Monday, December 3, 2012

Still Here

It's been a busy start to the month of December. 
Coffee with a friend at Starbucks early morning Saturday.
 A trip the to the yarn store for supplies.
The making of bags ...
 and other simple crafting.

Continued work on my sampler rug.  Two-thirds of this design must be finished before next Sunday and it is slow going to say the least.

 Lots of sky watching.

Viewing this beautiful video shared by Susy at The Feathered Nest.
And the purchase of a new laptop which takes some getting used to.
I have a lot of catching up to do with all of you.
Will be around to visit very soon.
Hope you've had a great start to the new month and a new week.


Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Lovely angel on your glass; simple craft but very pretty! It looks like you had lots of distraction from your melancholic feeling... This is good; coffee with a friend is the best soul food. We cherish all the memories of friends that no longer are with us.

Createology said...

Looks like you have a good balance to this busy month. Great photos. Blissful Creating with the yarns, votives, and your rug which looks amazing. Joyful Jingles Dear...
P.S. How is Jingles?

Susy said...

Hey there ~ glad you enjoyed the video. Hopefully it offset the surprise of having to buy a new laptop a little! Loved your "sky watching" photos. Here's to a super week.

Grammy Braxton said...

What a beautiful, awe inspiring video. Thanks so much for posting. I really needed that today and I'm so glad you had it here for me.

Love the glasses and the yarns. Congrats on the laptop.


Serena Lewis said...

What a lovely-looking coffee house! You've certainly been busy. Love the glass decals. Good luck with getting two-thirds of your rug completed. I remember when I used to do cross-stitch, it was fairly slow going. What an awesome moon photo!

That video - AMAZING! So much to be thankful for in each and every day. Thanks for sharing it on, Tammy...I will do likewise.

Have a lovely day! xx

Catherine said...

I love early morning coffee dates with friends! Fun!

I like your kitty and food photos below ~ cute cute!

xo Catherine

Teresa Kasner said...

You are a busy girl.. love the etching, did you use real etching acid? Love the moon shot, is it a new one, or the one you've used before? Now to watch the video.
❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
*M*E*R*R*Y* *C*H*R*I*S*T*M*A*S*!*
❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉ ❉
((hugs)), Teresa :-)

Sarah ~ Magnolias Attic said...

That's a really nice design for your rug -- can't wait so see it finished! Love the little etched glasses!

vintage grey said...

Look at all that pretty yarn!! Such a cute bag! Enjoy your week, Tammy! xo Heather

Pam said...

Love those glasses. Looks like glass etching? How did you do it? Such lovely yarn colors. Anxious to see the finished products. You have been busy.

Have a wonderful week. (Love the sky photos).

Susan said...

Hi Tammy. Congratulations on the new laptop!

Loved the video. It's so right on! It is good to live with immense gratitude for even the little gifts of life. And it is good to try to be blessings in the lives of others.

Great job on the glasses, too. You are so creative. Susan

Kit said...

Busy, busy girl. :) pretty rug pattern. Kit

Wanda said...

Busy month...but you've got a great start!

Love your crafts. The glasses are beautiful, and the colors of yard so cheery.

Tomorrow I will visit my friend Elizabeth who will celebrate her 96th Birthday tomorrow. Taking her a couple of pretty blouses for Christmas and some goodies.
Then I'll pick up two of my grandsons from school and visit a while with my daughter when I drop them off. Will cook my last pumpkin tomorrow for more pumpkin bread.
Love this time of year.

val said...

tis time of year is soooo busy, I hope your little stop in Starbucks was relaxing!

Diane said...

Thank you for sharing this wonderful video, Tammy. Spend this day very well. I love that. Diane

Hindustanka said...

I am glad you found time to ease your mind a little. The sky is oh so beautiful! I also do enjoy watching's always different.
Like that decor on the glasses you made! is it some special sticky paper? i'd love to try!
have a nice day ahead, all the best with your rug :)it will look pretty when finished, i am sure! Anya

Becca said...

Hi Tammy! That's a cool looking Starbucks...wish I could have joined you for a cup of jo!

Mistea said...

Nice hooky projects - who wouldn't be inspired by those pretty yarns.

Nice glasses you have created.

Anonymous said...

I am always amazed at everything you do, simply beautiful

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,

First of all - what an AWESOME closeup of the Moon!!!! Nice job!! It made me pause and wonder about life.

I love all of the things you're creating as always - what a neat idea for making plain glasses new! :)

I was wondering with all of your crafting - are these Christmas gifts for your family and friends? I just wonder what you do with all of the things you make.

You're the craftiest person I know.

There's none of that really at our house - seems like my hours are just filled with other things. Right now, everything I'm doing is preparing for Sarah's 17th Birthday on December 10th -which of course, will involve at least 2 days of celebrations. I like to make everything really special. Then it will be Jim's birthday on the 24th and finally Christmas. In between we have all sorts of family gatherings. December is a very full month.

Kind regards,
Linda :)

Elna said...

Beautiful pictures and so many things you have to do. Take it easy.


Mereknits said...

Tammy, I understand your Melancholy, I have lost two friends in two months, so sad, cancer is a horrible disease. I really enjoyed your beautiful video, thanks for sharing it and helping us appreciate each beautiful moment of the day.
Hugs to you,

Mrs. Micawber said...

You get the best moon photos!

Your rug is going to be very lovely indeed, and your yarn has some wonderful names. :)

Keep watching the sky - it's a great comfort I find.

Leah said...

What a beautiful post - such great photos!! I love all your crafty projects - they are fabulous!

Your moon pic is amazing.

Have a fab week hon.

Cat said...

It sounds like a busy start to December for you but good one:) I love to do sky watching too, it always makes me smile when nature puts on a beautiful show for us, stunning moon photo too. Enjoy your week and your crafting. xx

Unknown said...

Congrats on the laptop, I guess. I don't know if I would ever choose one. Us oldies find it hard to learn new things. But then again I can learn what I want. LOL Blessings and Merry Christmas to you and yours.

Helen Philipps said...

Loved seeing your new crafty projects, and those beautiful skies. Wishing you a Happy December, and lots of luck getting used to your new lap top...I'm sure you'll soon be familiar with it :)
Helen x

Anonymous said...

I see a lot of cozy comfort food in your posts. Sorry to read of your losses....thinking of you.


Rostrose said...

Hi dearest Tammy, oh wow, it really sounds like A LOT TO DO... So I just send a SHORT comment and lots of sweet hugs! Have a happy Advent-time!
xox Traude

Anonymous said...

The photo of the moon is wonderful!!!

Sure wish I could be with you at Starbucks....I can smell it now!

Busy month for everyone, especially you. Know I'm thinking of you and send my love.


Kathleen said...

Hi Tammy, I seem to have been away from the computer a lot lately so haven't been doing much blog visiting :-( Instead I've been busy with crochet, knitting and reading. I'm crocheting a granny square rug and I notice that you have some of the same wool I do. The multicoloured Wicked in your photo is one of four colours in my blanket. I've been knitting hats and scarves too. Anyway, its been good catching up with your blog and I love your new layout and bigger photos. Also a belated Happy 16th Wedding Anniversary to you!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

I love the photos of the sky. I'd take time to watch it, too! And I also love Starbucks :)

PS - Thanks so much for the sweet comment about Buttercup. I really appreciate it.

fashion-meets-art said...

wonderful pictures. and a great blog too. lovely greets and a nice evening.
maren anita


Melissa said...

Coffee, food and friendship is always a great way to start your day. Which reminds me, we need to do the same. I see your getting into the Christmas swing of things. Love your decorative glasses. Can I buy them off you for party favors for my cookie festival??? REALLY! Its exactly similiar to what I had in mind doing (maybe not design wise) but something small with Xmas prints or lid decoration. I have to know where you got those decals so I can make my own!! Do tell woman.

~*~Patty S said...

Your Starbuck's certainly is stylish and beautiful!
So much to catch up on and enjoy here always Tammy!
That photo of the moon is amazing too!
AND you get to creating such a variety of wonderful things (in the kitchen too!)
off to watch the video tfs

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