Sunday, November 1, 2009

Sunday Salutations and Saturday Celebrations

I hope everyone had a safe and fun Halloween!

Yesterday a group of us met at Second Cup to celebrate our friend's birthday (which is actually today).

HAPPY BIRTHDAY ELENA! Melissa and I made her scrappy birthday cards.

She received many pink and pretty gifts. (I missed Pink Saturday due to a traffic jam on the internet highway.) This is a cross-stitching I did for her in a nice hot pink frame.

I baked yesterday afternoon -- peanut butter cookies, lemon muffins, Mexican Wedding Cookies, and cranberry scones. These will go to Operation Hope for their bake sale tomorrow morning.

A quote to welcome the first of November:
"I like spring, but it is too young. I like summer, but it is too proud. So I like best of all autumn, because its tone is mellower, its colours are richer, and it is tinged with a little sorrow. Its golden richness speaks not of the innocence of spring, nor the power of summer, but of the mellowness and kindly wisdom of approaching age. It knows the limitations of life and its content."
- Lin Yutang

Wish I had a view like that! Hope you are having a great weekend! :) Tammy


Anonymous said...

Hi Ya'!!
Well, we did have a view like that but Fall blew it all away!!
Glad you had a good time out with your friends...

Candy said...

Yes, it would be nice to have a view such as that...beautiful. Love the words about autumn.
Yummy cookies from your kitchen, I bit the smells were heavenly. ;-P
Sweet smiles from time spent with crafty friends.
Sunday Blessings to your corner of the world ;-)

Melissa said...

Hey! How'd you get that picture of me sitting under the tree:D Can't believe you got all that baking done yesterday. Bless you for always giving freely of yourself and time. Have a wonderful day, today and always. Love ya!

Sandi said...

All that food you baked looks so yummy! I am a sucker for baked goods anytime!!

Happy birthday to Elena too!!

Jessica @ Sunny Tuesday said...

Your cross stitch project looks so cute! I bet she loved it! :)

GwendolynKay said...

Your friend Elena is beautiful! I can tell which card you made and which one Melissa made. I think! Everything you made looks so yummy!!! Hey you have new music! Hurray!

Anonymous said...

Nice to be back after being gone for a few days. How wonderful to get together with Elena for her birthday. I hope you gave her a big birthday hug from me. I miss you guys so much.
Your baking spree looks good enough to eat. I hope Operation Hope makes a ton of money today. I was telling my neighbor about Operation Hope the other day, as she does a lot of volenteering too.

Hope you are having a great Monday!

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Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

Lovely that you could get to celebrate your friends birthday. The cards are pretty and I love all that home baking ~ always the best and looks delicious.

Happy week

Jane said...

Looks like a fun day helping your friend celebrate her birthday. The baked goodies you made look delicious!
Have a wonderful week.

Lemondrops Simple Stuff said...

Hi there! Wow you did some serious baking! Everything looks great! Thanks for stopping by. The flu went through my household then was busy catching up for a bit, back to blogging now. Have a great evening! Thanks for sharing the fall poem also. Loved it!

June said...

Tammy that is such a beautiful quote!
Yum, your cookies look so delish! The card for your friend is so pretty and it must have been a fun day out with the girls.

miruspeg said...

Hello Tammy
Great to hear music again on someone elses blog....glad I was able to help out. And I do love your choice of music!!! I'm listening to Lights by Journey at the moment....lovely. :)

Beautiful quote too.

Peggy xxx

crochet lady said...

Love celebrating birthday's with friends!
Your homemade treats look great!

Most of the fall color in WI. is gone with all the rain we've had. We just had a few days here and there where the colors were bright.

Unknown said...

That's how I feel about Autumn. Your just a bak'in fool...they all look so scrumptious! Have a wonderful week Tammy.


Rostrose said...

Dear Tammy, thank you for your nice description of the birthday party. Your scrapcards and the cross-stitching look very good an creative! Hmmmmmm - and the cookies, too!
Thanks for your nice words on my blog! It's funny that you have the same Ikea-Lamp - yes, indeed, the world seems to be small, sometimes. What a pitty that it isn't small enoug to share the REAL red-and-yellow-autumn-few with you... I would like to send a bit of it's smell and temperature and feeling to you; I'm sure you would enjoy it!
Hugs, Traude

A Fanciful Life said...

Hi Tammy,
thanks for your nice note on my blog. I appreciate your words. Now, those baked goods look so YUMMY! Oh my gosh, they are making my mouth water - I envy your ability to bake so many wonderful things.
Have a good day,
Sharon :-)

Vicki said...

Hello, Tammy,
I enjoyed seeing your birthday celebration for Elena! The crafty cards were so bright and cheerful. I am sure she loved them and all of her presents. All of your baked goods look delicious. I would love a bite of the Mexican Wedding Cookies. I adore your closing poem about autumn. Thank you for dropping by for a cup of tea today. I value and appreciate your friendship so much! Vicki

Linda said...

I LOVE that quote ~ it's right up my melancholy alley! :-) Thanks for sharing that and the photos are wonderful. The Birthday celebration looks like so much fun and the baked goods - WOW, they are certainly delish!

Hope you have a great week ♥

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