"Each friend represents a world in us, a world possibly not born until they arrive and it is only by this meeting that a new world is born." Anais Nin





Monday, October 13, 2014

Happy T Tuesday

Just finishing up a long weekend here for our Canadian Thanksgiving :)  I have lots to be thankful for --- my Family and Friends, my life :) and health.  And.....if I don't eat any more pie till Christmas I may stay ok!

I've been working on knitting some fingerless gloves for my DIL, she picked the yarn and I'm knitting.....with a little help....


I made a pair of white ones last year with finer yarn so had to adjust the needle size this time, for the chunky yarn--seems to be working out just fine.  
The pattern is from 'Inspiring Ideas For Everyday Living' February 2013.


This rainy day, it's green tea for me :)



Thanks for stopping by and be sure to follow the T Tuesday group starting here at Elizabeth's blog.

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Coffee Tuesday

Good morning to the travelling cups group or Tea Tuesday group :)


Up early this morning having coffee and watching the news.  I don't watch tv during the day but I do like to start out with a bit of news and this is usually the time for coffee :)

I've been busy getting some Christmas cards done and here is one I tried with the faux bleach technique.  I did try a few images but the flourish type worked best for me.  You stamp with versa mark on glossy paper, cover with embossing powder and heat.  Cover the whole piece with alcohol inks--I used three, then put a piece of regular white card stock over this and iron it. This transfers/removes the embossing powder and gives you the mirror image on the plain card stock--it looks a bit like a water colour image.




Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll join us by starting here, at Elizabeth's blog
  
http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.ca/2014/10/t-stands-for-safe-communities-event.html
    

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Lemon T Day

Good Tuesday Morning Everyone :) I would like to Thank You all for coming to comment at by blog! I don't always get a chance to reply :)

Today I'm having hot Lemon water.  A refreshing thing to have and apparently healthy too, according to a nice lady on the Marilyn Denis show  :)  I've been watching a few of her shows and quite like them.   I use real lemons as often as I can, using my trusty lemon/lime squeezer.  I try to divide the lemon into about four sections--not because I'm thrifty, but because I don't like it too tart :)

My lemon squeezer was part of a Christmas gift last year and it makes squeezing so easy and you get the most out of your lemon or lime.


This is what I've worked on the past couple of weeks :) among other things too, of course. 
I'm a huge Diana Gabaldon's Outlander fan! I've read the first book, my personal favourite, eight times! And I'm loving the show on TV.


There's a link to my Paper Crafting facebook page if you'd like to check out what I play around at :)


If you would like to join us for T Tuesday, check out our hostess' site here to see who is doing what today :)  Elizabeth and Bleubeard at:  
http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.ca/2014/09/t-stands-for-day-30-of-30-paintings-in.html



      

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Fall is Such a Pretty Time


Happy Fall  :)  my favourite season, and it's still warm enough to have tea outside. And if you look really close...you'll see my purple thermos cup on the picnic table :)  My Brother was up hunting and we decided to pay him a visit to his camping site.


We drove for a couple of hours over an old road......

 
.....that I haven't traveled in over thirty years and it's just as beautiful as ever....



...to beautiful Stony Lake, B.C. 



 On the way home we stopped for a burger at the little cafe at Cinema--20 miles north of Quesnel.  Wonderful people and the best food ever!  I'll get a photo next time I'm there!  
We bought a huge homemade pie to have dessert at home  :) 

Have a great week and thanks for stopping by :)

Joining the tea travelers over at Elizabeths blog.
 http://alteredbooklover.blogspot.ca/






Saturday, September 13, 2014

Off again, On again

I've been unable to post to my blog and all of a sudden ...... I got back into it! Colour me happy :)

Just thought I'd share my soup with you :) 

Curry, coconut, chicken soup topped with ricotta cheese (out of sour cream) and a chunk of rustic Italian baguette on the side.  I saute the chicken, add two cups of broth, a can of coconut milk (light), chives, cilantro, some grated lime, a good sprinkling of curry and a little salt and pepper.   A warm and spicy supper for a cool Autumn day.


Thanks for stopping by,  have a great weekend.

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

T Stands for Tuesday

I've missed a few tea postings, but I'm here today and hopefully will catch up on all the news :)

The Summer is slipping away....there was a most gorgeous moon last weekend!  We've had some beautiful warm, sunny days but also a lot of fires here in beautiful B.C.  The sun was red many days and the smoke was heavy, luckily we had a couple of days of rain about two weeks ago to help out! 

My Daughter gave me a couple of lovely glass vases and I decided they would make nice little, indoor, fairy homes.


 This second one has little bubbles in the glass that is quite pretty.
 
 
The little air plants in both vases are good so far--I mist them about once a week. I bought the rocks and we gathered some moss, my Grandson did most of the arranging  :)

 
 
My tea this week is Moroccan-style mint for the Kuerig.  I've taken a liking to this fresh minty tea :)
 
 
 
I hope you'll come join us at Elizabeth's blog.....bring your cup with you :)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Tea on Tuesdsay, Canada Day

Late for tea!  I've just got back from visiting a friend.  Really nice out today--25 degrees :) lots of people out at the park for the Canada Day celebrations!  I don't do sun very well, so staying home where the breeze is cool.

Even in the heat, I'm making a hot, mint tea (in the Keurig), and taking it out to sip in the shade, by my flower garden.
 


 
Said the spider to the....bee?  Darn, I was too late to save him! Never seen this before!  

 
Then we had 17 ducks land on the road in the trailer park--silly things :)  I don't live too far from a lake and a pond--they fly back and forth. 

 
My herb pot growing quite nicely--I cant wait for the tomatoes.

 
And another pot for table on the bottom deck.   

 
Some wild flowers, we call them Indian Moccasin.  We have a shorter version called Lady Slippers that are a pretty purple colour.   

 
That's it for me today, join us for a beverage :) we start at Elizabeth's:
 
 
 
 

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Tea on Tuesday and Chainsaw Carvings 2014, Chetwynd B.C.

Relaxing with tea, Double Cream Earl Grey and lunch, Shepard's pie :)

 
I was away for another trip and finally getting around to posting the photos for you to see--had to catch up on lots of yard and house chores :)   
We were one of the vendors at the annual Chainsaw Carving in Chetwynd, B.C.  My Daughter-in-Law is starting a new venture and for this event we set up a tent but in the near future she will have a mobile 'barn'.  She makes things and she takes other hand made items on consignment---currently from people in Quesnel and Chetwynd.

Delena and My Kinda Country---my ladder with goodies is in the back, there's horseshoe 'tulips' in the barrel in front.
    
 
 
Delena's gorgeous hobby horses, below. 


Furniture made by a lady in Chetwynd. Wine racks made by Delena and another lady from Chetwynd.  Mushrooms and bowls from a man in Quesnel.  Some of my things on the coffee table. 

 
One of my blankets in front and more on the rocking chair in back, handmade soaps, salves, lotions, and bug spray, picture frames, wooden bowls and that's a wee bit of me that you see :)     

 
And while we sat at our tent.....there were chainsaw carvings going on.
 











 
Hope you enjoyed your visit  :)  be sure to visit Elizabeth and the tea group here:  
   

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Tea Tuesday

Didn't really get any paper projects done this past week, but I did get my picture frame glued and ready for some photos :) or at least I think I going to add photos, I kind of like the look as is.

I used a piece of 12" x 12" cardstock, SU Sage Shadow, for the backing and swiped it with some Distress paint, Picket Fence as well as the SU Cool Caribbean ink pad.  
 

 
and another blanket done :)
 
 
Sitting here resting after yard work and sipping a lovely cup of double bergamot, earl grey, black tea--lovely aroma.  I'm going to slice up that orange in a minute and enjoy that too :)
 
 
Also picked a couple of flowers for the table outside.  Not much blooming, I love the darker lilac (lost the name), it has a very pleasant scent, not like the regular lilacs.  I filled the jar half full of rocks so it doesn't blow over :)
 
 
That's it for me on this lovely Tuesday :)
Join the others for tea, etc. you'll find the list over at Elizabeth's blog:
 
Have a great day and thanks for popping by :)