Saturday, February 23, 2013

Simple Treasures on Saturday

They say tea is a great antioxident, and I can certainly say that the medicinal effects run way deeper than physical. Today, I made me a cup of tea in my china instead of everyday pottery because I had a little celebration of 3 months of marriage to Mr. Darcy!  Of course he is a very special man that has made me feel real love that I had always wanted my whole life. In fact, he is the real thing and I am so blessed to have met him and become his wife.
I think true love is an antioxident too. It changes how we sleep, eat, love, and tons of other things in our lives. 
 My favorite tea is Earl Grey Twinings. Always has and always will.
It's a very light tea but the flavor is awesome.  It helps my aching joints along with Bayer aspirin and lots of love in our home.
They say many analogies with a cup of tea. I've read that you truly don't know a woman's strength until she is put in hot water!
I see it as we are the tea bag, and when hot water or times come to us, God infuses prescious water with our talents, our strength, our love, our special, unique qualities that enhance our life. We may not see it now but in the big picture, it's a chock full of beautiful.
I've learned to surround my warm tea with the best I can, in an environment conducive to calm.
Of course, tea is not my only way to cope with anxiety and unsettling times but also learning new things. I'm such a beginner novice at knitting, but this has been a goal to learn for years and years.
There's much to be said for color therapy, fabrics, textures~ touch. Knitting itself has medical benefits and also is a great addition to my coping strategies for stress. I also enjoy making new things for gifties.
I have completed several projects and after finishing one dishcloth, I decided to make a go at a larger one for a drying cloth. This is from a yarn shop and is a mottled blue color which will enhance my everyday pottery in the kitchen. This is not 100% cotton but majority is. It's an Italian cotton and my progress is here.
It's knitted with a size 7 Bates needle and the material has a little stretch in it which makes it easier to knit.
I'm almost done with it.

 My speed is slower with my right hand injury but the specialist I saw on Thursday said I could use it but if it hurts, stop and ice it. The partial tender rupture is healing well as they did another image while there.The risk for total rupture is within the first 2 weeks and I am past that.  The doctor is very nice and he knows his hand specialty which is good. I wrap my hands while working and doing any needle work and taking antiinflammatory meds. I still don't have all of my grip strength without pain though. Not complaining. I've had worse happen to me in my life and I will get through it. Hopefully when I go back in 6 weeks, he will not have to inject it.

After my visit, I went to Hobby Lobby which is a candy store I seldom go to and got these inexpensive pick-me-up Spring thingies, a needlebox and pretty lime scissors.
I'm SO ready for Springtime here in the mountains!
Abbie says she is too as she cuddles in my chair, in fact, she will cuddle anywhere near me.
Enjoy this weekend!
Take a few minutes to enjoy some of the things that make your skirt fly up.
 Life is way too short not to.
Remember to thank friends in your life, online or in person, that have been there for you when you needed it.
Take 15 minutes at least each day to read scripture to learn more if you are on track in your life, to sooth your soul.
Find something that makes your heart skip, and learn it with a passion.
Tell your special someone how special they are to you.
Ignore the folks that talk about you in a negative way, totally ignore your offer for friendship or completely don't understand because they really don't. If thy did, they wouldn't be acting so rudely. I honestly believe that.
Surround yourself with beautiful, caring people. It's not the number, it's the integrity of the ones you have in your life.
Stitch more, with yarn or floss or whatever the medium. You can make mistakes, correct them, learn from them, and re-create a better ending if need be. Life is like this but  bit harder.
Love you all,


  1. Inspiring!

    It's strange, but I always find something that I need whenever I read one of your posts.

    Thank you

  2. I love your quotes of things to do! A couple of them really made me stop and think about myself!!!! I am glad you are so happy. That, alone, is a blessing from God.


  3. I am so glad to hear your hand is healing well. You sound so content, and my prayers for you seem to be being answered. Blessings on you both and love to Abbie. Crazy Purple Mom

  4. What beautiful teacup!
    Nice progress on your drying cloth.
    I hope your hand heals quickly.
    Oh, little Abbie looks soooooooo cute sleeping on the pillow.
    Pat-pat. :)


Comments are welcome at the homestead at any time! I appreciate your time out of your day to stop and say hello!!
We love to hear from you and yours any time and cherish the time you take to be with us here. I hope you have a GREAT week!