Friday, January 16, 2015

Why I am enjoying January.

Weather is cold and it is dark but I do not have the blues.  I am keeping myself busy.
I put all the Christmas stuff away and now I need to do a good cleaning (that won't happen till March).

Tea helps in my Royal Albert tea cup.

The reason I have been happy I have been stitching (so relaxing for me).

When you go to thrift shops and you see a stitching item, save it.

I have been reading also, current book which is great "The story of Charlotte's Web" by Michael Sims.  I enjoyed the book because it told you how the author decided to write it (never realizing the impact it would have in society) and his bio.

Next book is "As Chimney Sweepers Come to Dust" by Alan Bradley.

Exercising helps during the winter months, I go swimming and the pool is so so warm.

So pick yourself up and make January a good month for you.  I have been to "care centers" lately visiting a dear friend and it makes you happy being healthy.  My surgery I had in September is finally healed and I am getting back to normal.

Good day!

Tuesday, January 6, 2015

Tea Cup and Coffee cups.

I use to do Tea Parties and collected tea cups for the occasion.  It was lots of fun looking for them in charity shops and then I had no storage room so I either gave them away or kept them.  I do use my cups after a dinner party (that is getting less and less). 

Blue is my favorite color.
The green cup is a German coffee cup.
My favorite Christmas mugs.
I love my red coffee cup.

I love the flowers in this design.
I know mugs are very popular now.

Keep warm and have a cup of tea or coffee.

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

No Resolutions This Year!

That is right no resolutions, I will forget them when March comes around.  I did my bucket list already in November of 2014 and I forgot that also. 

I just want everyone I know to be healthy and live simply.

Saturday, December 20, 2014

Still decorating - Vignettes

 I wanted a simple Christmas decoration because I hate putting things back in the boxes.
 Everyday I know I have Christmas stuff in a box so I need to put things up.   My village is the first thing I put up and the last item I pack away.

 You can't forget the stable.
 I love my cookie jar.
Card basket
A good friend stitched my runner and we are a hockey family.

Vignettes- This is in my kitchen.

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Christmas Tags to say "Thank You"

 I am lucky that I won scrap booking items from French General and I needed a quick gift for 13 people.
 As you know I go to an Assisted Living each month and have women tie our Lutheran World Relief quilts.  The group are just wonderful and they never miss a session.

See the snowman it is from a Christmas card.

You have to love washi tape (sometimes they don't stick, I used Mod Podge over it).
To emblish I also used some of my Christmas cards, always save them.  My  tags for family packages are from my old Christmas cards and grand kids love to make them for me.