautiful Hyangwonjong Pavilion.
New tea from a friend.  Green tea blended with cardamom, cinnamon, clove and orange peel.  Delicious!
So happy for another weekend.
With tea by my side and a hook in my hand.
Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.
Franklin D. Roosevelt

Have a terrific day!


oldthings said...

Dear Tammy
Beautiful your gifts from your friends !It is nice to know that the friends thinking of you !
Have a nice evening

Derya Kuzusu said...

Hello Tammy,
You got a very nice photo, I love the sunset. I wondered tea, scrumptious bon appetit content. Motifs are going well, I really like the colors. I'm happy and enjoyable day ..

vintage grey said...

A a pretty postcard, and looks like some tasty tea! Enjoy your weekend! ;) xo Heather

The English Romantic said...

There are some amazing places on this earth and it's so great to visit with my blogging friends.
What an amazing experience to work there.
Smiles, Angela.x

Elna said...

Lovely gifts and yes we need som handcrafting. Have a nice evening.


Anonymous said...

What a great idea for a post card!! two gifts in one. I love cinnamon in my tea. It is so comforting to sip and smell that wonderful spice. What a glorious sunrise you experienced! wow, it is a beauty of a day where you are :-)

by Teresa said...

We're having some sun breaks here in Oregon and I head off to volunteer at Multnomah Falls after having lunch with my sister there.. so I'm having a great day!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Linda said...

I hope you have an enjoyable weekend, Tammy :) So nice to receive those sweet items from your friend.

I'm on my way home in a little bit, stopping first to see about some flowers for next weekend's big anniversary party for my parents, and then heading home to prepare Dad's birthday dinner. Already prepared the cake last night (a cream cheese pumpkin roll that is always a favorite). The month is already rolling by....


Aishwarya said...

Hi Tammy

And I like lemon grass in my tea :)

I liked the quote at the end of your post. Happiness that you get when you achieve something is only to be experienced and its more fun with a creative effort.

Take care
Aishwarya :)

Hilary Johnson said...

Love the opening quote!

Did you friend make the postcard into a puzzle? And I'm trying to imagine the taste of cardamom ... not a spice I'm all the familiar with, although I've heard of it. Must explore it!

Mereknits said...

Lovely card/puzzle. Very unique. Love that you are grabbing some time for yourself.
Hugs to you,

Wanda said...

What lovely gifts. The puzzle is great.

So enjoy your blog and pictures.

val said...

ooooo, that tea sounds delicious...enjoy your weekend!

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

How nice to send you a little puzzle and a picture! The tea looks very good and healthy too. I've been drinking green tea also as I can't handle caffeine in the afternoon anymore so the rule is herbal after lunch! LOL!
What are you making? Are those strips of Granny squares? Sort of a "crochet" as you go blankie? Love your colors. I found a pattern over at Alicia Paulson's blog that I downloaded for $6.00 because I just loved her color combinations and I'm not very good at that part.
Enjoy your weekend! Looks like you are already! TTYL!

Susan said...

Hello Dear Tammy....So glad you got the gifties. You find great joy in the little things of life. How awesome is that? Take care and have a truly delightful weekend! Susan

Deborah said...

Love the beautiful quote and all your lovely gifts!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Anything with cardamon is great for tea.
You are quite lucky the past couple of days with receiving nice mail.
Lovely puzzle you got too; speaks highly of you.

Createology said...

Life is good and so are friends. Enjoy your weekend dear...

Hindustanka said...

Chai... so much of it here in India too. Glad you got a beautiful puzzle from Korea. Wow!
Have a great day and I wonder what crochet thing you are making now?;)Anna

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

I love the name of the tea!! ;) Oh, that sunrise or sunset is stunningly beautiful. It makes me happy to read your quotes and know you LIVE them. blessings ~ tanna

Gaby Bee said...

Dear Tammy, beautiful pictures, lovely gifts and great quotes!
Enjoyed the visit:)

Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs, Gaby

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Wishing you a beautiful weekend. Love your quotes and picture of the sun in your side of the world.

Weaver Birdie said...

Chai means tea. I love ginger flavored tea. And that sunset is beautifully captured.
Have a great weekend!

Sangeetha said...

Hi Tammy, Lovely quote. Lucky you, I just love jigsaw puzzles! Have a great weekend. Love

vicki said...

I love the quote Tammy-- it's do very true. Such a beautiful puzzle photo!! Some great tea and time to stitch-- the right combination for a great afternoon!

Catherine said...

Such lovely treats Tammy!
It is a tea drinking day here in Southwest Saskatchewan.
Wishing you a beautiful weekend!
xo Catherine

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Love the beautiful sunset.
Also great that you got lovely gifts from friends. The jigsaw is lovely.

Happy weekend

Mrs. Micawber said...

What a beautiful postcard and puzzle.

Tea and crochet are the best things for a weekend! Enjoy. :)

Serena Lewis said...

Lovely gift from your elementary principal. I love putting jigsaws together! They bring back a lot of happy family memories. My Mum would buy or be gifted with a giant and difficult jigsaw puzzle and it would take up residence on the table where the whole family would all join in, not necessarily at the same time, to help find pieces. I did the same thing with my own kids a few years back and we had a lot of fun putting it together.

The green tea sounds delicious! Perfect to have while you crochet.

Have a lovely weekend ~ xo

Kathy, PaperPumpkin said...

Hi Tammy!
As a second grade teacher, I am also thrilled for this three day weekend! Exhausting week, it was! Your gifts are all such beautiful, traveling gifts... So special. Enjoy your weekend, and create! ~ kathy

Becca said...

Beautiful! That tea has all the ingredients I LOVE! I have been crocheting a lot too. Enjoy!

Catherine said...

Such a stunning sunset in your first photo. I do love the sense of achievement from creating, I think that why I have so many things I want to make:) Wishing you a wonderful weekend Tammy.

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