Monday, September 12, 2011

Tea, Knitting, Outside and Bookmarks!

Sunday morning I woke up around 8:00 and John was still sleeping. I let Teddy out and felt the chilled air. I decided to brew myself a cup of tea and sit out on the patio. I brought my knitting outside too. The light coming through the trees and the palm tree I have next to the patio was just beautiful! I set outside for quite a few hours just taking in nature, the wonderful aroma and taste of my vanilla tea and the solitude. Here are some pictures of my day:

The sunlight on the fence in our backyard was just gorgeous!

This is the gazebo birdfeeder my Dad made. It was a very busy place with all the birds flying in for breakfast!

I love the way the sun shines through my palm tree-very ethereal!

I love drinking tea in this mug that I had bought in Sea Grove, NC. This mug was bought many years ago at Dirt Works studio.

Here is a closeup of the little rabbit pottery tea bag holder I bought many years ago in a little shop in Newton, NJ called Abigails. I love this little holder!!

Here is the black shimmer shawl that I am working on for Megan. It is turning out really pretty if I may say so myself!

This little bird candle holder is on my picnic table. It is one of my favorite little picnic table items.

Teddy decided to keep me company on the patio. Isn't he cute!!

After I chilled out on the patio for a while I started to feel some creative vibes. I moved inside into my craft room and created these lovely items. I have just added them to my etsy site if you are interested in buying some:

Blue Bird of Happiness Ribbon Bookmark

Cafe au Lait Ribbon Bookmark

Ruffle Ribbon Bookmark

Vintage Monogram Magnet

That's about it for today!

9 comments:

mysteryhistorymom said...

I love all your new creations, Sherri! Gorgeous! What a lovely start to your day in your garden. Dreamy! Lori

GardenofDaisies said...

Yes, Teddy sure is cute! Everything is still so lush and green there. Such a beautiful place to sit outside and enjoy nature! Your ribbon bookmarks are so pretty! And I really love the little rabbit teabag plate!

Donnie said...

I think a lovely morning like that is so necessary for the soul. Have a great week Sherri.

Joyce's Journey said...

I would've enjoyed sitting on your patio like that also. What a great way to start the day! I love your bookmarks Sherri! So very pretty!!!

Mary said...

Your back yard looks so peaceful - perfect for relaxing with a cup of tea.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a beautiful place to have tea and knit. Love your bookmarks!

Donna said...

Sounds like a perfect morning, and so beautiful. Love the new bookmarks.

Your mug is really pretty. I like visiting Seagrove and all the potteries, one of my favorite places, especially in the fall!

Hugs,
Donna

Vickie said...

Such lovely lovely creations!! Off to etsy!!

The Summer Kitchen Girls said...

oh...Teddy is adorable....he looks just like Karla's Calamity :) What a lovely morning - looks like a peaceful start to a day - hope you are still enjoying your laid-back weekend :)


Ring of Kerry, Ireland
My husband, John and I went to Ireland for our 25th Wedding Anniversary in 2004. We had an awesome trip and we will never forget it. We actually got to visit our friends who live in Northern Ireland. We spent 3 wonderful days with them! The picture above was taken when we visited The Ring of Kerry. The beauty of Ireland is just spectacular! If you ever get a chance visit there.
Megan is my oldest daughter. She and Ken were married on April 12, 2008. It was a wonderful ceremony and reception!
Jenny and Kevin at their wedding 8/30/08. The wedding was at our home and turned out wonderful! Everyone had such a good time!