Saturday, March 30, 2013

Three Favorite Things

Number one:  A visit from a friend.
 Number two:  A lovely stitched pillow.
 And number three:  A lamp decorated with pretty crochet trim.
One of my very best friends arrived from Lebanon on Thursday, so in addition to fighting a cold this past week, I was cleaning and preparing for her visit.
Mona is a wonderful artist -- she can draw, paint, crochet, cross-stitch, sew.  And most of the time she does this without patterns.  I'm always amazed with the beautiful work she does and grateful that she bestows me with her wonderful handmade gifts.
Of course, more than anything, I value her friendship.
Today I am joining Claudia at Mockingbird Hill Cottage for A Favorite Thing.
 
Have a great day!

45 comments:

Jan said...

Oh, the crochet trim on the lampshade is so CUTE! I love it!

AND the photo of you two is priceless! I can see the connection you two share. Looks like the weather was being good for you, too!

Time spent with a friend is always a good thing!

Have a great weekend!

Jan
xoxo

Weaver Birdie said...

I feel meeting a friend is the best way to detoxify.:)
The trim around lamp and the pillow, is giving a vintage look. Have you made them?

Claudia said...

The blessings of friendship! You look so happy to be spending time together. I love the pillow and the lampshade and I'm always in awe of those who do such lovely work without the benefit of a pattern.

Thanks so much for joining in this week.

xo
Claudia

Diane said...

How nice! Love the lampshade too. Happy Easter!

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

That photo says it all... real friendship :) Two lovely ladies enjoying each others company!

Jeanmarie DiTaranto said...

Hope your cold didn't interfere with the visit! Sure looks like you had a lovely time!

Quinn said...

Lovely photographs of two happy friends together! You make me realize how few pictures I have of myself with friends...usually pictures of friends, taken by me. I must begin to rectify this :)

Diane said...

Wonderful photos of the two of you and I LOVE THE LAMP! Diane

Dagmar said...

Good morning Tammy, how wonderful for you to have your friend visit..there is nothing as sweet as friendship between old friends, you share so many similar talents..have a wonderful Easter weekend❤
xox
Dagmar

Aishwarya said...

Best relationship ever created is FRIENDSHIP. Its so lovely to have friends with whom one can connect, share, and just be! You have a wonderful time.

And I love the lampshade and the heart:).... Oh! its so so lovely. Who made them?

Mary said...

Like you, I too share great friendships - and when we get together it's always like time between visits slip away and the feeling is easy, comfy, and the best it can be.

Glad you and Mona are having a fun time - you both look fabulous. Love the crochet, did Mona make the shade? I'm still struggling with the first row as I teach myself this new craft! I went back to my knitting while watching TV - just hate sitting there with nothing being created.

Enjoy the weekend Tammy.
Hugs - Mary

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Hello Tammy, How very very exciting to have a friend come to visit. Friendship like this is truly very special and a treasure indeed. Lovely gifts too. Hugs Judy

Preeti said...

Wow! You had a nice time! The pillow and the crochet trim looks beautiful:)

AshTreeCottage said...

How wonderful to meet you! I lived in Bahrain for three years so it's great to meet a fellow international traveller. Love that lamp shade too. I am your newest follower. Stop by for a visit and my front gate will be open for you!

Big Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

Blondie's Journal said...

I am in love with that pretty lampshade! Mona is incredibly talented. I can see that you both enjoy being in each others company!

Happy Easter!

XO,
Jane

by Teresa said...

Friends are the frosting of the cake of life! I'm glad you had a fun visit. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Little Treasures said...

I just looove the lampshade trim!! Exquisite!

Mereknits said...

What would we girls do without the love of friendship? you both look so happy and I am thrilled that you are spending time together. And I might add a talented friend is even better. Sending you both a hug.
Meredith

glor said...

Three wonderful things ... the best the joy and blessing of friendship. Most fortunate to have such.

kathyinozarks said...

good friends are a treasure

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

How wonderful to have a visit with a great friend! It's good for the soul!
Did you happen to see my post about your card and little treasures? I loved them all!!!! One of these days you'll get something in the mail too, sweet friend!
I hope your cold gets better fast! Happy Easter or Spring or whatever you celebrate at this special time.

Kit said...

All treasures! Glad you had a nice visit. :) Kit

Serena Lewis said...

Wonderful favourite things, Tammy! Have a great time together. The uncanny thing to me is that Mona looks identical to my eldest son's regular doctor who we love and adore! They could be twins!

Happy Easter to you and your family ~ xx

Chenille Cottage said...

Friendship is such a priceless gift! I'm so glad you shared your sweet visit with your dear and talented friend. Oh...My goodness! The lamp is spectacular...so beautiful...so special!
Blessings to you and Happy Easter!
Carolynn xo

Debra @ Homespun said...

You both look so happy and beautiful in the pictures and that crochet is just exquisite!

Mistea said...

How lovely to share with your friend, and enjoy her creations.
Beautiful lamp.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

So glad that you were able to enjoy the friendship and time together, with your friend. Times like this are precious.
I love the stitched pillow and lamp.

Happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
You look so radiant in both pictures! That tells it all; without words...
True friends are a blessing; they are our angels on earth!
Mona IS talented. So glad you got over your cold and enjoyed this visit.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Createology said...

Friendships are such treasures. Love the smiles on your faces. Precious little hand stitched pillow. Now the lampshade is a fabulous stash buster and I love how it looks. Happy Hearts are Creative Hearts...

Pingkan Anita D. said...

Beautiful lampshade. I love it.

crafty cat corner said...

The crochet on the lamp is amazing, how intricate, this must have taken a lot of time.
Lovely picture of you and your friend, you both look so happy.
Briony
x

Daydream Living said...

Hi Tammy! Hope you will enjoy a good easter break, and girl, you look good in that photo! Talk soon,
Hugs to you and Sam,
Maureen
( oh, and your crochet blue snowman bag is being used to store memory cards,, we are enjoying your handiwork!)

Vicki @ lifeinmyemptynest said...

That pillow is sweet and you and your friend look so happy to be together :-)
Happy Easter!

okcamp said...

Hi Tammy,
I always enjoy your posts, this one no exception. Happy Easter!
Diane

Barbina said...

Visits from good friends are the best. Enjoy your time together!!
Happy Easter!

Yarni Gras! said...

wow! what a wonderful day you must have had with each other. I love that lampshade.....
Happy Easter Tammy!

Rita said...

Happy Easter to you and your beautiful family Tammy!
rita

Susan said...

Hi Tammy. Happy Easter to you!

Love your crocheted lampshade.

Have fun today, even though you have to work. Susan

Catherine said...

A visit from a good friend is always a wonderful thing. Hope you two girls had lots of fun and I hope you are having a wonderful Easter Tammy!
xo Catherine

TACIStudio said...

How wonderful! Your projects and your friend's company. Enjoy every second. Happy Easter Tammy!

Becca said...

Beautiful post T. Your friend, Mona in your pictures reminds me of my sister Ramona. :-)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

It's so nice to spend time with friends! Your friend sounds very talented :)

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

You two are just glowing!

Nancy said...

Aren't friends wonderful?? =)

Melissa said...

That lamp shade is absolutely to die for. Mona definately has some mad talent. Love the pictures of you two. Worthy of framing.

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