"Just living is not enough," said the butterfly. "One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower."

-Hans Christian Andersen

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Tea and Stitching

It's "that" time of year again...I'm pulling out past projects that need finishing, stacking up new projects with hopes of finishing, and completely emersing myself in holiday creativity mode.  You see, I always start my holiday projects in July--Christmas in July. My blog posting has slowed a bit because of this but that only means that I will soon have many new things to share.  But for now, I will sit here with my cup of tea and stitch the morning away while all is calm and all is bright (I couldn't resist that).

The Irish Crochet Pincushion is one of the new projects.  Thankfully it's small and didn't take a lot of time to complete.  I love the natural linen and ecru lace, goes nicely with the simple white ironstone teacup and saucer.

We've been experiencing a bit of a heatwave here so I enjoy my tea and stitching in this room where the crisp linens and the natural colours give a sense of coolness...

But here is something that does enjoy a little bit of heat and humidity...

My African Violet.  I'm so pleased with it.  It has bloomed three times in as many months, it's happy :-)

Stay cool my friends, enjoy your summer, and thanks for taking a moment to have tea with me.

I'm sharing with:

Teapot and Tea Things Tuesday
White Wednesday
Home Sweet Home Friday


Christine said...

I've always wanted to make that particular pincushion! Oh Vee, I love your blog and the glimpse into your life that you share with us!

Passionate for White said...

Your blog is heavenly and I just had to PIN that first picture... oh so very pretty!

Wanda Lee said...

Oh my! ~ What a vision of white, tea time loveliness; that pin cushion is so exquisite as well!

Thanks for joining us once again for TTTT, as well as for my, 'Tuesday Tea For Two". We always love having you join us!

Blessings and hugs from Wanda Lee

Shirley said...

Hi Vee, I like really like your pin cushion. I have been working on wedding presents. I have one more then I will get to change the scenery. I am taking some "me" time tonight and reading blogs. I don't like the heat we are having right at the moment. Where is our 72 degree weatger, Take care and stay cool. Your Missouri Friend.

Shirley said...

Your blog is so pretty and I'm so happy to follow you. The pincushion is so soft and sweet..I would be wary of poking a pin hole into it..LOL! Lovely...

Marydon said...

Vee, are you ok? Just checking on you.

Would you be so kind to (& tell your friends) comment on my BLOG ONLY (emails don't count), for the Miracle Makeover fund drive. Charlie, 8 yr. old, & his story are fabulous. Every comment brings us a $1 for the next person that will be sponsored.

Have a beautiful weekend.

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