Friday, March 15, 2013

Simple Little Pleasures

"After all," Anne had said to Marilla once, "I believe the nicest and sweetest days are not those on which anything very splendid or wonderful or exciting happens but just those that bring simple little pleasures, following one another softly, like pearls slipping off a string.” 



Happy Friday everyone!
We are having lovely weather and Jingles is taking full advantage of it.
My favorite days of all are those spent at home.
It's hard to feel inspired during the week when days are rushed and there aren't enough hours to get everything done.
But weekends are for relaxing, recharging and finding inspiration in our surroundings.
Wishing you all a beautiful day!

43 comments:

crafty cat corner said...

What a lovely passage and how true.
Sometimes we try too hard to enjoy ourselves when all the time we only need to relax a little.
Where on earth do you find all these nuggets of wisdom Tammy?
Hugs
Briony
x

Mistea said...

Cats sure know how to relax anywhere.
Jingles put a smile on my face.
Enjoy the simple things.

Hindustanka said...

HI, Tammy!
You cat is such cuties, taking a rest in a flower pot! cats always find interesting places to sleep in :)
nice crochet rock! I keep my on my bedroom table, and always remember you whenever I look at them :)
Have a happy weekend! I can't wait to go home and REST!
Hugs,
Anna.

okcamp said...

Hi Tammy,
Your house looks interesting and comfortable. More photos, please. Jingles reminds me of our late kitty. She'd find a way to squeeze herself into any container that was too small for her.
Diane

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Tammy,
I totally agree with Anne with a E.... words..... They are all very lovely..

The one I especially love is: "Everyday is Fresh again with NO Mistakes". VBG Do you remember Anne saying theses words??? Have you ever been to PEI??? Oh How I loved visiting PEI.. Have a very splendid and wonderful weekend. Hugs Judy

girlunwinding said...

I love it when my cat sits in the flower pots outside! I think it is the sweetest thing. Glad you are having such lovely weather and can get a nice dose of relaxing in. Great quote in the top of your post, too. I quite agree.
~Dawn

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Awww you know it's gonna be a good day when Jingles is in the flower pot. So sweet.

I have been mia for a while, but I have been crocheting up a storm.

Wishing you a lovely day and weekend, too.

Weaver Birdie said...

We are also enjoying the weather, here. The chills are gone but no sweat, at the moment.
Enjoy the weekend! :)

Dagmar said...

Hello Tammy,
When you are a young working mother, there never seems to be enough time...and even when you are retired, there are endless projects to tempt you..finding time for yourself to craft is so creative and helps restore the balance in our lives. You seem to do a beautiful job of sharing your creativity with us! Jingles looks so comfy!
xo
Dagmar

no spring chicken said...

I gathered rocks from the beach on my visit last year. I brought them home with the intent of learning to crochet around them. Well, first I needed to learn to crochet! Now the rocks live in the garden all naked and shiver-y... Yours are beautiful!

Blessings, Debbie

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,
Well, I wrote one long comment and lost it when an error occurred, so this time I'll try again and be sure to copy and paste in case I lose it again....

Looks like a lovely weekend for you. I too love to spend my time at home, but also I get bored easily and must be out and about, so I'll have a lovely St. Patrick's Day dinner for my family on Saturday and then Jim and I are heading out to a local pub with a friend to listen to music. I would have loved to have traveled up to Chicago for the dying of the river, and all of those festivities, but it's a long drive just for a couple of hours, figuring Jim would have spent 5 hours driving when he has to travel up there again for work on Monday, so we'll be at home this St. Patty's day.

Enjoy the remainder of your weekend. I'm thinking anxiously towards our Spring break which begins on March 29th and hoping against hope for better, WARMER weather by then!!!

Linda

Caterina Giglio said...

wishing you a beautiful weekend, love this post... just lovely...

Lorrie said...

That's one of my favourite Anne quotes. How lovely to think of days as pearls slipping off strings. We're planning a quiet weekend at home, too. Enjoy yours.

vintage grey said...

Sweet Jingles is to cute!! Your crocheted rocks are always so pretty! Wishing you a lovely weekend! xo Heather

Acorn to Oak said...

Have a wonderful day and weekend! :-)

Magdalena said...

You are absolutely right. The photos are lovely. Have a wonderful weekend.
Magdalena

Betsy said...

Happy weekend Tammy! Just look at Jingles! I love kitties and how cozy they always manage to look.

You are so right. Nothing beats the simple pleasures of a cup of tea, yarn, a cozy chair and most of all, rocking my Grandbaby.
Blessings,
Betsy

oldthings said...

Around us there are so many and simple things that we can make us happy !Just enjoy every moment !
Have a nice weekend !

SusanLotus said...

OH, no... Jingles in the flowerpot!
Cute shot though.

I wish you a great weekend Tammy.
Your quotes are always so full of wisdom. :)

Peace and love from a VERY cold Sweden. We had over -20 C minus degrees today. Even the sun has been shining from a blue sky all day. Brrr! Colder here than in Siberia wgich we all think is very strange...

Susan

by Teresa said...

Hi Tammy.. your post made me feel relaxed.. that is a neat thing to share. Adorable kitty pic.. they are so fun how they can get comfy anywhere. It's just Friday morning here.. unfortunately I have come down with a cold. Bummed about that. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Love your humor for capturing your 'potted' cat Jingles!
Does someone take care of her when you travel?
Enjoy your little daily pleasures; that's all what counts.
Hugs,
Mariette

Kathleen said...

Hi Tammy, what a coincidence that you should have an L M Montgomery quote on your blog. Only this week I have downloaded all the Anne books, for only 77 pence, onto my Kindle. Having never read them before I thought now would be my chance.

I like all your little crocheted owls. Have a lovely weekend. Kathleen.

boysmum2 said...

Your pictures compliment that saying just perfectly. Happy Friday to you

Lyn said...

Oh I agree, weekends are for the simple pleasures. Have a good one. Xxx

Sheila R - Blessed and Distressed said...

Jingles looks like he is in heaven. Wishing you a wonderful weekend!

kathyinozarks said...

beautiful post Tammy I really love your crocheted rocks-do you ever sell them?

K @ Aurora Blythe said...

I recently reread the first two Anne books and adored that line! Thank you for bringing it to mind again. I, too, love being home and having ample time to get things done. Dislike feeling rushed and behind.

Diane said...

Have an especially beautiful and restful weekend, Tammy. Your pleasures - your home and Jingles look like little pearls of happiness to me. Diane

Yvonne said...

I just love the stone covered in yarn. We are having beautiful days here too. I have been out in the yard a lot, and I love it. I enjoy my home too and never get bored as many do when they retire. Hope your weekend is wonderful.

Createology said...

Tammy Dear I adore your positive spirit and how you spend your time off relaxing and recharging. Jingles looks very content once again. Stitch that yarn stash...

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I agree with that quote! Jingles is so cute and definitely looks to be enjoying the weather. Love the photo.

Sarah Jane said...

Hope you have a great weekend Tammy!

Sarah x

Mrs. Micawber said...

That is one of my favourite "Anne" quotes....

Love the photo of Jingles in the pot! Also the before-and-after stone.

:)

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Tammy
I'm happy to hear you're relaxing over your weekend after a busy week at work.
Dear Jingles, in the flower pot, sadly we haven't got any cats now but when we did they always squeezed themselves into pots too - so funny!
Beautiful crochet!
Hugs
Shane ♥

Becca said...

I LOVE your simple pleasures here...we must be thinking along the same lines T...I have been working on stones too, and always crochet them while burning a favorite candle. Relaxing!

~*~Patty S said...

The Avonlea quote and your lovely photos say it all dear Tammy.

Hope you are having a very nice weekend!
oxo

Mereknits said...

Beautifully said.
Meredith

LuLu Kellogg said...

That made me smile seeing Jingles in the flower pot!

Happy Day Tammy!

xoxo

Susan said...

Oh Tammy, how I LOVED the photo of Jingles in the pot. That girl is a kitty cat diva.

You should send that to a cat magazine or, better yet, a gardening magazine. She's the prettiest spring plant I ever saw!

I know what you mean about weekends. I feel like staying inside the WHOLE DAY and luxuriating in being blessedly HOME. Susan

Anna said...

Your cat is soooo cute! I love, really, really love cats! I wish I could have my Henry back! I miss having a cat!

CIAO!

ANNA

Elizabeth Johnson said...

Lovely images. I love your cat in the pot! I've posted it with a link to you on Pinterest in my "Cute" board. : )
~Elizabeth

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Oh Tammy I just love that quote!
Truly made my day!!

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

I wholeheartedly agree with your quote and I love Anne of Green Gables. I've read all the books and seen several of the movies. Prince Edward Island is beautiful.
Your yarn goes perfectly with the colors in that stone. Very nice!

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