Saturday, October 20, 2012


I slept and I dreamed that life is all joy. I woke and I saw that life is all service. I served and I saw that service is joy.

I had such a great time with the girls this morning (there were about 10 in all).  Everyone was eager to learn and as one would master a round of stitches, they would help the others out.  It was such an encouraging and collaborative experience.  We even managed to start on the little Christmas stockings but I forgot to take pictures.

It was a very successful, productive morning.
One that brought me (and I hope them) great joy!

Best wishes and blessings,


Rostrose said...

Dearest Tammy, I'm so happy about your beautiful crochet results!
Incidentally, I have pretty (fleamarket-)napkin rings in this style - but I think your work is intended as a Christmas decoration, right? Loved the words of Kahlil Gibran, they are so wise!

Soon I will go on a journey again (to Caiforna & surrounding "places of touristic interest" :o)), but next week I'll start a giveaway again. Would make me happy if you would join!!
Hugs & blessings to you and your family!

Grammy Braxton said...

What a wonderful way to start the day. What good work you are doing. I love the words at the start.

May you continue to find joy in your work.


Lori ann said...

bless your heart tammy. such a gift all the way around. i wish i were there too. xxx

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Oh, Tammy, how sweet are these photos. Love the quote too!

Pam said...

Tammy I'm so glad your "service project" was so successful. Notice I used the educational term. One of the most rewarding parts of my many years of teaching was when my students participated in service projects. So rewarding to see how helping others in turn is so rewarding for the giver (student).

Enjoy your weekend.

June said...

I LOVE this quote And I LOVE this post!!! Tammy this just makes me smile. You are teaching them something that will bring them joy their whole lives.
hugs from me...

Sangeetha said...

Dear Tammy,
That is a lovely quote. It is great that your project has started off so well. I am happy that you are finding joy in your service because you are certainly doing a lovely thing. And I hope these skills will serve the girls all through their lives. All the very best to you and to the girls.

Helen Philipps said...

How lovely, Tammy! Your crochet lesson looks wonderful and I'm sure will have brought great joy. The little wreaths look so neat and perfect as well as pretty and festive. And I loved the words at the beginning too :)
Wishing you a wonderful weekend.
Helen x

Teresa Kasner said...

I am very impressed with this service you are doing for others less fortunate. A pretty handmade wreath ornament can last through centuries of being used and treasured. A great way to "Pay-It-Forward". I'm proud of you.

((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Mistea said...

Such gorgeous work. Crochet is such an in the moment skill with immediate results and these are fantastic.

Love the photo of them all concentrating so hard.
Enjoy this 'work'.

Serena Lewis said...

A wonderful and successful morning indeed. Well done to all!

Floortje said...

How wonderful to see these crocheting girls at the shelter. Bless you for teaching them such a great craft and to let them make these cute Christmas pieces. Hugs, Floortje

Diane said...

Wonderful work Tammy! I'm sure you feel good about the experience and I'm sure they will take something very, very worthwhile with them. Diane

Brenda Pruitt said...

Oh, it sounds and looks like such fun! Women working together.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Tammy,

What a lovely thing you did for the girls, teaching them the wonderful art of crocheting.
They would be so grateful to learn this skill.

Hope you are enjoying the weekend

val said...

that is wonderful...truly the gift that keeps giving

Anonymous said...

What a e wonderful post tammy. It amazing feeling to pass on your skill to someone x

lovestitch said...

So glad you had a wonderful morning teaching the girls to crochet! The wreaths look so very beautiful, beautiful just like your heart!
Wishing you a happy weekend!
Hugs to you,

Susan said...

Hi Tammy...I'm sure the girls had a great time. Just knowing someone else cares and is willing to teach them crochet is very important.

Loved the little Christmas tree out of crocheted circles. That is really, really darling.

Great work, Tammy! You will be especially blessed for each moment you spend in service to others. At least I've found that to be true. Susan

Anonymous said...

That must of been so fulfilling to put your talents to a good cause. They seemed to be really into it. Isn't it great that something so simple could bring so much joy:)
You are truly wonderful and inspirational!


Barbara Jean said...

cute and fun!!


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,

The girls in the photo are so emerged into crocheting. You must have radiated some enthusiasm for them to catch on!
Hugs to you and it's a beautiful quote you used.
Hugs to you,

Astri said...

This looks like the best time ever!!!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

These are beautiful! So nice the girls helped each other out.

Hindustanka said...

Tammy, that's a wonderful deed by you! Keep it up!

Dagmar said...

Hi Tammy, looks like a wonderful time was had by all, I am not sure which gives more joy, teaching or learning, or both? Looks like fun!
Come over and say hi, I am having a giveaway❤

Linda said...

Looks very meaningful. I like the quote too; I tend to view it as what I do as a Mom and Wife for my family - a weekend spent together, even though I might have rather relaxed at home... I planned the activities, we did, and everyone had a blessed time. :)

Have a great new week.

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