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!


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

  2. 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 ..

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

  4. 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

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


  6. 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 :-)

  7. 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 :-)

  8. 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....


  9. 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 :)

  10. 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!

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

  12. What lovely gifts. The puzzle is great.

    So enjoy your blog and pictures.

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

  14. 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!

  15. 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

  16. Love the beautiful quote and all your lovely gifts!

  17. 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.

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

  19. 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

  20. 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

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

    Have a lovely weekend!
    Hugs, Gaby

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

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

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

  25. 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!

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

  27. Hi Tammy,

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

    Happy weekend

  28. What a beautiful postcard and puzzle.

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

  29. 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

  30. 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

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

  32. 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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