Sunday, January 9, 2011

A Giveaway! But Hurry!

Would you just look at all of this wonderful stuff!?
Riki Jewelry is having a give-away! As usual I'm Johnny-come-lately . . . it's over tomorrow!
{January 10th}
I can't imagine how I missed it earlier! I follow Riki's blog, shop in her Etsy shop, and pine for her classes . . . sigh . . .
Don't let the late date stop you! Hurry, now! Rush over to her blog to throw your hat in the ring!
P.S. See that gorgeous box? I bought a few from her for Christmas gifts . . . I wonder how I managed to miss one?
~ Much Love! ~

After years of wanting to . . .

. . . I have actually, really, truly begun!
Not that it matters to the world one little whit, but to me . . . I've been planning for tea parties since the day that it occurred to me that my children might someday give me grandchildren! A special tea party tablecloth is especially called for . . . don't you think!?

The photo is from the {now missing} pattern book . . . Ultimately, mine should look something like it . . . I think I've altered the color scheme considerably . . . a lot of the recommended threads are not to be found. But still!
You know where you will find me these cold, dark Winter days! Curled up beside the fire with a cup of tea beside me . . .
It feels so good to have finally begun . . .

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Good Books

Good books, like good friends, are few and chosen; the more select, the more enjoyable.

~Louisa May Alcott
{My Louisa May Alcott Bookshelf, and beautiful bird painting by my talented daughter.} :)