Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Tea Time Tuesday # 168...Another Day With Ava

Ava was over today, so I didn't have time for tea. One of my Tasha Tudor friends was asking to see some of our tea cozies. I was working down in my sewing cottage with Ava, so I was looking at some of my ME tea things. I love this book. It's really just so charming. I never tire of it.

A great Jane Austen quote with a wonderful illustration by Mary Engelbriet.

Summer means more time babysitting for Grandma Linda. I had Ava today and Otto tomorrow. I love being a grandmother, but I sure get tired out.

This is my tea cozy that I made years ago. It's my favorite pattern for a homemade tea cozy.
I have made many of these but I have given most away as gifts.

This is my funny tea cozy. She is more like a doll. Her head is painted on a large wooden bead like object. She makes me smile.

When Ava arrived this morning, I decided to make stamp shortbread cookies with her. It fun to watch her in the kitchen. She enjoys it and even knows how to clean up.

Ready for the oven!

They turned out great and they are so good with tea. They are almond flavored.

I also wanted to start teaching Ava to sew on the machine. She has done a bit of handwork. Her other grandma sews, but Ava wasn't to interested to do it with her. I made a big deal about her doing so well and we made a simple pillowcase. It's a beginning. She was really proud of it.

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Tea Time Tuesday #167 Summer Time

It is summer in the Pacific NW for sure...really hot and a bit humid now. My car is in the shop once again, as is my sister's and my daughter's! I wonder if our extreme hot weather has caused problems for the vehicles. It makes you wonder. So, I am still sorting through boxes and we are almost done!

I found three really lovely green teacups today. They just look like summer. All are English bone china cup and saucers.

A nice find! Who knows how long they were packed away. I have so many pink teacups so these are a bit different for me.

Soft colors.....

Interesting pattern....

Pretty design inside the cup...I do love that!

Our daughter got home from Mexico last Saturday and is still sick. She has traveled to 13 countries and to rural Mexico in the past and has never been sick. She is leaving for Bali on Thursday, so I am really hoping she is better. She has been to the doctor and is improving slowly. I have only traveled to Canada and I think that's fine with me.

No hot tea for me today. I have more medical tests scheduled...sigh. I need to get to bed tonight as Otto will be waiting for Grandma Linda bright and early.

Did you see the full moon last night? It is so pretty.

Monday, July 31, 2017

Otto's 4th Birthday....Shark Attack Party!

Yesterday, Papa Jimmy and Grandma Linda went over to Otto's house for his 4th birthday! He was having a SHARK ATTACK party with all the trimmings. Here he is before the party showing us that he is 4! 4 with the thumbs up!

We went over a bit early to to watch him open his presents from us before all his friends and the other adults came over.

His daddy made his cake! It was delicious...coconut. I had to sneak a tiny bite.

Lots of fun decorations and pizza too.

Ava was there to help her little brother open his presents. Isn't she growing up to be a fine young lady? She was so cute helping him open his packages and his cards. It was fun to see her telling him what he needed to do.

She is reading the card to him here.

He is sooo excited with his present from Ava...20 new Hot Wheels!

I loved the great paper shark across the doorway.

It was pool time after the the guests arrived.  There were lots of little boys and Ava got to invite her girlfriend too.

After some playtime in the pool, it was time to sing Happy Birthday and cut the cake!

I love the look on both of their sweet faces here!

Of course, Ava had to help little brother blow out the candle!

I love Ava's arm around Otto!

Daddy was having fun and laughing!

This is the look Otto gives Grandma Linda that ALWAYS melts my heart. Sweet little monkey man.

He's getting into the cake here...note the blue frosting on his face. He loves blue...always has and probably always will!

He's really enjoying his cake.  How about another bite!

And next it was time for more birthday presents. It was so fun to watch all the kids and see all the goodies.

So many cute little boys!

One happy daughter Angie and my grandson Otto...the loves of my life. I am so blessed to have my kids and grandkids. I do thank God for them and keep them in my prayers all the time. 

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Tea Time #166

Happy Tea Time Tuesday...seems like this is almost all the blogging I can manage lately. I have some new health issues and had to visit the doctor last Friday. Looks like I am back in the medical system again and waiting for more test to be scheduled. I am trying to accept it but I really don't like it. I don't do well with the unknown.

I just love this pink teapot. You can never have too much pink! I found this pretty Sadler teapot at an estate sale awhile back. I cannot resist pink roses. It has 1936 written on the bottom in gold ink.

PRETTY IN PINK....right?

This sweet little cream and sugar was also at the sale and I couldn't separate them, could I?

I wanted to use this very pretty rose mug that was gifted to me by my friend Angelia. Isn't it pretty? She knows me quite well.

As I am on a very limited diet along with my boring low sodium, I have to watch what I'm eating. Luckily, summer presents lots of yummy fruit treats for tea time. I do love raspberries!

Hopefully, I will be back before next Tuesday.